Project True SStreet Is Getting Close To Completion

When it comes to projects in the garage, sometimes they go together in short order. It doesn’t happen often, but I have heard rumors that it does occur. Other times, things don’t go as planned and it takes longer than one might have hoped. This is usually my experience as I can’t recall any project that went together seamlessly. Let’s face it, many times family and professional obligations can and usually do get in the way. Fortunately, hiccups and having to handle other obligations do not typically cause us to throw our hands in the air and give up. That is because we are enthusiasts, we do this “car thing” because we enjoy it, and we soldier on.

True SStreet

Initially, True SStreet was going to receive a Chevrolet Performance LSX376 crate engine. The project has taken a turn and will now utilize an LME-built Whipple-charged 427 LS mill.

Several years ago, we started a project here at Power Automedia that we affectionately dubbed “True SStreet.” In case you missed any of the prior installments, you can find all of the articles about the car by clicking here. If you have been following along, you might have noticed there haven’t been many updates lately about our 2014 Camaro SS, but that is not from a lack of trying. Things happen, life gets in the way, and plans change. Regardless, the car has not been forgotten and we wanted to let you know that the project is currently getting the final pieces of the puzzle put into place. And since it’s been a while, I thought I should let you guys know how the car is progressing and what’s on the horizon.

The factory mounts are not suitable for what True SStreet is destined to do, so they were replaced with a set of BMR mounts.

Over the last several weeks, the guys in the shop have started to finalize the installation of the LME-build LS engine with the help of BMR Suspension, Hurst, QA1, and Hughes Performance. In fact, we’ll be covering the install in the very near future, so check back for that.

Now that the engine is between the fenders of True SStreet, it’s time to get into taking care of the details. Currently, the guys are finishing up the wiring that will connect the engine to the car as well as the traction control and other ancillary systems. Yes, I said traction control. Don’t forget, this car is being built as a drag car, and electronics designed to aid in winning races have always been part of the plan. That’s not to say this car can’t be driven on the street — in fact, that has also always been part of the plan — but the car’s main purpose is to travel quick, fast, and in a hurry throughout the length of a ¼-mile.

The dash is currently out of the car and the wiring is going in.

There is still a lot left to be done to True SStreet, and with the help of sister websites: Dragzine.com and LSXMag.com, we’ll be sure to bring you all the details of how the final weeks of this build culminate into one bad hot rod that will be driven to within an inch of its life at as many events as we can get to.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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