Vehicle Showcase

Check out some of our latest builds.

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With quite a few builds in our past, we have had to rehabilitate vehicles by tearing them down to just the foundation to build it all up correctly.  This C6 Z06 was no exception, though it was pushed into the shop rather than rolled in.  Having known this car in the past, it was a tough sight to behold.

Tearing out the rats nest of an engine and body harness as well as making a list of things that needed to be changed, a plan was formulated and set in motion to get this Z06 back into fighting shape so the owner could finally enjoy some 1/2 mile events and maybe some street action from time to time.

Ditching the electronics that came in with the car, we opted for an AEM Infinity 712 ECU.  To keep the harness clean and as light as possible, we plotted everything out from start to finish before the first set of wires were even cut.

Total Engine Service took on the machine work and assembly of the new 430CID LSX.  Topped with custom ported Frankenstein Banshee ported heads, the block was stuffed to the brim with a Callies Ultra Billet crank, Carillo Rods, Wiseco Pistons, and a custom grind “Shoafinator” camshaft from Aaron Shoaf at Scoggin-Dickey Raceshop.

Power is transferred through an RPS carbon clutch assembly and a Tick Performance built T-56.  All of this is managed by a Tilton master cylinder and an MGW Shifter.  The differential is built by RPM, with axles from DSS and a 15″ conversion from LG Motorsports.

Fab work started on the roll bar adding the rest of the Wolfe Racecraft door bars, and front cage structure to add a little proactive safety for the power and speeds this car should attain at the planned 1/2 mile events.  Deciding to forego the oem seats, at least the driver seat is an OMP HTE-R race seat with full bolsters including for the driver’s head.  Corbeau 5-point cam-lock harnesses tie in the rest of the safety equipment which includes a Firecharger suppression system.

Mark shouldered the brunt of the responsibility for the build of “NaTTrous.”  Tearing down the car for a post-mortem, helping formulate a strategy to get the car back into shape, and then putting that plan into motion.  Builds like this do require a good bit of custom parts, a lot of test fitting, and making things fit.  C6 Corvettes don’t have a whole lot of real-estate to things can get crowded in a hurry.

Once the engine was finished up at Total Engine Service, we were able to go full steam ahead on the build with the parts pile we had already accumulated.

Other cars came into the shop and went, but progress continued with the wiring in of the AEM Infinity, CD7 dash display, EGT monitoring, and all the other necessary components to keep a beast like this running safely and reliably at well over 1000whp.

Interior pieces made their way back into the car, with modifications to fit with the added cage.  Safety equipment was added, including the fire suppression system and parachute.  Even without the body control module, Mark was able to make the windows, doors, and other components work.  Turn signals, headlights and brake lights are functional as well.

The CD7 is the nexus for all the information that the owner will need.  With multiple custom displays available at the touch of the page up button, they’ll have different modes to select from depending on what style event they are taking part in.

With the addition of an in-car fuel cell a bulkhead was fabbed up to protect the occupants in the cabin from anything that might spark up in the hatch.

This is another proactive safety approach, even if it does make things a little more…intimate inside the passenger compartment.

With all the other work completed, dyno tuning this beast netted a 1550 whp dyno run on E85 with the Precision 7175 turbos just about tapped out without much more headroom for power.  “NaTTrous” a more complete car than it has ever been since quite possibly 2014.  And as an added bonus it is able to drive on and off the trailer this go-around.

Stay tuned for more as this will more than likely make a return for even more refinement in the future as competition continues to get faster.

With quite a few builds in our past, we have had to rehabilitate vehicles by tearing them down to just the foundation to build it all up correctly.  This C6 Z06 was no exception, though it was pushed into the shop rather than rolled in.  Having known this car in the past, it was a tough sight to behold.

Tearing out the rats nest of an engine and body harness as well as making a list of things that needed to be changed, a plan was formulated and set in motion to get this Z06 back into fighting shape so the owner could finally enjoy some 1/2 mile events and maybe some street action from time to time.

Ditching the electronics that came in with the car, we opted for an AEM Infinity 712 ECU.  To keep the harness clean and as light as possible, we plotted everything out from start to finish before the first set of wires were even cut.

Total Engine Service took on the machine work and assembly of the new 430CID LSX.  Topped with custom ported Frankenstein Banshee ported heads, the block was stuffed to the brim with a Callies Ultra Billet crank, Carillo Rods, Wiseco Pistons, and a custom grind “Shoafinator” camshaft from Aaron Shoaf at Scoggin-Dickey Raceshop.

Power is transferred through an RPS carbon clutch assembly and a Tick Performance built T-56.  All of this is managed by a Tilton master cylinder and an MGW Shifter.  The differential is built by RPM, with axles from DSS and a 15″ conversion from LG Motorsports.

Fab work started on the roll bar adding the rest of the Wolfe Racecraft door bars, and front cage structure to add a little proactive safety for the power and speeds this car should attain at the planned 1/2 mile events.  Deciding to forego the oem seats, at least the driver seat is an OMP HTE-R race seat with full bolsters including for the driver’s head.  Corbeau 5-point cam-lock harnesses tie in the rest of the safety equipment which includes a Firecharger suppression system.

Mark shouldered the brunt of the responsibility for the build of “NaTTrous.”  Tearing down the car for a post-mortem, helping formulate a strategy to get the car back into shape, and then putting that plan into motion.  Builds like this do require a good bit of custom parts, a lot of test fitting, and making things fit.  C6 Corvettes don’t have a whole lot of real-estate to things can get crowded in a hurry.  Once the engine was finished up at Total Engine Service, we were able to go full steam ahead on the build with the parts pile we had already accumulated.

Other cars came into the shop and went, but progress continued with the wiring in of the AEM Infinity, CD7 dash display, EGT monitoring, and all the other necessary components to keep a beast like this running safely and reliably at well over 1000whp.

Interior pieces made their way back into the car, with modifications to fit with the added cage.  Safety equipment was added, including the fire suppression system and parachute.  Even without the body control module, Mark was able to make the windows, doors, and other components work.  Turn signals, headlights and brake lights are functional as well.  The CD7 is the nexus for all the information that the owner will need.  With multiple custom displays available at the touch of the page up button, they’ll have different modes to select from depending on what style event they are taking part in.

With the addition of an in-car fuel cell a bulkhead was fabbed up to protect the occupants in the cabin from anything that might spark up in the hatch.  This is another proactive safety approach, even if it does make things a little more…intimate inside the passenger compartment.

With all the other work completed, dyno tuning this beast netted a 1550 whp dyno run on E85 with the Precision 7175 turbos just about tapped out without much more headroom for power.  “NaTTrous” a more complete car than it has ever been since quite possibly 2014.  And as an added bonus it is able to drive on and off the trailer this go-around.  Stay tuned for more as this will more than likely make a return for even more refinement in the future as competition continues to get faster.