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PAUL SS 11-22-2011 08:18 PM

PAUL SS's ABM Journal
 
2010 1SS w/ RS, LS3, Aqua Blue Metallic, Gray Interior, Polished Wheels and Boston Accoustics 9 Speaker 245 Watt Audio.

Order NJRMGD, April 21, 2009. Delivered August 12, 2009

A list of all the current mods:

Apex Skip Shift Eliminator - removed, CAGS tuned out
Engine Cover Delete
White Hood Spears with Red Accent Stripes
Heritage Grille
Blue Tint on Headlights. Parking Lights DRL and Reverse lights
2012 Camaro Heater Hoses by GM
Rotated Fuel Rails with Corvette Fuel Line
Intake Manifold cover Delete
Red Powdered Coated Coil Brackets
SS Button Head Machine Screws replacing hex head bolts
LSR Billet Strut Retaining Washers
Elite Engineering Catch Can with Braided Hoses and AN Fittings
Cold Air Inductions Cold Air Intake
Hurst Billet 2 Shifter
Sparks Performance Billet SS replaces rear bowtie
Custom Cold Air Scoop
Washer Bottle Delete
Separate Clutch Fluid Reservoir
Window Tint 15%
Pinstripes by Larry Hook
Dyno Max Axle back Exhaust

Removed vinyl hood spears in preparation for painted spears SOON!
Metco Billet Tensioner Pulley.
Lokar Dipstick and Tube.
Upgraded Hurst shifter bushings.
BMR front and rear 1 inch lowering springs.
BMR front and rear adjustable sway bars and bushings.
BMR front and rear sway bar end links.
BMR rear sway bar end link reinforcement.
BMR steering rack bushing.
Clear Image headers.
Stage 8 locking header bolts.
Jet Hot 1300 silver ceramic header coating.
Clear Image High Flow Cats and o2 Extensions.
SS badge from stock grille attached to heritage grille.
Polished factory valve covers.
JRE 4 wheel alignment, soon.
JRE SCT tune, soon.


Very first mod was the license plate. Ordered it before my order went to 2000.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN2416.jpg

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/apexskip.jpg
Then Came the Skip Shift Eliminator from Apex Motorsports. Removed, CAGS tuned out.

Next, some minor engine bay changes.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u.../DSCN25322.jpg
Factory fresh
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u.../DSCN25352.jpg
New Era Intake Pipe Kit looks better than the stock one.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u.../DSCN25342.jpg
Then I got tired of the engine cover,so it had to go.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN2822.jpg

The Bow Ties got some blue vynil.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN2824.jpg

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/DSCN3504.jpg
Then a Bow Tie Delete.

And another change
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN3263.jpg
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN3264.jpg
Hood Spears

Time for some auto crossing
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/DSCN3494.jpg
The graphics were only on for one day

Still looking for something better on the front, so it was time for a...
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/DSCN3505.jpg
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/DSCN3508.jpg
Heritage grille, I need to get an "SS" on there. But that wasn't all

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0018.jpg
There was also tint added to the lights from Rvinyl.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0012.jpg

PAUL SS 12-03-2011 08:44 AM

Hood spears get accentshttp://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0158.jpg
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0155.jpg
1/8 pin stripes on top and 1/4 pinstripes along the bottom edde.

PAUL SS 12-03-2011 08:49 AM

Time for an under hood cleanup.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0106.jpg
So I took this all apart
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0142.jpg
Swapped this out...
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0110.jpg
for this, and
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0143.jpg
this for
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0112.jpg
this, and... http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0144.jpg
got rid of the intake manifold cover
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0145.jpg
and flipped the fuel rails 180 degrees.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0141.jpg
Took my coil brackets and...
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0149.jpg
...had them powder coated red.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...g/DSCN0152.jpg
Now my engine bay looks like this.

AngelSpeedFreak 12-03-2011 08:59 AM

engine bay is starting to look like a real muscle car now :) I dig it...

RED DEMON SS 12-03-2011 07:54 PM

Good job in the Engine Bay, i will keep checking back for more updates!

aquablueL99 12-04-2011 07:32 AM

Nice personal touch
 
Paul SS..Nice work. Glad to see your thread! I love the spears and especially after the pinstriping! Love the color...ABM--That's the one...keep up the good work...:chevy:

Sterling 12-04-2011 07:37 AM

Looks like you did a few things I didn't already know about...

PAUL SS 12-04-2011 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngelSpeedFreak (Post 4112107)
engine bay is starting to look like a real muscle car now :) I dig it...

Thanks. IMO much better than the engine cover.
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Originally Posted by farthestnorth (Post 4113881)
Good job in the Engine Bay, i will keep checking back for more updates!

Thanks. There will be a few more changes after the first of the year
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Originally Posted by aquablueL99 (Post 4115112)
Paul SS..Nice work. Glad to see your thread! I love the spears and especially after the pinstriping! Love the color...ABM--That's the one...keep up the good work...:chevy:

Thanks, I appreciate that.
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Originally Posted by Sterling (Post 4115120)
Looks like you did a few things I didn't already know about...

Just trying to keep up with you Chuck.

PAUL SS 12-04-2011 02:53 PM

In keeping with a developing theme of red, white, blue, black and gray/silver/chrome I also brought the rear bow tie up to date.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0168.jpg
Maybe someday a nice "SS" will replace the bowtie, but this is it for now.

Next, a better camera.

AngelSpeedFreak 12-04-2011 03:01 PM

that bowtie looks really good...

aquablueL99 12-04-2011 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PAUL SS (Post 4116107)
In keeping with a developing theme of red, white, blue, black and gray/silver/chrome I also brought the rear bow tie up to date.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0168.jpg
Maybe someday a nice "SS" will replace the bowtie, but this is it for now.

Next, a better camera.

I LIKE the bowtie....looks great on the ABM. Keep the pictures coming..:chevy:

2010 SSRS 12-04-2011 04:14 PM

Hey Paul, I want to see a Supercharger in your next pic, get on that :laugh:

PAUL SS 12-04-2011 05:49 PM

Here you go Joe
 
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I want to see that under your hood at Papa Johns next Summer :D

PAUL SS 12-05-2011 01:40 PM

Doubtful.

2010 SSRS 12-05-2011 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by PAUL SS (Post 4120138)
Doubtful.

c'mon Paul, we will get matching Superchargers :D

PAUL SS 12-05-2011 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 2010 SSRS (Post 4121769)
c'mon Paul, we will get matching Superchargers :D

Yeah, sure, on ZL1's!

Havok 12-19-2011 01:04 PM

Nvm.

TRC-SS 12-19-2011 03:15 PM

Looking good paul!!!......I got my build going this winter...you got any more plans for it over the cold months??

PAUL SS 12-19-2011 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by TRC-SS (Post 4190219)
Looking good paul!!!......I got my build going this winter...you got any more plans for it over the cold months??

Thanks Tim, a couple more things under hood and possibly some interior mods. What else are you doing?

TRC-SS 12-19-2011 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PAUL SS (Post 4190443)
Thanks Tim, a couple more things under hood and possibly some interior mods. What else are you doing?

Thats cool, I got my Revolutions Hood going on, T3 Bumper Kit, Im going to relocate the DRL's to the lower grille, which will take some modifications and such, and AAC Afterburners and few other little things:thumbsup:

PAUL SS 12-19-2011 07:45 PM

Nice, looking forward to seeing it. C'mon spring time.

PAUL SS 12-31-2011 12:33 PM

Christmas Present #1
 
Today I installed my Billet Strut Retaining Washer and Nut Cover from LSR Performance.
This is the factory strut retaining washer and nut cover.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0222.jpg

Here are the LSR pieces
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0224.jpg

First remove the plastic cover that covers the nut.
Then the bolt.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0225.jpg

This is what is left after the factory pieces are removed.
There is another bolt, do not remove it.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0227.jpg
Here are the factory pieces off the car.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0228.jpg
Transfer the large perimiter o-ring from the old steel washer to the new billet washer.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0229.jpg
Just slip the billet washer over the stud and torque to 52 ft/lbs.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0230.jpg
There is an o-ring in the nut cover, apply some grease or o-ring lube and carefully insert the nut cover onto the billet washer. A small screwdriver helps guide the last of the o-ring into place. With latex or nitrile gloves on you can rotate the nut cover with your palm to seat the o-ring.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/DSCN0231.jpg

That's it, it is a very easy job and could be done in 20 minutes or so, longer if you take your time to clean the area as you go.

PAUL SS 01-05-2012 06:39 PM

Next up, Cold Air Inductions intake system
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0250.jpg
And here it is, you can follow the install here.

v6sonoma 01-09-2012 10:39 PM

Looking good Paul! ;)


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