LSX 454 Project:
To Tom and Greg from Crate Engine Depot , thanks for all your help with my Lister engine swap .. Nobody had this engine in stock ,You guys did .
You returned phone calls and emails promptly and what you did not know we put our heads together to figure it out .
Wish you were closer so I could give you guys a ride ! It's Awesome!
The car is a Beck 1958 Lister,Car production # 15 -1st car to have a raised windshield ,top ,and side windows. Has Corvette C-4 suspension on all 4 corners . Has a Dana 44-307 gears ,Tremec TKO 600 5-spd trans , McLeod 3 disc clutch ( 1st one in US ), Magna fuel- fuel system, Gm's latest LSX 454 with 2'' headers and 3-1/2 collectors, Holley 850-HP carb, modified intake for coils to show off those wonderful valve covers,modified water pump for a idler pulley /alternator mounted up high. Runs about 640-HP 590 Ft LBS TQ ,car weighs 2100 lbs.
Link to LSX 454
RE: Solstice HHR Stage Kit 19212670
Got it installed today... OMG.
Thanks for your follow-up and positive comments. As I mentioned, I had ordered this from another vendor and could not get them to even give me any idea of when it would come... You made the extra effort to help me understand when it would be here...
Great Job.. I'm sending other folks your way as I can...
We bought the 19212670HK (Stage 1 kit with harness for Cobalt SS Turbo) from Crate Engine Depot in early afternoon and it was shipped the same day! Two days later, a 2 hour quoted job took barely an hour thanks to the harness kit. The GM technician at East Syracuse Chevrolet loved it and even talked to us after the install and said he was very impressed and asked where we bought it. They had done many Stage 1 installs before but never with the kit. He was surprised to hear about the low cost as well. Needless to say we're very happy campers. Loving it!
Pierre G. , Syracuse NY
My car is a 1968 Camaro, equipped with a 406ci small block Chevy, and Turbo 400 trans. The car was brought to its current condition about 7 years ago using only original GM Parts. It currently runs in the mid 11 second bracket with the nitrous still unused at the track.
Thanks to all the guys at www.CrateEngineDepot.com who helped me get the factory and performance parts I needed to build the car the way I wanted it.
Thanks for your help. Bob O.
"Old Chevy's never die. They just get Bigger and Better" or so Matt of McHenry, Illinois says about his 1989 full size Silverado Blazer.
Under the hood lies a Chevy crate 330 HP engine from CrateEngineDepot.com of Arlington Heights, Illinois. There are a number of upgrades that Matt has installed on this engine from a upgraded TBI spacer, high output coil, 8mm Taylor wires, 160 amp alternator, dual Optima batteries, Flow Tech shorty headers flowing into a 2 1/2 inch pipe to two Hight Flo catalytic converters then out through Flowmaster two chamber mufflers.
In order to fit 36x14.5x15 Mickey Thompson Baha's on 15x14 Bart beadlock wheels, the suspension was custom made using 12" front and rear leaf springs from AB springs, Grand Rapids, Mi. On each corner there is a Sky Jacker shock and dual steering stabilizer. To accommodate the correct pinion angle, the Chevy 10, front axle was cut and trued. Inside the 411 Yukon spool. The rear axle is also a Chevy 10 bolt, cut and trued with Detroit Truetrac from Randy Ring and Pinion, CA. For additional support, trusses were added to each axle from Go Rhino.
Of course every trucker has to have an awesome stereo system and Matt has installed a 1,000 watt Kenwood sound system with 10 speakers. You can definitely hear this Chevy coming. The only other interior changes are an Autometer tach, 3' tube roll bar and trail ready gear.
The custom paint job was done by Crash One of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Exterior accessories include a steel cowl hood, front pre-runner bar and two 8" and 5" trail lights from Pro Comp, a Trailblazer 17 light bar on top and a Lund visor. For the summer months, Matt takes the fiberglass top off and goes topless or when the weather goes foul, he uses a custom made soft top courtesy of Richmond Canvas, Richmond Illinois.
Notice the license plates, "PIGGY BK". That says it all. Matt has certainly broken his piggy bank customizing this Chevy.
Special thanks goes to friend, Bret, for all his help and patience.
"2001 Corvette C5 Viper Hunter"
No Supercharger, no turbocharger, no nitrous, just stock tires, and an old driver still turned 11.71 and 116.65 MPH at Spring Grove.
New heads, camshaft, air intake, and CORSA Performance exhaust system. 13 front rotors, 12 rear rotors, and a Z06 clutch. All engineered and installed by the Performance Experts of CrateEngineDepot.com
Zero service incidents of any kind since rebuild. Not one drop of oil on the engine or on the ground. The new brakes saved me from a collision 2 weeks after their installation. While I was only going 35MPH another vehicle turned left in front of me from the right hand lane and I was 15 feet from the car and still stopped in time to avoid the collision. Braking in the car can only be described as unbelievable.
I recommend the Performance Experts of CrateEngineDepot to anyone wanting the highest quality workmanship and results when seeking added performance in their vehicle. If you want good old fashioned service and quality the Performance Experts of CrateEngineDepot will exceed you expectations.
1967 Camaro 350/290 HP with a 5 speed
I am a previous Auto Technician with over 15 years experience (back in the 70s/ 80s). I planned to replace my new 350 engine myself which I had purchased from CrateEngineDepot. It involved installing a new 5 speed Tremic Transmission kit. This was interesting because it was going into my 1967 camaro super sport convertible.
However, after meeting your technicians and service writing staff it was clear to me I didn't have to do it myself, these guys are car nuts too. I couldn't do a better job myself, I am very happy with the decision to save my winter in the garage. Please tell Frank my technician Mike the service writer and can't forget Joe in parts for his magic THANK YOU! This is an incredible team you have!
Mike & Frank 350/290 HP 5 speed Tremic