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Wiz,

I am glad you have made a few runs in your life and now are a drag racing enthusiast.

I wouldn't call you a racer, but you are getting your feet wet.

Good for you.

I walked away after many years. For what it's worth I have made more runs in a weekend than you have made in your lifetime so far.

I am amused by your authority on the subject now.

Anyway, don't let it consume you. Dispite what anyone says, there is no money to be made in drag racing unless you have big sponsors or get real good in a lower class.

About 15 years ago There was this teacher that rana red ZR1 at Byron.

Bone stock. Ran mid 13's

That thing was so consitant and he was so good at the light, he would make 20 to 30 grand a summer. Some of the no box races would pay out $3000.00 to the winner sometime more.

So it shows you don't have to be fast to win at the brackets.

The faster you go, the more money you spend and more **** breaks.
I mentioned to Ed Today the Entire Midwest tracks are filled with no prep events.
I KNOW THERE IS MONEY TO WON HE SAID !
 

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For what it's worth I have made more runs in a weekend than you have made in your lifetime so far.
And that is not gonna change. I am a mechanic. A good mechanic. And I built my Corvette. All of it. Like Brian wants to and used to say a real mechanic should. Setup my own motor. Setup my own transmission. Built my own torque tube. setup my own suspension. installed my own electronics. did my own wiring. And tuned it all up. You have to understand how hard it is for me to get into my car and just stab the gas pedal to the floor. I have literally hundreds of hours of my own labor spent that I didn't get paid for getting my stuff to where it is. I like to roll into it and be easy on my stuff. Because I built it. It is my own. And nobody pays me to fix it. I can not be a racer. And never will be.

I will continue to goto the drag strip and hopefully at some point here the road course at PBIR. But only to go play with the stuff I get to build. I will never come close to what you have done in your time, Matt.
 

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Well that's a stretch, but ok. I mean I am trying to create that image for the job..



But I have still only been twice. both times to go with the same car I was building before and after. I don't know if that's 'hooked' or more 'beginning to show interest'.
I recall the B8 cam does not have much lift.
.480 -500.
.480 seems distinct.

Meant for boost.
Very likely benefit as is from higher ratio rocker arms.
Cam will appear to the engine 4-8 degrees bigger with no idle changes or vacuum changes.
Pontiac did this factory on a few hi po engines new.
1.65 & 1.7 :1.

LS is 1.7 or 1.8.

Valve lift increases also.
Do a half set on intake or exhaust.
Likely wants both sides.

Fresh timing chain set by Cloyes.
Race True Roller made for LS.

They stretch stock from use.
Retards cam timing 8-12 degrees or more.

Cloyess race will only stretch 2 degrees after 10000 miles I have witnessed on my own.
Verfied with cam degree wheel on crank and solid lifter with dial indicator.
Intake centerline method and base circle method checks.

Low buck as you can go right now.

Worth 30-40 Hp in some engines these checks and mods.
 

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Retards cam timing 8-12 degrees or more.
I don't play with cam timing like that. :laughing:

I only want to retard the cam 7 degrees if I can do it at a higher rpm and also advance the cam by 8 degrees down low for a real good idle and down low power. What that might look like is I would take a timing cover, cam phaser, hardware, and electrical pigtails off of a L99 motor out of a camaro or something get the cam with the grinds I want for the l99 setup and bolt all that up to the front of my LSX motor before working my controller magic.

But again, it kills me to work for free and all of that sounds like a lot of work.
 

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I don't play with cam timing like that. :laughing:

I only want to retard the cam 7 degrees if I can do it at a higher rpm and also advance the cam by 8 degrees down low for a real good idle and down low power. What that might look like is I would take a timing cover, cam phaser, hardware, and electrical pigtails off of a L99 motor out of a camaro or something get the cam with the grinds I want for the l99 setup and bolt all that up to the front of my LSX motor before working my controller magic.

But again, it kills me to work for free and all of that sounds like a lot of work.
It's a full day or 2 on a LS C5 Corvette working clean sanitary.

Done it for Brandon in his race shop.

PTVOC Clearance 6.0 L V8 with hyper cast piston flat top and 230 @ .050 " spec cam with L92 LS3 heads I recall was right on limit of safe.
.530 lift with rockers.
I had .080" intake and .130" Exhaust PTVOC Clearances.
Clay checked. Sliced in 1/2 with a razor blade.
Measued.
Gave me 1 hour shop time got my checks done.
Got in an argument that day again.

YOU WANT THIS ENGINE TO BLOW UP ON THE CHASSIS DYNO OR NOT !
I MAKE MY BLUEPRINT CHECKS OR I QUIT AGAIN.
YELLING BACK AND FORTH.

I GOT MY WAY.
 

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I don't play with cam timing like that. :laughing:

I only want to retard the cam 7 degrees if I can do it at a higher rpm and also advance the cam by 8 degrees down low for a real good idle and down low power. What that might look like is I would take a timing cover, cam phaser, hardware, and electrical pigtails off of a L99 motor out of a camaro or something get the cam with the grinds I want for the l99 setup and bolt all that up to the front of my LSX motor before working my controller magic.

But again, it kills me to work for free and all of that sounds like a lot of work.
Eddie told all the Street Racers to get ****ed also.
All except Turbo Joe. Ed says he is Ok yet.
And Downtown Brown also Ok.
He is Black.
I told Ed Downtown is Ok he always paid us .
Yeah I know.
 

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It's a full day or 2 on a LS C5 Corvette working clean sanitary.
So the next time you find yourself cam swapping a C5 or C6 and you want to come out looking good you will remove the radiator/fan/condenser stack, water pump, steering rack, balancer, timing cover, and valve covers, and rocker arms. Then with 16 pen style extending magnets one down each pushrod hole you will hold the lifters up. Just bend the pocket clip on each magnet out and it will keep the magnet from dropping down the pushrod hole. And the cam swap can happen start to finish in a handful of hours. Before lunch if you have done it a few times and you're trying to make money.

And I will usually check that clearance with a dial indicator. ;) Here is a correct procedure for doing that from Diamond Pistons:

http://blog.diamondracing.net/checking-piston-to-valve-clearance-the-right-way
 

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So the next time you find yourself cam swapping a C5 or C6 and you want to come out looking good you will remove the radiator/fan/condenser stack, water pump, steering rack, balancer, timing cover, and valve covers, and rocker arms. Then with 16 pen style extending magnets one down each pushrod hole you will hold the lifters up. Just bend the pocket clip on each magnet out and it will keep the magnet from dropping down the pushrod hole. And the cam swap can happen start to finish in a handful of hours. Before lunch if you have done it a few times and you're trying to make money.

And I will usually check that clearance with a dial indicator. ;) Here is a correct procedure for doing that from Diamond Pistons:

http://blog.diamondracing.net/checking-piston-to-valve-clearance-the-right-way
No Need for 16 pen style magnets like Hardcore told you almost 6 here years ago now.
I took his Tip and used it a few times.
You take a Wood Dowel Rod 3/8 " inch diameter about 28 inches long cut 2 of them.
Insert to each oil lifter gallery from the Front.
Push the wood dowels in Walla !
Lifters held off the Cam Lobes.
Pull the LS Cam out.

I like The Isky PTVOC Checks better.
It's Super accurate.
More accurate than the Diamond piston way.
The Cam Godfather Ed Iskenderien wrote the article himself back in the year 1965.

Had 1 hr.
No time to install checker valvesprings.
Clay method PTVOC Check I was done in 20 minutes.

The picture of of me on Brandon's website building the 6.0 It's that day.
Pan front cover rear cover and intake and PTVOC Checks done all in 1 hour by me.

He shut the **** Brandon that day at least.
 

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Wiz,

You know I am partial to the C4 drag platform.

A friend of mine (who passed last year) ran NMCA events like me.

He was in a different class.

Bob Curran. you can google him if you want.

From Bartlett Illinois.

Ran 7's in his small block C4. Street legal.

https://www.dragzine.com/news/bob-curran-scorches-records-on-way-to-dominant-xtreme-street-title/
The New Boss is into Gasser Solid Axle Drag Cars Matt.
He has 4 of them.
2 1941 Willies in his Sales office on Display.
1 has 392 Hemi.
He has a C1 Gasser.
A 1965 Plymouth with a 528 ci Stroker Hemi.
Keeps them at home in his garage.
All been to the World of Wheels.
And Featured in the Car mags.
He showed me yesterday.

One has Mechanical Hilborn
Looked at the picture....Does it have a Belt Drive Fuel pump ? Or did you install an in tank fuel pump ?
**** NO BRIAN ITS HAS A BELT DRIVE HILLBORN.

YOU KNOW BRIAN .....**** THOSE GUYS !
I AM GOING TO BUILD MY RACECARS LIKE HOW I WANT TO.
**** THEM.
LOL.

I showed them pics on my phone yesterday of recent rear ends I built for others local.
I said you know the period correct rear end for Gasser Racecar is the Pontiac 9.3 57-64.
I have a collection at home on the farm.
Got a Big smile ear to ear from the New Boss.
Immediately started talking about Drag Racing !
 

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No Need for 16 pen style magnets like Hardcore told you almost 6 here years ago now
September 2010 buddy. That is when I started chasing performance and rebuilding Corvettes everyday. 6 years ago when all that **** went down with hardcore I was already pretty set in my ways to the tune of 4 years. But then, isn't that how all the **** went down in the first place? Was specifically my apprehension to 10 sets of spark plugs to tune?! Why yes that's exactly it. 6 years ago I had already done a **** ton of cam swaps on LS you dumb son of a bitch. We don't all live in a fantasy land like you. Some of us are actually out in the world living it and doing it. So sorry none here seem to be able to motivate past their keyboard.

But you know, it is absolutely flattering how you seem to want to keep claiming bits of my knowledge as your own. You are the CNN of DC, brian.
 

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No Need for 16 pen style magnets like Hardcore told you almost 6 here years ago now.
Just because I know you live in the internet and so are lame to the goings on in the real world, let me just remind you of what the scene was like in September of 2010. The LS3 was in it's 3rd year of production. As hot and desirable as anything can be. To insinuate that I or anyone might work at a busy corvette shop during this time and not swap a **** ton of cams just further shows your disconnect from the realities of this industry.
 

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That's enough of this for this time. I just cant handle this place anymore. It feels so slimy here. So filthy and dirty being in a forum that so viciously and repeatedly attacks people for their disability. I gotta get back out into the real world where I am doing so well. And I will stop back in at the end of summer to ask about that promised racecar we were all supposed to see.
 

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September 2010 buddy. That is when I started chasing performance and rebuilding Corvettes everyday. 6 years ago when all that **** went down with hardcore I was already pretty set in my ways to the tune of 4 years. But then, isn't that how all the **** went down in the first place? Was specifically my apprehension to 10 sets of spark plugs to tune?! Why yes that's exactly it. 6 years ago I had already done a **** ton of cam swaps on LS you dumb son of a bitch. We don't all live in a fantasy land like you. Some of us are actually out in the world living it and doing it. So sorry none here seem to be able to motivate past their keyboard.

But you know, it is absolutely flattering how you seem to want to keep claiming bits of my knowledge as your own. You are the CNN of DC, brian.
I don't know what your so mad about.
Hardcore went 10.50 Et in his C5 ZO6 Coupe a Long Time ago now.
He did it not after Junk Banned him and me.
 

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Here is one to help your Self esteem today Wiz.


Pontiac V8 Block dates back to 1948 year on Blueprint paper.
Kaufamann D-port heads came out the 2002 year.
Conventional Pontiac Port layout.
Ultra Low tech.
All motor no Power adder.
Turbo 400 transmission design dates back to the year 1963 on Blueprint paper.
 

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The Holley Dominator 4500 came out in 1970 Year.
Original developed for SCCA Trans Am Race Series.
 

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Have to look at the Chrome Diff cover on launch.
It's A Dana 60 Rear Diff.
Dates back to the year 1946 design.
 

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My self esteem needs no help. Actually the twins are kinda propping that up right now..







There's actually 3 in the shop right now, guy..



Each one with a story to be told and exciting pictures that should be shared. It is sad you single handedly put an end to all of that here on DC. There is also this widebody in the shop right now..



And this is the next thing I am going to race up against..





But none of that is for here. Like I said, I will check up on the progress of your racecar you said you were gonna be racing this year at the end of the summer. And in the meantime, How's about takin Matt's advice and posting up **** from people you know or stuff you have done rather than random **** you found on the internet?

I was posting friends of mine from NMCA

From Illinois.

Are you buddies with that car owner you posted? Or just something you found on the net?
Remember this?
 

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My self esteem needs no help. Actually the twins are kinda propping that up right now..







There's actually 3 in the shop right now, guy..



Each one with a story to be told and exciting pictures that should be shared. It is sad you single handedly put an end to all of that here on DC. There is also this widebody in the shop right now..



And this is the next thing I am going to race up against..





But none of that is for here. Like I said, I will check up on the progress of your racecar you said you were gonna be racing this year at the end of the summer. And in the meantime, How's about takin Matt's advice and posting up **** from people you know or stuff you have done rather than random **** you found on the internet?



Remember this?
I did not do anything to C3 Tech and the Pro Tour Group.
I really did die off Pro Touring.

Drag Racing Street Outlaws No Prep Drag Racing took over.
Your so slow and that other C6 just leave it home No Prep Race Night.
 

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Like I said, I will check up on the progress of your racecar you said you were gonna be racing this year at the end of the summer.

Exactly. Now go make some headway on that basement engine build. I can see your nose growing from half the country away. It takes an incredibly weak mind to have to make up such a lie and try to force it on a whole forum for so long. We can tolerate you being a snowflake. But nobody can stand a liar.
 
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