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Old 12-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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I picked up a clean *** 1998 SS camaro a few months back. The car was a cammed/bolt on/radial 11 second car. Ended up spinning a rod bearing at 109k miles on the oem bottom. I picked the car up for 3 grand. Sold 3 grand worth of parts off from it and it began ...
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After finally getting the bug to build an fbody. I decided to part out my 9 second civic street car. I daily drove the civic rain and shine. Ill always miss the car but to be competative on the street a fwd car just dosent cut it. The car was a handful but I went through tire after tire, suspension change after suspension change and just could not get the car to hook a reasonable amount of power on the street. The civic made 758whp and trapped 153mph but would do 10's. So the key to a fwd street car was less power to be functional as my 9.7 pass was on only 680/690whp. So I became tired ... onto bigger and better things.
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After I picked up the car I decided to let it sit for some time to fully decide on the route I would take. As I learned with the civic, if you do it right or overbuild it the right way the first time ... you will in fact save money in the end.




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So on the 6th month I decided what to do. So I picked up an old crappy ford 9 inch housing and cleaned it up. Moser axles, spool, and richmond gears.
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Going with a th400. Alto reds with 7 disk upgrade, billet input shaft etc. Should hold up well.







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Billet Specialties fbody specific rear wheels 15x10 and skinnies. I am going to run a radial but I bought them as is for $1,000 and the skinnies were brand new in the box.

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Decided on an l33 5.3 aluminum block. 103 lbs less then a 5.3 iron block side by side. That will be beneficial.




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3.80 bore boost specific pistons along with compstar h beams from btr.




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LJMS stage 2 turbo Cam, btr titanium retainers and dual springs, comp trunions, arps etc.













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75.7mm/100.8mm 11 blade billet compressor
95.5/87.9 turbine wheel.
1.32ar t6 housing.
Supposed to flow over 115lb. We shall see how this works.







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good luck on the build. You should probably post this in the Forced Induction section too.
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Originally Posted by Mekkadon View Post
good luck on the build. You should probably post this in the Forced Induction section too.
Thank you sir! I wasnt sure where or which would be the most appropriate so I assumed since Im going to spend some time at the strip Ill post here.
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Took 8 hours out of last saturday and planned to pull 200lbs out of the car ... Well I took it too far and as I weighed everything up I was at 377! So I took and extra 23.35lbs out to make it an even 400 haha.





















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Awesome build. Can't wait to see how it turns out
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This thing is going to be wild! In for all of the updates
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I like progress.
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This thing is BEAUTIFUL! Might possibly be the nicest thing on my car haha.

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I planned to leave them stock but I have such a hard time leaving stuff alone. Spent about 15-16 hours porting and polishing the 243's. Opened the intake up on the top and walls of the port only a small amount. I opened the exhaust side up quit a bit. A little more then I have in the past but I want to see what kind of differences it will make side by side with a stock casted 243. I have a spare set so I will probably do some comparison tests later on down the road.
Spent a lot of time polishing and meauring to make sure all of the ports were well balanced. Hopfully it helps make more power per psi.




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BMR Chromoly extreme tq arm arrived today. Soon I am going to have to take a couple days and install some of this stuff.

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Edelbrock pro flo xt inblack showed up today. These are so tall haha
This is on a customer engine also. Not mine.




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