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Uh oh, problems brewing with supply of LT2 engine blocks?

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  • #16
    Wonder what the impact is on the domestic content percentage, by having engine blocks made in either Canada or Mexico.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mobius View Post
      Hmm, if they delay production of LT2s, I guess I can settle for an LT4 - it should bolt-up to the Tremec DCT.
      Yeah, but the block won't have the right mounting points to fit the mid-engine frame, I suspect.

      Should all be worked out by the time I purchase a 2021.
      Last edited by meyerweb; 09-04-2019, 11:23 AM.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jim Cadle View Post
        I can,t believe GM is not on top of this and have built a surplus inventory
        Actually, every auto maker practices just-in-time delivery now. Inventories cost money. If the supply of a component dries up, production of cars requiring that component stops very shortly thereafter. And given that they aren't even close to SORP (start of regular production), the likelihood they've stockpiled anything is between slim and none.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
          Wonder what the impact is on the domestic content percentage, by having engine blocks made in either Canada or Mexico.
          Canadian parts, I'm pretty sure, count as domestic content. I don't think Mexican parts do. But given that the block is just one of many thousands of parts, the percentage impact should be very small.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Racer86 View Post

            Of course it will be worked out, but in what time frame. To me, that would be the question. My biggest problem is worrying about when to change the litter in the cat box 🍺🍺
            Better sooner than later in both cases! 😎
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            • #21
              Had something similar happen when I ordered my 5th Gen Camaro in May 2009. Days later GM filed for bankruptcy. Still had the car by July of '09.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                Yeah, but the block won't have the right mounting points to fit the mid-engine frame, I suspect.
                You're the rain on my parade...

                Ok, I guess I'll need to settle for an LT7...
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                • #23
                  We sure about the Windsor plant making the LT2? I thought the LT2 was gonna be made in Tonawanda, NY. What happened to that?



                  From Motor1.com dated July 24,2019:


                  The 6.2-liter V8 will join the production line alongside other GM engines.

                  Now that Chevy has pulled the cover off the 2020 Corvette Stingray, more minute details are continuing to trickle out of the Detroit automaker. The latest from the company is that it will build the Stingray’s 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine at its Tonawanda, New York engine plant. The LT2 will join a variety of other GM engines at the facility. The engine will then head to GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky factory where the company will assemble the C8 Corvette Stingray. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Boomer View Post
                    We sure about the Windsor plant making the LT2? I thought the LT2 was gonna be made in Tonawanda, NY. What happened to that?
                    I think the distinction is that Windsor is (maybe) making the aluminum blocks, and Tonawanda is assembly the engine using those blocks. But I certainly don't claim any inside information.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                      Actually, every auto maker practices just-in-time delivery now. Inventories cost money. If the supply of a component dries up, production of cars requiring that component stops very shortly thereafter. And given that they aren't even close to SORP (start of regular production), the likelihood they've stockpiled anything is between slim and none.
                      Now we really know what the words. “ order constraints” mean

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                      • #26
                        Sounds like a big “order constraint” to me.

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                        • #27
                          Those who are ording their cars without engines will move rapidly up the production queue.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                            I think the distinction is that Windsor is (maybe) making the aluminum blocks, and Tonawanda is assembly the engine using those blocks. But I certainly don't claim any inside information.
                            In addition to the union contract, I wonder if Nemak goes thru with closure of the Windsor engine block plant in 2020 it would also be a breach of its production contracts with GM. I would think if it adversely affects Nemak's ability to produce the agreed upon blocks, it would. GM could sue them for "specific performance" or damages. Don't think GM will stand by and let that happen.
                            Last edited by Boomer; 09-04-2019, 03:03 PM.

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                            • #29
                              The last time the uaw went on strike...it was two days and back to work...

                              the towanda NY plant can pick up the slack on the engine blocks.

                              i had read that as well.

                              i believe the unions should settle for greater profit sharing for the workers if gm does well...

                              thats a fair increase...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by JB View Post
                                the towanda NY plant can pick up the slack on the engine blocks.

                                i had read that as well.
                                Thats good news. Maybe GM can say something about any impact this might have on C8 production.

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