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Old 04-22-2018, 09:46 PM
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It is finally starting to take shape. Bought this car back in March of 2015. It is a very solid rust free 99 with 97,000 miles. Started tearing it down shortly after getting it home. As it often does, life got in the way and progress was slow. Finally got the tunnel work done last summer and the Lizard Skin sprayed this winter.

I have a friend who had this 28k mile 2003 LS6 out of a Z06. It is mainly stock with the exception of an LS3 hot cam and upgraded Comp pushrods. He also built me a beefed up F body T56. Plans for the upcoming weeks is to mate up the engine, trans and subframe and lift everything in from underneath.



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Old 04-23-2018, 02:16 PM
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Great progress.
Looks like you are taking your time to get it done correctly.
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LS6, nice pickup. that should really make it go.
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Coming along nicely. Ready to put engine and trans in today. I did hit one snag though. I ordered a starter from Pace Performance that was listed for LS1, 2, 6, etc. when I went to put it on, I found that the mounting pad is too tall. I bought my bellhousing used and it had GTO written in paint marker on it. Not sure if the GTO and Fbody bellhousings were different or if I simply got the wrong starter.
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