(Words and photos by Dave Matyjasik) – (Editor’s note – Yesterday we started what will be a multi-part series on the dissection and reassembly of a C7 Corvette that was blown up on a chassis dyno after receiving a supercharger and a “custom tune” from a shop that had little experience with the direct injected LT series of engines that power these mighty cars. Yesterday’s story documented what it took to get the engine out of the car and today we get a look-see inside the mill to gander at exactly what happened when the dyno rollers were being spun by the (formerly) boosted engine. Like we did yesterday, all the words and photos you’ll see from here on out come from Dave Matty unless specified by us.)
Onto part #2!
We dropped the motor off at Steve Ashworth Racing Engines in Fuquay, NC and started to help with the inspection and tear down. These are all the photos. Most everything looks like LS base on the bottom. I haven’t torn into a variable cam timing motor so that may be straightforward as well as the DOD setup that’s been in trucks for a while.
IT WILL BE A FEW DAYS BEFORE OUR NEXT UPDATE AS STEVE ASHWORTH RACING ENGINES WILL PULL APART THE ROTATING ASSEMBLY AND SEND US THE PHOTOS AND INFO OF WHAT HE FOUND!