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Old 18-11-2017, 12:04 PM
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Yes as Martin said Dave is the mainstay in organising the pitch for the forum. We have a lot to thank him for in putting all this effort in. Hopefully we can get a few more along to next years event.
Dave if you need any help just let us know, all being well next year I’ll do the full 3 days and get there earlier on the Friday.

thanks Pete, would be good to see the V8 Coupe at Silverstone
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:16 PM
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Quick update......

Went to the paint shop today and it's looking good! He's done a nice job and I'm pleased. I'll get some photos when it's properly back together.

Most of the engine components are ordered and are arriving gradually in dribs and drabs. Next week is the start of the build of the LS3 that's been sat waiting patiently on a pallet for a year!

The Stroker Kit!....Eagle Speciality rotating assembly. Forged crank, rods and pistons along with everything required. This will take capacity from stock 6.2L to around 6.9L


CNC Ported Heads........I scored a pair of unused GM Performance CNC heads for the right money so it was rude not to buy them!


Valvetrain upgrades.....Comp cam, springs, bolts and pushrods. (Yes that's right, pushrods! None of this DOHC nonsense ) I've gone for mild, not wild.......This is about low to mid, not peak numbers!


Intake.....I treated myself to a FAST intake, mainly because I wanted a cool look under the bonnet! It will give gains but I've come over all tarty about the under bonnet look! The coils will get moved and the valvetrain covers will be billet to complete the neat look!


Ancillaries.......I sold all my mine with the LS1 so I treated the LS3 to all new pumps, pulleys, starter, alternator etc. All gaskets, bolts, sensors etc are all now landed too, so Dyno Torque can work the magic!


Gearbox.....A brand new Tremec TR-6060 is on the way which will be a huge improvement on the old skool feeling T56 I was used to.




It's feeling like Christmas!

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:47 PM
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We have to see this at Silverstone!!!
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:42 PM
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Engine is now stripped and getting rebuilt........





Forged Mahle pistons, with added Tom Foolery!



.......and stroked!



Lube it up and pop it right in there......



Some CNC'd PRC goodness.......







That's not a valve.........That's a valve!



Baffled sump......



On lifting the bonnet, these should upset a few BMW purists!



.........and ready to go in!

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Old 21-01-2018, 07:03 AM
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Wow, that’s going to look (and sound!) amazing!!
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Old 25-01-2018, 04:07 PM
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On the old Dotz wheels which are now relegated to slaves, sat on the recovery truck for the journey from the painter's to Dyno Torque where it'll get the new engine and box fitted.



Ready to make a start.......


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Old 25-01-2018, 05:10 PM
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Yea those wheels don't look the best. What wheels do you run normally? There's quite a few decent options for wide rear stagger fitment now.
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Old 25-01-2018, 11:00 PM
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Yep, the Dotz wheels are pretty hideous aren't they. I might have them powder coated black and run part worn slicks on them as a cheap track day combo once my 1/2 cage goes in.

I run it on LM's, which I know are a bit samey, but hey, what doesn't look good on them?
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Old 26-01-2018, 09:04 AM
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I thought you had LMs, yes they do look nice!

I never like wheels like those DOTZ that have the spokes curve outwards and back in to create a "fake" dish; on these cars there is enough width and offset on the back to have a flat wheel face and a proper dish.
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