Folks, this has got to be the simplest, easiest, cheapest setup. Just drop the motor in and tell your exhaust guy to finish it like this. You could probably run the E30 exhaust just like this.
If you remember, Gene's build has the Trick flow package, so he's probably pushing about 300-350 rwhp, near LS1 power! He hopes to do some testing and tuning at Watkins Glen racetrack in about a week. Kick ass!!!
update 5/26/10: Gene emailed me the following:
I am told by the engine builder that rear wheel HP should exceed 400HP with the set-up I have. From the little I've driven it so far, I can tell you it has INCREDIBLE power and acceleration like I've never experienced!!! Hope to dyno it this season. If all goes well I hope to take some on track videos at the Glen and send them on to you. As a SCCA racer and track instructor I hope to have this beast on the track more than a few times this year. Now the rest of the car has to be brought up to the performance of the engine. While I upgraded the front suspension during the build I will gradually be upgrading rear suspension and brake system, interior, paint, etc depending on how the funds hold out.I still don't understand why your build has not taken off like the LS1 conversions. While this has not exactly been an easy weekend project(I estimate about 350-400 hours so far), it certainly doable with persistence and certain mechical skills. Maybe my build will encourage more interest. I will be more than happy to share what I have learned. Thanks for all your development and engineering work, and your encouragement. Keep in touch. Regards, Gene