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post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuild on my Whipple'd LS3 has begun.

Here's my LS3 at Pfaff Engines in Huntington Beach CA awaiting its rebuild.

Engine was dropped by the guys at Cunningham Motor Sports in Murietta CA and will be tuned by Ryne once refitted. They're also fitting an ADM twin fuel pump kit and rear bushes while they're at it and have been excellent in helping select the right parts and configuring everything working alongside the guys at Pfaff.

Parts list includes: Callie Rods, Moly Pistons and Rings, ARP Mains Bolts and Head Studs, Comp Cams Rough Idle Blower Cam, Brian Tooley Valve Springs, Push Rods, LS7 Lifters, CNC'd Heads, 102mm Throttle Body, Whipple 8 Rib Pulley Kit with 3.5" Blower Pulley and Innovators West Balancer, Melling High Volume Oil Pump.

Existing includes: Whipple, FIC 80lb Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, Mantic Clutch, GTO Clutch Reservoir, Tik Performance Clutch Line and Remote Bleeder, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, 1" 7/8 Headers, 3" Exhaust, Hurst Shifter.

Pfaff have been building some of the toughest racing marine, trophy truck and sand buggy engines in SoCal for 40 years! My engine is tame compared to the 1600 + HP things they build. If you like serious horsepower check out their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/PfaffandBaca?ref=ts&fref=ts

Anyone that can build an engine of that sort of power that can sit on redline for long periods of time and withstand the harsh conditions pounding through the ocean or over sand dunes have my vote of confidence!

Throw in the on-street expertise of CMS and Ryne's excellent tuning abilities and I'm grinning from ear to ear. Can't wait!


782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-16-2013, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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They found my problem ...

This on one piston and 3 others that are worse:


782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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So how much hp were you pushing before the engine failed?

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Yeah, need to know.. Don't want my motor looking like that.

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So how much hp were you pushing before the engine failed?
It's not about the HP ... it's the tune. There are guys out there at 800rwhp on stock internals BUT they are well tuned.

I was at 588.5rwhp after a tune, HOWEVER I'm sure I did the damage two years ago running the canned tune that came with the blower. I was running a CAI and headers ... rather than the airbox mods and stock exhaust it's calibrated for.

My own stupid fault.

782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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A tune is the most important part.

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-25-2013, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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OK ... So I have my new clutch on the way.

Mantic 9000 Series Twin Disc System. AWESOME kit!

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782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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Just had word that my LS3 is hitting the Pfaff engine building room today or tomorrow ... should be ready by the end of this week or early next week. Then its over to CMS to be refitted along with the Mantic 9000 Series twin plate clutch, ADM twin fuel pump kit and a tune by Ryan. Can't wipe the smile off my face! Just in time for the beginning of cruise season!

782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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The wait is over ... Pfaff Racing engine done!

Now over to Ryne and the team at CMS!






782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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Here is one of the PFAFF coil covers that are going on. Will look great with the polished Whipple!

782.5rwhp 680 rwtq 2011 Inferno Orange 2SS, STRUT 22" Icon5 Rims & Grille Kit, Mahle Pistons, Manley Rods, Custom Comp Cam, ARP Bolts, Melling HV Oil Pump, Whipple SC, 3.5" Pulley, 8 Rib Pulley Kit, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Balancer, LT Headers, Borla 3" Exhaust, ADM Fuel Pump, 80lb/hr FIC Billet Tip Injectors, RX Monster Catch Can, CAI Intake, ADM Race Scoop, Mantic 9000 Series Clutch, Hurst Shifter, Eibach Springs. Motor built by PFAFF Engines. Fitted & tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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