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The start of another ZL1 build! This time we have a beautiful red 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in for some head, cam, and other parts.

Some of the mods included:

Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Stage 2 Heads
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 2C-HL Cam
Livernois Motorsports LSA Head Studs
Livernois Motorsports EvenFlo Thermostat
Livernois Motorsports Firestorm Dual Fuel Pump
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Billet Rocker Braces
Upgraded Pushrods
2.55 Supercharger Pully
Roto-fab Cold Air Intake
ID850 Injectors
And much more!

It’s been cleaned and placed in the bay, just waiting to be cracked open!

Stay tuned for the build!

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For all of your performance installation needs, contact Livernois Motorsports TODAY!
(313) 561-5500
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Stock heads are coming off today. Making way for the Livernois Motorsports Stage 2 Powerstorm heads.

The stock heads will be carted off to the Cylinder Head Department for cleaning and inspection, then make their way to CNC for some porting. Finally, they will be back in the Cylinder Head Department for final inspection and assembly before they are bolted onto the car.

The engine will be cleaned at this time with some major components exposed.

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While the heads are off and the engine torn down, putting in the new Livernois Motorsports 2C - High Lift cam will be a breeze.

First, removal of the timing cover followed by the timing chain.

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The stock cam will be able to come out easily.

Then, after applying some assembly lube, your new Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm cam will slide right in!

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While the heads are in the CNC department, we can move to our Firestorm Dual Fuel Pump Kit.

Our Firestrom pump is a complete drop-in dual fuel pump assembly for 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro. It installs directly into the OEM fuel tank assembled using 100% all GM designed pumps requiring no cutting or splicing of wires to deteriorate over time. This high volume unit will give you years of service and will support up to 800HP!

First you will need to drop the fuel tank for access to the top of the factory fuel pump.

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Make sure, if there is still fuel in the tank, to remove as much needed to not spill out when removing the pump.

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Once the tank has been drained, remove the lock ring to pop up the factory pump. Remove the rest of the plugs and pull the stock pump out. Make sure to dump any gas that is still in the factory pump.

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Now that the stock fuel pump is out, we will be installing the Firestorm Dual Fuel Pump.

Below is a photo of the stock (left) pump vs. the Firestorm Dual Fuel Pump (right). The major difference is we were able to pack 2 fuel pumps into 1 system that still fits in the stock location with no modifications. This allows for 2x the stock flow! We have also adapted the fuel entry to factory size with our custom adapter.

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The new Firestorm Dual Fuel Pump will re-install in the factory location, utilizing the factory locking clamp.

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After the Firestorm Dual Fuel Pump is locked in place, reconnect the factory lines and re bolt the gas tank. It's that easy!

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The heads have made it to our flow bench. Here, we install softer springs to open the valve to specific clearances to measure the flow after the porting. We attach the white plastic mold to the front to help channel air for similar air movement when on the vehicle.

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Now that the heads are one we can go ahead and add the Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Rocker Arm Base. This base is available for both stock and ARP hardware. They are also available for all LS series engines LS1 - LS2 - LS3 - LS6 - LS76 - LS9 - LSA -LQ9.

These will help improve valvetrain and rocker arm control. With added spring pressures and larger camshafts the load imposed on the factory OE rocker stand and bolts often allows for flex and distortion. This translates into lost valve motion as the rocker arm deflects on the stand. These stands offer increased rigidity to keep rocker motion more true, and the added clamping load from the upgraded bolt helps to prevent rocker shift at higher loads.

A quick comparison of stock vs. Powerstorm Rocker Arm Brace.

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Then installed..

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