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6/6/13 3:28pm - Original Message: 'New Engine Rebuild'
Andy61
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1969 convertible blown 350 4 speed manual

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Finally finished my new rebuild after destroying the old engine due to a faulty blow off plate on the 671.
I'm sure crate engines are more than adequate and reliable, however i decided to build a new engine from the start.

bought a brand new 4 bolt main block and the fun began... 
Forged scat crank, Mildon high volume oil pump, Lunati "I" beam 6" rods, SRP flat tops with full floating piston pins, and head studs sealed with Holden (Australian GM) head stud sealer.
aluminium heads, stainless valves, roller rockers, thumper cam, Rollmaster red series duel timing chain, two piece timing cover,Flowmaster high rise intake, holley 750 double pumper.
crank has 6.5 thou end float,  pistons 2.5 thou clearance and all sealed up with felpro gaskets and seals. I have put a few pics below

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6/6/13 6:49pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Andy 

When are you going to have it dropped in or is it already.   Is that the picture of the car with the new engine in it.   What is the expected Horse Power on that beast.


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6/6/13 11:56pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Sweet looking power plant!  I'm glad I went the rebuild way vs. a crate motor, too.  I think you'll be making a few more ponies than me, tho.  

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1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
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6/7/13 1:18pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Clap  SWEEEEEET!!!
Sure hope ya don't hafta pull the heads some day.....them studs is gunna make it hard to do in the car!
Nice looking build tho....looks stout. Thumbs Up

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6/7/13 2:24pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Better keep diapers in the glove box for your passengers! Nice job! Beer
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6/7/13 7:03pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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Ground shaking, tire burning..........awe, that's the bestThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up



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6/9/13 6:24pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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1969 convertible blown 350 4 speed manual

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The engine is installed and only just run in. i have added about 1200 miles to the speedo since install. the photo of the car below my post was when I was running the 671 blower, that is not the engine I have built just recently, and with the blower on I was getting around 532 BHP @ 6450 RPM. I have not tested the new engine on a Dyno yet I will wait a while.this is a pic just after the engine went in.



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6/10/13 12:47am - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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sweet!

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6/10/13 7:58pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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I have a question since your running 500 hp in a c3. How does the car hold up? Never put that kinda power into a independent rear vehicle... sure has tempted Me though on one for a project.
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6/11/13 1:45pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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'68-'69 L88s and the ZL1 had 560 hp.....they did have some heavy dooty drive-line components, but the basic suspension was stock.

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6/11/13 10:11pm - Reply: 'Re: New Engine Rebuild'
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Only reason i asked is we have our stock 77 and i also found another 76 that we thought about making a project since it dont have all original and putting a ls3 crate 525hp and t56 behind it. Kinda like a toy c3 but worried about tearing it up. Im used to doing this with all steel cars. C3 and vette is all new territory.
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