**POST# 373** for new build
NEW THREAD::::: Lemons12- 370 S484 E85 Build thread
Not good at "build threads" but I'll see what I can do.
Car has been down for almost 2 years due to a spun bearing.. Will have the motor out this weekend. Old 346 setup ran 7.3s@95 1.50-1.52 short times.. 2000+DA and 3500# race weight. I lost interest for the longest for multiple reasons... Got back into it for a month or two then had to put everything on hold for personal reasons. I am 100% dedicated to get it running and it is my main focus at this time.
Thompson Motorsports (http://thompsonmotorsports.net/
) out of Texas, a sponsor of tech, is who I went with for the short block, very happy with them so far. Kyle has been excellent to deal with and made me a KILLER deal on the short block... I got it and a lot of nice additions (studs/0 decking/timing chain/oil pump/gaskets/shipping) for the same price other sponsors wanted before shipping for the same short block with no extras.
Setup will look something like:
Forged 370.. We built it with a 300 hit in mind but it won't be seeing that for a while... Stock rear and built 4l60e. I don't mind killing the rear I would like the trans to live until I am ready to upgrade to what I want. Block is being 0 decked and has +12 pistons.. Compression will be 11.5-1 with stock L92/Ls3 heads.
L92/Ls3 top end (still to buy)
TSP 1 7/8 (still to buy)
TSP 231/236 Ls3 cam
For now I'm going to see how my old converter works, should hit hard on motor will have to see on the bottle.. PTC 4000
Brand X nitrous kit.. mini progressive.. Still need to complete the kit but that will come once the car is running.. I'm sure there will be many things added and changed.. I have the heart of the kit... Few accessories and a plate is what I'm needing
Race stars with 28" 325s
Of course ton of other odds and ends but that is the majority and what is needed to get it running
I'm shooting for driving it down to FL early/mid September.. Pinching pennies to get everything where it should be.
Goal on motor once I get the bugs worked out is 6.6-6.7s with everything working the way it should. I don't really have a goal on nitrous... I guess if it goes faster than it does on motor and the car doesn't explode I will be happy. LOL
I will update as much as I remember to when I purchase parts/work on car.
Few older pics/vids if anyone is interested...
346 setup... 226/228 cam 317s kooks 13/4 ls6 intake etc... Click to watch vid
Invoice for 370 and some of the extras..
*Major updates page 8/post 211