: LS7 Dreams



CaddyGeek
06-17-05, 12:03 PM
I think not fellas... http://popularhotrodding.com/tech/0507phr_gm/

"It takes an expert at the Wixom plant four hours to assemble a LS7 engine and plant capacity is about 30 engines per a week. We noticed that there is ample room in the plant to add another assembly run in order to increase production to 45 engines every week."

with a max of about 2000 engines a year, it doesn't appear there is enough capacity at the plant to build enough engines for other than the Z06 :nono:

StealthV
06-17-05, 12:21 PM
If the LS7 doesn't pan out in the V, we can always fall back on goodies like C5R or LS2 blocks, a nice set of heads and/or forced induction. :D

GNSCOTT
06-17-05, 12:24 PM
I saw them hand assemble a motor on TV. They said that 1 person can assemble 4-6 motors in a day. You can train a monkey to do Assembly line assembling. Ask any decent engine builder how long it would take him to put a motor together if he had to do the same motor daily.

dannystang
06-17-05, 12:28 PM
I don't like that ls7 that much, I much more prefer a ls2 with low low compression and a big big big blower.

I was playing with a HP calculator and it would take 768 rwhp to lug our V's into the 11.5's

Which would make it about as fast as the new Z06...

CaddyGeek
06-17-05, 04:44 PM
If the LS7 doesn't pan out in the V, we can always fall back on goodies like C5R or LS2 blocks, a nice set of heads and/or forced induction. :D

heh :lildevil:

GNSCOTT
06-17-05, 05:53 PM
I don't like that ls7 that much, I much more prefer a ls2 with low low compression and a big big big blower.

I was playing with a HP calculator and it would take 768 rwhp to lug our V's into the 11.5's

Which would make it about as fast as the new Z06...

I think you keyed in something wrong. Here is what I cam up with.

4200lb car and driver
11.5 1/4 mile et
122 mph trap speed.

Using the ET method, I come up with 546 horsepower
Using the Speed method, I come up with 595 horsepower

StealthV
06-17-05, 05:56 PM
I think you keyed in something wrong. Here is what I cam up with.

4200lb car and driver
11.5 1/4 mile et
122 mph trap speed.

Using the ET method, I come up with 546 horsepower
Using the Speed method, I come up with 595 horsepower

Wildwheel, you need to get your car to a lowlander track. :)

dannystang
06-17-05, 08:43 PM
I think you keyed in something wrong. Here is what I cam up with.

4200lb car and driver
11.5 1/4 mile et
122 mph trap speed.

Using the ET method, I come up with 546 horsepower
Using the Speed method, I come up with 595 horsepower

Err your right...

I think I added 200 hp to compinsate for traction

c5racr1
06-18-05, 08:21 AM
the figure you got was correct but that is per technician you forgot to
2000 engines per tech X 30 techs is 60000. Remember this same plant also builds ALL GM speciality engines such as the supercharged 4.4 northstar and the crate motors also. thir will be plenty of engines to sell to the public.