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This is a discussion on My Build Thread! within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Going from basically stock (SLP lid, MSD wires, Flowmaster cat back, o2 simulators) to completely rebuilding (Ported 243 heads (300cfm ...

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    My Build Thread!

    Going from basically stock (SLP lid, MSD wires, Flowmaster cat back, o2 simulators) to completely rebuilding (Ported 243 heads (300cfm intake/200cfm exhaust - HELL YES), ported LS6 oil pump, LS6 intake, 231/231 .621/.621 112* cam, ported throttle body (607cfm), stock valves & seals, stock rockers, LS7 lifters, hardened push rods, Comp springs, titanium locks/retainers, adjustable timing set, LS7 clutch & throwout bearing, honing cylinder walls, connecting rod bolts, LS1 piston rings, crank/cam bearings, new freeze plugs and removing EGR & AIR

    I will be updating this as I go with pictures and the fun things I find along the way...

    Here we go!

    Beginning;


    It took six hours to drop the engine & transmission ... most of the time spent trying to remove bolts that were rusty and corroded. Along the way, the EGR & AIR was thrown to the side



    After that, smooth sailing ... until we got to the last bolt on the cradle ... somehow, there was a bright orange balloon wrapped around the bolt, WTF (I didn't take a picture tho)



    As we were lifting the car off the engine and double checking everything was removed before going higher



    All of this will be disassembled tonight and cleaned up


    ... I will add more tonight

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    looks like fun!

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    Last night, I disassembled the engine and found LOTS of interesting things ... such as a ton of sludge, burnt valves and a BLOWN HEADGASKET ... so needless to say, I'm pretty f-ing happy I'm doing this now

    ALSO! I broke that stupid oil PSI sensor like EVERYONE told me not to do because I yanked on the head and it just tore it right off


    the giant mess i made






    tonight, cleaning up the block, ball honing the cylinder walls, polishing the crank and installing new bearings =)
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    Fun time!

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    Looks like your doing a good job tep! Sounds like she will be running good a strong when its done.

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    thank you!

    im really excited and really hoping it will be something i can be 400% proud of =)

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    that cam is huge. you stay with stock cubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    that cam is huge. you stay with stock cubes?
    yessir

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    that cam is huge. you stay with stock cubes?
    We like lope lol
    next friday night I'm dropping a 236/242 .580/.590 112lsa in mine.....stock cubes

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    With the power this should put down I would have went with a different/ better clutch then the LS7.

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    Nice work! I think I mentioned this before -- make damn sure you get all the coolant out of your bolt holes before re-installing the heads. Will the car be going on the dyno when completed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Nice work! I think I mentioned this before -- make damn sure you get all the coolant out of your bolt holes before re-installing the heads. Will the car be going on the dyno when completed?
    oh i'm going to! trust me, i don't want to do this again
    the TA will go on the dyno probably the week of the 14th if i get it done on the 10th so i have the weekend to break her in

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    you know your gunna have to take me for a ride when you get it done!! and then start on mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fieropope View Post
    you know your gunna have to take me for a ride when you get it done!! and then start on mine!
    you know it buddy

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    While you have the engine and trans out, I would seriously think about installing a Tick remote bleeder. It will make Flushing/bleeding a breeze later down the road. We all know that these Fbody hydraulics want/need to be flushed yearly at least.

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    Tonight I tore the engine the rest of the way down and only found one odd thing ... one original spark plug wedged in between my motor mount and the block






    har har


    shit looks like wood grain






    all clean!


    my intake after two coats of white, still taped off and waiting for clear =)

    reassembly starts monday after ball hone,

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    Damn girl, you're making some really good progress.

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    Dam! Nice job!! Reminds of doing my little 305 at school too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Damn girl, you're making some really good progress.
    Thank you I like to work quickly but carefully!
    I'll tell you one thing tho, my hands are ate the fuck up so as gay as it may sound to boys, my TA will be driving me to get a manicure when this is all said and done

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    my cam is just a little big and my car is a little loud

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    Thank you I like to work quickly but carefully!
    I'll tell you one thing tho, my hands are ate the fuck up so as gay as it may sound to boys, my TA will be driving me to get a manicure when this is all said and done
    No thats awesome.

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