Progress Thread New Build Starting **Project Leroy**

What engine build to go with?

  • 302 + procharger/turbo

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • 347 + procharger/turbo

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • 363 all motor high rpm

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • 460 all motor

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • coyote

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • 7.3 godzilla

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • 408 ci or more Windsor

    Votes: 1 6.7%

  • Total voters
    15
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bluestang50

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New wheels arrived today. Im having a hard time finding a good set of tires in stock. Im probably going 255/40/17 and 275/40/17. Im going back and forth on whether to run a drag radial on the rear or not. My focus is more on it being able to corner well than launch hard on the street.

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bluestang50

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Leroy is finally about to get some love. I found a reliable guy to fix the frame rail rust I have. He is also going to paint the engine bay and my new cervinis 2.5" cowl hood. I also just received word my 363 is shipping to me this upcoming week. A lot of great progress is about to happen. The only thing holding me up from getting it back on the road will be the PA 4R70W. Hopefully it will ship some time in April. The door panels I ordered in December came this week.

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bluestang50

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About half of the maximum motorsports max grip package has shown up. I actually ordered it in two stages so I should have the rest in a couple weeks. The distributor I need to clear the holley hi-ram has arrived as well as the 2.5" cervinis cowl hood to the clear the holley hi-ram. I also picked up a set of aerocatch lathes for the new hood.
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bluestang50

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Well American Muscle is trash. I place the order for my engine back in February and I was being told it would ship around the third week of March. Around that time I received and email saying the charge could not be captured on my card. There was zero reason for this so I reached out to them and they said everything was fine and my orser would ship in 24 hours. Fast forward another week and I get a second email saying my card couldnt be captured. I called them and this time they tried to capture with me on the phone and they still could not. I called my card company and they 3 way called back to american muscle as they werent even seeing an attempt to charge from american muscle. American muscle still couldnt figure it out so we reentered all of my information. This time the card went through without issue. I was then told again my order was about to ship. That was a week ago and the charge has fully posted against my card. I reached out AGAIN to see why my order still hasnt shipped and now they are claiming it wont ship until 3/2023... im trying as hard as I can to give these people money and they can not get their :poo: together. Meanwhile Summit Racing has one of these engines in stock every couple weeks. I may have to tell AM to pound sand and get it through Summit.
 

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Lately, I find it helpful to ask which year when someone gives me a shipping or completion date. Not to be a jerk, but just asking if it is in stock is not enough anymore. :mad:
 
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Lately, I find it helpful to ask which year when someone gives me a shipping or completion date. Not to be a jerk, but just asking if it is stock is not enough anymore. :mad:

I have been doing that for work equipment. I’m getting lead times of 12-18 months for specialized equipment.
 
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bluestang50

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Well I'm still not sure what I am doing about the engine but I did pull the trigger on a Pony Down stage 2 single turbo kit with a Turbonetics 76mm/.96ex. I should have it in about 10 weeks or so.
 
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