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Dasilva Motorsports turns beast into a MONSTER

How to turn a beast into a MONSTER . Many of you have been watching the progress on Nik's 07 CTSV and have been witness to just how potent these sedans can be . In this segment we will be building a fully forged blower 402 with Trick Flow heads / Monster clutch along with some new Kooks headers and a few other tricks to squeeze the juice of of this baby.

Here are a pictures and video to start things off :D

So it begins with a litle mood music:



Hood off and ready to get at it .

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Rob getting the Yella Terras off to be used on the new Trick Flow 225cc

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Here I am unbolting the heads, so easy I can do it with my eyes closed :rofl:

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Down to the block and ready be plucked.

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Parts all neat and stored .

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Stay tuned as we get ready to pull the trans and engine :

Thx

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what can I say Manny... this thing is going to be one helluva car man!!! Testament also to the work you can do!!!
 

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Looks like a great project, I'll be watching the updates for sure. Always interesting seeing how it's all done, and the after effects. good show Manny!!!
 

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what can I say Manny... this thing is going to be one helluva car man!!! Testament also to the work you can do!!!

Looks like a great project, I'll be watching the updates for sure. Always interesting seeing how it's all done, and the after effects. good show Manny!!!

Thanks guys, it's all about passion . Always has been and always will be .
Am I car crazy , you bet.
I have been in pursit of automotive peformance most of my adult life and have been blessed by good friends, new and old that let exercise my demons on their cars:D

Thx again
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I almost started giggling in anticipation when I saw the title of the new thread under "new posts". The music in the video topped if off. HA! That was great.

I can't wait to see how it turns out. I bet Cadillac never thought they would see that much power in one of their street cars.
 

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Beg's the question... what song is actually the worst influence on your driving??? Poll anyone?? LOL
 

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to an italian like... that IS the music!! I can't remember turning on my radio more than 3 times all last year... and I used to be a car audio addict!!!!
 

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to an italian like... that IS the music!! I can't remember turning on my radio more than 3 times all last year... and I used to be a car audio addict!!!!

Me too, I actually spent some years In IASCA, and was a custom builder for Blaupunkt , Alpine , and Precision Power .

Thing is with the vette I just want to hear the engine.
 

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Well... here's how old I am... LOL I had RODEK (still have a few Rodeks and some other old school ZED Audio stuff) amps then moved to HCCA Orions also... LOL and yet I couldn't agree more with you!!!
 

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Well... here's how old I am... LOL I had RODEK (still have a few Rodeks and some other old school ZED Audio stuff) amps then moved to HCCA Orions also... LOL and yet I couldn't agree more with you!!!

My fav setups consisted of PP or Phoenix Gold amps with JL subs and MB Quart front stage all running through Audio Control processors , backed up by converted rayne 24 octive eq's . How's that for sound quality :D

Man those wre fun days

Ok back to the Caddy, I will pull the engine and trans tomorrow night and post up some more pic's ..........ga'night all
 
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Late one last night , but here are some more pictures:

Trans getting ready to come out
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Trans out
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Engine hooked up and ready to be plucked
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Notice the custom made E.C.P LS engine puller
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Ok something is missing here LOL
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Off to my buddy John at Westport Auto for the 402 build
 
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So, it appears that you are making more room for the amplifiers and Kicker subs.:D
 

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Good time to datail the engine bay! And then keep it off the road till summer. The wintery conditions in Ontario make such a mess.Oh and it must suck getting blown away by a Caddy while driving a Vette. LOL
 

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There's going to be a lot of C5's getting took by Caddilacs if they keep making 305 hp V6 models and offering a 565hp upgrade LOL

Actually I was surprised by the pricing for the new CTS-V. $70k without rebates or anything sounds like a pretty good value when you consider the car... or is it just me??? That doesn't even touch the used prices too!!! While the new ZR-1 will remain much higher valued in comparison, I couldn't see why I couldn't convince "management" that a 55k dollar 1 year old CTS-V isn't a great buy and value!!! (plus stock it'll probably out run a heads/cam c5!!!)
 

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So, it appears that you are making more room for the amplifiers and Kicker subs.:D
I would have to make it into a rear engine if that was the case :rofl:


Good time to datail the engine bay! And then keep it off the road till summer. The wintery conditions in Ontario make suc that we track with that will a mess.Oh and it must suck getting blown away by a Caddy while driving a Vette. LOL
Howie , as a matter off fact I will washing the engine bay for Nik as well as a few other surpries :D

There's going to be a lot of C5's getting took by Caddilacs if they keep making 305 hp V6 models and offering a 565hp upgrade LOL

There will be a few P cars that we track with that will be very surprised as well

Actually I was surprised by the pricing for the new CTS-V. $70k without rebates or anything sounds like a pretty good value when you consider the car... or is it just me??? That doesn't even touch the used prices too!!! While the new ZR-1 will remain much higher valued in comparison, I couldn't see why I couldn't convince "management" that a 55k dollar 1 year old CTS-V isn't a great buy and value!!! (plus stock it'll probably out run a heads/cam c5!!!)
Just imagine what it could do, with a few tweeks from E.C.P:canada:

One more picture from Tuesday night :

Stripping down the engine before getting off to John at Westport Auto for machining.
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That's an awesome update Manny... not just the work but the effort in sharing the process!!! Thanks!
 

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