My rebuild of the LQ4 engine out of a 2005 Chevy HD pickup is complete. I opted for just a stock rebuild and added a TU2 Cam from Speed Inc. Yea..I could have done the 4340 crank, rods with forged dished pistons but I didnt. This is just the first incarnation of this engine. Next one will have the “good stuff” in it. I ended up painting the block and valve covers..came out pretty good. Shootin’ for 9’s in the 1/4.
In addition to this, I picked up a 4″ Fiberglass Cowl bolt on hood from Liberty Fiberglass and saved a few bucks over buying a Harwood hood, also added a new chin spoiler which was almost as expensive as the hood. The hood itself is a good piece for $285. I used to have another Camaro, an ’85, which had a Harwood hood. I dont see any difference in quality between these two, other than this one is cheaper.
Now she’s off to the body shop for a paint job. 🙂