73 Base Camaro going to 2006 LS2 4L65E

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I didn't even know Holley had one. I haven't seen one personally to attest to the quality. Despite, you don't need to up the size of the TB. I don't think anything but stock will fit in the stock intake anyways.
     
  2. mrfleet12

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    Got a little work done today, more cleaning in the underside and getting the firewall welded up. Engine and trans will arrive sometime next week.
    Going to place a massive order with Summit tomorrow. IMG_20170827_134634.jpg IMG_20170827_160448.jpg
     
  3. mrfleet12

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    So, engine and trans showed up today, trucking company destroyed it, so I'm back to square one, looking for another setup.
    Had plans to plant the engine this weekend and fire it up the week of the 11th.
    Don't see that happening now.
     
  4. Bobby G

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    Do you have any pics of the damage?
     
  5. mrfleet12

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    It's kind of hard to tell but, the intake is busted, water pump was hit hard enough so it wouldn't spin, both exhaust manifolds were broken and the oil filler neck was busted and pieces of plastic had fallen down in the block. Things that could have been replaced and or repaired but Ryan at Hawks wanted to make it right.
    Should have a replacement by Monday. Ryan at Hawk's is a stand up guy.

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  6. mrfleet12

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    Have my brother in from Az this week, we made some headway on the car and took in the Hot Rod Drag Week at Byron on Wednesday.. That was a blast..

    Have the frame and firewall cleaned and painted, radiator support will be Friday... Cleaned up all of the wiring in the engine bay and under the dash.
    New engine arrives Monday and I'll start working in getting it set in.. Unfortunately, it's back to the real world of work on Monday..

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  7. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Darn, sometimes that happens. I got lucky with my engine. Th company was not the greatest but the seller packed it pretty decent.

    So are you getting a completely new engine or new parts?
     
  8. mrfleet12

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    Yup, new (to me) engine and trans out of a 05 GTO this time.. Seems to be a simple install but I know there is more to it.. Still on the fence about the controller, was considering using Fitech to control the engine and trans and am also looking at just having this one flashed and rework the harness.. Benefit from Fitech is the ability to makes edits somewhat easily..
    Was thinking about swapping cams to the GM hot cam 12638427 from Summit, seems like an inexpensive upgrade, just not sure it adds enough to make it worth while..
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...MIzeu4ovGn1gIVRluGCh3hkQeBEAQYASABEgKW8vD_BwE
     
  9. badazz81z28

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    ^^ Usually not. I would suggest looking to someone like Texas Speed and Performance for a cam. They dyno each one of their grinds and can give you an idea of power increases. You're right about it though, unless you get some power out of it, not worth the time and effort. The controller is up to you, but I would stick with OEM, but that's just me. The FITECH will cost more then a re-worked harness and ECM.
     
  10. mrfleet12

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    Been making a little progress, went through the factory wiring harness to clean it up, finished off the firewall, subframe, radiator support and started putting a few pieces back on...
    Getting the engine cleaned up and ready for paint, just looking at a cast coat color to even it out, no plans to change the color much.
    Hoping to get some time to fit in the next few weeks..


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