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Well, today was a VERY good day!! First I finally got to meet my buddy Zippy and his wife Pat. Nice people!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif Pat's a good cook too!!

Zippy drove his Z so I wouldn't have to drive that Focus any longer than I had too. I love that Torch Red!!

By invite, we went to Katech Engines www.katechengines.com. If you are not familiar with Katech, they build the C5R engines. Katech is involved in other racing forms which I will elaborate on in a feature article that I am writing.

They allowed me to take dozens of pictures. I'm going to show you just a few to wet your lips.

This is a first...nobody else has ever seen or reported these valve covers. This is the new C5R carbon fiber covers. It was just installed today.



You say you like cubic inches?? Katech has developed a street version 7 Liter aluminum block based on the 7L C5R racing block.



So now you ask, "Are they doing anything for the Z06???"

This is a new LS6 engine sitting on a dyno being baselined. After extensive testing in their world class equipped facility, they will be providing packages for the Z06. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif




Now before you ask, I didn't get any free parts and I have nothing to gain by visiting Katech....but it was a C /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif L place to go!!

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Frank Calmes Quicksilver 2001 Z06
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Sherylann Calmes Black 2001 Z06
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Nice pics Frank,
When did they say my engine would be ready? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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That is a sweet looking big block Frank! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
Glad to hear about their ZO6 package. I wish I could affort the $$ for their street 7.0 liter, but who knows? Perhaps a group purchase someday. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
Can't wait for your article.
 

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Tom,

Your engine wasn't ready yet...they were trying to decide which heads would be the best for your Z. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

 

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Pretty /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif Frank, All I can say is MORE!!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

I Love my Z!!!
 

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Mighty nice stuff Frank. Got into Katech huh? Wow! Strictly first class engine builders. They build racing motors for GM!

My hats off to this forum! What a first class scoop.
 

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On 2001-04-03 01:38, SMFCPACFP spewed forth this drivel:
I wonder if any of their engines are "streetable"

Yep...I have pictures of there street engines which I will post in the article. The 7 Liter block shown above is for a street engine. These guys know their stuff.

Here is a link to there web site.

www.katechengines.com
 

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Nice pics Frank. Think you could get some of that stuff into you suit case for the trip home.... /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 
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What a scoop Frank!!! And you're right, that is one BIG block.../phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif.

Can't wait to see the article!

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Cool stuff, Frank! Did you happen to witness an engine dyno run of the LS6? Wonder what kind of numbers they were getting? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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Raj, when I saw the LS6 on the dyno, they were just hooking it up, so I didn't get to see it run. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif

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What does 1.3 more liters set one back these days Frank?
 

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Thanks Frank, we love engine stuff!! Any more future Z06 engine info?????

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Frank!
Nice lookin' powerhouse...!! Do ya think we can get GM to replace the oil burners with one of them? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif
 

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I've been sitting back reading everyone's comment's to our visit to Katech and thought I would share a couple of random thoughts.

First, I must admit, it was a pleasure to finally meet Frank after "knowing him" on the puter for over a year. Mrs Zippy also enjoyed meeting him and said he and Sherylann would be welcome (including the poodles)....at our house any time. My wife loves animals also.

Since my Doc does not allow me to have alcohol, and Frank is unfamiliar with the roads around here, I volunteered to be "the designated driver" for our trip to Katech. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif Never mind that I wanted to drive the Z! (real reason) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Katech is a first class Engineering and Engine Development facility. We really enjoyed listening to some of the "behind the scenes" talk about so many world famous drivers who have won with Katech built engines! I was also quite impressed with the dynamometer and engine building areas of Katech. For those that don't know...I am a Sr. Engineering Technician at Detroit Diesel Corporation. Have worked in various Engineering departments there for over 33 years, and most recently running dyno tests on an inline 4 cylinder diesel for future emission requirements. I felt right at home touring Katech! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Want to extend a very hearty THANK YOU to Frank for inviting me along, and Katech, for taking the time to show us Chevrolet Racing engines up close! Talk about a kid in a candy store!

Frank, Thursday is still on for Baker's in Milford....gonna be more fun!

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