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  • #4183
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    Slow355
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    Hay guys i guessing a lot of you forum whores know me from other sites so this is my 1998 vs ss ute 355stroker 255RWKW
    FEEL FREE TO GIVE ANY ADVICE ON ANYTHING Just after a tuff every day driver. Nothing too over the top tho dont want blower or turbo etc. I know i could prob run a bigger cam but ……o well!
    I didnt want a new ute but would like to be able to give them a fright!

    Recently had a full respray and some new simmons frs, i realise not to everyones taste but came up pretty nice.


    Motor
    355 Stroker
    :Scat H beam 355 kit
    :Hypertect pistons
    :Stud girdle
    :Zero deck block
    :Bore and hone
    De bur block
    :Race harmonic balancer
    :new stainless valves and springs
    :Crow cam double row timing chain and gears
    :Crow pushrods
    :Match porting and light polishing nothing to over the top
    :Hardened valve seats
    :Ford style valve stem seals
    :Push rod guides
    :Yella terra street roller rockers
    :Full gilmer belt drive kit
    :Running 10.5 compression.
    :ARP bolt kit
    :Catch can and braided lines

    CAM:
    SPECO Cam
    …..Timing
    …..open Close Advance @50 Cam Lift Valve Lift
    In….32……68…….280……222….298…….. .492
    Ex….72…..28……..280……222….298…….. .492
    Lobe sep:Inlet 108 and Exhaust is 112

    INJECTION:
    :Got my self a Walkinshaw manifold with an enlarged plenum for the stroker!!!
    Dyno tune by Electronic Automotive
    :Twin 70mm XF Throttles
    :Blue top injecters
    :Big Walbro fuel pump


    COOLING:

    :AU Thermo fans with Davies Craig thermo switch
    :Bigger trans cooler
    :Oil catch can with braided hoses and Speedflow fittings

    DRIVE LINE:
    :3.77 gears
    :Harrop Tru Track diff center
    :3000 TPS custom stall
    :Stage two transgo shift kit
    :5 cog planetary gears out of ls1 box
    :extra carbon clutch packs
    :transgo sprags
    onax smart shell
    :corvett servos

    SUSPENSION:
    :king springs (hd)
    :Polyair air bags
    :20 inch Simmons Fr1s
    :ve 330mm slotted roters and ve PBR calipers on the front
    DBA gold cross drilled and slotted on the arse end

    INTERIOR MODS:
    :Painted dash facias (colour coded)
    :White dials
    :Steering wheel, re done in blue and black leather
    :Chrome hand brake and carbon fibre gear shifter
    :VQ Caprice door trims (funny shaped door pods) with the wood grain repainted colour coded to car
    :Chrome handles

    SOUND SYSTEM
    :Pacemaker extractors
    :3 inch single zaust
    :FLY monoblock
    :FLY 2 channel amp
    :Kenwood bluetooth, mp3 headunit
    :Kicker competition series splits
    :Clarion champion series 12 inch sub mounted underneath tub

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    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #4197
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    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Looks sweet to me, I will let the 308 boys comment on specs, but nice and tidy, I like it.

    #4205
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    Needs more twin turbo LSx conversion and 9sec 1/4’s or you’re wasting your time and money……..

     

    i dint seenhow  how this wouldn’t be to anyone’s taste? Super clean. Super tough, and I assume quite street able. Looks perfect to me.

    #4210
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    Such a neat looking ute. Looks perfect to me.

    #4219
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    cava454
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    Who let piss boy on here hahahah

    Those photos look like they were taken in optimal drinking weather of 37c

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    Slow355
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    Such a neat looking ute. Looks perfect to me.

     

    Haha cheers mate yea its very streetable drove it like that (minus spray job) for 25-30kms. No dramas except for the odd fried box and dead diff. Harrop centre fixed that.

    Plans are all new interior as got two meters of original vs ss ute material and the grey material. Just need some devonish seats.

    Then a new y peice as this one is to restrictive as its 70mm into two 70s as it should be 90 into two 70s.  Want to get a stainless zaust made for it as the one on it is ten or so years old, had a few bodgy patches etc. Not sure if to go twins or stick with single.

     

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    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #4993
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    So thinking bigger cam in this bucket, Cav is throwing around the idea of a 280! Thoughts suggestions?

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #5739
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    So i just picked up these heads from a mate

    As can be seen they have bigger valves and are a hand ported higgins head!

    So i am thinking of going a 280 or 288 cam, thoughts?

    I will get heads cleaned up, they already have stainless steel valves but will need new valve springs as was running big solid roller. Will get some green tops, up the compression and possibly buy cavs trimatic to run behind it as dont think the 4l60e will like this combo much.

    I have h beam rods, arp studs, stud girdle etc. Only problem is i have speed pro valve releif pistons, some people think they will not like big revs. Thoughts?

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    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #5852
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    • VS HSV Manta 185i. A 600hp 383ci weapon wrapped in a stock shell.

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    Good to see you come over mate. Love your rig. I do recommend a cam into the 240’s to harness your inlet manifold and new exhaust. It will sound tuff and go like the clappers. Your 3.7 and 3000 stall will complement it perfectly.

     

    Cheers. :)

    #6193
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    Anyone else got thoughts on what cam i should go given its just a weekender now?

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #6194
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    Suppose it all comes down to how cranky you want it and where you want your rpm range to be

    #6221
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    Still will drive it on street on nice days but have two other dailys so not a necessity. Will upgrade box to a tri most likely. Want more power, quicker down the strip. But still decent to drive on the road, will hardly see hwy use. But thinking reving to 7k may be pushing it as only speed pro pistons

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #6224
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    I’m not putting anything other then a 288 in it. Stop being a bitch

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    ^^ yeah i agree with what he said

     

    And 100hp of nos while your at it

    #6267
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    Fine looks like thats settled then

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #6354
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    Talk to your engine builder. He’ll point you in the right direction.

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    doesnt matter. Even if he rocks up with something smaller I’ll go and swap it for a 288

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    Nope I actually take back the 288

     

    throw that in the bin and get either

    crane R-250-390-2s-8 this is pretty much a 288 but with lift designed for real men

    crane R-256-390-2s1-7 and this is simply better but is getting big

     

    both these are cranes new cams with proper lift

    #6386
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    No need for mech roller.

    288 will go 520hp no worries. Tried and tested.

    #6400
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    Aint got no engine builder, i built bottom end when first built to handle 500hp, so just a matter of heads that will work n a nice stick.

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

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