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Old 08-10-2014, 11:50 AM
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As mentioned in another thread, the engine failed in November of 2013. I had been buying parts for almost a year and hoped that the LS1 would last well into 2014. It didn’t and then the only thing useable on the “running LS2 engine” that I bought was the block. At that point, I figured I may as well take things a step further. I'll try to document the bulk of the combination here in this build thread.

There are still quite a few things left to do and hopefully it will be running before the end of the year. Either way, I'm not in any hurry. On to the details...

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Engine: 6.0L Aluminum LS2 from a TBSS

Block Work by: Race Engine Development

•Installed Darton Seal Tight Dry Liners and Stress Relieved Block
•Finish Honed block with torque plates for Wiseco pistons
•Step decked Block, sleeve flanges are .0015" proud +/- .0005"
•Rethreaded head bolt holes for 1/2" head studs
•Installed HTC Steel Main Caps
•Align Bored Block for steel main caps

Block as received from R.E.D.


Darton - 4.125” Bore - Dry Sleeves


HTC Billet Main Caps and ARP Main Studs

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Crank
Lunati Signature series for GM LS GEN III/IV

•Stroke: 4.000"
•Main Bearing O.D.: 2.559"
•Rod Journal O.D.: 2.100"
•Rod Journal Width: 1.900"
•4340 Alloy
•24 Tooth Reluctor



Pistons
Wiseco 2618 alloy forged pistons; kit number K443X125

•Bore: 4.125"
•Comp Height: 1.140"
•Avg Weight: 446g
•Volume: -23cc/Dish



Rods
Lunati Pro Series connecting rods

•C-to-C: 6.125"
•B.E. Bore: 2.225"
•P.E. Bore: .928"
•Weight: 641g

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Great base and start buddy on the new rebuild for the car.
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Here's a little note about the piston and rod combo. Wiseco's catalog lists this piston as having a 1.140" compression height and compatible with a 6.125" rod length. This stack up will put the piston ~ 0.030" out of the hole with a nominal block height of 9.235". This wasn't acceptable for this build and the machinist had to take 0.030 off the tops of each piston to get back to the right clearance for this build.
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Nice. What is the overall plan?
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Nice. What is the overall plan?
To go fast.
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Nice pile o' parts Ben!! Looks like there's been some thought put into it for sure.

I can't help but notice the precision box in the top right. Those wouldn't happen to be new snails for the ttix would they?

Any details on the rest of the rebuild plans? Heads? Converting to FAST intake?

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Originally Posted by robert miller View Post
Great base and start buddy on the new rebuild for the car.
Thanks, Robert.

Originally Posted by 95wht6spd View Post
Nice. What is the overall plan?
Planned use is multi-purpose. Drive to the track-run 8's-drive home with a 6-speed, race at Texas Invitational, cruise to in-town and out of town car meets, attend half mile and full mile events in state and out of state. I may even take it back to the road course again. Basically use the car the same way I have for the past 5 years, but with more power and finally run a half or full mile event.
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Originally Posted by mdaniel View Post
To go fast.
Good answer.

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Nice pile o' parts Ben!! Looks like there's been some thought put into it for sure.

I can't help but notice the precision box in the top right. Those wouldn't happen to be new snails for the ttix would they?

Any details on the rest of the rebuild plans? Heads? Converting to FAST intake?

Thanks, I'll post up some more details. Turbos are the Precision billet 6265s. The FAST box contains a stock ls7 intake. I got it used for a great price.
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Cylinder Heads
GM LS7 Cylinder Heads
Head Work by: West Coast Cylinder Heads

•Competition Valve Job, Bronze Valve Guides
•Minimum Resurface of Deck
•REV LS7 1.615" Inconel Exhaust Valves
•BT Platinum Dual Spring Kit BTR-SK001



Combustion Chamber


Intake Port


Exhaust Port
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Here's what will provide a "boost" to all the previous parts listed:

Turbos
Precision PT6265 Ball Bearing Turbos

•Precision 'B' cover
•Turbonetics 0.82 A/R 5 bolt turbine housings
•Exclusive CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) compressor wheel machined from a 2618 aluminum forging
•Compressor Inducer: 62 mm
•Compressor Exducer: 82 mm
•Turbine Wheel diameter: 72mm



Billet Compressor Wheel



Downpipes
Champion Motorsports 3 inch down pipes

•Full 3” Stainless Tubing
•Custom built for C5 w/ TTiX kit


Weld Detail and WG Routing
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Cool, never seen precision 62's in a B cover. Did you have to ask nicely
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Cool, never seen precision 62's in a B cover. Did you have to ask nicely
I ordered them through Turbo Technology. They have always been helpful through the years even though I bought my kit used from an individual. They have the jigs for getting the elbows welded on correctly and squaring up the flanges on the turbine housing. These should provide the power I'm looking for now and then if desired, I'll do something custom down the road.
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Awesome parts list/stockpile
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Awesome parts list/stockpile
Thanks. It seems like it's been a piece at a time as the months have passed by. The last thing to manage is getting it back from the machine shop. Then it will be up to me to find the time to put it all back together, tune it and make sure it's ready to rip.

The build is it's own kind of fun but I really enjoy driving and racing with minimal downtime.
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Congrats Ben! Glad to see it all coming together.. FINALLY..

Gotta love a TT 427!

Gonna do the TR6060 swap now as well while it's apart?
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Gonna do the TR6060 swap now as well while it's apart?
I have no choice. I sold my rear diff to Bill after purchasing a low mileage TR6060 and C6Z Diff from an '09 Z06 last year. It's been collecting dust waiting to be mated up. The stock C5 trans and diff was rated at 385 ft-lbs of torque. The only upgrades were a DTE brace and DSS 300M shafts. They survived 800 ft-lbs of torque and 1.5x 60 foots at the track. I'm planning to use the same formula here. I've purchased an ECS Trans brace and may add DSS shafts if needed.

'09 C6Z TR6060, Rear diff, and Cradle assembly
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HELLL YES, looking forward to seeing this come together.
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I just love build threads!

Suggestion if you don't mind:
Have your reluctor indexed and TIG welded. I've seen too many moved reluctors lately. It's good, cheap insurance.

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