Because, Racecar

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Specs

Specs:

Engine:
  • 6.0L LQ9 Block - Bored .030 over
  • K1 3.900 Forged Crankshaft
  • Callis Compstar Rods
  • CP Bullet Pistons -15cc domes
  • Clevite Bearings
  • Trick Flow LS Dual Roller Springs
  • ARP Head Studs
  • Manley Pushrods
  • Lunati Cam 232/238 duration .598/.600 lift 113 LSA
  • LS7 Lifters
  • JP Performance Billet Double Roller Timing Chain
  • SLP Heavy Duty Oil Pump
  • CTS-V Oil Pan
  • Holley Hi-Ram Intake
Fuel / Computer:
  • Injector Dynamics ID1000
  • Holley HP EFI
  • Holley 200GPH double pump.
Forced Induction:
  • Single Turbo GTX4202R
Transmission:
  • TCI SFI-Flexplate
  • TCI 6x
  • TCI StreetFighter Torque Converter ~3200-3600 stall
DriveShaft:
  • 5" Aluminum Driveshaft by Performance Drivelines
  • 1350 Pinion Yoke
  • 1350 Billet Yoke
  • 1350 Solid U-Joints
Rear End:
  • GM 14 Bolt, SF
  • Detroit Locker
 
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History / Build

So,

I have had my 2004 silverado since 2008, and it has seen quite a bit of action.

It started life as a 4.8L v8, with ~300hp.

I also added a touch screen in-dash GPS / radio, remote start, automatic door locks, a CB, and some other fun toys.
It also had a 2400 watt amp with a rockford fosgate T-2.

Since, I enjoy going fast, within two years of obtaining it, I installed a supercharger on it, as well as a custom exhaust system. Shortly after, I blew up the transmission.
Here is a video:

So, After I drove it for a few more years, I ended up melting a few pistons...

Normal Piston:
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#6 and #8
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So, by this time, I decide to go all out and rebuild the truck piece by piece.

The first step was to get rid of the old...
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And build up the new.
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So, once I acquired a new engine and transmission.... It was time to get started.
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The transmission is a TCI 6x warranted at 1200hp.
http://www.tciauto.com/tc/6x-six-speed-transmission-package-gm-bellhousing-outlawtm-shifterhtml

So, lets toss all of this in!
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And, lets get it fired up!

So, at this point, I decided to make the decision to go ALL OUT instead of just making another fast truck.

There are 3 things you need to go fast.
1. Less Weight
2. More Power
3. Traction to put down the power.

The engine was built to sustain 1000hp, so, power is not a issue at this point. So, lets start with #1. Less weight.

Removing the interior saved quite a bit of weight.

Also, I am aiming for a 10 second quarter mile. The procharger P1SC will not cut it. Sold.
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Stripped Interior:
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So, a bit of work done on the interior, before wiring started.
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Acquired a replacement for the P1sc.
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Acquired a new intake and injectors.
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And, had it all put togather.
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Holley 12-1800 fuel pump and regulator installed.

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I started fabricating the new dash assembly:


Creating a cable to turn the alternator on, and change the battery.


Got it started up for the first time in years. Basic tuning done to get it to start and idle.


A day later, after a bit of tuning.


35F Cold start test.

 
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Finished the cold side today.

Had to cut up, and re-weld a piece of 3" 16ga aluminum to fit properly.

Pieces cut, mocked up.
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After welding (And grinding)
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Mounted.
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I also ran a few test hit, to ensure timing/fuel was where it should be.

On the both trips out, the cold side blew apart in differant places.

On the 2nd trip out, it also knocked off the main belt. So... I got to put my main belt back on, with nothing but a valve cover.

 

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Made a few test hits, couldn't get any traction.


Found some better tires, had to dispose of the old ones.
 

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Broke a ujoint burning off old tires.
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Put a new ujoint in. Made a pass the next day. Hit the throttle doing around 70.

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Driveshaft snapped in half. Reviewed the logs. Was only half throttle at 12lbs of boost

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Time to invest in a custom made driveshaft.
 

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While I am in the process of funding and acquiring a new driveshaft, I am taking care of a few random issues I have noticed.

Tonight's project was to correct two spots on the cold side, which were blowing apart while under boost.

Spot 1, was the area in the middle. It would be kind of hard to get two pieces of flat, slippery aluminum to stay connected, especially since the ends were not flared.
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But, since I invested into a tig welder, not a huge issue.

Problem solved. Will never have to worry about that happening here again.
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Spot number two, was at the corner. Again, there was no flange.

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Again, tig welder to the rescue.

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Not a pretty flange, but, will give the clamp something to go against.
 

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For tonight's project- I attempted to repair the broken cast aluminum mounting bracket for the alternator.

 

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Fabricated a (temporary) throttle cable bracket.

 

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Converted the factory DBW (Drive by wire) throttle pedal to DBC (Drive by cable)

 
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New Driveshaft Installed

Comparison with old driveshaft:
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Pinion yoke comparison.
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I scuffed up the pinion threads when removing the old yoke. Had to run the threads through a die to clean them up.
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Installed
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So, had an issue where the holley 12-1800 fuel pump died.

I have started the process of switching everything over to an aeromotive eliminator.

 

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I have started working on getting a basic, functional dash in place. While, I had pieces of it completed- it was missing gauges, lights, and instrumentation.


I still need to do some wiring, and purchase a speedometer. But, it should be ready soon.
 

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Tonight's project was to install a functional catch can / pcv system.


This should hopefully assist with not pushing oil out the rear main seal when I get everything put back together.
 

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Weekend update.

1. Had a fuel line catch on fire. Figured out the line may have gotten pinched by the body mount bushings. Replaced the line and improved the routing.
2. Transmission is reinstalled.
3. Replaced the rear main seal.



To do:

1. Finish wiring up the dash, and lights.
2. Adjust the transmission linkage. (Its a gear off)
3. Fill the rear end, check fluid levels, and drive!
 
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