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Here is an overview of this build.

6.0 lq9 Block built by GM Performance.
317 heads with .660 btr plat springs
custom cam from LJMS
ls9 head gaskets
ls7 lifters
Holley Hi-Ram
twin 67mm 1.05 ar turbos
twin 44mm mvr tial gates
twin tial 50mm bov's
th400, mvb, reverse pattern, brake, aftermarket bell housing, billet internals.
4 link moly suspension and QA1 springs
Moser ford 9"
275/65/15 8.5 wide tire
custom radiator mounts
ms3 pro with bump box, 2 step, traction control
E85 fuel
210lb injectors
twin 044 fuel pump

All new wiring, new fuse box, new relays, switch panel and MS3 pro controls everything. There is not an inch of used electrical parts in the car.

If anyone has any questions just lmk!! If your local stop by and check it out. I travel to help put ls motors in peoples c3 corvette and do all the wiring for them. This is my biggest passion and will help all I can.

Now let the pictures begin!

July 29th - Purchase date



Picked it up in St. Louis from a 1 car owned who was now paying for his grandsons college. It only had 30k miles!

August 3rd - 350 gets pulled!

We completed pulling the engine in about 4 hours, Radiators hoses/fan shroud took up more time than wanted.















August 8th - Interior gets stripped down

I wanted to inspect the floor boards, treat rust, also fix a fiberglass crack.









September 7th - Engine bay got painted

Since I was installing just a beauty of a motor I couldnt have it in a dusty old engine bay right?!







December 5th - Engine assembly

I received the brand new 6.0 lq9 short block from gm performance all balanced and assembled. I am pairing it with machined 317 heads with btr springs, muscle car oil swap pan, Holley high ram (later swapped), and truck accessories (later swapped out as well).











December 30th - Lsx install

I install it with motor mounts that put the lsx in the sbc location so I can retain my th400 mount locations.



Update: Got a friend helping wire up the whole car, a whole new chassis harness gets built because a scum bag theif still has my harness’s I sent him to repair.

Painless switch panel

Relays

MS3 pro and 8ft. harness

New fuse box

Stock harness for pigtails

Update: we are making great progress on the ms3 pro wiring. All the inputs are done and we are going to work on injectors’ coils and the rest of the outputs next weekend.



When the harness is done well pull it back out and make it all pretty! :partyon:

Update: Bunch of stuff arrived today! had the ecu 2 day shipped to me and was incredibly quick!



I got the motor put together with the injectors, coolant crossover, valve covers, and the rest of the sensors. It looks awesome!! The coil packs are being relocated.



I created a cutout of where the AC\Heater went. Mounted the MS3 Pro on it. The new fuse box is on the side to the right. This is all just falling together so perfect. The switch panel is in the middle at the top and wired up. The relays are going to be mounted next week with the coil packs. 2 weeks the fuel cell gets back and I'll lay the lines, put the turbo manifolds on, put the starter on and fire her up and starting tuning it! Still have a TON of fab work and it still looks like next year till it is done. :partyon::partyon:



Update: Got the whole ps3 pro wired up. Coils mounted. Spark plug wires started. Also injectors and all sensors done. Relays started to get wired up. Then the turbo kit started, went with twin 67mm gt45’s, twin 40mm tial wastegates, twin 50mm tial bovs, and a custom turbo cam kit from ljms. Got it all dual ceramic coated inside and out to keep heat down. We are also switching to an electrical remote water pump to give more room for exhaust. It will be just an ati dampener to alt belt setup.





Here are some more pics of the kit coming together, fuel cell, turbos, etc. Enjoy! :lurk:











Got the new intake on and copper rtv gasket'd everything. She is almost ready!






Got some more parts in today. Bosch 195lb injectors are in, LS3 MAP sensor in, all fittings are here and just waiting on fuel pump and some lines. Also need to get a new tb and ordered the wrong balancer. :hide:





Well making good progress. My dual 044 pumps, twin 10 micron post filters, two 100 micron pre filters, fittings, tb, balancer, and fuel line are here tomorrow.



Also my fab guy, Blake at 417 Motorsports, made these bad ass billet water lines which make it so much cleaner. Can't wait to place my order!!





We fire it in 3 days!!!!

Finalizing plans to ship the car out to Wagon Wheel performance in Illinois for the 8 point moly 8.50 cage, turbo piping, radiator mounted, autofab 4 link, moser 9", strange axles, mini tube, new floor boards, kirkeys, steering column, etc

This car has never left my hands and I have slaved on it every weekend. I tried my hardest to make it 100% built by me but when it comes to safety and welding I have to send it off. :leaving:
 

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love that heat exchanger.....if it is the one I think it is, damn thing is good for 1000+ and works great.
 

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We got it fired up!

My best friend came over at 9am, we fought fuel leak problems, oil leak problems, regulator problems, voltage issues, starter blew out, etc etc

5 hours later and after going thru one battery, boom!!

This is just on tps only...literally a stock ms3 pro and a cam, crank, and tps sensor. We had to verify ignition worked and no leaks before tuning. Tuning is Monday so stay tuned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXRuolpA8Fc&feature=youtu.be&fmt=22
 

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Got to work on it early today. Had a remote tuning session and hit some more buttons. After MAP is hooked up and O2's are in we can fine tune the car. Not gonna start it again till at least map is hooked up. Got all the body panels on and fit besides hood with the interior going back together.



 

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Wow you're going all out! :thumbsup:
Is it going to be streetable?
How big of a cam?
Love those headers, they fit like factory. And since it is twin turbo no crossover pipe needed.
One great thing about the C3 is how big the engine compartment is. I contemplated a turbo small block but went big block N/A instead. Car still under construction.
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It is going to be a full street car!

Cam is bigger than the biggest na shelf cam you can buy.

2nd week of october it goes off to get a cage, piping, exhaust, radiator mounted, kirkey installed, column installed, chute mount, andshifter installed. And the car will be done besides 4 link and 9"
 

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It is going to be a full street car!

Cam is bigger than the biggest na shelf cam you can buy.

2nd week of october it goes off to get a cage, piping, exhaust, radiator mounted, kirkey installed, column installed, chute mount, andshifter installed. And the car will be done besides 4 link and 9"


LOL...that doesn't sound "ALL STREET" to me. That's no cut. The car is gonna be straight up bad ass. I'm just sayin that you don't see "street cars" with cages and chutes attached. lol! At least none of the street cars I'VE seen.
I still can't wait to see it, and hopefully see some action videos soon. :thumbsup:
 

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Getting more parts in, got the Kirkeys in and they fit. Hurst shifter in, radiator mocked up, new 3/4" round tubing column with strange quick release, and PTC converter arrived. Waiting on the th400 to be done next weekend. Well put the trans and converter in then bring it out to the fab shop! Getting close.

I'm busy going to street machines and NHRA races out of state the next 2 weekends so it will be 3 weeks till we get it all in.


 

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LOL...that doesn't sound "ALL STREET" to me. That's no cut. The car is gonna be straight up bad ass. I'm just sayin that you don't see "street cars" with cages and chutes attached. lol! At least none of the street cars I'VE seen.
I still can't wait to see it, and hopefully see some action videos soon. :thumbsup:
My C5 is my daily driver and I hope to be putting a cage and 5pt harnesses in this winter, need to research if I will need a chute or not as I intend to push for mid 9s. If I do need a chute the mounts will be detachable lol. don't want the chute to constantly get wet when it rains.
 

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Got my steering column on and replaced the rag joint with the u joint. Once the trans gets here its off to the fab shop!

Gotta get a new starter and flywheel tho which sucks already.

 

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LOL...that doesn't sound "ALL STREET" to me. That's no cut. The car is gonna be straight up bad ass. I'm just sayin that you don't see "street cars" with cages and chutes attached. lol! At least none of the street cars I'VE seen.
I still can't wait to see it, and hopefully see some action videos soon. :thumbsup:
You aren't looking in the right places. There is a guy here in Central Fl. that runs mid 8's and drives the car to the track. Has driven it over 2000 miles to and from a race and run in the 8's.
 
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