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Old 05-26-2006, 08:26 AM   #1  
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As you all know by now, I completely annihilated my engine on the way up to Cruise In. So "The Hammer of the Underworld" has been shattered; the "Olde Grond" is now dead.

My stock LS1 lasted until the injudicious use of my right foot hit 12 pounds of boost at the top of 3rd gear, on the stock bottom end, and toasted a piston.

Nothing else appears to be damaged - the beautiful ECS Paxton supercharger is intact (love that blower) and my rather expensive drivetrain is solid.

So Olde Grond is sleeping safe and sound in Orlando, for now. I will get it towed home when I get back from Cruise In.

However, the rebirth of Grond is now definite.

Met CajunDude (Jason) here at Cruise In, and he has planted the seed of what I need to do with my next engine. Hehehehe. Completely unbeknownst to him Likewise, ALLTHROTTLE&NOBOTTLE (Steve) unknowingly told me what I need to do next to fix a minor (read: major) traction problem I was having.



Connecticut (CF Supporting Tuner) is also here, and he will be coming down to Florida for the next engine build. Stangkiller (Chris) and I have already planned what we are going to do with Grond next - and it is going to be extreme, to say the least.

Stay tuned to a Forum near you for the next Grond Chronicles.

EG (from Cruise In 7)

Post Scriptum : I am so glad that I came to Cruise In - the welcome was overwhelming - thanks everyone!!
Cruise In is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:36 AM   #2  
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Stephen,

Good Lord, the stock bottom end couldn't hold up to 12psi???


Waiting with baited breath for your next engine build!

PS: did you take a second "Grond Mod" mortgage yet???

Have fun at the cruise in!!!

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Can't wait to see (hear) the new Grond. Count me in too for any help needed during the rebuild.
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Good luck with the rebuild/rebirth of GROND!!!!!
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Can't wait to see the Re-Birth!!!

Enjoy the CI!!!
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Stephen,

Good Lord, the stock bottom end couldn't hold up to 12psi???


Waiting with baited breath for your next engine build!

PS: did you take a second "Grond Mod" mortgage yet???

Have fun at the cruise in!!!

Bill

I thought all bottom ends were safe at 12 psi

Good luck with your rebuild and then you will be able to turn up the wick safely to 14+ as that is where I decided to stop at the moment, knowing that there is more if needed, you think you had traction issues now wait until you go with the LS2 or whatever forged setup you go with and see the difference, it is incredible, but well worth it

Long live the Grond Chronicles on the Forum we all await your next mod
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OMG Stephen, just checked in and read about your mishap.

We met (in passing) at CI VI ad I've followed your exploits here on the forum. GROND is dead but I'm sure the rebirth will amazing!! Keep your eyes on the prize and "Son of GROND" will be a beast!

I wished I could be there to buy you a (another) beer. Maybe next year.

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Those of us in FL should be very afraid
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Stephen, you need a **** test!

You are insane and I can truly appreciate that! I can't wait to see what is instore for the GROND!
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Ah, the chronicles continue! What new fate is in store? Stay tuned (in more ways than one) .

Have fun with the Forum Gang and say Hi to the DFW Crew. Wish I could have made it.
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Nothing else appears to be damaged - the beautiful ECS Paxton supercharger is intact (love that blower) and my rather expensive drivetrain is solid.
Stephen; you have found the weak link in the system.

Sorry to hear about your troubles guy.
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can't wait for the step by step pics of your new engine! oh joy!!!!
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Let operation phoenix begin!!!
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The Florida folks will now know what earthquakes are when the new ground pounder is unvieled

Enjoy the CI ... wish we all could be there
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