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Old 10-20-2017, 02:32 PM   #21
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I found a gen 4 5.3 shortblock on CL for $150. What would be a better idea, build my ls1, or build the 5.3 and sell my running ls1 with heads and recoup some money?
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:12 PM   #22
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small bore block is much stronger, but not needed below 1k hp according to most

those heads look really good

if your block is good, and you run those heads, you should be fine.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #23
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Thanks. I was just told the same thing. Use my block that I have now.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:52 PM   #24
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Moving right along, paid the car off today! Time to snowball a few more credit cards. Hope to start stockpiling parts around new years. I can't wait to use my new paychecks on toys and not bills.

I will never use a credit card again or take out another car loan.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:09 PM   #25
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I wouldn't let TSP build my engine....but would love for them to build my opponents engine
Why not? Iíve been running a TSP stroker for the last 10.5 years with zero issues.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:04 PM   #26
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Moving right along. One more credit card to pay off. So far my wife and I have paid off the Corvette ($4,000) and $11,000 in credit cards! Pretty exciting for us. $3,000 more to go and I can start buying some car parts! Should be done paying everything off by the end of February and only started this thread in October.

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Definitely put the best parts you can afford in there.

Some of the things to consider are your Fasteners.

try and make sure your rods hand ARP 2000 rod bolts instead of 8740

sams for the head studs. it’s also not a bad idea to have your crank checked for straightness.

not a bad idea to get a nice entry level 4340 forged crank either.


If you are interested in someone building your engine. Send us a message. We would be glad to help. We have plenty of various. Press on stock to build anything you want.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:18 PM   #28
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Had an incident about a month ago. Buddy lost control and hit a brick wall in the Vette. Had a get together to help my brother in law get it ready for paint this coming weekend. He's a top notch body man. Painting the whole car.
















My nephew was helping out too. Youngster is quite the helper. Getting excited. Gonna buy some coilovers then I'll start with the engine parts. Gonna be nice building a car with a brand new paint job.
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if you're interested i'm selling my corvette creationz bumper. has the built in duck bill spoiler and lower section is laid in real carbon. $500 for it, it's off the car now. i'm going stock bumper w/ a drag wing and chute.
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