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Old 04-15-2019, 12:59 PM
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I'm looking to do some upgrades on my Z. I was originally going to do some driveline upgrades with exhaust.
Looking at:
McCLeod or Monster twin disk, slave, remote bleeder
poly couplers and bearings for torque tube
TSP headers or Kooks. Do the Kooks justify the extra 800 bucks?
PFADT trans brace
LG tunnel brace

Then I got to thinking about the other parts I would like to change and figured if I'm going to pull the back half of the car out to do the clutch and TT. Then I might as well separate the car from the front and rear subframe and do it all at once. My buddy has a twin post lift in his garage.
So what I'm looking at motor wise:
TSP 225 heads or trickflow 220
TSP torquer V2 cam (or any other recommendations)
3/8 pushrods
LS7 Lifters w trays
Harlan Sharp rockers
Gasket kit
ARP headbolt kit.
Melling High pressure oil pump
Cloyes single roller chain

Am I missing anything? Any other recommendations?

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Old 04-15-2019, 02:04 PM
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If you are going with a twin disc look at RPS BC-2.
Katech remote bleeder
Sac City Corvette transmission mount
Melling 10296
I'd go with the C5-R timing chain and "while you're in there," replace the harmonic balancer to ATI 917266 and ARP Bolt.
Have fun. All good stuff.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:20 PM
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Spaggs,
You like the LUX better than the PFADT trans brace? Any reason why?
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:23 PM
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Spaggs,
You like the LUX better than the PFADT trans brace? Any reason why?
I would use the Pfadt mount and the ECS tran/diff brace.. That's what I used
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:46 PM
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As for the timing chain I used this..
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-no-equal.html
There is a person in the Facebook groups making the Pfadt style mount for 250.00
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Smoken1 View Post
As for the timing chain I used this..
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-no-equal.html
There is a person in the Facebook groups making the Pfadt style mount for 250.00
Thanks I will definitely get one of these.
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Since your block should be drilled and tapped look into this
https://www.briantooleyracing.com/ls...-88958607.html
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:27 PM
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Out of those 2 head choices the tfs 220ís for sure, mill to bump compression and run thinner head gaskets, Johnson 2110 lifters, stock rockers with trunnion upgrade, new stock oil pump, powerbond pulley, arp crank bolt, pick the cam that YOU want and that works for your build cause youíll probably get 30 different suggestions
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Most of my mods have to do with sustained HPDE events. I have some budget hp mods, but the aim is to make things last. I went with AMP motor mounts and wanted something similar in the rear. It is polyurethane incased in steel and not outrageous in price.
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Ooops. That's AMT not AMP. I also installed their camber kit and seat rails. It's cool stuff.
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Ooops. That's AMT not AMP. I also installed their camber kit and seat rails. It's cool stuff.
Spaggs
I understood. Thanks for all the comments.
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Are the Kooks worth the extra money over the TS headers?
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:07 AM
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You are going to want a high volume pump, not a high pressure pump.
the high volume pump will compensate for any engine wear in the oil supplied rotating parts group
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