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Old 02-09-2019, 05:47 AM   #91
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Pffffft, that's cheap. You should have seen what my replacement titanium hips cost. I feel like the Bionic Man. I can start kicking some butt and continue forever before the titanium wears out.
Musclecars are Red Hot right now.
Sucks what is going on with the C8.
It should hookup like a C4 can off the line & better.


No one is promoting Street Racing in a Corvette on FB.
Think I will start.
Light the Fire Off.
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Did some more research last night on 2618 & 4032 Forged piston alloys.


It appears 4032 is safe typical for a power adder of 200 Hp.
It has a lower thermal working tensile strength & prone to cracking pushed real hard with high peak cylinder pressures.
I know you don't care about piston slap but 2618 has an accelerated wear rate. It will not live for hundreds of thousands of miles. But my B8 sure is. As with the B15. But then GM damn well better be able to design and build an engine better than either of us.
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I know you don't care about piston slap but 2618 has an accelerated wear rate. It will not live for hundreds of thousands of miles. But my B8 sure is. As with the B15. But then GM damn well better be able to design and build an engine better than either of us.
Hard Anodized Solves the issue.

I don't want low po like you have.
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Hard Anodized Solves the issue.

I don't want low po like you have.
Whatever you just said. I have almost 20k on my B8. No leaks. No oil catch can, rofl @ all the bad engines out there. I do not add oil or any fluids in between oil changes and I leave no drips on the driveway. The LS engine family as you know uses all advanced rubber o-ring bonded metal gaskets that seal really well.
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Whatever you just said. I have almost 20k on my B8. No leaks. No oil catch can, rofl @ all the bad engines out there. I do not add oil or any fluids in between oil changes and I leave no drips on the driveway. The LS engine family as you know uses all advanced rubber o-ring bonded metal gaskets that seal really well.
Its OK the B8.
I used to mention the B8 on the Trans Am Forum.
No one was interested.
Wanted Low Cost 5.3L V8 or LS1 because its all aluminum & light weight.


Never going to do spectacular drag racing runs as your wanting to do without drag radial tires or racing slicks out back.
Turbo charger boost or Nitrous oxide used.
The camshaft in the B8 is all wrong for optimal N/A power.
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Whatever you just said. I have almost 20k on my B8. No leaks. No oil catch can, rofl @ all the bad engines out there. I do not add oil or any fluids in between oil changes and I leave no drips on the driveway. The LS engine family as you know uses all advanced rubber o-ring bonded metal gaskets that seal really well.
Then its your only car for work.
Can not really beat on it super hard .
Stuff likely break.
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It looks like to me most of the Boomers Gunny's Age are interested in Refined Power to match modern Euro standards.
And ride & handling to match, No C8 still.


10-second drag car on the street is brutal power.
Far from refined.
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Never going to do spectacular drag racing runs as your wanting to do without drag radial tires or racing slicks out back.
I am very much happy with that. Did I tell you I am launching at 1/2 throttle and rolling into it? I am not chasing times. That is for other people. I am a builder, tuner, electrician and mechanic. I do anything in this industry for one reason and one reason alone.

...and racing is on the complete other end of that spectrum. You enjoy your short lived engine. I will chase our customers down the track with the same build forever. Nice and easy like.

I am going to keep the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires on my car for as long as I can. Because those tires give the best grip in all directions and under all conditions.

Because at the end of the day it is a lot more enjoyable to have a street car at the track than it is to have a track car out on the street. And the same can be said for safety as most drag racing cars cant really stop for shit with their 15" rear rims and pizza cutter front wheels.
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I am very much happy with that. Did I tell you I am launching at 1/2 throttle and rolling into it? I am not chasing times. That is for other people. I am a builder, tuner, electrician and mechanic. I do anything in this industry for one reason and one reason alone.

...and racing is on the complete other end of that spectrum. You enjoy your short lived engine. I will chase our customers down the track with the same build forever. Nice and easy like.

I am going to keep the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires on my car for as long as I can. Because those tires give the best grip in all directions and under all conditions.

Because at the end of the day it is a lot more enjoyable to have a street car at the track than it is to have a track car out on the street. And the same can be said for safety as most drag racing cars cant really stop for shit with their 15" rear rims and pizza cutter front wheels.
I did not think you had what it takes for Fast Drag Racing when all this started 3 months ago.
Turning the restoration shop into a Drag race shop.
Everytime you Redline to win at the track you take a chance of the engine failing.
Why You Build it yourself from a Bare block.
Measure & Blueprint all yourself.
Leave nothing to chance.


I will enjoy.
It will last.
I am taking several pounds out the rotating assembly with Titanium Rods that are rated to 4000 HP.
Diamond Pistons going up & down.
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I did not think you had what it takes for Fast Drag Racing when all this started 3 months ago.
You ok? I never said I was going to get into racing. That is your demon. I love money and getting paid. I am going to follow our customer who has had me chase power in a few Corvettes. I will chase his tail lights down the track a few times. I have stated that I will not go alone. You love racing, bud. I have a completely different set of personal interests in life.
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You ok? I never said I was going to get into racing. That is your demon. I love money and getting paid. I am going to follow our customer who has had me chase power in a few Corvettes. I will chase his tail lights down the track a few times. I have stated that I will not go alone. You love racing, bud. I have a completely different set of personal interests in life.

I told You Its not easy.
Especially in a torque Tube Corvette.
Chassis tuned for aging Boomers less likely to race.
Cruise car.
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Everytime you Redline to win at the track you take a chance of the engine failing.
Why You Build it yourself from a Bare block.
Measure & Blueprint all yourself.
Leave nothing to chance.

You are like a conspiracy theorist but for drag racing, lol. The factory produced engine is good for hundreds of thousands of miles. The manufacturer is better than any aftermarket at preventing warranty claims. And my crate LSX376-B8 can be revved to 6600rpm as much as I like. But as Matt pointed out to you, when racing I wouldn't go to that redline anyways because I would be shifting where the torque dropped off around 5500rpm. Well below redline. But I guess you'd need a dyno to really know where the torque actually drops off on your stuff, huh?


The real question here is do you plan on taking your ta to a dyno so you can understand where the powerband is and apply the correct mods / shift kit to your transmission to keep that motor at it's peak TQ output as you hammer the gas pedal?


If the torque drops off at 5500 and redline is at 6600 I wouldn't be redlining to win, now would I be? Nay, in this scenario redlining would likely be costing me the race, huh?
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You are like a conspiracy theorist but for drag racing, lol. Listen pal, the factory produced engine is good for hundreds of thousands of miles. The manufacturer is better than any aftermarket at preventing warranty claims. And my crate LSX376-B8 can be revved to 6600rpm as much as I like. But as Matt pointed out to you, when racing I wouldn't go to that redline anyways because I would be shifting where the torque dropped off around 5500rpm. Well below redline. But I guess you'd need a dyno to really know where the torque actually drops off on your stuff, huh?


If the torque drops off at 5500 and redline is at 6600 I wouldn't be redlining to win, now would I be? Nay, in this scenario redlining would likely be costing me the race, huh?
Matt did alot of different kinds of drag racing,
Bracket racing where you need dead consistency.
Then Street Racing at night.
Then NMCA Class specific racing.


I don't know all of his combo but when the Nitrous was on 1st stage the 2500 converter likley flashed to 5,000 rpm in the TH400 trans.
2nd hit it liklely revved high.
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His Engine builder & trans builder did the opposite of what most Pro Chevy drag racers do.
No 5,000-6,000 rpm stall.


Built it like a Pontiac V8.
Nitrous on let the instant torque rush pull the gear the car.
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