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Old 02-15-2009, 09:22 PM
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Has anyone started this thread yet? Larry
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Serial number 0043 here. John Priest built mine. From what I could find out, he is no longer with the Wixom facility. (Retired) I was told. Lots of luck to him. He built one hell of a motor.
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Serial number 0043 here. John Priest built mine. From what I could find out, he is no longer with the Wixom facility. (Retired) I was told. Lots of luck to him. He built one hell of a motor.
No chance that was Mike Priest? (Mike will never retire, as long as the checks keep coming)
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MY BAD!!! You are correct. Mike Priest. But for sure, when I tried to reach him by going thru the Wixom facility, They did tell me he had retired. Were they incorrect?
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MY BAD!!! You are correct. Mike Priest. But for sure, when I tried to reach him by going thru the Wixom facility, They did tell me he had retired. Were they incorrect?
Mike would live in a box in the parking lot if he could get away with it. He misses NO time from work. Very very picky about building an engine. Larry P.S. they will be back from layoff tomorrow. Mike might be there already.

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Mike would live in a box in the parking lot if he could get away with it. He misses NO time from work. Very very picky about building an engine. Larry
Well then, I'm proud to have a motor built by him!
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I agree with 1BAD. Although I haven't modded mine yet, I have put quite a few miles on her. Included in the miles is a trip from Fl. to North Carolina and a little side trip to Deals Gap (tail of the dragon). The whole car performed flawlessly, especially the motor. My compliments to the chef. (Mike)
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Wixom is down this coming week, except for one builder, Mike Priest.
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Assembled by Gary Phillips.
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The name of the person that built the ZR1 motor in the same place as the ZO6?
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The name of the person that built the ZR1 motor in the same place as the ZO6?
It's on the left side of the supercharger/intercooler
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It's on the left side of the supercharger/intercooler
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http://www.gm.com/experience/technol...sp?exist=false
Will have to click on each of the five links, Larry
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The name of the person that built the ZR1 motor in the same place as the ZO6?



You can see the name tag in this pic.
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Built by Chas Giese JR! Is the tag and numbers on the heads like it is on the LS7 to get the production information on the LS9?
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Yes, LS9 engine number/bar code labels are on front and rear surfaces of LH cylinder head, as they are on LS7's. They can easily be decoded to figure out build date.

To date, all LS9's are built on line A2 at Wixom Performance Build Center (except Corvette Engine Build Experience engines which are built on A4).

Updated LS9 Summary - Posts on Corvette Forum

As of November 14, 2011:

Mike Priest- 22
Rick Dadd- 14
J.D. Dickinson- 13 (Transferred)
Bruce Blomfield – 11
Richard McBride- 9
Ron Hein- 8
Mike Armstrong- 8 (Retired)
John A. Ross- 5
Tom (Thomas N.) Taylor- 4
Rodger Schultz- 4
Gary Andrews- 3
James Knipp- 3
Chas. Giese Jr. – 2
John Ketchum- 1 (Transferred)
Mike Klamo - 1 (Transferred)
Gary Phillips- 1 (Transferred)
Dale Simmet (Retired) - 1

Forum member total = 98 + 12 = 110 LS9’s posted

Please keep the posts coming in! Only a small % have been posted. It’s OK to bully and cajole your friends to make a posting.

Speaking of the Wixom Performance Build Center – we have a new web site for you to check out. Includes product and personnel info, tour request link, and much more. Check it out – and we are open to suggestions for improvements! Here’s the PBC link:

http://www.gmpowertrain.com/pbc/

Have a great Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be thankful for…

Hope you’re able to get a few more rides in this year. I had a chance to ride in a ZR1 at SEMA – with a professional driver from Spring Mountain – WOW!! What a rush! All I could do was laugh….
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#553 Mike Priest. Engine performance incredible, no leaks.
Thanks Mike.
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