There is nothing normal about this rig because I did a double look to really see what was being built. What could be better? This one of a kind rig is being built a crew member at TW for his own personal use. Under the hood I found a 5.3L engine with a 76mm turbo, an Ls9 cam built with Pac 1218 springs. This power house is bolted up to a Pontiac Solstice tranny with a FX400 clutch and then down to a 8.8 ford rear end. Did I mention the 2 1/2" lift? A few more upgrades are on the list.... methanol injection, water to air intercooler and a bigger fuel system. The goal is over 500 h.p. at the wheel!
Hopefully soon I will get to pop the hood open to see the good stuff!
The old axle has been removed and the new one is getting prepped ready to be installed.
The 5.3L engine was installed and soon to be running!
The engine has been installed and is running!!! A clutch system was also added to accommodate for the manual transmission.
How about a custom hydraulic E-brake setup?
Shown here is the hyrdroluk actuator for the E-brake..... The drifting comes to mind!!
Here is the turbo and the methanol resevoir.
The results are in! At 8 lbs. of boost with 8 degrees timing, we are getting a whopping 415 h.p. with 454 ft/lbs torque!
A huge THANKS to Rory Baldrey for tuning it and Throttle Works as a whole for the huge generosity and support through this effort. It should be a lot of fun at LS Fest!