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Username Post: Still here...but on trans #6        (Topic#355496)
AngieWeaver 
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Posts: 759
AngieWeaver
Loc: NorthEastern WA
Reg: 07-16-13
03-04-19 10:41 PM - Post#2761337    

I always forget to check in here. We are still racing our c7z06. It blew trans number 5 on its 900th quarter mile pass. Its at right about 900whp and 850wtq.....but trans hates us for that. Lol
We have done the last 3 transmissions and are getting ready to install #6. We have two different trans experts working on our blown up ones to try to make them last longer. The last one only lasted 65 passes.
We have decided to run a lot less quarter mile passes and save it for standing half mile and mile events...and the road course. We picked up a buult 69 nova thats a full on drag car to use. It has a BBC, 871 Blower and two 850 four barrels. We are converting it to run on e85. Almost done. It ran 9.50 in the quarter and 6.04 the nextrace which was only eighth mile. We bought it on halloween and took it straight to vegas to race it...and figure out all the bugs. Hoping for low 9 or high 8. Still hoping for a 9 in the c7z too. So far the best pass is still 10.12 @144.
We still love the car a lot. No regrets!

1951 Business Coupe
1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
2003 GMC 2500 8.1L4X4
2016 3500 Silverado Duramax
2015 Corvette Z06 DSOM w/kalahari brown
2013 Caprice PPV
Mopars and a few parts cars
http://www.AmericanClassicMetalPicke rs.com


 




rcr3 
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rcr3
Age: 67
Loc: MANHEIM PA. U.S.A.
Reg: 11-24-02
03-05-19 03:31 AM - Post#2761345    
    In response to AngieWeaver

Hi Angie,thanks for checking in!

Here's hoping they get the trans problems sorted out.

'67 Camaro survivor
'06 Z71 Sierra Ex Cab
'37 Chevy cp.SOLD!!6/7/14
'74 Nova Custom cp.
'73 Nova pro-street project
'17 Chevy Trax LT
'00 S10 Ex cab






 
TAT_2 
"18th Year" Silver Supporting Member, and Official CT Grim Reaper
Posts: 35853

Age: 65
Loc: "UNDER THE BOARDWALK"
Reg: 10-29-00
03-05-19 07:25 AM - Post#2761358    
    In response to AngieWeaver

!!!

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 
AngieWeaver 
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Posts: 759
AngieWeaver
Loc: NorthEastern WA
Reg: 07-16-13
03-05-19 03:15 PM - Post#2761385    
    In response to TAT_2

Rcr yeah that would make me very happy. Lol. They only covered the first one. The rest we have had to buy and do the labor. We are getting pretty efficient at it. Lol. In 2017 we did the rearend in may then the trans blew the next week. Lol so we had to wait til july for the new one. Then that one blew in october and we got the new one in november and installed it. I wasnt happy about those long hours...lol i tell you what though...it has helped us learn the car. We have done most of our own mods too...except the nitrous spray bars installed in the blower and the blower porting and the tuning. We are still old school. Lol. The nova is our level of tech...lol jk.
I dont really think anyone will make the 8l90 much better because of the success of the 10 speeds. I know we have put ours through some extreme conditions. I still cant believe the motor has held up so well. That many passes at that power level on a stock motor. The only thing we have had off motor is the blower when it was sent to nitrous outlet and jokerz performance. That says a lot about the lt4. We have been at 800-900whp and wtq since beginning of 2016...a lot of hard driving on road course and dragstrip. The last pass it ran the lingenfelter timing retard box didnt retard any and was supposed to retard 5°. ...and the tuner had it on kill timing wise. It melted tips off 6 plugs with a 180 nitrous shot...and still ran (but threw a random misfire code. Lol. Ya think? Lol). The very next pass was when the trans blew this last time. That pass was a 10.12 and it slipped second and third gears bad. Ugh
Hoping to take it to the colorado mile this year and see what it can do with room to stretch.

1951 Business Coupe
1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
2003 GMC 2500 8.1L4X4
2016 3500 Silverado Duramax
2015 Corvette Z06 DSOM w/kalahari brown
2013 Caprice PPV
Mopars and a few parts cars
http://www.AmericanClassicMetalPicke rs.com


 
AngieWeaver 
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Posts: 759
AngieWeaver
Loc: NorthEastern WA
Reg: 07-16-13
03-05-19 03:19 PM - Post#2761387    
    In response to TAT_2

Hey tat...guess what my powderpuff racecar is?

A 2013 caprice ppv. Its like a little bigger version of the pontiac g8. 6.0ls motor and great handling. Its a retired state patrol car. I love it. Its pretty fast too. It runs 13.9 to 14 depending if its on gas or e85. They are also built in australia and imported. Its the best money we ever spent on a newer car. It was only 5500 bucks and it had 114,000 miles. We let our friends drive it on dragstrip or road course. Figure it couldnt be any worse than how the cops drive em. Lol

Sorry for off topic...but i know youre a pontiac/holden guy too. Lol

1951 Business Coupe
1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
2003 GMC 2500 8.1L4X4
2016 3500 Silverado Duramax
2015 Corvette Z06 DSOM w/kalahari brown
2013 Caprice PPV
Mopars and a few parts cars
http://www.AmericanClassicMetalPicke rs.com


 
TAT_2 
"18th Year" Silver Supporting Member, and Official CT Grim Reaper
Posts: 35853

Age: 65
Loc: "UNDER THE BOARDWALK"
Reg: 10-29-00
03-05-19 05:59 PM - Post#2761402    
    In response to AngieWeaver

THE LAST "REAL" PONTIAC I HAD BACK IN THE DAY WAS A 68 GOAT/400/4SPD RAG TOP.HAD A FIERO FOR AWHILE,, A FEW SUNBIRDS & A G5.THE G6 & THE VIBE ARE BOTH HOLDING UP PRETTY GOOD KNOCK WOOD.JUST GOTA GET THE ROAD SALT OFF EM WHEN THE WEATHER FINALLY BREAKS.WELL GET A INCH OF SNOW & 3INCHES OF SALT !!!
IM GONA DUMP THE FURD 4X4 SINCE IM GONA RETIRE SOMETIME THIS SUMMER & WONT NEED IT TO GET TO WORK.
GLAD YA STOPPED BY ANG !!!

09 PONTIAC- VIBE
08 PONTIAC- G6
93 VETTE - 40TH ANIV RUBY RED LT1/6SPD/RAG TOP
NEXT ?


*****
PREVIOUS VETTE'S 58,68,70,76,78,85,90
*****


Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they will see God twice


 




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