Finally starting a build thread. Hopefully it moves quickly.
I bought a bare LM7 block and some Lunati rods and Ross dished pistons and a built 4l80E off a friend.
I'm lucky enough to be good friends with the director of aftermarket operations at Katech. So I had them build the short block for me.
Had the block bored to 3.900 and used a L92 crank they had on the shelf. So it became a 5.7 liter. Motor came out to 9.33:1
Got comp cams to make me a custom 6.20 lift cam. Also grabbed a set of world challenge CnC'd heads. C5R head studs. GM MLS gaskets. Comp dual valve springs. Trend push rods, stock lifters katech oil pump and chain. LS6 intake, katech ported throttle, self ported 5th gen camaro exhaust manifolds. Also got a 5th gen oil pan but I don't think is going to work, its huge.
Katech got me hooked up with LS7 front drive and C6Z alternator and water pump. Katech tensioner, Billet oil cooler and turbo feed and a set of fast fuel rails.
Its pretty awesome to have a friend with a warehouse full of extra parts.
I bought a S480 for it as well.
I was going to use the 4L80 which is built and has zero miles on it but now I'm leaning toward a glide. So the 4L80 is up for grabs if someone is interested.
This set up was going into a 91 Nissan 300zx T top car but I Sold that for this...
I bought the car as a roller, came almost completely set up and all the chrome molly for the cage plus some. Aerospace brakes, q1a's, coil overs, K member, through the floor sub frame connectors. ect.
The rear is boxed, chrome molly arms, welded tubes, gusseted and girdled. 33 spline Moser axles, spool, 5/8s studs, stock springs, welded in sway bar.
Thoughts, input, ideas are welcome