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Old 09-19-2017, 11:01 AM
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Nice project Good to see you back at it again!

Mine sits, as does pretty much every other project around here the past couple of years. Life gets busy in a hurry.

Hope all is well, i'll follow along
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-Stock head gaskets, unless you want to donate some Athena's to the cause.
-Tune I have some ideas, but planning to have Jon Capizzi help with a base tune.
-I had the heads decked, the block won't be. I'm tempted to check the ring gaps though.
-Softening the chamber, not familar. I will research.
-This car has full tubs and ladder bars. It needs newer and better rear shocks.
-LS7 lifters, stock 799 valves, BTR .660 springs, stock rockers. SBE baby. Eventually a nicer shortblock....
Yeah, @ $500 the Athenias are pricey....but man, I think they would shine in a situation like your putting together.

Of all the sbe power adder combos....what do you think kills the majority of them ?

Speaking of valvetrain....and Baker cam selection, what kind if max rpm are you thinking this combo will want to see ?

Looking forward to this project coming together.

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Originally Posted by cam View Post
Nice project Good to see you back at it again!

Mine sits, as does pretty much every other project around here the past couple of years. Life gets busy in a hurry.

Hope all is well, i'll follow along
Wassup mang, 2018 LS Fest? Bring paps and I'll bring the Cabernet.

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Yeah, @ $500 the Athenias are pricey....but man, I think they would shine in a situation like your putting together.

Of all the sbe power adder combos....what do you think kills the majority of them ?

Speaking of valvetrain....and Baker cam selection, what kind if max rpm are you thinking this combo will want to see ?
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-Timing kills them I believe
-Max RPM plan is 8000, around there.
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Ha yes indeed I would love to go to that event again im sure he would too.

I notice there is a new king of SBE with super high shift points. Kurt was right all along that piston speed prevents broken parts. Spin it to win it I believe we coined out of that yak.

Man Im super jelly, a first gen is on my bucket list. You still got the Mercula?
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In for results...im building a similiar combo for my nova. Well kinda...
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Sold the Merc, had it for 8+ years, wasn't driving it all that much.

Yeah the plan is to spin it higher.
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Thats cool, I like this Camaro better its cooler in my book. Although I did get the Fleetwood back out the other day, it had been years. Must drive at least 10 below the speed limit in that car to ball it properly ha, pimp cars.

So this SBE build, you going to run stock heads too or no? 243?
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As a start, a pair of 799s that I had decked as a clean up.

I'd like to move into a set of TFS 220's over time.
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You select a converter yet? What are you thinking there?
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I bought a used MW converter from a buddy (Pinout Pete), might work good it's been 8s in another car.
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I like the approach. Value conscious from A-Z with excellent planning and an eye for quality components. My kind of build

Have you started bolting anything together yet?

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Well I'd rather run a spec'd PTC converter but I have too many things to buy.

Car is sitting waiting for it's turn. Motor, trans, radiator, fuel system, then turbo kit, and then wiring.
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PSJ -

Are you having someone completely gut the wiring and start fresh? Still using stock gauges or the dominator dash?

Kinda looking at the plans for my '68 now and would like to start fresh on the wiring, but still use the stock gauges since they are working now with the LS7, including the gauges in the console.

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The '67 has a Painless harness in it, might be goobered up a bit. But I plan to keep it to run the lights and stuff like that.

I plan to use a Holley system and dash and remove all the gauges, which are Autometer.

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And I think I will do hood exit exhaust.
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Flush hood looks really tight. Carlyle style
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I've been researching how messy it is. Will be on passenger side and angle to the side.
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The plume can be dirty. Front of pass tire makes for easy and is best for performance with short pipe but most tracks want to see it behind the front wheel. Whats NHRA current rule on this? You still on the board?
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I'm told the E85 exhaust can be a little wet... so I'm planning to angle it away from the windshield... slash cut and angle if you can picture it.

If it's a total mess I can change it later. I want super short exhaust.
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