View Full Version : Bob Johnson's V revisited!


EPP
02-20-2009, 06:19 AM
http://www.exoticperformanceplus.com/projectCar.php?car=29

You can check out Bob's V at the above link. Bob

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/EPP_photo/CTS-V1-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/EPP_photo/CTS-V4.jpg



http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff5/ExoticPerformancePlus/Bob809RWHP1.jpg

venom ws7
02-20-2009, 06:38 AM
Very nice I love that V.

are those HRE??

jerrad
02-20-2009, 09:41 AM
Did you do anything about the airbag? A guage coming at your face at 200mph wouldn't be fun.
I'm in love with the car though. Looks great.

EPP
02-20-2009, 09:42 AM
Very nice I love that V.

are those HRE??


Yes, they are HRE's. Brent and Drew just went out and did some filming of the V doing burn-outs. We'll post it up when we get a chance. Bob

deedubb
02-20-2009, 10:45 AM
Seriously guys, quit rubbin this stuff in my face :bang:



Looks like a wet dream on 4 wheels. Great Job!! :D

DoctorNick
02-20-2009, 11:20 AM
Can't wait for the videos.

Whats the deal with the gauges? How do the side curtain airbags work with the gauges overthem?

92nsx
02-20-2009, 11:31 AM
Very nice V, but it would go faster and have more HP if it were blk on blk:D

Still i bet it is one hell of a ride once the tires hook up.

Capown
02-20-2009, 12:16 PM
FUQ man every time I see these bad A$$ V's I can't sell mine. Some day I want mine to be as bad ass as chefs or skydrivers not sure what bob posts as but this one as well. So far I have some of the looks.


Nice job

LT4POWR
02-20-2009, 01:01 PM
I'm not a big centrifugal supercharger fan, but I'm really jealous of the rearend swap, and I like those subframe connectors.

CTSV_510
02-20-2009, 03:26 PM
FUQ man every time I see these bad A$$ V's I can't sell mine. Some day I want mine to be as bad ass as chefs or skydrivers not sure what bob posts as but this one as well. So far I have some of the looks.


Nice job

That is skydiver's car.

NEED MO POWA!
02-20-2009, 04:16 PM
That is an awsome ride! where did u get that gauge pod?

onebadcad
02-20-2009, 05:03 PM
Sweet, 14.4psi is damn nice on Luxury Cadillac Sedan.

raven154
02-21-2009, 01:52 AM
That is an awsome ride! where did u get that gauge pod?

I dont know were or how the obtained theirs but here is a single I've been working on. Originally it was for my car but his one is more than likely sold. I'm going to try and buy a few more pillars to make a twin and triple pod. I personally want a triple as long as I can keep it clean. If not, the single or maybe a twin would be fine with me as well.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/162133-pics-pillar-gauge-pod-progress-not-3.html

EPP
02-21-2009, 06:54 AM
This V made 815 on a different chassis dyno, I think we'd see 900 rwhp if we upped the boost. The F-1A blower on my 408 cid Camaro is making 19 psi, so we have quite a bit of room to grow with this V. We're also using a bone stock LS2 intake manifold on this V, I'll bet that the new FAST 92mm intake manifold would make quite a difference. Bob

EPP
02-21-2009, 07:00 AM
http://www.gmhightechperformance.com/features/0808gmhtp_supercharged_2005_cadillac_ctsv/index.html Bob

raven154
02-22-2009, 12:52 AM
Can't wait for the videos.

Whats the deal with the gauges? How do the side curtain airbags work with the gauges overthem?

The airbag is not in the a pillar. They are behind the headliner just over the door.

EPP
02-23-2009, 06:09 AM
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/efi/images/7139.jpg

Since we're using a bone stock LS2 intake manifold, which has proven to be nothing to write home about, I wonder how much more horsepower we would see with the above intake manifold? Bob

skydiver
02-23-2009, 07:03 AM
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/efi/images/7139.jpg

Since we're using a bone stock LS2 intake manifold, which has proven to be nothing to write home about, I wonder how much more horsepower we would see with the above intake manifold? Bob


Bob, Is there room for that intake ?

Thanks, Bob

raven154
02-23-2009, 09:28 AM
An LS6 intake flows better than the LS2 even though its only 78mm. Since it seems you spared no expense on this vehicle, I would have a sheetmetal intake fabed that still fits under the hood. With as much boost as your running, I dont know I would even go the fast 92 route but it would without a doubt improve your numbers over the LS2. I do believe there are guys with more boost running the fast intakes though.

raven154
02-23-2009, 09:32 AM
One like this

http://image.gmhightechperformance.com/f/10452031/0811gmhtp_03_z+weld_racing_wheels_sheetmetal_intak e_manifolds+sheetmetal_intake_manifold.jpg

Precision MetalCraft's line of sheetmetal intake manifolds can take your LS1, LS2, LS7, or L92 to the next level. A raised 3-inch profile and one-piece tapered runners with integral velocity stacks (for smooth airflow transition) offer significant improvement over the factory piece. Billet mounting flanges have factory-style O-ring grooves for a great seal, and a bottom-mounted fitting plate includes one 1/4-inch NPT and three 1/8-inch NPT female fittings for additional lines. Billet fuel rails are included and tapped to accept -8 fuel lines and either factory or aftermarket injectors. Each intake is available with either a 75mm or 90mm throttle-body opening, and retails for $2,250.

Precision MetalCraft
138 S. Vinewood St
Dept. GMHTP
Escondido, CA 92025
760/741-1539
www.precision-metalcraft.com

raven154
02-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Maybe talk to this guy about one of his

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/generation-iv-external-engine/1036294-fiber-tuned-intake-review-pictures.html

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/Bellos98/Fibertuned%20Intake/IMG_0041.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/Bellos98/Fibertuned%20Intake/IMG_0042.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/860performance/P1010044.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/860performance/P1010046-1.jpg

raven154
02-23-2009, 09:54 AM
or this one

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/9057232/0602phr_13_z+sheet_metal+.jpg

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/9057217/0602phr_11_z+sheet_metal+.jpg

raven154
02-23-2009, 09:58 AM
Or run a single plane and an elbow

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/slobra01/rearstockers027.jpg

raven154
02-23-2009, 10:15 AM
This one is from TPiS

http://www.tpis.com/catalogimages/SMI_001.jpg

tony tone
02-23-2009, 12:04 PM
very nice powerband. although, wheels are too small for my taste, especially spending the bread on HREs, i would've gone 20" staggered as they will make them fit perfectly on our cars.

i just order my 360forged split sevens on friday.

skydiver
02-23-2009, 01:49 PM
very nice powerband. although, wheels are too small for my taste, especially spending the bread on HREs, i would've gone 20" staggered as they will make them fit perfectly on our cars.

i just order my 360forged split sevens on friday.


I once upon a time had some staggered 20" on it.
20" is no way to put power to the ground,
There are no drag radials of any kind I know of in 20" & I have already found
street tires are a waste of time, Would love to find some wrinkle walls in 18" , But they don't make them either. The best I can do is MT/ET drag radials, had some Nitto's drag radials & there not much better than street tire.
So, if you enjoy turning donuts at 120 mph you can use 20" but otherwise your going to have to use a very good drag radial & in 20" there are none.
When your putting down 800 + to the ground, hooking is much more important than looking Cool , Even though I like it to look cool too.

If you know of some 20's that will hook with 800+ please let me know.

tony tone
02-23-2009, 02:14 PM
i am in agreement with you. i do not plan on pushing 800whp, therefore i will look cool.

your avatar is quite contradicting though. :secret2:

skydiver
02-23-2009, 02:22 PM
i am in agreement with you. i do not plan on pushing 800whp, therefore i will look cool.

your avatar is quite contradicting though. :secret2:


My avatar, Oh Yes ! Now that --- is Cool .

But unfortunately in the real world I have to figure how to get this thing to hook & So far with our built for the twisties car that ain't easy

So, I'm gonna hafta leave the lookin Cool to you this time

tony tone
02-23-2009, 02:55 PM
i can't even imagine what 800whp on this car would feel like. it's already torquey and tends to let the tires loose.

not a bad grocery getter.

BOATDOCTOR
02-23-2009, 04:24 PM
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/efi/images/7139.jpg

Since we're using a bone stock LS2 intake manifold, which has proven to be nothing to write home about, I wonder how much more horsepower we would see with the above intake manifold? Bob

I WOULD LOOK INTO A DART MANIFOLD. not 100% sure if they make one specifically for an ls motor. they work amazing with just a match port and are way cheaper than those sheetmetal fabbed ones. iwould love to get a sheetmetal intake but cant afford it!

skydiver
02-23-2009, 05:35 PM
I WOULD LOOK INTO A DART MANIFOLD. not 100% sure if they make one specifically for an ls motor. they work amazing with just a match port and are way cheaper than those sheetmetal fabbed ones. iwould love to get a sheetmetal intake but cant afford it!

Just checking some reviews on this new Edelbrock intake & there comparing performance to the sheetmetal ones costing over $2000 & at a cost of like $440 for the edelbrock.
talking about hp increases of 30 over the Ls6 intake & as much as 50 hp increase when ported. And these were independent reviews, not Edelbrock. And there didn't seem to be any losses in certain rpm ranges, The increases were from 1500 thru 6500 rpm.
Problem is the strut brace will have to be modified & with the cowl hood it might work, we're doing some measuring to make sure it can be done.

jerrad
02-23-2009, 08:46 PM
You could always cut the flange off and shorten the runner up a little. You'll lose a little up top but I doubt it would be noticable.

BOATDOCTOR
02-24-2009, 01:40 AM
i did my hw after i wrote my message. unfortunately it doesnt look like dart makes an intake for it but i will call our wd rep tomorrow. edelbrock makes a very good product though. i would go for it.

EPP
02-24-2009, 05:42 AM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/EPP_photo/Intake1.jpg

I have the Edelbrock intakes on order, hopefully today I find out how soon I'll have them.
We have used $2,500.00 Beck Sheetmetal intakes in the past, such as on this build. We have a Wilson sheetmetal intake getting built right now for our Warhawk engine for our new GTO drag car. This new Edelbrock intake looks extremely promising, as it looks like it will provide added horsepower in the range of the more expensive intakes at a fraction of the cost.
From our measurements it appears that it will fit on Bob's V with Bob's current hood. Bob

http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/efi/images/7139.jpg

PRO-FLO XT MANIFOLDS
FOR LS SERIES CHEVY
Edelbrock Pro-Flo XT is engineering at itís finest with the introduction of a new line of EFI intake manifolds. The Pro-Flo XT intakes utilize a large plenum and long tapered runners to deliver maximum horsepower and broad torque throughout the rpm range (1500-7000 rpm). These universal intakes are designed for use with virtually any fuel injection system. A new front mount 90mm throttle body feeds the intake all the air it needs for maximum performance. These intakes feature machined fuel injector bosses to properly position the fuel injector for optimum performance. Matching fuel rail kits are offered to provide a complete bolt-on EFI intake package. Aesthetics were also a major consideration in the design, offering enthusiasts custom looks and choice of as-cast aluminum or black powder coated finish with contrast machine.


Throttle Body Recommendations: Edelbrock #3869 or #38693. Installation Notes: Recommended gasket: Uses LS1/LS6 style individual port O-ring seals. Manifold Dimensions: A-10.2", B-10", C-20.1"

EPP
02-28-2009, 07:19 AM
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/efi/images/7139.jpg

I hope to have one of these intakes this coming week, to try out on Bob's V. Bob

EPP
03-06-2009, 06:17 AM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/EPP_photo/CTS-Vshocks1.jpg

KW Coil over shocks arrived today for Bob's V!
Bob's QA1's did not allow for the rear ride height to be adjusted, and these KW shocks are coil over at all four corners.

EPP
03-26-2009, 06:27 AM
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/efi/images/7139.jpg

I hope to have one of these intakes this coming week, to try out on Bob's V. Bob

We received our first Edelbrock intake the other day, this thing looks awesome! We'll be getting Bob's V back in to try it out. Bob

SilveradoSS500
03-26-2009, 02:17 PM
Bob, Is there room for that intake ?

Thanks, Bob

So when will you sell it to me? Just buy new V and start over!!!

skydiver
03-26-2009, 08:35 PM
So when will you sell it to me? Just buy new V and start over!!!


Sure ! Sell it at costs

EPP
04-06-2009, 06:30 AM
Bob, if you have time to drop by, let's get that intake on your car this week. Thanks. Bob

CORNER CARVER
04-06-2009, 08:29 AM
Can't wait for the videos.

Whats the deal with the gauges? How do the side curtain airbags work with the gauges overthem?


You better hope they are either disconnected, or you dont toss the car into anything or get side swiped.

EPP
04-07-2009, 05:47 AM
The airbag is not in the a pillar. They are behind the headliner just over the door.

Yes indeed, thanks for posting where the bags are. Bob

EPP
04-08-2009, 06:03 AM
Bob, I have one of Aeromotive's new controllers that replaces their old fuel controller arriving tomorrow for your V. Bob

skydiver
04-08-2009, 08:00 AM
Bob, I have one of Aeromotive's new controllers that replaces their old fuel controller arriving tomorrow for your V. Bob


Thanks Bob, Appreciate you getting that for me, Bob

CTS-Vette Eater
04-08-2009, 10:27 AM
Bob, I have one of Aeromotive's new controllers that replaces their old fuel controller arriving tomorrow for your V. Bob

What is wrong with their old controller? The reason I ask is because I have one.