My name is Mykk. I am a rock musician by profession and an avid auto enthusiast. I've gone to college for auto tech and have worked in several garages, machine shops and parts stores. Now, building cars is a hobby.
My daily driver: 2004 Silverado (Wait, keep reading) I purchased it new, in 2004 as a V6 work truck trim.
The heart of my street machine is this SBC:
It's a little motor I've built a couple years ago.
86-95 350 block. roller cam, four bolt. Bored .040" over
Balanced ZZ4 crank & rods with H345NCP flat top (4vr) pistons.
Patriot 'Vortec' heads, 185cc runners, 2.02"/1.6", 64cc
pistons sit .004" from deck, .028" thick HG, 64cc chambers = roughly 10.7:1 static compression & .032" quench
Comp XR276HR-10 cam, installed +4 degrees. 1.6:1 rockers
Super Vic copy intake, Mighty Demon 750.
Behind the engine is a 3000stall lockup converter going into a fully built stage 2 pro-race 4L60E converted to full manual shift & vacuum modulated line pressure. The rear end has Motive 4.10:1 gears with a powertrax no-slip locker.
The best 1/4 mile ET to date is 11.99 @ 114mph, 1.8 60'. without nitrous and spinning those heavy 22"s down the track.
And the tires on my 22"s after a weekends worth of passes.
A vid of the way my driver sounds exhaling through a pair of Flowmaster Super 40's (This vid recently won Flowmasters "Show us your flows" contest)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEXweSgJObc
I'm currently swapping out that tall single plane intake for a RPM Air-Gap in hopes of helping fuel consumption as gas prices increase. I've also dialed in my distributor and carb so the engine will idle with full manifold vacuum instead of ported. (granted, 10" of vacuum at idle isn't known for it's fuel economy) Not expecting huge gains, just anything to help. especially since I intend to taking my Silverado back with me to LA the next time I head out there.
I'm excited to dig into your forum and read of all the testing & tricks of the trade. Cheers ~Mykk