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Old 06-28-2009, 11:50 AM
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Attention ZR1 Owners and Wannabees!

There is talk going around Wixom PBC about allowing customers to come in and build their engines with us. This would be an option you would select when ordering a ZR1 Z06 or dry sump Grand Sport. You may even be able to have your name on the engine tag!

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I would be all over that!!!
If it happens, I'll do it when my 2011 ZR1 is built.
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Originally Posted by eaglei View Post
Attention ZR1 Owners and Wannabees!

There is talk going around Wixom PBC about allowing customers to come in and build their engines with us. This would be an option you would select when ordering a ZR1 Z06 or dry sump Grand Sport. You may even be able to have your name on the engine tag!

Whattayathink?
I'm interested! do you think this may be possible with an August build date?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:53 PM
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Is Tom Morrissey still at PBC?
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I'm interested! do you think this may be possible with an August build date?
Wouldn't bet on everything being in place by August, but who knows? If there is enough demand it could be done quickly.

(PS I have been accused of being an optimist)

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Is Tom Morrissey still at PBC?
Tom recently transferred to GM Powertrain Engineering. He is a very thorough builder and was a pleasure to work with.

Good luck to Tom!
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Originally Posted by eaglei View Post
Attention ZR1 Owners and Wannabees!

There is talk going around Wixom PBC about allowing customers to come in and build their engines with us. This would be an option you would select when ordering a ZR1 Z06 or dry sump Grand Sport. You may even be able to have your name on the engine tag!

Whattayathink?
Count me in!!!!!

cheers!
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What a cool idea, an engine builder's tour, would love to be involved with that. Thanks!
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What a cool idea, an engine builder's tour, would love to be involved with that. Thanks!
Speaking of engine builders tour - we will be having an open at the PBC on Wednesday, August 12, during the afternoon. Exact times will be posted as soon as I know for sure.

This will give you a chance to see LS9, LS7 and dry sump LS3's being assembled and to meet the builders.

Our open house is timed in conjuction with the Woodward Dream Cruise in Metro Detroit.

Put it on your calendar, we'd love to see ya!

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Originally Posted by eaglei View Post
Attention ZR1 Owners and Wannabees!

There is talk going around Wixom PBC about allowing customers to come in and build their engines with us. This would be an option you would select when ordering a ZR1 Z06 or dry sump Grand Sport. You may even be able to have your name on the engine tag!

Whattayathink?
Have you found out anything on this option?
I asked my SA but he hasn't gotten any word yet.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:21 PM
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I think someone should refer Mike Priest to these boards so we can all give him the credit he deserves.
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Have you found out anything on this option?
I asked my SA but he hasn't gotten any word yet.
No new info yet - we have been on our summer shutdown. But I will tell our management next week that there seems to be strong interest from customers that want to be involved in their engine build. Would be great to see it happen!
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I think someone should refer Mike Priest to these boards so we can all give him the credit he deserves.
Mike does see your messages - but so far has not registered with the Forum. I'll try to get him more involved, but his main interest is building great engines!
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No new info yet - we have been on our summer shutdown. But I will tell our management next week that there seems to be strong interest from customers that want to be involved in their engine build. Would be great to see it happen!
That kind of involvement might make me trade in my 06Z for a new one!!!

Build it, then plant tour then Museum delivery. Sounds like a hell of a plan. (Just cant swing a ZR1 )
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Speaking of engine builders tour - we will be having an open at the PBC on Wednesday, August 12, during the afternoon. Exact times will be posted as soon as I know for sure.

This will give you a chance to see LS9, LS7 and dry sump LS3's being assembled and to meet the builders.

Our open house is timed in conjuction with the Woodward Dream Cruise in Metro Detroit.

Put it on your calendar, we'd love to see ya!

Don
Update on the Open House at Performance Build Center - It will take place on Wednesday August 12, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Hope to see you all!

Registration is encouraged through PBC website. Link will be posted in the next few days.
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Hey there Don.

Hows the old gang over at the PBC?

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Originally Posted by eaglei View Post
Attention ZR1 Owners and Wannabees!

There is talk going around Wixom PBC about allowing customers to come in and build their engines with us. This would be an option you would select when ordering a ZR1 Z06 or dry sump Grand Sport. You may even be able to have your name on the engine tag!

Whattayathink?
It sucks.

Sucks that it wasn't started earlier!

I did the buyers tour at the plant and the museum delivery for my Z06. I had wanted to go to Wixom to see the operation and hopefully meet the guy that put my motor together.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by LS7/LS9 Engineer View Post
Hey there Don.

Hows the old gang over at the PBC?

-Thom D.
Hello Thom,

A few faces have come and gone since you transferred, but overall we're doing pretty well.

Right now though, we're all kind of stunned by the sudden death of Dale Simmet (an engine builder that retired last April). Thom, as I recall you worked pretty closely with Dale, so you know that he was a very smart and experienced mechanic. He was also the consummate prankster, so there was often laughter when Dale was around. He will surely be missed.

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Update on the Open House at Performance Build Center - It will take place on Wednesday August 12, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Hope to see you all!

Registration is encouraged through PBC website. Link will be posted in the next few days.
Sorry folks, the open house has has been postponed.

It has been decided that we will be shut down that week to match Bowling Green's schedule. Previously the plan was to keep us open at reduced output, in order to schedule the open house during Dream Cruise week.

When date is set, there will be a posting (athough I may be a little gun shy to do so). Please don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.

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Wow, how cool was that!
Very nice gesture.
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