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CT # 10 Update by Jim88GT
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Good to see someone finally found a place to order true mandrel bent exhaust piping.......


Too bad you've got nothing else to do but follow me around being a jerk.

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Too bad you've got nothing else to do but follow me around being a jerk.


Just commenting killer.....Your shop has come a long ways with things in the last few years. Good to see.....
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The Eagle has landed.




Glad you made it safely. You look like you are 10' tall beside that "go-kart"! Looking forward to a ride in the new and "improved" #10! Make sure you get air bags and a roll bar to help with all that new G-Force (I might need a helmet too)!!!! Have a good time at Archie's...miss 'ya!
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Awesome Archie and Jim!

[This message has been edited by outlaws (edited 03-09-2010).]

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Awesome Archie and Jim!



Jim, I know you are grinning now!!!! You guys have done a great job getting that HUGE engine in that little car...keep up the pics and the great work!
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what side scoops do you have?
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Yea buddy, we get to see it next weekend........ you got to make a trip over to Bob's when you get back, I HAVE to have a ride in this one. Im saving my money, only $10000 to go.... Yea. I'll be in one in 3-4 years......... can't wait.

Looking good Jim.

Rob

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Sweet!!!
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Your going to love it, Hey Archie how many chop top LSx's do we have on the road now.
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Your going to love it, Hey Archie how many chop top LSx's do we have on the road now.


Off the top of my head, I couldn't say right now.

I'll figure it out later today.

I'm sure it's less than 25

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what side scoops do you have?


They're homemade - local friend who works in a body shop helped make them.

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Awesome Archie and Jim!



Thanks - I'll have your 383 to you soon! Taking lots of pics to help you on the CT and wiring.

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Yea buddy, we get to see it next weekend........ you got to make a trip over to Bob's when you get back, I HAVE to have a ride in this one. Im saving my money, only $10000 to go.... Yea. I'll be in one in 3-4 years......... can't wait.

Looking good Jim.

Rob



Thanks - Where are we meeting this month?

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Your going to love it, Hey Archie how many chop top LSx's do we have on the road now.


Looking forward to more power/better gearing! Hope to do initial startup today.

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Looking forward to more power/better gearing! Hope to do initial startup today.

Jim


Forget the Oscar's. Let the show begin!
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Sweet!!!


Engine lookin' good in that "compact area"!!!! Make sure Archie left room for GOLF CLUBS in the trunk! Hope you have gotten all the "bugs" out and have taken it for a test drive today.
Sounds like the "club guys" are ready to go for a ride!
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We got a lot of static testing done yesterday & about 10 miles test driving.

Not much to take pics of yesterday but have some pics of the exhaust system I'll post.

Doing final reassembly of the interior, coil covers, A/C connections & recharging & deck lid installation this morning.

A full day of test driving this afternoon.

More pics & video tonight.







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Archie


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The LS376 swap to Chop Top #10 is complete.

The 1st 5 day LS V-8 swap.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91DXt38LHeA

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Congratulations Jim that is bad#ss !

Nice video Archie ! Oh yeah the install is not too shabby either. hehehe
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Question; how much of a weight savings compared to the previous V8 engine?
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Question; how much of a weight savings compared to the previous V8 engine?


I don't have anything capable of weighing the the cradle/SBCengine/trans we removed & the cradle/LS3engine/trans that we installed.

However, some time ago, I looked up the weight difference between a cast iron SBC block & an Aluminium SBC block & the difference was about 85#.

So I'd say the car lost about 85#.

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kick a$$ Jim, can't wait to see it. Safe trip home.

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Nice. Was the side glass windows installed? Pics?

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I keep convincing myself I dont want to chop my car, and then I watch video of one and it starts all over again. What a beautiful car, and a great engine swap. Kudos to everyone on this one.

Cheers,
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Made it back safe and sound - drove straight through from Rockford (open trailer) and got in here around 3:30AM - rained the whole way, so I have some major cleanup to do before any shows. Thanks to Archie, Rob and Chris for thier hard work getting it done in 5 days!

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Any looks while on the road?
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Any looks while on the road?


Lots of thums up and smiles and camera phone pics It makes changing lanes a PITA - the gawkers stay even with the trailer and you're boxed in! Every gas stop takes extra time to answer questions

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Please, tell me (during your brief test drive) how does it feel compared to the previous V8? Are you attending D10 in FL?
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Please, tell me (during your brief test drive) how does it feel compared to the previous V8? Are you attending D10 in FL?


Smoother down low, stronger by far up to 1/2 throttle, which is as far as we went until I get some break in miles on the engine/clutch. Sixth gear with the larger tires also gives a nice highway overdrive. The new exhaust has a deeper, more mellow sound which I like better than the old straight thru mufflers. I plan on driving/enjoying it a lot from now on! No D10 - too far away (11 hours each way). I am going to try to make it to Carlisle with our local club this summer.

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Smoother down low, stronger by far up to 1/2 throttle, which is as far as we went until I get some break in miles on the engine/clutch. Sixth gear with the larger tires also gives a nice highway overdrive. The new exhaust has a deeper, more mellow sound which I like better than the old straight thru mufflers. I plan on driving/enjoying it a lot from now on! No D10 - too far away (11 hours each way). I am going to try to make it to Carlisle with our local club this summer.

Jim


Thanks. I called the owner of #025 today (David) and he too isn't bringing his car, but will attend the show. I guess D10 won't have any chop tops in attendance... again.
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Well, after 10 days of cleaning to get the tow slop all cleaned up, I look forward to chalking up some break-in mileage on # 10 this weekend. We did the indoor kart racing at Va Beach last Saturday for our monthly club meeting and had a blast as usual

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Well, after 10 days of cleaning to get the tow slop all cleaned up, I look forward to chalking up some break-in mileage on # 10 this weekend. We did the indoor kart racing at Va Beach last Saturday for our monthly club meeting and had a blast as usual

Jim


Yea, until I get black flagged. WTF. But it was fun. im still sore from getting hit.

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It's April. We need updates.
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It's April. We need updates.


Took it out to the 1st cruize in of the seadson Friday night - lots of really nice cars in a wide variety. Best comment from a guy upon coming around the back of the car and seeing the engine ....... HOLY SH#%!!

Took my wife for her first ride in the upgraded #10 to a friends retirement party yesterday - about 3 hours driving total - no problems - she said it runs way better than the old version did

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Took my wife for her first ride in the upgraded #10 to a friends retirement party yesterday - about 3 hours driving total - no problems - she said it runs way better than the old version did

Jim


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Jim you going to make it to the "wild wheels weekend"? Hope to see it soon.

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Jim you going to make it to the "wild wheels weekend"? Hope to see it soon.

Rob


Weather permitting - of course, you're welcome to stop by any evening while I'm mowing!

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