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Building GM's most powerful Engine Ever
the 650hp LT4 V8!

BY ALEX KIERSTEIN, WEB EDITOR
FEB 16, 2015
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The Chevrolet Corvette, whether powered by a "run-of-the-mill" LT1 or a bonkers supercharged LT4, is built in Bowling Green. But many Corvette smallblocks are built in New York, at the Tonawanda Engine Plant just north of Buffalo, while some other LT4s are actually built in Kentucky.


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But that's jumping ahead of ourselves: the Tonawanda plant is fascinating. The compact, power-dense smallblock engines the plant builds are technological and engineering marvels; the supercharged LT4 makes 650 hp thanks to a highly compact supercharger, direct injection, continuously variable valve timing, and a ludicrous (for a blown engine) compression ratio of 10.0:1. It's not a crude engine in any sense of the word. And the facility it's built in is just as advanced.

Robots conduct the majority of the machining, with quality control steps after virtually every step in the process. RFID-chipped tracking bolts keep the assembly line informed of the various processes already completed on the block. As part of a major plant upgrade to handle the LT4 engine, tasks that used to take several robots at several different stations are combined into single multi-step processes with new robots. It's fascinating.

Where are the humans? Until the block is ready for internals, they're seemingly nowhere to be found. It seems that humans are the specialty tools in the assembly process, used for tasks too crucial for machines—the installation of key components like the pistons and crank. That's about 3 minutes into the video. Until then, it's robotic machining eye candy, pure and simple.

 


YET ANOTHER FUN AND SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO A VERY ECLECTIC CAR COLLECTION




 

CORVETTE FROM HELL!!!
INSANE 1,250 HP C6

2016 Holiday Dinner Party
Suzie Casta
Proud Mary like you've never heard it before...

2017 ZL1 vs C7 Z06

Corvette Heritage Series
The One and Only 1983 Corvette
Don Messner

Really cool office centerpiece
 

THE BLOCK

Previews Mobil 1 Corvette Stingray Build Using Z06 Flowdown Parts

  
 

Callaway SC757 at Thompson Speedway

A PRIVATE TOUR THRU THE GM "HERITAGE" COLLECTION

FEATURE CARS HOMECOMING VIDEO

65 years of HOT ROD MAGAZINE's cover feature cars were found, and put ALL in one building

 

Corvette Z06  Exotics Racing in Las Vegas!


THE 2015 AUTORAMA CUSTOM CAR SHOW, DETROIT

The workmanship, design, and attention to detail is absolutely amazing on these street rods.  Watch to the end, there's some really neat "rat rods"  


The Most Menacing C7 you've Ever Laid Eyes on! 3500 HP!!!


FREAKIN INSANE C6-Z06 1K HP???

 


  The Lingenfelter Collection BIG MUSCLE

 


Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week

09/19/14: 42 Minutes long but worth the watch if your a "car guy/gal"

 


European Racers are absolutely freakin crazy...  EUROPEAN RACERS

 HOW MANY DIED DOING WHAT THEY LOVED???https://www.facebook.com/LiMotorSport/videos/10152589482924952/

 

CARS FROM YOUR PAST


Sir Paul McCartney & his C5

 

I’ve been a Beatles fan for about as long as I’ve been a Corvette fan – which means pretty much my entire life, so this is a fun story for me to tell you about. Former cute-one Paul McCartney keeps a C5 Corvette at his LA home and is often seen driving it when he is on the West Coast. Paul was recently spotted strolling through LAX with new GF Nancy Shevell and the couple was photographed leaving the airport in Paul’s C5 Blue Convertible.

I believe Paul has owned this particular Corvette for some time. I remember watching a special about the recording of the 2005 CD “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard” and at one point the video showed Paul arriving at the LA recording studio in the blue C5 convertible.

Think about that for a sec. McCartney is one of the richest entertainers in the world with a net worth estimated to be a BILLION dollars. He can afford any car he wants – yet he keeps an older C5 Corvette as his personal car when in California. I think that says a lot, not only about McCartney, but about the performance and quality of the C5 generation of Corvettes.

And since I’ve already gotten way off topic with this post, let me continue with a quick plug of Paul’s latest album “Electric Arguments”. If you’re a McCartney or Beatles fan and you don’t have this disc in your collection, you are missing out. It’s Paul’s best work in several years and it’s a great listen. Check out The Fireman:   Electric Arguments.

 
    


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   CORVETTE VIDEOS OF INTEREST

 

When was the last time you saw, MG's, Cameros, Mustangs, Pontiac Tempests, Corvettes, Patrick Dempsey, Dan Gurney, Mario Andriette, Pedro Rodriques, Mark Donahue, and the immortal, Bruce McLaren in the same video. Neat footage:12/19/13 

  


RICK HENDRICK'S

"BIG GAMBLE" VIDEO

Very neat Video. Rick comes across as a very, very nice, albeit, very successful man, who happens to have one of the neatest collections around.


PRIVATE & SECRET CORVETTE COLLECTION

"SOMEWHERE IN THE "MID-WEST"


 

OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST


A CHROME C6 IN THE VILLAGE - MORE MONEY THAN TASTE?

    
 

 



CORVETTE VIDEOS

 

Your link to car shows all over the Sunshine State
 
 

 

VETTE MAGAZINE


VETTE VENUES MAGAZINE

 

 

 

CORVETTE CENTRAL


 

Unique & Custom Corvette Parts House

 


 

 

 

 

 


EAST COAST CORVETTES

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

USED VETTE PARTS FOR SALE

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
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