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I figured I'd throw up a list of the things I'm planning to buy next year to see if there's enough interest to get a group discount going. Note that the more expensive stuff may only require 3-5 people to make it worthwhile:

  1. Melling 10296 High Volume Oil Pump ($140)
  2. Cloyes LS1/LS2/LS6-1x or LS3-4x Billet Single Roller with C5R timing chain
  3. McLeod RXT 1000 HP Twin-Disc Clutch ($900)
  4. LS1-style (flat) Fidanza aluminum flywheel for McLeod clutch ($330)
  5. Deka ETX20L 15.5 lb battery ($85)
  6. Really Light Stuff anodized aluminum ETX20L bracket ($75) and matching cutoff switch ($60)
  7. 4x24" braided carbon fiber tubing ($130 raw finish, $150 glossy finish)
  8. Either a Texas Speed 418 CID LS3 shortblock ($5000 base price) or a HKE Engines 416 CID LS3 shortblock ($5600 base price)
  9. Bare LSA heads ($240 each)
  10. QA1 C5/C6 Corvette Double Adjustable Pro shocks and springs with 450, 550, or 650 in-lb springs (pending measurements and custom instructions from me and Andy at QA1) $1650
  11. Some kind of custom E-Force TVS2300 package for LSA heads (around $6000)
  12. The Gear Box T-56 Stage 2 Rebuild Kit ($660)
 

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I'm interested in the short block, heads etc. not 100% sure on time frame ( probably not all at once unless its later rather than sooner) but things I'd like to get in the next year or 2. And getting a deal could persuade me to buy sooner.
 

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For me:
Install the LS7 clutch, 19lb flywheel and rear plate sitting in the garage
Texas Speed heads (of some sort)
GForce axles
Tick T56 rebuild
(considering) padding/re-covering the steering wheel

Fuzzy, why the bare LSA heads?

Also, with the carbon fiber tubing, are you going to resin them, etc. and use them as brake ducts? I'm starting to think about trying a CF sunroof replacement panel.
 

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Bare LSA heads can be sent to TEA and ported to gain 95% of the flow of heads costing three times as much. Bare LSA heads are better than LS3 heads.

I'm planning on building a new carbon fiber cold air intake that won't collapse under 14+ psid boost.
 

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Fuzzy

You usually do a ton of research so if u don't mind a couple of questions.

Why the McLeod twin over Monster or RPS? I am in the market for a clutch that holds about that torque.

Also, is your silicon intake collapsing or is this anticipatory? I went with silicon for my blower and I have been second guessing myself.
 

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Fuzzy

You usually do a ton of research so if u don't mind a couple of questions.

Why the McLeod twin over Monster or RPS? I am in the market for a clutch that holds about that torque.

Also, is your silicon intake collapsing or is this anticipatory? I went with silicon for my blower and I have been second guessing myself.
The McLeod RST (organic friction disc) and RXT (ceramic friction disc) have two advantages over single disc clutches: first, they drastically reduce the amount of pedal effort necessary to actuate the clutch (especially compared to the more aggressive single disc clutches), and second, they're a lot smaller in diameter, which means that the inertia that your engine has to overcome is a lot less. Both kits come with an adapter that connects to a flat, LS1-style flywheel to center the pressure plate correctly. Choose the RST if you want smooth engagement, and the RXT if you need the additional power. Based on what I've read, experienced drivers can modulate ceramic clutches nicely in stop and go traffic. Novices, on the other hand, hate ceramic discs.

My silicon intake is doing just fine, actually. But I was taken aback by how soft it was. Based on conversations with some of the other 750+ RWHP guys, it sounds like they're all running metal tubes and metal MAFs because the clamping loads required to prevent air leakage at 12+ psid will crack plastic piping and MAF housings.
 

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By the way, have you ever seen McLeod's 1500 horsepower Pro Series I single disc clutch? It's nasty-looking. But for $2400, I guess it'd have to be.

 

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Harrop is the Australian version of the Eaton's TVS you can get stateside... They use all the Eaton guts and stuff.

Edit: here is a link to the tvs1900 that fits LS1/2 motors.

http://www.harrop.com.au/sc_detail.php?prod=HTV1900KIT

Some guys bolted the Harrop 1320 on the first years of the Cobalt SS (when they were still supercharged from the factory). They have a pretty nasty sounding growl on those little 4 bangers. And on a 2.0 they were 350whp capable with proper supporting mods.

Let me know when you get pricing on the clutches. I'm gonna need a new one next year. I hate how squishy the stocker feels. I miss the pain of my old racing clutch... I guess I'm a little sadistic, who knows lolol
 

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I've got a McLeod distributor on the line. Waiting for discount pricing on the RXT in quantities of 5, 10, and 15.
 
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