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12-05-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By bigmackloud

I really enjoy TrackDaze events. I really like...

I really enjoy TrackDaze events. I really like their open track events, but I'm not in the green group so I get to partake in the extra track time.

I also ran with THSCC (Tarheel Sports Car Club)...
Forum: C5 General
09-13-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By bigmackloud

Thanks for the thoughts. I'm more inland...

Thanks for the thoughts. I'm more inland (Raleigh) but my parents have a place down near Swansboro. I went down and helped board up the windows, etc. Hung a lot of plywood yesterday; brought home all...
07-13-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By bigmackloud

Good suggestions above. Here are a few others. ...

Good suggestions above. Here are a few others. Not everything is "mandatory", just ideas to get you started.

ARP rod bolts
ARP head bolts (probably no need for studs, but the bolts just makes...
Forum: C5 Tech
06-04-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By bigmackloud

I personally wouldn't trade an aluminum LS motor...

I personally wouldn't trade an aluminum LS motor for an iron block unless you are going big boost FI, and mainly drag racing.

I do agree that there are ways of building cheap hp. Find an iron...
Forum: C5 Tech
06-01-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By bigmackloud

It's the little things that add up, especially on...

It's the little things that add up, especially on a high mileage motor. Somethings should be replaced because of the mileage, and others just because they are difficult to get to later.

Are you...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-31-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By bigmackloud

That may be a tall order if you are including...

That may be a tall order if you are including heads and cam in the $4k budget. I just finished building the motor in my C5. I was able to reuse the block and the crank, and basically everything...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-23-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By bigmackloud

The catch can goes inline between the engine side...

The catch can goes inline between the engine side of the pcv system and the intake manifold vacuum source.

There are two different pcv systems depending on the year. Your 2001 model has the...
05-17-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,653
Posted By bigmackloud

Excellent video. Subscribed.

Excellent video. Subscribed.
Forum: C5 Tech
05-16-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By bigmackloud

For what it's worth, it's not that hard to do...

For what it's worth, it's not that hard to do yourself if you have a press. (a simple arbor press from HF is fine, some even use a bench vise). Not required (I didn't use it) but Comp makes a...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By bigmackloud

I went with the Monster Stage 2 single disc with...

I went with the Monster Stage 2 single disc with lightweight flywheel. Granted I went a year and half w/o driving the car while I was rebuilding the engine, but the new clutch drives pretty much...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By bigmackloud

Yea, those temps sound way too high for just...

Yea, those temps sound way too high for just cruising on the highway. It's probably not "hurting" anything, as guys who track their cars regularly see oil temps in the 275-300* range, but that's...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-09-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By bigmackloud

This is discussed from time to time in the...

This is discussed from time to time in the RR/AutoX forum.

The radiators with an integrated oil cooler are ok, but don't typically have the needed capacity for tracking, especially for something...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-09-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By bigmackloud

The c6z shocks mentioned above from Cultrag are a...

The c6z shocks mentioned above from Cultrag are a good choice.

I just swapped z06 leaf springs into my base C5, and I went with DRM valved Bilsteins. I've only driven it about 100 miles so far,...
Forum: C5 General
04-30-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,992
Posted By bigmackloud

I didn't research the CHE or BTR that closely but...

I didn't research the CHE or BTR that closely but I believe they are all VERY similar. Honestly it's not an overly complicated design. I would do a basic comparison, and then probably go with what...
Forum: C5 General
04-30-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,992
Posted By bigmackloud

I sure did. It's really not difficult to do. I...

I sure did. It's really not difficult to do. I used a HF arbor press. A hydraulic press would be fine too, just gotta be careful you don't apply too much pressure if something isn't moving. I...
Forum: C5 General
04-27-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,992
Posted By bigmackloud

Thanks for the kind words (and for subscribing). ...

Thanks for the kind words (and for subscribing). Definitely appreciated.


I'm working on an official "1st Start-Up" video for the channel, but just for you guys here's a teaser clip I recorded...
Forum: C5 General
04-23-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,992
Posted By bigmackloud

Here's that steam vent line video I promised. ...

Here's that steam vent line video I promised.

https://youtu.be/xWgUicWliFE


For my break-in, my thought is to put about 50 miles on the first oil, then dump it, then maybe change it again...
Forum: C5 General
04-20-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,992
Posted By bigmackloud

Yes. So I ran a hose from the rear crossover to...

Yes. So I ran a hose from the rear crossover to the front of the motor on the driver's side. Coming off the front crossover, I have a very short piece of hose. Those two hoses join in a T fitting,...
Forum: C5 General
04-19-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By bigmackloud

This is good advise if you still have a stock...

This is good advise if you still have a stock clutch. Do a quick search and see how many threads there are about clutch issues. Always pops up after adding HP and is super frustrating.

You might...
Forum: C5 General
04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,992
Posted By bigmackloud

Yep, that's me! Scruf's Garage! Really happy...

Yep, that's me! Scruf's Garage! Really happy to hear the videos have been helpful. I'm a visual person, so sometimes being able to see someone do something instead of just reading a tech write-up...
04-05-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,983
Posted By bigmackloud

This is an extremely common issue. There are...

This is an extremely common issue. There are almost always 1-3 threads about it on the first page in the C5 tech forum.

Typically the issue pops up after you've increased hp. And the problem...
04-03-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By bigmackloud

Agree with all of the above. Ultimately having...

Agree with all of the above. Ultimately having stand along coolers will give you more cooling capacity.

I put together my stand alone oil cooler with components from Improved Racing. Used...
03-13-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By bigmackloud

The baffles press into place on the support...

The baffles press into place on the support ridges of the upper pan. The lower pan has corresponding ridges, so the baffles are locked into place. You actually have to trim the lower pan gasket to...
03-12-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By bigmackloud

While I was doing my engine rebuild, I decided...

While I was doing my engine rebuild, I decided the baffles would be a worthwhile investment. They are a quality product, and the installation is straight forward.

There isn't but so much you can...
Forum: C5 Tech
03-05-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By bigmackloud

Rear wheels removed, upper control arms unbolted...

Rear wheels removed, upper control arms unbolted from the frame. Then you'll drop the entire rear cradle assembly with the differential and transmission and torque tube assembly. I chose to leave...
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