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ls1mike

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Huntindog wrote:

I miss the old days. They were IMO, what hot rodding was all about. The Chevy SB had so many possible configurations that one could swap things aroung and build a motor such as the 383... A motor that chevy never produced.

Those were the days when Hot rodders actually got into the inner workings of motors, porting heads, lapping valves, fitting piston rings. installing cams.... Nowadays most just tap on a keyboard and "tune" a motor... The Tuners never get any grease/oil on their hands. Hard to see that as mechanicing... More like playing a video game.


LOL. Come with me on Journey down the road of the LSx. I just ordered all the parts to swap out the Cam in 6.0 Caprice, then I will have to tune it. It requires pulling the heads, new lifters, new valve springs new, valley cover to delete the Displacement on demand. There are plenty of guys doing the same thing you are talking about with the LSx. It is easy and all the parts swap. 5.3 heads on the LS1, 6.0 crank in a 5.3 6.0 in place were a 4.8 was Iron block vs Aluminum block.

My LS1 WS6 has ported stage 2 patriot heads. a 228 232 .581 .592 cam, LS6 intake, Ford 9 inch rearend. All done in my garage, then off for a dyno tune.

Sir I am going to sound like an AS* but you have been out of the game awhile.


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Ok I am done now. Sorry for all the post, but guys and gals, This isn't 1960 or 1990 anymore. Thank God.

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^ True story.
While it's still easy to build a decent HP old school GM small block and real easy to build a big HP old school big block, the LS engine line summarily killed the prowess of the old iron small and big blocks.
LS based engines. And LS engines have been around for over 20 years now.


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So the new 7.3 is a stand alone engine and not part of a series of engines all based on the same “block” size.

So I’m going to call it a “Ford 7.3 flex fuel engine”.

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ShinerBock wrote:

Huntindog wrote:


As usual, some respond without reading,/comprehending my entire post.

HINT: I said MOST!!
I stand by that statement.
If it doesn't apply to you..... Don't get your panties in a bunch.

BTW..... 797 HP is available stock. No need to even tune it.



I know what you meant, and most people I know who have tuned their own diesel truck also installed hard parts or configured hard parts on their truck in one fashion or another or have a garage do it. In many cases they tune the truck to take advantage of these hard parts. Very few people that I know only tune and that is it. Although, the tuners themselves have to get their hands dirty in the tuning process as well. There is a lot more involved than just hooking up a laptop and doing a remap. Lots of dyno and driving time especially for street driven tunes and even more so for tow tunes.

Tuning a fuel map on an ECM is no different than configuring a carburetor, adjusting timing on a distributor, or replacing a cam. The difference is that these parts were fixed back in the day and could not be adjusted as you are driving. With today's engines, they are not fixed and can be adjusted via the ECM. One of the main reasons why they are adjustable is due to emissions requirements (both gas and diesel) and in many cases power can be added(up too a point) by removing this emissions tuning.

However, you still need to add hard parts to increase power past this point. For N/A engines, you can't get that much added power and will have to start adding hard parts if you want to get any real increase in power over 30hp. For forced induction engines, a lot more power can be had out of the box especially diesels due to how the restrictive the factory tuning is to keep the engine within emission standards. Well over 50hp can be had with FI engines with just tunning.
You know you may have a point about hard parts.
Most if not all of the tuners I speak do know how to cut the muffler off.
I guess that counts as a hard part.
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Posted: 11/13/19 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huntindog wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

Huntindog wrote:


As usual, some respond without reading,/comprehending my entire post.

HINT: I said MOST!!
I stand by that statement.
If it doesn't apply to you..... Don't get your panties in a bunch.

BTW..... 797 HP is available stock. No need to even tune it.



I know what you meant, and most people I know who have tuned their own diesel truck also installed hard parts or configured hard parts on their truck in one fashion or another or have a garage do it. In many cases they tune the truck to take advantage of these hard parts. Very few people that I know only tune and that is it. Although, the tuners themselves have to get their hands dirty in the tuning process as well. There is a lot more involved than just hooking up a laptop and doing a remap. Lots of dyno and driving time especially for street driven tunes and even more so for tow tunes.

Tuning a fuel map on an ECM is no different than configuring a carburetor, adjusting timing on a distributor, or replacing a cam. The difference is that these parts were fixed back in the day and could not be adjusted as you are driving. With today's engines, they are not fixed and can be adjusted via the ECM. One of the main reasons why they are adjustable is due to emissions requirements (both gas and diesel) and in many cases power can be added(up too a point) by removing this emissions tuning.

However, you still need to add hard parts to increase power past this point. For N/A engines, you can't get that much added power and will have to start adding hard parts if you want to get any real increase in power over 30hp. For forced induction engines, a lot more power can be had out of the box especially diesels due to how the restrictive the factory tuning is to keep the engine within emission standards. Well over 50hp can be had with FI engines with just tunning.
You know you may have a point about hard parts.
Most if not all of the tuners I speak do know how to cut the muffler off.
I guess that counts as a hard part. [emoticon]


If that is all they know how to do, then they ain't a tuner.

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Yep no one goes into the inner workings of a motor anymore.
This is for my 2014 Caprice, L77 (6.0 LS2 Bottom end LS3 Heads)
I suspect with this setup and ZL1 Torque convertor the car will make right around 440 to wheels and run mid to low 12s. It is my daily driver.
Notice the date they were ordered. I will be busy this weekend. [emoticon]
Sorry I highjacked the thread but sometimes guys are stuck in the 60's
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Just one more I can't let it go, please help me
My 11 second 2000 WS6 Cold start.
Cold start video

Fuel injection is the best. [emoticon]

Ok I am done.

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ls1mike wrote:

Just one more I can't let it go, please help me
My 11 second 2000 WS6 Cold start.
Cold start video

Fuel injection is the best. [emoticon]

Ok I am done.


Looks to be Trans Am with those honey comb tail lights is the tell tail sign of a LS engine under the hood.


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FishOnOne wrote:

ls1mike wrote:

Just one more I can't let it go, please help me
My 11 second 2000 WS6 Cold start.
Cold start video

Fuel injection is the best. [emoticon]

Ok I am done.


Looks to be Trans Am with those honey comb tail lights is the tell tail sign of a LS engine under the hood.


Yep 2000 Trans Am WS6. Heads, Cam, intake, headers, Ford 9 inch, Mcleod twin disk clutch and a bunch of other stuff I am forgetting. Dyno tuned at 440 RWHP. It will get out of it's own way. [emoticon]
68,000 miles, half of those a 1/4 mile at a time. LOL (not really)

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