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Old 05-26-2018, 09:05 AM
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Let me know if I missed you on the responses. I am not looking to part this out. The car itself is worth more than half of what I am asking without the engine or extra parts. I have been on this site along time and never seen a poster that has all the parts I have. I know what I have because I bought them and have the receipts to prove it. I have every option package SLP offered for the T-Ram along with the boxes they came in and original instructions. Nobody on this board has the same things. With the optional parts that are included you can install this intake on any year TPI car. Auto or manual transmission, cruise control or non cruise, AC or non AC.
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:53 PM
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Video of the car running just before the distributor gear gave way and quit spinning the rotor.


Notice the condition of the car and interior.
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Car looks great - sorry about the divorce, been there myself. Good luck with the sale.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:34 PM
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I have a buyer coming up from Oregon this weekend to buy the car and all the parts. I hope Charlie posts videos when he gets the car running and or puts the T-Ram on his car, or both. He will have enough parts to do both, just needs a distributor.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:06 AM
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I couldn't be more excited to get this car. I will post pics the minute I get it back to my shop and parked next to my 1LE. Hope to have it on the road before the 4th of July, and get some videos up
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Awesome. Post a pic on YouTube of it running. What state will the car be in? Love to see it at a show one day.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:35 AM
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Portland Or if all goes as planned!
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Congratulations Charlie - persistence pays off!


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Old 06-09-2018, 12:00 PM
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I don't have it yet! Hopefully tomorrow I will! Headed down to my shop in a few to load up my trailer and get ready to head out bright and early tomorrow to pick it up. Talking with dave, I guess the cam gear is toast, and the distributor is out of the car, and the rest of it is still complete. I am hoping to swap the cam back to the smaller cam he had in it that he says worked better, do a flush on the motor, scope it all as best I can with a bore scope, cut open the filter, and see if I can get it running and driving real quickly before I swap the T ram for the stealth ram it comes with. I'm also considering having those SLP ZR1's narrowed and widened to a 17x4.5 and 17x11 for my car as a drag setup. We will see tomorrow!
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:21 PM
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Anxious to see much more, deserves a build thread... or two...
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I will definitely start a thread on it. I can't say enough good things about dave and the car. This will be fun! I will post more pics tonight after I get it out, washed, and go through all of the parts
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Got it home, washed, wiped down, and tucked away ready to get started on getting it running!
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:28 PM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CPPyp1DU_j8

well folks, it runs! With the good ol' T ram on it!
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Nice! Congrats again!
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:48 AM
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I thought it would run with a new distributor. Any issues on the test drive? Did you drain the fuel or is siphon as much out as you could and put some fresh fuel in? Any water or oil leaks? I got your text, I dont doubt the injectors should be cleaned, I dont recall if I left the white 36lb? injectors in it or went back to the old reliable 24#ers that TPIS blueprinted back in the late 90's. Might just be the video, but the exhaust doesnt sound as crisp as it did before, you should be able to hear each cylinder fire through the headers and at the exhaust tips, it should sound crisp. The throttle response should be super crisp when you goose it.

Keep posting man, I hope you get it dialed in enough to make some decent passes soon. Also hope you have as much fun with the car and or T-Ram as I did. I know they went to the right person.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:47 AM
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Keep the T-ram on it. HSR isn't anywhere near as iconic. T-Ram makes that car unique and special.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:37 AM
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I got as much fuel out as I could, and threw 10 gallons of fresh 92 non ethanol fuel in it. It still needs more timing, and the video is bad. It sounds very crisp, and the throttle is very responsive! No oil leaks, water leaks, thing is dry! It cruises nice at 75 too. The koni's still feel new, and it drives and stops very tight! I'm going to keep messing with it, I'm sure it will be ready to make some passes down the drag strip soon. It definitely has some ponies lol
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Do you have the link on YouTube to hear it?
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:42 PM
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I know the t ram is iconic, that why I bought the car from dave. I am going to put the T ram on my 1LE 92 Z28 I just finished restoring, and putting the HSR on the iroc.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:27 PM
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If you pop the factory caps off the strut towers in the engine bay you will see the tops of the adjustable struts. There should be a white plastic star shaped disc in the console that says KONI on it, put that on top of the strut shaft and turn it to adjust the valving on the strut. I think I left them on the softest settings.The rear shocks can be adjusted also, but you have to peel the carpet back to get to the top of them. In hindsight, the adjustable Koni's wasn't a smart investment, you dont road race a car with a loose automatic convertor and and lots of low end torque.
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Well, gasket files sent in, test gaskets sent back to me, changes made and sent back to them and after quite a bit of steps to get T-ram gaskets made I get this today.

I'm sorry, but I've not had the availability to quote this work and my staff has been unable to get to this request. We will not be able to provide this work. My suggestion is that you reach out to a gasket manufacturer. Best of luck with your project.


On to the next quitter I guess.....
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That Sucks.........
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So a quick search on google provided the following -
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-p...am-intake.html
Dig in and read every post and you will find the official SLP ad along with the same " HSR is better becuase I have one" mentality. I would venture to say that Holley ripped off SLP's design. Tunnel ram base with an attempt to elongate the intake runners with a seperate upper plenum.

BTW, Ryan Falconer - http://www.falconerengines.com/main.php manufactured the T-Ram for SLP. Im not sure who designed it, but I would put money on Falconerengineering. They are still in buisiness, I would love to see GM hightech interview Ed Hamburger and Ryan Falconer and provide clarification on who did what on the T-Ram.
The designer for the T Ram is Carl Woodruff from SLP. Would be nice to get more made 😉
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Ryan is who designed the T-ram for SLPs specs but he doesn't know who cast and machined it.. I talked with him on the phone a few years back and he said he received 0 credit from SLP for it.
My understanding is the molds were destroyed in the fire. Not sure how true it is tho.

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The designer for the T Ram is Carl Woodruff from SLP. Would be nice to get more made 😉
Sign me up for one - I'd buy one for sure - I'd love to find one - would be willing to pay top $$ for a really nice one !
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How much is top $? I have one
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How much is top $? I have one
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Twin turbo if you're willing to sell put me in line, I will pay obnoxious money for another one
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Twin turbo if you're willing to sell put me in line, I will pay obnoxious money for another one
Well there you go......an obnoxious one in every crowd !!
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Well there you go......an obnoxious one in every crowd !!
I'm not trying to step on your toes by any means man! That's why I said put me in line lol
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Messages dont work on my IB app. I have no idea of value. 2k wont buy mine. ...I do know that.
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Messages dont work on my IB app. I have no idea of value. 2k wont buy mine. ...I do know that.
what would buy it??? I'll take it if you'll sell it
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I'm not trying to step on your toes by any means man! That's why I said put me in line lol
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what would buy it??? I'll take it if you'll sell it
Like I said - one in every crowd
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