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Newb motor build questions!

*build is in progress, some things may and probably will change*

Hello i have a 99 lightning that i purchased 2 years ago from a member on here. Blew out a plug scarred a cyclinder and decided to go built.

The question i have is, do i need anything else? or things i should change? definatly do not want the motor to go boom in 200 miles!! would like to be sitting at 600-650hp on 93 octane

currently list of mods are or will be(*):
built motor bored .20 over
*whipple 2.3 (14-15 lbs of boost)
PI ported heads with inserts
arp head studs
Comp stg 2 cams/cam gears/beehive springs
*60 lb injectors
dual walboro 255's
diablo mafia
*long tube headers
jlp thundertube and airbox
jlp billet i/c tank
valve body (unsure of which one)
*moroso trans pan
*windage tray
sct x4 and email tune from jlp, once broke in will be dyno tuned
+new alt,atarter,sensors etc.
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Get a set of custom ground cams would be your best bet and they can be had for almost the same cost as off the shelf cams. A hi flow oil pump would fit in nice with your build. long tube headers go with ARH they seem to be king now and the quality is great. Blowerslut on here (Chris) at A1 transmission would be able to assist you in all your valve body/ tranny needs.

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I picked up the comp stg 2's, ajustable cam gears and springs yesterday from a guy in my area that bought them for his L and never installed or even opened boxes for that matter, $300 for it all. i will definatly have to get ahold of blowerslut to address the trans. as i have minor shutter on the top end and want it to hold the new found power.
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that's a damn good deal hard to pass that up

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thats exactly what i thought!
just need to find a whipple for that price!
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I would add to your list a set of arp main studs and maybe some 97' fuel rails. Other than that, that's a good list!
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don't really sweat it much over the windage tray, lots of big builds not running them at all. nice to have mod but for a very mild built not a necessity mod

for boost if you're built you'll want to run way more than 14-15 lbs on that whipple lol. You can safely do 18 on the street and easy 22-23 on a race tune. Even 24-25 isn't that big of a deal on a built combo.


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don't really sweat it much over the windage tray, lots of big builds not running them at all. nice to have mod but for a very mild built not a necessity mod

for boost if you're built you'll want to run way more than 14-15 lbs on that whipple lol. You can safely do 18 on the street and easy 22-23 on a race tune. Even 24-25 isn't that big of a deal on a built combo.
Thats one area where i have been debating, figured i would start off 14-15lbs during break in then bump it up to 18ish when i get it dyno tuned. planning on 600-650 but it i can safely bump that up i will. motor builder said it would handle 1100hp and he hasn't been wrong about a motor he has built for us yet!
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Thats one area where i have been debating, figured i would start off 14-15lbs during break in then bump it up to 18ish when i get it dyno tuned. planning on 600-650 but it i can safely bump that up i will. motor builder said it would handle 1100hp and he hasn't been wrong about a motor he has built for us yet!
Not a bad plan for break-in.

As for handling 1100hp, maybe at the crank, that's pushing it at the wheels. 825 at the tire is right around 1k at the wheels so you're probably talking 875 at the tire for 1100 at the crank. Very few crest the 800 to the tire mark (talking blowers now, different scenario for turbo) on the 2v iron block combos, especially on a basic build. Either way it's certainly more than capable for the power level you plain on going for, so flog away and enjoy it! haha


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Not a bad plan for break-in.

As for handling 1100hp, maybe at the crank, that's pushing it at the wheels. 825 at the tire is right around 1k at the wheels so you're probably talking 875 at the tire for 1100 at the crank. Very few crest the 800 to the tire mark (talking blowers now, different scenario for turbo) on the 2v iron block combos, especially on a basic build. Either way it's certainly more than capable for the power level you plain on going for, so flog away and enjoy it! haha
Yes, I should have specified he said it would hold 1100hp at the crank. All i have to do now is find someone semi local to give the trans a work over. At this point i cant afford to send myne off to be built by Chris at A1.
any issues with the 600-650whp on a mostly stock trans?
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Checkout JLP for the built trans as well, they're also a SV here and build a great trans and very reasonable prices on them. I've been running one in my truck since '08 with hundreds of passes, I only had an issue in 2014 because my DS snapped which the shock impulse tore up the soft parts. Then last year I cracked the drum and rolled a sprag after 8-9 years flogging on it.


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