Jump to content

Mikellys 403 Stroker LS3 build...

Recommended Posts

The list gets longer and longer...

LS3-403 stroker long block L92 heads/Callies CompStar Rods/Pistons/SRP Pistons - $5900 shipped
New valley cover/bolts/gasket from GM - $158 shipped
New waterpump, bolts, gaskets, and tstat - $128 shipped
New timing chain cover, all gaskets and seal, cam sensor, and bolts - $165 shipped
New MSD coils and brackets -$680
New XIM interface and wiring for FAST XFi - $610
New 48# injectors - $440
Set of powder coated valve covers and hardware -$120         

Bought an LS2 starter from Summit - $92
Bought an LS3 Intake off Ebay - $200 new in the box
Bought all sensors from Rock Auto, including a set of NGK plugs - $167 for all
Nutter Racing Drysump Pump, Madrel, blancer, belt and hardware - $1680
Butler-Built Drysump tank - $225
Dirty Dingo Mount Kit - $160
MSD Plug wires - $65
Fuel Pressure Regulator and fittings - $90
Reman Alternator - $120
FAST XFi Harness - $325
Passenger side High mount alternator bracket - $200
Fuel Rail Kit - Ebay - $120
Water Steam Line Kit - $90
Modified the ARE OilPan - $350
Drysump fittings and plumbing - $600

Edited by Mikelly
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

$3105 invested total in the drysump for my motor... Wonder what most guys end up spending on their wetsump oil systems?  My last setup included a Mellings blueprinted pump, ARP pump shaft, Canton Accusump, ECV, Lines, Oil Pan, crank scraper, windage tray, dipstick and misc. parts!



Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...

I'm probably $4000 into the drysump now with all the fittings and other related parts... I already had the oil cooler and remote Canton filter.  But the tank, all lines, the on/off valve from peterson, all lines, having the oil pan modified, and the kit from NRP are not cheap...


NRP Kit for LS motor - $1680 shipped (included pump, damper, hardware, mandrel, and pump belt/cog)

Tank - $225 shipped

Pan and modifications - $850

Peterson Valve - $105

-16 fittings (4 of them) - $140

-16 line (15 ft. parker pushlok) - $100

-12 fittings (12 of them total) - $180

-12 Pan Screen fittings (3) - $60

-12 High temp line - $105

4 rollcage mount brackets for the tank - $75

-16 breather tank and fittings - $110


Total - $3525


Breakdown on the PLUMBING total is $695.  This was a very frustrating part of the process because I kept having to order more... And I probably should have followed Carey's advice and gone used.  I also could have skipped the parker pushlok stuff all together... Pain in the ARSE to assemble.  My hands throb everytime I look at one of those lines.


This doesn't include the dual PCV tanks I will be installing as well, and that is running an additional $200.  Some speculation about if it is needed by some, but the guys at MTI swear it is a must.  They have a pretty good batch of happy custmers that run every weekend without issues, so I'm running one.



Edited by Mikelly
Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete I went back and "added" everything up to date...


$13608 total spent, and I sold my motor for $2500, plus I sold the LS1 I parted out and made $1200 off it.  I sold the old ignition parts and fuel parts I had from past iterations of the Zcar and that ended up netting me another $400 total.  I still have some parts to sell off once the dust settles.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...