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by kevink
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: LS3 Tremec 6 speed and 1LE diff
Replies: 10
Views: 81

Re: LS3 Tremec 6 speed and 1LE diff

The 1LE diff will bolt right in. You can also buy GM 3.91 gears for a couple hundred bucks and put them into a 5th gen Camaro rear that never came with 3.91s and bolt that right in. That is probably easier than locating a 1LE diff.
by kevink
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

CapriceX2 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:47 pm

The stainless measures about .050". So 18 gauge. Very tough to weld without burn through, even with 1/16" rod. It will be slow going to get this sealed up.
1/16" rod is your problem. Use 0.035".
by kevink
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: value in the years to come
Replies: 10
Views: 7816

Re: value in the years to come

A few never made it into police hands and those may be more valuable to a collector. Documented Criswell cars may give those some niche value, considering what Criswell tried to do (giving GM the middle finger). With their dealer-installed upgrades. But alas, I know of only 3 that got sold, accordi...
by kevink
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: HVAC & cooling systems
Topic: P/N for transmission cooling quick connector at radiator
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: P/N for transmission cooling quick connector at radiator

If anyone ever wants to plumb AN lines to/from the radiator, -6 Russell o-ring boss fittings work perfectly (part # 670840). I have had them in my radiator for a few years with no issues. http://www.russellperformance.com/mc/adapter-fittings/an.shtml https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014B7X5Y/ref=...
by kevink
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: High stall converters in the twisties?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: High stall converters in the twisties?

Modern high stall converters can be built so they aren't slippy at all when you're just driving normally. I have a 3800 Circle D in mine and I wish it was looser. They can build them to feel tight until you really get into the throttle. But as mentioned, it's best to have a reputable converter compa...
by kevink
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Another 3.45 thread...
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Another 3.45 thread...

s/c'd cav wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:33 pm
92230580 is the current part # for the seals
Yeah, that's the number I just installed which I thought was the new number, but I can't comment on the lube type as I installed a TrueTrac which takes a completely different type of gear oil.
by kevink
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Engine Angle?
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Engine Angle?

Steve Walker I swapped out my 6L80 for a 4L80 and I am building a new trans crossmember. So yes the engine mounts are not adjustable but I can change the angle depending on the height I set my trans crossmember. I would slap the 6l80 back in really quick then measure the angle. That's all I would t...
by kevink
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: 2.5 vs 2.25 diameter exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 2611

Re: 2.5 vs 2.25 diameter exhaust

Just for the sake of argument... You run your 600hp car with a 2.5" exhaust system and run an 11.00. What would it have run with a 3" system making 615? About 10.90. That is a result whether you felt it or not. Drag racing is not about feeling, but time slips. A car putting down 1200-1800hp with a 2...
by kevink
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: 2.5 vs 2.25 diameter exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 2611

Re: 2.5 vs 2.25 diameter exhaust

Of course you would. The difference from 600-615hp at about 4000 pounds is around a tenth of a second. That's huge! I agree that you won't feel it on the street, though. You can't put that kind of power down on the street, even with a 275/60/15 tire on these cars. It just spins. But it's power none ...
by kevink
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: 2.5 vs 2.25 diameter exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 2611

Re: 2.5 vs 2.25 diameter exhaust

I was skeptical after reading this thread and my friend reminded me about a vid I'd seen on youtube. I was ready to leave the exhaust alone. Engine masters on the motor trend channel had done this a while ago and no, their 514 making like 650+ on the engine dyno doesn't really compare... But all ot...