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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:19 pm

Been quite a while since I posted. Super long story short, I broke 3 pistons in the 572. Apparently the stock GM ZZ572 pistons weren't up for boost. So, I took it out and had it rebuilt with a bunch of really good parts. JE pistons, Oliver Rods, etc... Engine has been back in the car for a while now, but ever since I put the boosted 572 in, I've been fighting heat issues. It just gets too damn hot in AZ for this thing to cool itself down.

So, I was doing some research, and read that the 2017 Camaros have 3 radiators. I thought, why can't I do that. So, I did.... started off with 1 extra one (on the right), and it helped, but not enough. So, I plumbed in a second aux radiator (on the left, not painted yet) and I'm happy to say that cruising in town on a 105 degree day, with the A/C on high, it hit about 208, and on the highway, I'm at 195. Honestly, this upgrade was worth at least 20 degrees. It was pretty brutal anytime it was over 100 degrees outside.

208 might sound high, but all these new cars run around there, so I'm calling it a win. Still have a few more ideas on getting fresh air into the Procharger to knock a few more degrees off, but I believe I'm on the right track. Never thought I would see the day where there is literally no room to mount stuff on this damn car, but I think I'm there. OH.... and I put in a Z06 oil cooler as well. Thing is like 35" long. It's ridiculous.

So, now I have about 5 gallons of water/antifreeze, 3 radiators, 4 fans, and about 8 quarts of oil. In addition to the cooler, I had to run a remote oil filter setup to accommodate for a larger oil pan w/kick outs.

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Post by black eyes on Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:48 pm

wow if there was ever a person to figure it out it would be you nice job.And how does the 572 run now with the new parts and rebuild?

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Post by fasrnur on Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:39 pm

Damn nice job there sir. If you're looking for more room to mount things, isn't there room in the trunk? lol
That is one sweet job of engineering things to say the least. A big old two thumbs up to you!
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Post by bigredlaguna on Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:04 pm

Next trick is to use the air conditioner to cool the intake charge like the Demon.
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Post by testpilot61 on Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:06 am

I need to drive up from Tulsa and see this fine install update. Outstanding job. JerryH

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Post by Hs1973 on Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:50 pm

Damn you rock dude. I have followed your build since i joined here, and i mist say you are an inspiration and push the boundries for what can be done. Hope you have more godness to share with us.
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Post by ratnfested on Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:01 pm

Nice exhaust. I wanna do mine like that with my 540(on my red car). But I think I will do it while the car is apart. For now I have to look at my ugly 3" tailpipes sticking out from the frame. Looks great, you have done a lot of work there.

Also what did you do up front for the big brakes and calipers? I want that too.

I looked at the older posts. It looks like some kind of a hub was installed on the spindles to accommodate the larger rotors. Is that right? Can you point me in the right direction for that? I need better brakes.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:27 pm

BAER sells a kit for these cars. They are basically B body spindles with their own brackets to accommodate whatever caliper/rotor combo you go with. Comes with the spindle, hub, and brackets. I had the Sport/Track system on it for a while, and it stopped fine. It really doesn't NEED the 6 piston brakes, but I love the look and it definitely stops HARD!
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:54 am

Cooling upgrade 4.0. It's been running pretty cool, but I think it can do better. While I had this idea before I saw it, I'll admit I stole the actual look from that sweet Holley Wagon. Really liked how they did the front bumper. I think it looks like the factory could have done it that way. I headed out to the junk yard and picked up a front and rear bumper. Had a friend cut the hole and add some rounded sheet metal to the inside to make it look finished. Also welded up the bumper jack slots. Never liked those... Both bumpers are off to chrome tomorrow. No clue when they will be done, but I'm excited. Not even worried about testing at this point. I mean, really, how could this giant @$$ slot not help with the cooling??? It'll go straight into the intercooler that is currently sitting behind the bumper asking for more air.



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Post by Joe73 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:50 pm

I love it. Nice job.
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:11 pm

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Post by Showtime73 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:14 pm

Can't wait to see it on the car!!
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Post by builtnotbought on Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:35 am

I wanted to have the same hole in the front bumper like Holley but my metal man said that he can't repeat those smooth edges of the cut to make it look finished.
Now I got the idea of how to make it nice, thank you)))
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