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GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:00 AM on
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 20, 2005 – Release of the second-generation GM Sport Compact Performance Build Book was announced today by GM Racing at the SEMA International Auto Salon (IAS) in Atlantic City.

The new handbook details the various parts and procedures used to prepare Ecotec race engines used by GM Racing in professional sport compact drag racing, as well as engine, transmission and chassis modifications designed for independent, sportsman-level drag racers and road racers.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:00 AM on
GM Racing Releases New Sport Compact Performance Build Book

www.gmtunersource.com website launched for sport compact enthusiasts

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 20, 2005 – Release of the second-generation GM Sport Compact Performance Build Book was announced today by GM Racing at the SEMA International Auto Salon (IAS) in Atlantic City.

The new handbook details the various parts and procedures used to prepare Ecotec race engines used by GM Racing in professional sport compact drag racing, as well as engine, transmission and chassis modifications designed for independent, sportsman-level drag racers and road racers.

“Our new Sport Compact Build Book offers a significant expansion of the previous handbook with more details on not only engine modifications for every performance level, but also tips on how to prepare your overall vehicle for sportsman racing,” said Carmen Smith, program manager for GM sport compact drag racing. “Like a true racing cookbook, this book will allow someone with a good shop, some powertrain and chassis knowledge, and build experience, to develop their own Ecotec-powered race car.”

GM Racing has established Ecotec’s impressive performance credentials on the race track. Race-prepared turbocharged engines continue to set numerous quarter mile and top-speed records in NHRA and NOPI drag racing competition and on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Ecotec engines powered the first Hot Rod into the 7-second range and propelled the first front-wheel-drive vehicle to break the 200 mph barrier in quarter-mile drag racing.

Expanded technical information including build up directions on the race-prepared 4T65 Hydra-matic transmission and the sportsman-level Chevy Cobalt Phase5 chassis are detailed in the new build book. An in-depth parts list with complete information on where to get parts, including aftermarket retailers, is also included.

Not since the debut of the GM small block V-8 50 years ago has an engine created such excitement in the performance community. The inline four-cylinder Ecotec engine is quickly becoming the next big thing from GM in high-horsepower competition applications, high-performance specialty vehicles and high-volume production cars.

On the production vehicle side, the Ecotec architecture offers tremendous versatility. Introduced in 2000 as GM’s first truly global powerplant, the engine powers 16 vehicles worldwide, including Saturn, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Saab, Opel and Vauxhall models.

General Motors continues to rev up its commitment to meet customers' desires for increased personalization by bringing a variety of exciting new production and concept vehicles to market. In addition, GM and its many aftermarket tuner partners are offering more components and accessories than ever before for the sport compact enthusiast.

A new website destination - www.gmtunersource.com - has been launched to showcase what GM is doing and making available in the sport compact and customization world.

Information on the new site includes details on new performance and sport compact car offerings from GM; GM Accessories; race team profiles and schedules; plus magazine style features of custom cars built by private tuners and leading aftermarket shops; a gallery of images and links to various other sport compact sites.

“Our new website is designed to be the single source to find all GM sport compact information,” said Todd Christensen, GM sport compact marketing manager. “The key for us is to continue to push the envelope in all three areas – racing, parts and building great new cars and trucks – to help bring more excitement to this segment of the market.”

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 324,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company's history. GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:09 PM on
freakin awesome i just got done reading it.


btw Is there an actual part number for this book?...or am i stuck just printing it out. I really like the cover picture but cant get it large enough for a sheet of paper without blurring it...and would rather have the actual book.
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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:32 PM on
um......am i crazy or isn't the GME pretty much the "established" website for this? sounds like GM likes the JBO and GME so mujch they decide they sould start their own.....now that's just playing nasty. guess they don't like our HONEST and true opinions about their products.



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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Sunday, May 22, 2005 3:06 PM on
It's all about who will use it. There are people who would rather use one over the other, and there are the ones that will just use both and form opinions off of that. Just because its GM sponsored doesnt mean it will overshadow the JBO. It's up to the public to decide that.



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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Sunday, May 22, 2005 9:04 PM on
I got some, if you want um shoot me an email

its VERY interesting, tells you all the parts to build a 1400+ HP Eco..sounds like fun!


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Monday, May 23, 2005 9:54 AM on
sweet







Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 3:09 AM on
i knew i should have picked up like 10 copies when i was up there. btw SEMA rocked!



Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:27 AM on
^^ and you didnt come see me!


If you were at the B&M Booth, you prob saw me.


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:46 AM on
damnit, i was looking for some js too; but i only saw 2. i'll post picks later (i took about 630 or so )



Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:36 PM on
The book is cool and informative. yea! Now... if they would just tell us where we can get a copy of it...




Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Friday, May 27, 2005 6:49 PM on
i have copies of the book.. 10 0f them

I will sell them cheap


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Sunday, May 29, 2005 10:49 AM on
someone post the part number........its right on the cover below performance
please!!!


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Monday, May 30, 2005 8:06 AM on
Here ya go...

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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Saturday, June 04, 2005 6:07 PM on
Hmmmm.......didn't I just read something about ad firms infillrating the web to sell their clients goods by posting on forums? Lot cheaper than a magazine ad and more effective too......since the victim can't see you coming....

Nope....must just be my imagination.....move along nothing to see........move along.....
Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Friday, June 10, 2005 5:31 AM on
Pearl WhiteZ wrote:

Hmmmm.......didn't I just read something about ad firms infillrating the web to sell their clients goods by posting on forums? Lot cheaper than a magazine ad and more effective too......since the victim can't see you coming....

Nope....must just be my imagination.....move along nothing to see........move along.....


huh? No one here does that, Dave is just posting the news for everyone else...i hope you don't think a GMParts person is here posing as a member to sell a $15 book....


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Friday, June 10, 2005 7:36 PM on
hmmm...whats that little link on your sig?

Quote:

Welcome to TunerRevolution.com! Would you like to log yourself in? Or would you prefer to create an account? Our new Tuner shop is stocked with the latest performance, appearance, suspension and official TunerRevolution.com gear. Welcome and Happy Shopping.


Glad to see that, eh! No commercial activity here!

....damn, now I am REALLY stirring the pot......



(sorry buddy, but who could resist that?)
Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Saturday, June 11, 2005 5:23 AM on
As a paying member of this site we are allowed to promote our own business, run Group Purchases and talk about our products. As there is not a "Business Membership" yet, being a Premium Member gives your these rights. If you have any further questions, Check out this page or shoot Dave an email, I'm sure he would clear things up.


Thanks!

Travis


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Re: GM Racing Releases Sport Compact Build Book
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:41 AM on
Travis,

I think your taking it to personally, they all just messing with you dud....

Just remember all you very have to do is breath and punch the gas...

Paul
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