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    If you have a XLR-V, who built your engine? XLRATING's Avatar
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    Default If you have a XLR-V, who built your engine?

    I never realized that the name of the person who hand-built a V engine is on a label on the engine . . . unfortunately this label is covered up first by the engine cover and then by a tube on the left side of the engine, so you never see it unless you take the cover off. Wish they had given the builders credit the way they do in a GT500, which has a readily visible "Hand Built With Pride" plate signed with an engraving pen.

    Anyway, if you have a V, who built yours? It would be interesting to see if a lot of the XLR-V's share the same builder.

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    Don't really know where I am supposed to be looking. I found a tag with a little pink dot with 2 initials on it. couldn't decide if it was L R or I R.???
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    Quote Originally Posted by airmike View Post
    Don't really know where I am supposed to be looking. I found a tag with a little pink dot with 2 initials on it. couldn't decide if it was L R or I R.???

    You may know the following but this is how I found the name plate.

    You need to remove the engine cover. To do this the oil fill cap must be removed then pull the oil dip stick out an inch or so to keep it from scratching the cover. Grab the front edges of the cover and wiggle it as you lift and the cover will come off.

    The name plate is on the left top front edge of the engine (as you are looking at the engine from the front). It is 3/4" x 1 1/2" approximately (I didn't measure it) but you can't miss it.

    I would take a picture but I'm out of town for the day. As soon as I get a chance I will post one.

    Important, be sure to put the oil fill cap back on and push the dip stick back down. If you don't it will make a huge mess under the hood!!!!!!!!


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    If my memory is correct... the '06 Vs were not signed, just '07-'09.
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    Volant says they asked for registration for the 06-V 3 and a half years ago. Now I have a suspicion that they only registered 07 though 09 and forgot about the 06 and they installed my system in 06 at their facility. They are supposed to be calling Sacramento today to find out and maybe get a letter excusing me on the visual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Tech View Post
    If my memory is correct... the '06 Vs were not signed, just '07-'09.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor-V View Post

    You may know the following but this is how I found the name plate.

    You need to remove the engine cover. To do this the oil fill cap must be removed then pull the oil dip stick out an inch or so to keep it from scratching the cover. Grab the front edges of the cover and wiggle it as you lift and the cover will come off.

    The name plate is on the left top front edge of the engine (as you are looking at the engine from the front). It is 3/4" x 1 1/2" approximately (I didn't measure it) but you can't miss it.

    I would take a picture but I'm out of town for the day. As soon as I get a chance I will post one.

    Important, be sure to put the oil fill cap back on and push the dip stick back down. If you don't it will make a huge mess under the hood!!!!!!!!


    Mike
    Pictures of the build plate.

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    I was interested to see how many different technicians built the V engines.

    Based on what Bruce posted, '06 engines were not tagged.
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    that is exactly where I looked and found a sticker and a pair of initials only. 06v
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    You're probably OK unless the name on your build plate is Alfred E. Neuman!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Pearl View Post
    You're probably OK unless the name on your build plate is Alfred E. Neuman!

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    My builder was Kerry Rasmussen, seems like he knew what he was doing!!
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    nothing here...other than a lot of dust!...now I know what my next project will be!


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    Quote Originally Posted by XLRATING View Post
    I never realized that the name of the person who hand-built a V engine is on a label on the engine . . . unfortunately this label is covered up first by the engine cover and then by a tube on the left side of the engine, so you never see it unless you take the cover off. Wish they had given the builders credit the way they do in a GT500, which has a readily visible "Hand Built With Pride" plate signed with an engraving pen.

    Anyway, if you have a V, who built yours? It would be interesting to see if a lot of the XLR-V's share the same builder.
    Mine is on the right side of the engine near the front. My engine was built by Bruce Elam who has been quoted saying that building the LC3 is more fun than building the LS7.


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    Bruce Elam...glad it was built by a guy who enjoyed his work.

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