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I bought a new Ls6 engine block on ebay to rebuild as a spare for my 1971 firebird , has been LSX'ed of course but dont know the year of the block . So now im stumped buying parts for it online it does have a stamp of 12561168 on it tho. i dont know if its the older or newer style ls6.
entire rotating assembly to start with , this would be a stock bore aluminum engine . Hoping to find a website that will sell as a set prebalanced as i dont have a good machine shop locally .
I would like to help you with a total car build plan. This usually works out better than just throwing parts together and hoping for the best.
1. performance 2. 500-550 3.possible procharger 4. street machine 5. 9.5.1 compression is prefered by procharger techs. 6. no but wanted a cam of around 600 lift . 7. like to keep internal parts around $7,000 . I already have two FAST intakes and two 92 mm throttle bodies new , one cable driven one electronic . This wont be much more than my car has now 472 rwhp - 456lbs. torque, N/A on the dyno
Clay you are awesome guy thanks for the tips, you've been real helpful thanks for the extra effort also. Get back to you guys if i run into any more bumps .
Awesome info the guys at texas speed hooked me up, for around 9k bucks but i wanted the best parts they had ;) . Everything is set to go, the main differences in these engines are the new models have a 58 tooth reluctor wheel and a vented valley pan cover, as to the older ones where nonvented and 24x reluctor wheel which mine will have. Also found a really awesome setup for the front drive system , http://www.ebay.com/itm/360665973787?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 , I purchased it today . you were very helpful and thanx alot bud for the good hookups.
thanx for the extra info, im also researching a catch can.http://www.ebay.com/itm/CORVETTE-C5-C6-OIL-CATCH-CAN-97-12-LS1-LS2-LS3-LS6-/251220670271?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a7deb373f&vxp=mtr Thanx for the extra info, im also researching a catch can.I'm not sure if it's a good idea or even how to install it , haven't found anything yet. Doesn't look like it would hurt anything. Sure thing i'll keep you posted on the build, after speaking with you i don't wanna talk to anyone else, you seem to explain things better for me. Be awesome even if this site was a pay site but just Q&A for gear heads with more of a facebook feel I could ask for you personally haha, take care bud, keep building them ponies ;) .
Thanks just purchased one even tho its not boosted for 50 bucks it's well worth it to help protect it, i also bought a breather style billet oil cap. Also i've always used mobil 1 full synthetic in everything i own. i bought a bottle of comp cams breakin oil additive and 2 cases of mobil 1 15w-50 to run in it after breakin. I wanted the protection of the higher viscosity. What do you think?