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07-21-2018 05:54 PM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
Hey Brian, I hope you know how silly you sound. While you're up there in that crime ridden hole of a city changing stinky assed diesel filters Wiz is in sunny Florida living the dream building custom Vettes and others. He's building some really great looking and running cars. You don't have any idea what he does on an engine build but you seem to want to cut him down for no reason........other than to boost your own ego.

If you worked as hard at your job as you do at running people down you'd be the top fabricator in the country. But, no, you're doing menial jobs at a garage. You're a mechanic. Nothing more. Learn to live with that and quit bashing people that are happy with their jobs. You're broke and we all get that but money isn't everything. Learn to be tolerant of other people and their pleasures.

Jeesh, it ain't hard, just shut up once in a while and let Wiz and others post their pics without degrading them or their work. Most of us on here like to see pretty stuff and Wiz is giving us that.
Wiz has left out all others behind it.
Claims all.
07-21-2018 05:53 PM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
Hey Brian, I hope you know how silly you sound. While you're up there in that crime ridden hole of a city changing stinky assed diesel filters Wiz is in sunny Florida living the dream building custom Vettes and others. He's building some really great looking and running cars. You don't have any idea what he does on an engine build but you seem to want to cut him down for no reason........other than to boost your own ego.

If you worked as hard at your job as you do at running people down you'd be the top fabricator in the country. But, no, you're doing menial jobs at a garage. You're a mechanic. Nothing more. Learn to live with that and quit bashing people that are happy with their jobs. You're broke and we all get that but money isn't everything. Learn to be tolerant of other people and their pleasures.

Jeesh, it ain't hard, just shut up once in a while and let Wiz and others post their pics without degrading them or their work. Most of us on here like to see pretty stuff and Wiz is giving us that.
I worked 6 days again this week.
Drove My Corvette Everyday.
Over 800 miles driven.
Got paid.
Cash in my pocket.
Wife Has Bill money.
At home on my 5 acre farm in the Sticks.
Fired up the cars.

Life is Good.
Never got shot at once.
We are Armed and loaded all at work.
Shoot to Kill.
07-21-2018 05:50 PM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
Hey Brian, I hope you know how silly you sound. While you're up there in that crime ridden hole of a city changing stinky assed diesel filters Wiz is in sunny Florida living the dream building custom Vettes and others. He's building some really great looking and running cars. You don't have any idea what he does on an engine build but you seem to want to cut him down for no reason........other than to boost your own ego.

If you worked as hard at your job as you do at running people down you'd be the top fabricator in the country. But, no, you're doing menial jobs at a garage. You're a mechanic. Nothing more. Learn to live with that and quit bashing people that are happy with their jobs. You're broke and we all get that but money isn't everything. Learn to be tolerant of other people and their pleasures.

Jeesh, it ain't hard, just shut up once in a while and let Wiz and others post their pics without degrading them or their work. Most of us on here like to see pretty stuff and Wiz is giving us that.
Do the Facts Hurt Your Feelings Gunny ?
It Must.
07-21-2018 04:07 PM
1963SS Hey Brian, I hope you know how silly you sound. While you're up there in that crime ridden hole of a city changing stinky assed diesel filters Wiz is in sunny Florida living the dream building custom Vettes and others. He's building some really great looking and running cars. You don't have any idea what he does on an engine build but you seem to want to cut him down for no reason........other than to boost your own ego.

If you worked as hard at your job as you do at running people down you'd be the top fabricator in the country. But, no, you're doing menial jobs at a garage. You're a mechanic. Nothing more. Learn to live with that and quit bashing people that are happy with their jobs. You're broke and we all get that but money isn't everything. Learn to be tolerant of other people and their pleasures.

Jeesh, it ain't hard, just shut up once in a while and let Wiz and others post their pics without degrading them or their work. Most of us on here like to see pretty stuff and Wiz is giving us that.
07-21-2018 01:04 PM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
Your right. I am just a bolt on Guy



Just a Small time Fab Guy



Everything I do is a crate motor





None Built by You from a bare Engine Block.
Clearance.
Measured with dial bore.
Micrometers.
Valvetrain geometry checked.
Spring heights adjusted.
Camshaft degrees in.
Piston and rods assembled.
Valves lapped in.
Piston Rings File fitted to application.
P.TV.O.C. Verified with dial indicator and clay.
Radial valve clearances verified.
Blueprint checkoff sheet signed off on.
Much more.
07-21-2018 12:51 PM
autowiz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maniacmechanic1 View Post
You did not do the Bodywork and paintwork yourself on any car shown.
You did not build any engine, transmission, & Rear Differential yourself.

Your Bolt on Guy.
Tuner Guy.

Small time Fab guy.

Everything you do is Crate package.

Your shop does not represent the rest of the USA.
Just an Anominally.
Your right. I am just a bolt on Guy



Just a Small time Fab Guy



Everything I do is a crate motor





07-21-2018 11:59 AM
Maniacmechanic1 Like I said none of them our yours.

Your C5 is yours.
07-21-2018 11:58 AM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
So why don't you just say it. In an ultimate display of jelousy You hate what you can't afford. And that is ok. But you can just say I cant afford it so I hate it. You don't have bash on it.


There are no unfinished pro tour builds in our shop and we have done so many. This must just be a problem in your area or at your shop.
You did not do the Bodywork and paintwork yourself on any car shown.
You did not build any engine, transmission, & Rear Differential yourself.

Your Bolt on Guy.
Tuner Guy.

Small time Fab guy.

Everything you do is Crate package.

Your shop does not represent the rest of the USA.
Just an Anominally.
07-21-2018 11:28 AM
autowiz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maniacmechanic1 View Post
We shifted from Pro Touring that No can afford.
Literally hundreds of unfinished cars.
Ran out of $$$$.
TO STREET PERFORMANCE.
So why don't you just say it. In an ultimate display of jelousy You hate what you can't afford. And that is ok. But you can just say I cant afford it so I hate it. You don't have bash on it.


There are no unfinished pro tour builds in our shop and we have done so many. This must just be a problem in your area or at your shop.
07-21-2018 07:21 AM
Maniacmechanic1 I also did Tech Yesterday On The Trans Am Forum.
About 75 % of the guys are your Age Gunny.


We shifted from Pro Touring that No can afford.
Literally hundreds of unfinished cars.
Ran out of $$$$.
TO STREET PERFORMANCE.


The Guys Post.
Wait for me to answer.
They know I am the Best.
07-21-2018 06:55 AM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
I'm a big fan of Tony Mamo. He pretty much gave me a set of AFR 1039 heads for my LT4 engine. He did some hand blending on them......however.......he personally designed that particular head. He know the wall thickness of that particular head, he knows where more material can be safely removed and not compromise the integrity of the casting. He was able to get the intake flow up to 315 CFM and 240 something on the exhaust. But, they were his heads. If the engineers at GM could have safely hogged out the ports for more power, they probably would have done that for horsepower bragging rights.

There is a hand porter, Lloyd Elliot , that does very good porting work on heads. They flow great and are proven at the track. There is another company, Advanced Induction, that does a very good job also porting the LT1/LT4 heads. They use a 5 axis CNC machine. They have done many and know the limitations, including core shift, that may cause a problem. That is their limiting factor. You can only go as far as your last known failure.

Bigger ports aren't always the answer. Port size determines Horsepower at RPM and where the torque curve lies. I wouldn't want a 250 cc head with 2.188 valves on a small block Chevy. You would make no torque until over 5000 RPM and horsepower could only be made above 7000 or 8000.

I'm going to have to go with Autowiz on this and say that GM knows how to make their heads best for the application they're after. These engines have got to run smoothly from idle to redline. More porting will only slow your intake velocity and decrease your bottom end torque.

Brian can only talk about race cars. He has no knowledge of what a street car has to do. Most street cars will spend their life at something less than 3000 RPM but they also got to bust ass at 6500. That's the design and GM has hit the nail on the head. I wouldn't screw with what a multi-billion dollar company thinks is best for their particular application. You might be able to find a few horsepower but at the cost of driveability........I don't think so.

All Yesterday On Grumps Place we are fighting a problem together as a Group.
Have a Younger guy with a 1967 Camaro.
496 Ci BBC Shortblock built by him.
A Pro Built 4L80E with a Transgo 4L80E-3 shift kit.


Grumpy has a cam he chose.
Engine simulations look Stellar for a Pump gas Runner.
Going to be a Dual Purpose car.
Street & Dragstrip.
10's wanted in 1/4 mile.
Obtainable all Motor No Power Adder.


Discovered He needs 11-14 inches of Intake manifold vacuum to work the Vavuum Modulator transplanted inside of the 4L80E.


Had 800 HP almost on Paper.
Grumps STREET RACE CAM PROFILE.


Studying Graphs Grump was puzzled.
Down Low Not much there.
I determined it was do to Low Intake port velocity with the 290 AFR Heads.


Now gotta find a cam to pull enough vacuum.


I proved exhaust in place knocks down 55-75 HP in a BBC.
Only way around is to run Dual 5 Inch.
Have to weld on 5 inch collectors if not on the headers.


Just Fuck....Down on Torque & HP.




Pontiac Had High Velocity Ports.
Traded CFM top End numbers .
614 What I have are perfect balanced.
I have had them Flow Tested by a Pro Head porter in Chicago.
On his 1000 CFM Superflow Flow Bench.
He was shocked How Good they Are and the Numbers.
Never once did they WHISTLE OR SCREAM.
No Turbulence.
07-21-2018 06:36 AM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
I'm a big fan of Tony Mamo. He pretty much gave me a set of AFR 1039 heads for my LT4 engine. He did some hand blending on them......however.......he personally designed that particular head. He know the wall thickness of that particular head, he knows where more material can be safely removed and not compromise the integrity of the casting. He was able to get the intake flow up to 315 CFM and 240 something on the exhaust. But, they were his heads. If the engineers at GM could have safely hogged out the ports for more power, they probably would have done that for horsepower bragging rights.

There is a hand porter, Lloyd Elliot , that does very good porting work on heads. They flow great and are proven at the track. There is another company, Advanced Induction, that does a very good job also porting the LT1/LT4 heads. They use a 5 axis CNC machine. They have done many and know the limitations, including core shift, that may cause a problem. That is their limiting factor. You can only go as far as your last known failure.

Bigger ports aren't always the answer. Port size determines Horsepower at RPM and where the torque curve lies. I wouldn't want a 250 cc head with 2.188 valves on a small block Chevy. You would make no torque until over 5000 RPM and horsepower could only be made above 7000 or 8000.

I'm going to have to go with Autowiz on this and say that GM knows how to make their heads best for the application they're after. These engines have got to run smoothly from idle to redline. More porting will only slow your intake velocity and decrease your bottom end torque.

Brian can only talk about race cars. He has no knowledge of what a street car has to do. Most street cars will spend their life at something less than 3000 RPM but they also got to bust ass at 6500. That's the design and GM has hit the nail on the head. I wouldn't screw with what a multi-billion dollar company thinks is best for their particular application. You might be able to find a few horsepower but at the cost of driveability........I don't think so.

I am not the only One that thinks Race Car.
A Corvette Is A Race Car.


GRUMPY.
He Posted Yesterday a 496 Big Block Chevy Making almost 900 HP Normal Aspirated.
13.0 :1 static compression.
Knock the Dicks off Of Dodge Power.
07-21-2018 06:15 AM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
I'm a big fan of Tony Mamo. He pretty much gave me a set of AFR 1039 heads for my LT4 engine. He did some hand blending on them......however.......he personally designed that particular head. He know the wall thickness of that particular head, he knows where more material can be safely removed and not compromise the integrity of the casting. He was able to get the intake flow up to 315 CFM and 240 something on the exhaust. But, they were his heads. If the engineers at GM could have safely hogged out the ports for more power, they probably would have done that for horsepower bragging rights.

There is a hand porter, Lloyd Elliot , that does very good porting work on heads. They flow great and are proven at the track. There is another company, Advanced Induction, that does a very good job also porting the LT1/LT4 heads. They use a 5 axis CNC machine. They have done many and know the limitations, including core shift, that may cause a problem. That is their limiting factor. You can only go as far as your last known failure.

Bigger ports aren't always the answer. Port size determines Horsepower at RPM and where the torque curve lies. I wouldn't want a 250 cc head with 2.188 valves on a small block Chevy. You would make no torque until over 5000 RPM and horsepower could only be made above 7000 or 8000.

I'm going to have to go with Autowiz on this and say that GM knows how to make their heads best for the application they're after. These engines have got to run smoothly from idle to redline. More porting will only slow your intake velocity and decrease your bottom end torque.

Brian can only talk about race cars. He has no knowledge of what a street car has to do. Most street cars will spend their life at something less than 3000 RPM but they also got to bust ass at 6500. That's the design and GM has hit the nail on the head. I wouldn't screw with what a multi-billion dollar company thinks is best for their particular application. You might be able to find a few horsepower but at the cost of driveability........I don't think so.
I dug Deeper Last night.
On the LS1 Forum others said the LS7 Head Is Flawed.
Weak Exhaust Ports.

Comes to Factory LS Or LSX. You Want only LS3 Heads.

Or buy Trickflow.
AFR.
07-20-2018 11:35 PM
1963SS I'm a big fan of Tony Mamo. He pretty much gave me a set of AFR 1039 heads for my LT4 engine. He did some hand blending on them......however.......he personally designed that particular head. He know the wall thickness of that particular head, he knows where more material can be safely removed and not compromise the integrity of the casting. He was able to get the intake flow up to 315 CFM and 240 something on the exhaust. But, they were his heads. If the engineers at GM could have safely hogged out the ports for more power, they probably would have done that for horsepower bragging rights.

There is a hand porter, Lloyd Elliot , that does very good porting work on heads. They flow great and are proven at the track. There is another company, Advanced Induction, that does a very good job also porting the LT1/LT4 heads. They use a 5 axis CNC machine. They have done many and know the limitations, including core shift, that may cause a problem. That is their limiting factor. You can only go as far as your last known failure.

Bigger ports aren't always the answer. Port size determines Horsepower at RPM and where the torque curve lies. I wouldn't want a 250 cc head with 2.188 valves on a small block Chevy. You would make no torque until over 5000 RPM and horsepower could only be made above 7000 or 8000.

I'm going to have to go with Autowiz on this and say that GM knows how to make their heads best for the application they're after. These engines have got to run smoothly from idle to redline. More porting will only slow your intake velocity and decrease your bottom end torque.

Brian can only talk about race cars. He has no knowledge of what a street car has to do. Most street cars will spend their life at something less than 3000 RPM but they also got to bust ass at 6500. That's the design and GM has hit the nail on the head. I wouldn't screw with what a multi-billion dollar company thinks is best for their particular application. You might be able to find a few horsepower but at the cost of driveability........I don't think so.
07-20-2018 11:07 PM
Strictly Attitude And seeing you brought up drawings I do custom paint work on the side here is an example of some work this is hand painted with an airbrush.
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