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Introducing FIC01 - Turbo C5 Corvette Build

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Old 10-07-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Preface
As some of you may have known, I had a 2002 C5 Corvette since the time I was working at H***** Turbo Systems. Until this point, it was a stock bottom end car with truck heads running the H****** Turbo fender mounted turbo kit with twin PTE turbochargers.

This year the car finally was ready to rock and roll, and I took it out to byron a couple of weeks ago to get my first 1/4 mile passes in. I had just put in a Synergy 2 step and installed my newly acquired CCW drag pack wheels. Prior to this point, i had been running the car off the waste gate springs at about 7.5 psi which was making ~620 to the rear tire. Fine for a stock bottom end, especially with the conservative tune I had in it. I knew I wanted to go with a bigger setup/engine and I figured i'd go all in. I slapped on a MBC and cranked up the boost (i had the fuel system to back up whatever was to come). I did a shakedown pass at byron, first run ever, slowly leaving the light, and not hitting it until about the 60 foot mark. The car proceeded to pull like a **** and light up the new M/T's on the back. When 3rd gear came.. KABOOM.

Based on my datalogs and calculations from inj duty cycle/a/f ratio, I was putting down about 760 rwhp. (this was with a untouched bottom end, stock rod bolts even). No detonation, and until the point of failure the a/f was still 11.4:1, rock solid. Just a horsepower failure. Every rod left the crankshaft and made nice windows all over my 20,000 mile stock shortblock.

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The chassis is now at Profile Racecraft in Bangor, MI. (http://www.profileracecraft.com)

A fabrication shop run by Ralph Morkvenas, owner of the NMRA Super Street Outlaw Mustang, driven by JR Granatelli.

The H****** Turbo Kit (fender mounted) came off and a completely fresh, one off single turbo kit is currently being fabricated, with a XXXmm Precision Turbo & Engine large frame turbo mounted in the front fascia. Pics to come. Also being done is a full cage and custom fuel cell. We have also fitted a TH400 with a transbrake in the location of the factory transmission. The car is remaining with IRS.

Back in Chicagoland, AES is assembling the motor for this ~2000hp project.

What we have thus far:

(427 CI)

GM Bowtie LSX Block
Factory Forged LS7 Crankshaft (4.00" Stroke)
LS7 Factory Dry Sump Oiling System
6.100 " GRP Billet Aluminum Rods
Completely custom Wiseco Forged Pistons, 4.125" Bore
ETP 6 bolt LS7 cylinder heads
Wilson Billet Bank LS7 Intake Manifold
Solid Roller Setup, custom ground cam

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A special thanks to Fraser @ Speed Inc, he actually hand delivered my crank to my engine shop, 2 days earlier than I expected to go to speed Inc and pick it up. Thats what I call GOOD customer service.

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By the way, this is going to remain a street car as well.. I still plan on driving it downtown/etc.
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