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I guess most of your know my motor took a dump and spun the #3 rod bearing. :bawling:

So since the motor had to come back out I decided to do some upgrades. Two weeks ago today I moved my car to Hennessey Performance for a Venom 700R + N2O upgrade. /images/graemlins/yay.gif

This includes the following:

510 CI Balanced and Blueprinted Stroker Motor /images/graemlins/gr_driving3.gif
JE Pistons
Forged Rods
Polydyn Rod Bearings
Venom CNC Heads that flow 310 CFM :nod:
Cam Upgrade
Lifter Upgrade
Fuel System Upgrade including 255 LPH Fuel Pump, Fuel Rails and Larger Injectors

My GTS already had the following:

T&D Roller Rockers
Max Flow Intake Tubes and Filters (BTR)
Aluminum 3 Core Radiator (Fluidyne)
Radiator Hoses with Bleeder (Sean Roe)
Fan Module - ’99 Upgrade
180 Degree T-Stat
Power Steering Cooler (Sean Roe)
MSD Spark Plug Wires
NX Nitrous Kit (House of Power) :nod:
Billet Pulley Set – P/S, Water Pump, Alternator, etc. (March Performance)
Optima Red Top Battery

Exhaust

Venom 1.75 in. Stainless Steel Headers (Hennessey)
JetHot Coating of HMS Headers
Cat Test Pipe
Venom 3” Cat-back Exhaust with 4” Tips (Hennessey)

Engine Dress Up

Custom Under Hood Coating (Standard Collision)
Powder Coated Front Engine Cover (Cy-Fair Powder Coating)
Powder Coated Intake Manifold (Cy-Fair Powder Coating)
Powder Coated Valve Covers (Cy-Fair Powder Coating)
Powder Coated Aluminum x-Member (Cy-Fair Powder Coating)
Red Spark Plug Wire Boots (Snake-Oly)
Plug Wire Seperators - Made 4 Products (Summit Racing)
Custom Painted Hood Pad (PartsRack)
Custom Painted A/C Inlet Box
Custom Painted Washer Tank
Custom Painted Radiator Pressure Tank
Custom Painted Radiator Overflow Tank
Aluminum Oil Cap (Sean Roe)
Chrome Oil Stick Cap (MGW)

Drivetrain

19” HRE 546 Wheels
3.45 Gears
3.45 Gear Speedo Calibrator
Aluminum Flywheel (Archer Racing)
Clutch (House of Power)

Brakes

Baer Eradispeed Brake Rotors (LA Performance)
EBC Green Brake Pads
Stainless Brake Line Kit (Dillusi)
Powder Coated Aluminum Brake Hats
Powder Coated Front Brake Calipers

Suspension

Eibach Springs– 1” Drop (Tire Rack)
Lowering Spring Caps – ½” Drop (Northwind Engineering)
Powder Coated Front Sway Bar

Exterior/Body

Complete Off-Body Paint Job (Standard Collision) :nod:
Custom Sparkle Silver Stripes (Standard Collision)
Carbon Fiber Windshield Cowl with Vents (Autoform)
Custom Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
Custom Carbon Fiber Side Splitters
Chrome Gas Cap (MGW)
Chrome Viper License Plate Bracket (MGW)

Interior

5-Point Belts (Snake-Oly)
4-Point Roll Bar (BTR)
Custom Camera Mount
Momo Steering Wheel
Momo Steering Wheel Hub
Momo F-16 Shifter
Momo Pedal Set
Billet Nitrous Bottle Brackets
Chrome Nitrous Bottle Valve Cap (Airline Plating)
Nitrous Bottle Custom Painted Red (Classique Coachworks)
Custom 3 Switch Nitrous Control Panel (Hennessey)
Tapestry Floor Mats (Snake Oly)
Fire Extinguisher Bracket – Custom Powder Coated (Sean Roe)
Carbon Fiber Dash Kit by Sherwood Dash (Superior Dash)
Center Glove Box w/ Cup Holder (MGW)
Front MQ Quart 6 ½” RSC 216 Seperates
Custom Red Seat Centers (Veteran’s Trim)
Custom Padded and Red Covered Roll Bar (Veteran’s Trim)
Custom Rear Bolster Trim
Custom Red Doors
Custom Red Knee Bolsters
Custom Red Center Console

My short block is already scheduled to the completed this week!! /images/graemlins/yay.gif Car will be completed and tested prior to the Viper Alley Austin get together and we are seriously considering entering the Viper Nationals in Ohio next month. /images/graemlins/wave.gif
 

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BigCarrot said:
Big Balla! What's the predicted rwhp? How big is your nitrous shot going to be? Damn, you're gonna have a rocket!
On motor we should be at 600+ rwhp. I don't want to predict a large number on a board and would rather wait to post the dyno slip. :nod:

I will probably run a 150 rwhp shot of nitrous. /images/graemlins/gr_driving3.gif
 

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jamie said:
Anthony,

No flame intended, just wondering why people continue to give this guy business??
No flame Jamie - John's man enough to answer to his own past problems - however I will give you my two cents. I know all the history and personally know many of John's past and current customers. After I personally rode in Taig Stewart's TT car a few weeks ago - I knew John was serious about making past wrongs - right.

From a performance perspective no one can question the Vipers he has put out since opening his new shop. John's pricing was below other tuners, he put his pricing and goals in writing and required no down payment. John's shop is clean, efficient, well organized and full of Vipers.

John's future business success will allow him to make amends for the past and maybe my business will help someone else on this board.

So far John's performance and communication have been beyond my expectations.
 

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Anthony...I can give rides for a fee on my trailer /images/graemlins/smile.gif

I tell you what, I was getting some looks towing your car with my wife following in the Silver GTS. SHe was getting mad because everyone was looking at yours more then hers! I am headed to NO tomorrow, should be with Clayton on Thursday.

I visited Hennessy's shop on Friday. I have never done any business with him, but I was impressed with the cars I saw! I thought he was a nice guy too!

Chip
 

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Anthony - 98 GTS said:
jamie said:
Anthony,

No flame intended, just wondering why people continue to give this guy business??
No flame Jamie - John's man enough to answer to his own past problems - however I will give you my two cents. I know all the history and personally know many of John's past and current customers. After I personally rode in Taig Stewart's TT car a few weeks ago - I knew John was serious about making past wrongs - right.
That's all well and good, but it has to be asked -- where ARE all these people he's "made right" with? The same people are still demanding money, parts, or both. His rep is utter crap on every other car forum on the 'net, not to mention national magazines.

The ONLY people who come to his defense are the locals.

Something doesn't add up.
 

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McGuireV10 said:
Anthony - 98 GTS said:
jamie said:
Anthony,

No flame intended, just wondering why people continue to give this guy business??
No flame Jamie - John's man enough to answer to his own past problems - however I will give you my two cents. I know all the history and personally know many of John's past and current customers. After I personally rode in Taig Stewart's TT car a few weeks ago - I knew John was serious about making past wrongs - right.
That's all well and good, but it has to be asked -- where ARE all these people he's "made right" with? The same people are still demanding money, parts, or both. His rep is utter crap on every other car forum on the 'net, not to mention national magazines.

The ONLY people who come to his defense are the locals.

Something doesn't add up.
Not to post his business but I am aware of a lot of customers he's taken care of here recently.

Anthony 98 GTS said:
Trey - I'll let you take it for a spin - so you can remember the good ol'days.
Thanks Anthony. And I may have something to line up next to you here shortly.
:nod: :nod:

We never got a chance to race & hang out. One of us has always been down. That should be taken care of real soon. I'm glad everythings going so smoothly with John. :thumb:
 
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