1970 RS Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by aps63, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. hot72rod

    hot72rod Veteran Member Gold Member

    Sorry about that, I didn't look though the post to see what jack had posted.
     
  2. aps63

    aps63 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    N.J.
    No problem, there's a ton of info out there.
     
  3. aps63

    aps63 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    N.J.
    So the 700R4 is all rebuilt and back in the car.
    Took me longer then I had anticipated because I ended up replacing a few more parts that were not included in the rebuild kit.
    Got it back in and it was not locking up in fourth. Called Painless and they helped me figure out it was a bad solenoid. Shipped me a new one right away. Thanks Painless for the great customer service.
    Well worth the wait though, cruises down the highway great and has plenty of grunt down low. Hopefully if the weather stays nice today we will go out for a nice long blast.
     
  4. Tokyo Torquer3

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    NJ
    Hey Paul,

    I am headed to Whiskey, tonight, if you are in the area. I try to make it 3-4 times a year.

    mike
     
  5. aps63

    aps63 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hi Mike,
    I was actually heading up there tonight too.
    I haven't been there at all this year.
    See you there.
     
  6. aps63

    aps63 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    N.J.
    I have been thinking about building the next motor for the Camaro. Going back and forth between old school and new school.
    Looking through Craigs List last week and my mind was made up for me. An LQ4 for $550 five minutes from my house, after a little negotiating we settled on $400. I think it was a good deal. Everything looks in very good shape. I have a pretty modest goal of 400 to 450hp. Should be attainable without to much trouble. I hope. Early Christmas present.

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  7. CasperCasper

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    That's a great price and indeed a very modest goal. Consider milling your heads a little extra before throwing her back together, it's cheap horsepower because the heads should be refinished anyways.
     
  8. aps63

    aps63 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks, I will probably go with L92 heads. I think that will raise the compression a little.
     
  9. Tokyo Torquer3

    Tokyo Torquer3 Veteran Member

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    It is very easy to get 500-520 hp out of an LS engine with a cylinder head/ hydro roller cam kit and maybe a throttle body. My stock 5.7 hemi in my RAM pickup truck is 395hp/ 410 ft lbs of torque (and gets 20 mpg on the highway).. so easy to make good drivable power with modern engines w/o even having to go to power adders. A lot easier to add these items before the engine gets stuck in the engine bay.
     
  10. CasperCasper

    CasperCasper Veteran Member

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    L92's and a small cam and you will be deep into the 500s !
     

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