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07 z i have the red plastic engine covers off,i thought the builder signed them underneath or is it elsewhere ? tank you
 

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Builders name tag

Extanker,

The builders name tag is on a plate under the righhand trim cover. It is near the firewall, under two black plastic emission hoses, on top of the intake. You might have to move the hoses towards the center of the engine to see it.:thumbsup:

Barry "BEARMANS" Dennis
LS7 Engine Builder
GM Power Train
Performance Build Center
Wixom, Mi.
 

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Thanks Barry. It must be a neat feeling to have your name on something like that and knowing that people are relying on your expertise
 

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When I finish a LS7 and stick my name tag on it, I smile knowing that soon, someone will pull the trim cover and say, WHAT THE @~#%!#[email protected]%#$ I got a Barry Dennis!!! :laughing: Just kidding... We all take pride in what we build and it's a good feeling when we get a note or a posting from a owner that's happy. Anything we can do to make that ownership experence better, let us know and we will do what we can!
Barry

Thanks Barry. It must be a neat feeling to have your name on something like that and knowing that people are relying on your expertise
 

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Good to see you on DC Bro!!!

Torch,
When I finish a LS7 and stick my name tag on it, I smile knowing that soon, someone will pull the trim cover and say, WHAT THE @~#%!#[email protected]%#$ I got a Barry Dennis!!! :laughing: Just kidding... We all take pride in what we build and it's a good feeling when we get a note or a posting from a owner that's happy. Anything we can do to make that ownership experence better, let us know and we will do what we can!
Barry
Bearman..you are the best:cheers: Maybe some one should write you into a song:smack

Keep up the great work..AND :thumbsup: Customer relations.

Rick M.
 

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Hot Z06,
A song? Well, it just so happens.... :laughing: Thanks Rick but, I do remember you had a Barry Dennis Z and sold it... Ya couldn't do with just a Bearman, ya had to have a Ron Fellows, #167 right?
Thank Bro!!
Barry

P.S. Love the song too!!!:thumbsup:


Bearman..you are the best:cheers: Maybe some one should write you into a song:smack

Keep up the great work..AND :thumbsup: Customer relations.

Rick M.
 

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And 30 years from now some Vettehead will be saying, yeah it's got matching numbers and even the name plate is correct, It's a real Barry Dennis with only 8000 miles. You're name will live on
 

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And 30 years from now some Vettehead will be saying, yeah it's got matching numbers and even the name plate is correct, It's a real Barry Dennis with only 8000 miles. You're name will live on
(NEWS FLASH) April 2037
Today's Barrett-Jackson highlight was 2007 Barry Dennis Z06, matching numbers, correct name plate, 8000 miles. It sold for a gazillion $$$$$$:D

You guys are great:thumbsup:
 

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Well mine is a "Tom Morissey" Z06. I met the man who built my motor one weekend in October of 2006. He and the rest of the PBC team are true professionals that seem to have great pride in what they are building. 4,900 miles of smiles!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Torch,
You made my day...:D
Barry
Just out of curiousity, do you know if the engine is going into a regular Z or a RFZ or a crate motor when you assemble it ?

While I'm asking, how many of you build the LS7 ?

Thanks.
 

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The engines are all the same when we finish them, except for the long blocks. There is no way of knowing which engine goes where. I'm sure the boss knows how many SPO crate motors are needed per week but I don't think he even knows which is which. When the engines get to Bowling Green, they grab the first one in the crate when the Z06 comes down the line.

There was talk at one time about having the customer pay an extra fee and help in building their own engine, get a PBS shirt and then go to BG and watch the car being built, and their engine being installed. Too much Red Tape and the idea was dropped.

There are 33 builders at the shop but not all are on the build lines. Some are in the balance room, wash room, team leaders and some build the LC3 Northstar engines. So, at any one time there are about 20 on the build lines a day.
Barry

Just out of curiousity, do you know if the engine is going into a regular Z or a RFZ or a crate motor when you assemble it ?

While I'm asking, how many of you build the LS7 ?

Thanks.
 
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