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Old 08-22-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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Arrow SN95 370/S480/CSU Blow Through/ 9.90s off the trailer! UPDATED

Hey guys im finally almost done with my new build so I figured I would start a new thread. This car previously had a SBE 5.3 225k LKQ motor that i did a VERY basic cam only/nitrous setup on which worked very well. After getting bored with the nitrous setup I took the plunge to go Forged Iron Block 370/6.0 with my own built S480 turbo setup.... Heres a run down of the simple 5.3 setup that netted me a 11.80s on motor and low 10s on nitrous.


OLD SETUP


03 5.3 225k mileage (don't care lol paid 500.00)
melling hv pump
ls2 timing set
GMPP ASA cam 226/236 .525/.525 110
Mls gaskets
comp 7.4 pushrods
Chinese head studs
862 heads milled .030
Comp 26-915 beehive springs
NGK Br7EF plugs
edelbrock vic jr intake
msd 6010
Barry Grant Mighty Demon 750 annular carb
Dynatech 1 7/8 longtubes, x pipe, ultra flo mufflers
Jw Th400 Reverse manual transbrake trans
Revmax Billet 3600 nitrous convertor

3100lb SN95 mustang
Full Upr chromoly tubular front everything
strange 10 way front/rear
Full Team Z rear suspension
1000hp 8.8 rear (spool,4.10,33spl mosers)
275/60/15 rear

The car was tuned on 93 pump gas for the motor and has a front cell for nitrous that runs 118 Outlaw N20 fuel.

In 97 degree heat the car made 308 WHP on motor through the TH400. The car made 475 wheel on a 15 year old nitrous works single plate on a 175. We did jet the car to 225 but, with the ASA cam being a 110 lob sep It didn't pick up enough hp to justify spraying it with that so I backed it down to the 175.


NEW SETUP


The camshaft is a Custom hydraulic roller from John Bewley @ Liljohnsmotorsports (similar stage 3'ish). The cam has a good amount of overlap in it due to this setup being a Blow Through style setup.. Very excited to hear the lope its going to have! The head gaskets are GMPP Ls9's installed dry with Alpermotorsports head studs. Stock rockers with Comp trunions installed. Topping the engine off is a edelbrock Super Victor manifold and Carb Shop Blow Through Holley 750 E85 billet annular booster carb. Pretty simple setup!

Heres some pics of the engine build from the beginning of diassembly to completion. I learned so much doing all myself! I used one of the LS assembly books that helped me greatly. Degree'ing the camshaft was a bitch in the beginning but i stuck with it and got it all figured out. CANT WAIT TO FIRE IT!!!!

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Video of 5.3

370 Build

2005 block
bored .035, torque plate honed, decked and squared
Clevite main/rods bearings to clearence
arp main studs
stock polished crankshaft
Scat H beam rods
Wiseco K398x 2618 forged pistons with skirt coating
Wiseco Gfx rings gapped at .28
Ported LS6 oil pump
GMPP Muscle car pan
ATI Dampner
LilJons Custom Hydraulic Roller
GMPP LS9 gaskets installed dry
Alpermotorsports Head studs 85ftlbs
317 heads cleaned blasted, decked
PRC .650 springs, TI retainers, stock valves
Comp .80 wall one peice pushrods
Comp Trunion Upgrade
Fel Pro gaskets throughout
Edelbrock Super Victor Intake manifold
Carb Shop E85 Blow Through Billet Annular boosters holley 750 4150 Carb
Procharger Hat with extension ring underneath





































































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Old 08-22-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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I still need to install the ATI balancer and Hawks Relocated Alternator setup but heres the finished product!











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Nice lookin build! Ill be keeping my eye on this one

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Love it.

I have not looked into it-but what is the theory of droping in pistons/rods onto a stock crank vs. having the parts balanced by a machinest? With the inline motors-drop and go works great as long as the parts weight the same-but I see people argue both ways for V motors.
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Love it! excited to see the finished product! best of luck
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Nice build!
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Hella Pics! Thanks! Nice car man!
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Nice looking build!
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coltboostin: the factory cranks have been proven to withstand 100hp so im gonna see where mine stacks up.. as far as balancing since the h beams are pretty heavy compared to the stock I beams along with the forged wisecos i opted to be safe and have everything balanced within .1gram. Harmonics seem to be a big part is the rotator surviving along with the tune so i didnt wanna take any chances.

Lots of pics coming shortly ive been busting *** on the car so ill probably update the thread tomorrow!
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The stock crank seems to do fine against boost under 30psi. It's rpms that kill them. I wouldn't spend too much time tickling 7000rpms with a stock crank, but I'm sure there's plenty of people who have gotten away with it.
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Cool SN, by the way.
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Nice car, wonder how the converter is gonna act with the extra displacement and boost.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:26 AM   #13
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DavidBoren: yeah the cam is setup to run 7k but truthfully I don't plan on turning 6800 max. thanks for the compliment, I get a lot of **** for having the lsx in the car but I could care less lol. I would never go back to ford since switching to lsx based.

Hiss: yeah im just gonna run it for now and see. I called ptc and they were like 2 months out for a billet unit specd for the combo. The unit I have is billet and worked great on spray so if anything I may just get it restalled.
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Heres pics of the turbo build. The turbo kit started out as the "Denmah" kit from Viren @ VS Racing. The orginal turbo was one of his 78/75 units but after falling into a super deal on a Borg Warner S480, I sold the 78/75 to a friend. The hotside piping was built from a Columbia Mandrel Super builder kit using 2.25 divided pipes into a raceparts solutions divided flange. The entire hotside is divided to help with spooling the T6 flanged turbo. I bought a cheap mig to do all of this but after getting more involved in the project I bought an AHP TIG 200x AC/DC unit. The unit works excellent and for the price I would say you cannot find a comparable unit!

Originally I started out with non egr truck manifolds. After having a hell of a time with getting the turbo where I wanted it, I gave up on the manifolds and purchased the "ebay" stainless tubular headers from a guy on the classifieds. The quality is actually awesome, very this flanges and primary tubing. The only down fall was the collectors came off like 6-7" so I had to cut them, re weld them back down right off the collector. here was the original plan for turbo placement.



This was the first mockup. After having a buddy come over and convince me to say F*ck it, go forward facing that's what I ended up doing. I scrapped this plan and used some of the piping on the new setup.



These are the reducer cones I cut down to fit the v bands on the tubular headers. This was a bit of a bitch bc the only thing I could use was a cutoff wheel instead of a saw. Also my first time tigging stainless steel. Still working at it lol



the start of the forward facing hotside mounting.


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I got the wastegates plumbed up. This with a little bit of a process because this being my first turbo kit I didn't really now how to cut the angle of the piping without making it way too big. The remedy I used to was stepped bit that made the hole, then after tracing the outer diameter of the pipe, I then used an air grinder to gradually open the whole to size. I then welded on the wastegate pipes. Once welded, I used a 6' carbide burr to go inside and port everything out so there are no restrictions in air flow. I also took some time and fully ported the divided flange to a knife edge on the divider as well. I know its probably overkill but I was already in there cleaning stuff up anyways lol.



I used 2000* rustoleum BBQ paint to coat the hotside piping. I also will be wrapping the hotside with DEI Titanium wrap as well.


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Turbo mounted.




Now I decided to make an intercooler mount using some square bar I found at home depot.






The radiator is a champion unit I found on ebay to fit the limited space I had to use. Its very nice quality, double pass, and 3.25 thick so it should do the trick. Im using an Fbody pump with a washer/restrictor style thermostat.

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I made some cheap lower radiator mounts from some fence/gate ties I found at home depot. I welded them together and then welded them to the lower rad support base. I bought 1" thick door trim sealer to use as cushion for the bottom of the rad mounts which provides a snug fit when the rad is in.







The fan is a preform unit that has an integrated fan,shroud, and thermostat unit. The fan supposedly flows 2800cfm per the specs provided, hopefully it will work well since im driving the car on the street a lot.

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Made some removable upper radiator/fan supports




Painted everything up with the rustoleum gloss black. This stuff really lays nice!



Finally able to start cutting and fitting up all the cold side piping.





Just ordered another 50mm BOV from Viren at VSracing. Going to one preturbo and post turbo.


Mocking up the downpipe placement for the 5’ bumper exit. I have a %' MokeyFab ring im also putting on the car once everything is welded up in place.




LOL I coudnt push myself to spend 50.00 on a 5”I holes saw so I did it the sloppy style.



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quick startup, no colling system. E85 carb with LJMS custom cam. First start fired up immediately! Getting the cooling system and wiring wrapped up this week then off to the dyno! Stay tuned!
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Awesome build and congrats on the first fire up. That thing light up with zero hesitation...always a good sign lol.
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