Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Newman Lake, WA
Thanks, guys...! It has been a lot of fun.
Viper, that's a good question about the T56. As long as I keep shock loads to a minimum, it should hang in there. Same thing with the rear end. At this point, I'm just planning on running the stock posi rear end with a good set of 4.10 gears and an accurate setup. The thing about this build is that it's a street rod and I'm building it to drive - Power Tour style. I've built so many different engine combinations over the years and for this car I wanted to build something unique and well packaged; where form is just as important as function. I wanted something different than the other LT1 builds I see all the time. Not that there's anything wrong with them, but I wanted something unique. I have very little interest in drag racing (I'm a circle tracker...), so it will, most likely, never see a drag strip. So, basically, the T56 and the rear end just need to hang in there until the tires go up in smoke. It's a built-in torque limiter, of sorts...
SNM... Yep, you guessed it. The ports on the AFR heads are quite large and there is no way that the stock intake was going to be of much use. The Edelbrock LT4 ports matched up very well right out of the box. I just spent about 15 minutes or so at the porting bench cleaning up the casting flash in the runners and they're ready to run.
1995 Camaro Z-28, M6, 396 stroker, Scat forged 3.875" crank, Scat Ultra Q-Lite 6" H-beams, Icon forged pistons (4.030"), splayed 4 bolt w/ARP studs, 12.25:1, AFR 210 heads (2.08"/1.6", 58cc), Comp Ultra Pro Magnum XD 1.7:1 rockers, GM847 cam (234/242 .611"/.632"), Edelbrock LT4 air-gap intake, Spec Stage 3+ clutch, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, 24x conversion, 0411 PCM, TPIS 58mm, Bosch III 42# injectors, Aeromotive 340, Kook's stepped LT's, Kook's custom stainless 3-1/2" merge ORY, Magnaflow