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This will be the combo soon, im still ordering all the parts, lemme know what you guys think,suggestions, assumptions on power/torque

ENGINE 1996 LT1 from camaro
Heads: Trick Flow LT1 aluminum, 2.02 1.60ss valves, beehive springs
195cc 68cc 72cc 3/8 arp rocker stud
comp pro magnum 1.6 self-aligning rockers,pushrods,lifters
Intake:GM LT1 carbureter conversion, aluminum dual plane
Fuel: Holley 750 vacuum, all choke accessories were removed
Ignition: converted from optispark to HEI, MSD cap,rotor,wires, pertronix flame
thrower coil, module, comp gear
BottomEnd: as of now it consists of a forged 383ci scat rotating assembly
Timing chain: comp magnum double roller
Camshaft: comp cams "xfi" hydraulic roller 292/300 advised duration
584/579 lift, 113 lsa, designed for beehive springs
Cooling: northern aluminum radiator,16" electric fan w/aluminum
shroud, CSR electric water pump, 160 thermostat
Balancing: internal balanced, with new Proffessional product balancer
Exhaust: "dougs" 1 3/4- 3" ceramic headers, 2.5" pipe, custom "flowmaster"
style mufflers

TRANNY
TH350 stock case,fully built internals, 850$ worth
"BTE" 10" 3500-3800 stall converter

REAREND
stock (for now) 8.5 10-bolt with spool, 3.90 gears

no subframe connectors, or traction bars yet, im goin to install a rear coil over kit and get rid of the springs eventually, so tell me what ya think guys
 

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The only things that jump right out at me are the mufflers and exhaust and the harmonic damper.

I don't like Flowkillers and there's a LOT better dampers out there at the same budget level as the Professional Products unit. Like this:

http://store.summitracing.com/partd...908216+4294908198+4294924755+115&autoview=sku

OR

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chev...d-10%-und_W0QQitemZ190294658577QQcmdZViewItem

Otherwise, it looks like a nice little package.
I'd also suggest looking at AD Performance and CNC Motorsports for the stroker kit. They're both quite a bit cheeper than Summit and Jegs.:yes:
http://www.adperformance.com/
http://www.cnc-motorsports.com/
 

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The only things that jump right out at me are the mufflers and exhaust and the harmonic damper.

I don't like Flowkillers and there's a LOT better dampers out there at the same budget level as the Professional Products unit. Like this:

well there not really flowmasters, theyre custum made 1/4 steel tig welded wit only 1 little baffle inside, theyre practically free flow straight pipes
and as for the balancer, i agree, but im really REALLY on a low budget and cannot afford a nice one for an LT1 from fluidamper or someone like that ,they cost above 300$ for quality name brand

its already a stroker, iwas just stating what it consisted of
 

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build up...

The small block engine gurus can comment on the motor...my concern is the durability of the rear and tranny heat. I would upgrade the axles and bearings and use a good cover with the supports....add a trans cooler and trans temp gauge if you don't have them...that loose converter combined with those 3.90 gears is going to make some heat. With no overdrive you are also going to be revving the engine a lot...something to consider if this is to be a street cruiser most of the time. Good luck...

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The small block engine gurus can comment on the motor...my concern is the durability of the rear and tranny heat. I would upgrade the axles and bearings and use a good cover with the supports....add a trans cooler and trans temp gauge if you don't have them...that loose converter combined with those 3.90 gears is going to make some heat. With no overdrive you are also going to be revving the engine a lot...something to consider if this is to be a street cruiser most of the time. Good luck...


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it has a good tranny cooler with a fan on it already, and im getting a gauge soon, its a weekend warrior streetcar, with the very large duration on the cam and the 3.90 gears, and the converter doesnt stall but around 3600 really,,i ran that converter with the cam in it now, which is small, with stock gears and it stalled about 3200 everywhere i went all the time and footbraked around 3600, but i took it out and put a smal one on temporarily..and since i already have the converter im gonna try it out, if it doesnt work out ill get a smaller one put in, maybe like a 34-3600, just enough for the cam
 

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it has a good tranny cooler with a fan on it already, and im getting a gauge soon, its a weekend warrior streetcar, with the very large duration on the cam and the 3.90 gears, and the converter doesnt stall but around 3600 really,,i ran that converter with the cam in it now, which is small, with stock gears and it stalled about 3200 everywhere i went all the time and footbraked around 3600, but i took it out and put a smal one on temporarily..and since i already have the converter im gonna try it out, if it doesnt work out ill get a smaller one put in, maybe like a 34-3600, just enough for the cam
I edited my posts about the dampers. Sorry, I didn't take into account the lt-1 being different. Still better options out there.

As for the converter, a lot of places like Ultimate Converter Concepts will do an "Upgrade" or "Freshen-up" on your converter and make a WORLD of difference at a very reasonable price. Your 3600-3800 stall should NOT slip ALL of the time. Just under a load. That's the difference between a cheap inefficient converter and a GOOD tight converter!! There's usually some MPH and ET difference at the track as well.:yes:
Try giving Lenny a call (yes, he's the guy answering the phone AND building all of the converters so there's NO "Middle-Man" to screw things up.).. A conversation costs nothing.
http://www.ultimateconverter.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozrZ...rter.com/default.aspx&feature=player_embedded
 

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I edited my posts about the dampers. Sorry, I didn't take into account the lt-1 being different. Still better options out there.

As for the converter, a lot of places like Ultimate Converter Concepts will do an "Upgrade" or "Freshen-up" on your converter and make a WORLD of difference at a very reasonable price. Your 3600-3800 stall should NOT slip ALL of the time. Just under a load. That's the difference between a cheap inefficient converter and a GOOD tight converter!! There's usually some MPH and ET difference at the track as well.:yes:
Try giving Lenny a call (yes, he's the guy answering the phone AND building all of the converters so there's NO "Middle-Man" to screw things up.).. A conversation costs nothing.
http://www.ultimateconverter.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozrZ...rter.com/default.aspx&feature=player_embedded
well about my converter, it was prchased along with my transmission build, and it has a 2year warranty, if need be i can send it back to BTE and have it re-stalled for about 75$$
but ill keep him in mind, i have some friends with up and coming builds,,thanks
 
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