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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby toolhawg » August 30th, 2010, 7:24 am

Hi,


My name is John and I recently purchased a red/red/black top conv. This is my first Corvette and I joined this forum to learn and share my very limited knowlege on the subject.

1993 Conv.
58,000 miles
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby Indycars » August 30th, 2010, 7:58 am

toolhawg wrote:Hi,
My name is John and I recently purchased a red/red/black top conv. This is my first Corvette and I joined this forum to learn and share my very limited knowlege on the subject.

1993 Conv.
58,000 miles

Hi John, welcome to the forum! Wow that's low mileage for a 93, looks real nice!!!
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby grumpyvette » August 30th, 2010, 8:40 am

thats a rather nice looking corvette CONGRATS!and welcome to the site
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby bob » December 5th, 2010, 10:59 am

HEY GRUMPYVETTE I thought you might get a grin out of this, I was at a local auto parts store and this guy with a 1965 corvette pulls up front and we all look at his car, (really clean well done) I went out and started talking with the guy and he starts telling me about the mods he done and I ask him where he learned about the engine mods and he says....several places but then he writes down a couple web sites on a piece of paper and guess what!....tells me to look over the info on these three web sites and one of them is www.GRUMPYSPERFORMANCE.com
so as he said, THE GURUS on the corvette sites know what they are doing in most cases,
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby grumpyvette » December 5th, 2010, 11:02 am

ITS good to see theres a few people out there that are aware we exist!
but any "GURU status "
is only the result of LEARNING from a ton of mistakes made, in the past, and the willingness to share what experience the more experienced members on the site have gained, and pointing out what did or did NOT work well.

or as my dad said

"only an idiot touches the red hot stove burner TWICE, most of us LEARN from our mistakes"
&

"if your going to be DUMB, you better be TOUGH because life's going to be hard & expensive, its better to be observant and learn from OTHER PEOPLES MISTAKES"
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby christopher » April 24th, 2011, 11:20 am

HELLO to everyone. my name is christopher smith, and especially to you mr. grumpyvette. i have read a few of your posts and your recommendations and they make good sense. i like to think of myself as a little bit of an engine guy. i understand enough to get into deep trouble. actually i was with an outfit called "engine source" and used to hot tank, bore, hone, deck, grind, surface, etc engine blocks and parts.

here's the story. got a 70 1/2 split bumper true z28. has a 4 11 rear end in her, with a turbo 400 trans. 468 cubic inch with an extreme energy 274h competition cam products, 3" exhaust, hooker headers, gm 781 oval port heads, with and edelbrock torker II intake, 750 holley double pumper, roller rockers etc...

ran her out of oil a few years back and it is time to get her going again. i am thinking about upgrading the camshaft. i am keeping it at 468 cubes, about 9.7 compression ration, 2.19 on the intakes, 1.88 on the exhaust, and keeping her hydraulic because my daughter is 17 and wants to run at the track. so i'm thinking a 12 second camaro is fine for a 17 year old girl. the frame is connected and she has the frame tied and an 8 point cage and a line lock. the Z was built and then you have the kid and well you park the car and you go to work... and then one day, wellllllllllllllllllllllll...

so since i am going to do whatever is needed to the crank and or rods, i am thinking about the Lunati VooDoo 60204. i am fully aware of matching the springs etc etc...

what i am asking is what you think of the 60204 for a 9.5 compression ration 468. yes i will match the torque convertor. i am thinking about leaving the 750 on until she becomes more familiar with the car.

any thoughts????
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby grumpyvette » April 24th, 2011, 12:04 pm

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/LUN-60204/

233 intake duration on a 110lsa

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http://www.kb-silvolite.com/test/calc.php?action=comp

a few calculations with that cam, shows it to be right in the ball park if your true static compression is 9.5:1 like stated
IF you've got the required hood clearance Id strongly suggest swapping to an air gap dual plane oval port intake, from that torquer intake
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby Indycars » April 24th, 2011, 12:16 pm


Welcome Christopher !!! We like to think you came to the right place.

That should be plenty for your 17 yo daughter to get her feet wet. You do know that this will just
bring more boys around. Does she like coming out to the garage and helping yet ???

There is just one thing I need to let you know !
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comp cams xe274 vrs lunati 60204....

Postby christopher » April 24th, 2011, 9:12 pm

hey to everyone.....

i got your email and yes i agree with the air gap intake manifold, and yes i have a very large scoop (open end toward windshield) on the car.

i am looking to create a torque monster using a 468 cubic inch big block chevy engine. my "low budget" 496 peanut port iron headed street engine had 120 cc chamber with a static compression ratio of 9.7:1. yep, i wrote static. that's cuz i had the engine block decked, line honed, tru-blok bored and honed, and all kinds of other machine work done. she spun very well.

this was also a "roller hydraulic" camshaft in this 496.... this was a truly nice street engine, dependable, easy to start, drive, rip the eye teeth out when your passanger when i ran 10 lbs of air in the Mickey Thompson Street ET's. here are actual dyno number on that engine from way back when. i do not have a scanner so i can not scan yet, nor do i know how to paste pictures YET.. but then again, i have a 17 year old and if she can't i bet one of those boys can....

Iron Stock
RPM TQ HP
3,200 595 363
3,300 594 373
3,400 594 385
3,500 595 396
3,600 595 407
3,700 593 418
3,800 592 428
3,900 591 439
4,000 590 449
4,100 589 460
4,200 587 470
4,300 585 479
4,400 581 487
4,500 577 495
4,600 572 501
4,700 565 506
4,800 558 510
4,900 551 514
5,000 543 516
5,100 534 518
5,200 525 519
5,300 515 520
5,400 507 521
5,500 496 519
5,600 487 519
5,700 476 517
5,800 465 513
5,900 451 507
6,000 438 500
6,100 423 492
6,200 407 481



that was a 595 ft lb / 520 horse 496. now i am doing the 468 and i really want the bottom end torque of a stump puller that will make a 300 to 400 foot ride just wild. think i can get those kinda numbers out of a 468 with a set of 781 and a 60204 lunati camshaft? i know i do not have the stroke and i also do not have the piston speed as a 496, but i am looking to come close.

any suggestions???

thanks in advance,
chris
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Re: hello GRUMPYVETTE HERE

Postby grumpyvette » May 28th, 2012, 10:15 am

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AT one time I owned a 1961 and a 1968,corvette, then I got married and only owned a 1968, then things got tight and that eventually had to go..I then bought a 1985, and a 1996, and the son bought a 1992 that spent 90% of its time at my house with me doing all the maintenance and repairs at my cost.
I still own the 1996 and 1985, but currently the 1985 is being slowly refurbished.
when I got married my wife knew my hobbys were elk hunting and building engines and rebuilding corvettes , I told her jokingly that I might consider giving up elk hunting for a full time mistress, but I was keeping the cars, and tools, but she saw elk hunting two weeks a year, and the cars as a bit less of a problem than the potential mistress for some reason.
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