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Arrow The Birth of Brandi's Twins [COTW 8/8/11]

This is the story of Brandi, my 2010 2SS/RS Camaro.

Brandi is Red Jewell Tint, with Grey Leather Interior

My Beautiful Wife Debbie, supports with a sense of humor, my pursuit of this amazing car; she has equally enjoyed the time spent with the multitude of new friends we have met via the Camaro.

Thank You and I Love You Deb

All MAJOR modifications have been managed by Corey Henderson and Co. at Henderson Performance Technologies, New Braunfels Texas
Corey,
Narc,
Alan,
Conada,
Brent,
Monte,
Patrick
Justin,

Some people that had a hand in it that are not a part of HPT,

Joe, Racer778
Chris, Atti2de
Glen, Planet Pickup, San Antonio
Mike,
and numerous other members of the San Antonio Camaro Club.

Amazing Vendors that have contributed in knowledge and expertise...

George at Rockland Standard Gear for a simply amazing race built and prepped Transmission
Thomas at Hendrix Engineering for the best clutch money can buy. Street Slayer Carbon Triple Disc
George at the Drive Shaft Shop
Rick at RKT56 Transmissions for his collaboration and assistance and direction when we were having so much trouble with our factory transmission.
Matt @ formerly of East Coast Supercharging Now at RX Performance for answering my e-mail request about selling me wheels when no one else would even respond... I love my Weld RT-S wheels.
Brent ... Thrash Drive Shaft Specialists

My Heart Felt Thanks To All of You

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Pictures and Significant events:

Post # 1 Brandi and Satchmo in the driveway
Post # 2 Brandi arriving at the dealership
Post # 3 Brandi and Booger
Post # 14 Engine Cover modification Brandi in the Tx Hill Country, Brandi at Home
Post # 17 MGW Shifter No Pics
Post # 18 Pink Pig Engine Cover with Lights, White Sands Trip
Post # 19 My Wife Debbie
Post # 25 Forced Induction Intro No Pics
Post # 45 Brandi the night before going to the hospital
Post # 54 Brandi's Baseline Dyno Video
Post # 83 Pics in New Mexico
Post # 85 Time to make the donuts
Post # 90 Baseline Dyno Graph Thanks MisterCamaro69
Post # 147 DaHoses Booger invades my thread
Post # 148 Tags Arse...
Post # 150 Tags Arse again
Post # 159 Short Block Description and Pics (representative pics)
Post # 192 My dream performance driving instructor
Post # 200 More Short Block Pics (representative pics)
Post # 201 Brandi arriving at the hospital (shop)
Post # 209 Drag Radial Pic (representative pic)
Post # 210 Forgestar F14's in Piano Black (Representative pic)
Post # 224 Eibach Sway Bars Arrive
Post # 231 A really nice set of twins...
Post # 239 Da Hoses Booger with the flu... Yecch
Post # 261 Work begins in earnest, removing the rear cradle and suspension
Post # 263 One of the heads waiting for a short block to mate with
Post # 265 Brandi on the lift and an assortement of parts box's.
Post # 266 DSS axles 1400 HP rated
Post # 267 Shop directions for Corey's facility, I laughed at these
Post # 282 Rear suspension pics Rear Axle Installed
Post # 283 "Camshaft Specs, GT-9 Lingenfelter Grind from Comp Cams
Post # 285 One side Turbo
Post # 287 An Axle from DSS
Post # 296 Brandi minus her undercarriage on the lift
Post # 299 Rear suspension going back in
Post # 302 Test fitting the GMPP Blade Spoiler prior to paint
Post # 305 Pulling the front clip with the engine and transmission Corey and Brent
Post # 348 Mindz Imagery
Post # 344 Gauge selection no pics AutoMeter Cobalt Gauges
Post # 349 My short block arrives
Post # 352 Trials and tribulations, it's the wrong block
Post # 370 Motor decision about the wrong block being sent
Post # 413 My Drag wheels and tires Thanks Joe for getting them mounted and delivered
Post # 419 Attention to detail, heat wrapping everything...
Post # 420 Oil Feed lines
Post # 421 More heat shielding around the turbos
Post # 422 ACT Twin Disc Clutch with SFI rated tag
Post # 425 Stuff going back together
Post # 426 Heat Shielded Boost Pipes
Post # 450 Mindz Quotes
Post # 489 Installing the delrin Diff bushings
Post # 490 Drive Shaft Safety Loop
Post # 491 New Magna Flow 3" Exhaust
Post # 495 Intercooler and Intake Feed Tubing
Post # 498 Downtubes and Oil return system
Post # 508 V-band recommendation
Post # 523 Exhaust Sound Video
Post # 534 Tag's announcement, It's Alive
Post # 564 Line Lock Switch
Post # 635 Last 3 Standing at Fest 1 PQ, Mike and Kyle
Post # 641 Bonnie and George Dickel Fest 1
Post # 707 First night at the track with Brandi
Post # 751 Fuel pumps New suspension pic Front Clip Hood Plate Corey and Brent New Motor New Heads going on New Clutch
Post # 758 Two Step Directions
Post # 776, 777, 780, 781 Tags Comments on his ride in Brandi
Post # 826 Tranny Video, EMCO sequential
Post # 837, 838, 839, 840, PQ's Ride Impressions of Brandi
Post # 846 Atti2de's Brandi Ride Impressions
Post # 925 Brain Bucket for the Texas Mile Run Thanks Chris
Post # 951 MisterCamaro69 Poop Pics
Post # 962 Scott Settlemire Signing Brandi at the Fest II
Post # 963 Changing Turbos at the Fest II
Post # 964 Austin Photo Shoot Brandi and Company The Gang
Post # 981 Exhaust Video
Post # 1032 Rig Pics... My place of Work Freedom Bird The Stack
Post # 1034 Rig Stack Moonpool Pump Repair Project Pump II
Post # 1041 New Blower Blower II
Post # 1050 Tag's Poop Ettiquette
Post # 1061 Clutch Pics Pic II PicIII Pic IV Pic V Pic VI
Post # 1070 Clutch Pic
Post # 1080 Pump Pics at Work Pump II Pump III Pump IV {Pump V
Post # 1085 Boats off the rig in rough weather Boats II BoatsIII Boats IV Boats V Boats VI Boats VII
Post # 1086 Moon Pool Rough Weather Pics Pic II Pic III Pic IV Pic VI
Post # 1145 200 MPH Camaro Video, Not Brandi
Post # 1153 Brandi at the Beach Pic II Pic III
Post # 1175 Heat Pics 125 Degrees F
Post # 1197 Tag on the way home from the Fest wearing his helmet...
Post # 1245 Cage Box delivered
Post # 1255 Cage Pics Pic II
Post # 1265 Not Brandi
Post # 1495 Petes Pedders USA Camaro at Optima Street
Post # 1499 Cage Install Starts
Post # 1510 Cage Install Continued
Post # 1522 Cage install continued
Post # 1522 More Cage install
Post # 1522 Side Panel Cut Out during cage install
Post # 1541 Pete's Texan joke
Post # 1549 More Cage Install
Post # 1567 Mike checking out the cage work
Post # 1654 Bryan's Canadian Bullet
Post # 1742 Comment to Point and Shoot Drivers
Post # 1752 Miller Light Skirt Commercial
Post # 1801 Diff Pic
Post # 1821 AMS 1000 Boost Controller
Post # 1851 Russ Got Me... Bad...
Post # 1883 Camaro5 Mods arriving at the Fest III
Post # 1926 Good Friends at the Fest III
Post # 1932 New Diff
Post # 1932 New 9310 Output Shaft
Post # 1951Doors, People are Strange
Post # 2074 My Work Rant with video, sorry
Post # 2171 Turbo's with the hot side covers off
Post # 2203 Racers Prayer, Thanks Kyle
Post # 2239 Under-pinning Plate part numbers
Post # 2248 Diff Going in the rear subframe
Post # 2274 Diff Installed Pics
Post # 2293 Drive shaft loop customized
Post # 2331 Diff Catch Can
Post # 2332 Remote Oil Cooler
Post # 2348 OMG Transmission, not mine
Post # 2354 Taking Brandi out to test the new diff
Post # 2388 New Garage Floor Finish and Brandi
Post # 2417 PQ's Panda Wheels
Post # 2425 Five Point Harness
Post # 2477 Brandi's Brother
Post # 2478 More of Brandi's Brother
Post # 2653 Pink Pig looking out in the rain
Post # 2672 New Drag wheels
Post # 2681 Garc's 3rd Gen
Post # 2687 My new Trans and SFI bell housing
Post # 2721 LCA discussions
Post # 2728 Carbon's Camaro
Post # 2733 Drag tires
Post # 2785 Ring and Pinion for PQ
Post # 2854 Pics from Kyle in Mich
Post # 2920 Drag race tires in the shop
Post # 3014 Motor Mounts
Post # 3015 Trans Input shaft
Post # 3018 AMS 1000 Boost controller
Post # 3025 Trans Yoke
Post # 3101 My Weld Wheels
Post # 3118 Slayer Triple disc Carbon clutch
Post # 3130 More Clutch


Modifications to Date:

Performance:

ERL Built LS-3 427 Fully Forged Short Block 9.0 compression, Callies Crank, Carillo Rods, Wiseco Pistons
Custom Worked LS-3 Heads LBP
Setrab Engine Oil Cooler
Valves, Valve Springs, Lifters,
ARP Head and Main Journal Studs
Precision Turbo's, 67/66's...Custom modified by Precision and by my builder Corey at Henderson Performance Tech..
TTI Inter cooler and boost pipes Kit 12 lbs Boost...Currently, Thanks George at TTI
Dragon Slayer (RPS) Triple Carbon Clutch Thx Thomas, Hendrix Engineering
Rx Monster dual check valve Catch Can, Thanks Tracy, SC 2150, Rx Performance.
Custom built Trans , 9310 gears and shafts throughout.
SFI Rated Steel Bell Housing and mid plate, custom tail housing with internal shifter. Vehicle Specific gear ratio.Thanks George, Rockland Standard Gear
DSS Nine Inch Kit with 3.07 Gears, Strange Center Section and a Wave Trac 33 Spline Diff. Thanks George at Drive Shaft Shop
4" One Piece Aluminum Drive Shaft, Thx Brent ... Thrash Drive Shaft Specialists, San Antonio Texas
Custom built Differential Catch Can, Corey
Drive Shaft Safety Loop, custom fit for the new drive shaft.Corey
SJM Manufacturing Line Lock / Roll Stop, Thx Steve
Toe Rods Thx ApexChase
Trailing Arms Thx ApexChase
Delrin rear diff mount diff bushing, custom made by Corey of Henderson Performance Tech...
Pedders Suspension, Xa Supercars, Sways, Bushings, etc... Thanks Pete @ Pedders USA
Pfadt Solid Aluminum Sub Frame Bushings...Thx ApexChase
Eibach Drop Springs
Eibach Sway Bars
Simpson Racing suit including Balaclava, Jacket, Pants, Shoes,
3" Magna-Flow SS Dual Exhaust
AMS-1000 Boost Controller
Shift Light
Weld Wheels RT-S 17" wheels for racing... 17 x 10 rears and 17 x 5 fronts... Thank You Matt, Matt@ECS
BMR Adjustable Lower Control Arms for the rear... Thanks Apex-Chase
Aeromotive Fuel Pump... JUNK....
Racing Fuel Cell under the hood for 117 Octane Racing Fuel 1+ Gallon Capacity
150-200 Wet Shot of Nitrous
18-24 lbs max variable Boost
Drag Chute, 14" Cross Form, SW racecars
Hex Vents, Thanks Steve
True Forged Wheels, Thanks Mike and Steve... 20 x 11, rears, and 20 x 9.5's for the front... True Forged Formula Wheels Polished finish with Custom Graphic Center Caps
Custom powder coated brake rotors with Graphics. Thanks Mike @thepowdercoater.com

Two Corbeau VX2000 Racing Seats with the 5th Strap Slots and dual locking sliders. Thanks IPS Brandon and Darth Emma....Removed from the car.


Cosmetic:

Engine cover custom paint trim and lights, removed due to heat retention with the turbos...
Roto-Fab Radiator Cover custom painted Red Jewel Tint
GMPP Dovetail Spoiler
Window Tinting, Thanks Big Dave
Brandi got a new brother, Bradley, as named by my wife... Bradley is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with the Hemi... He will be used to tow Brandi to racing dates across the country... In comfort and style I might add... He is the Lone Star Edition Quad Cab and has a lot of nice extras..
Brandi's Chariot is a 20' Challenger Trailer with a racer box. Overall length is 28'.
My new TrueForged Formula Wheels... Shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires, 305 rears, 285 fronts...

Future Upgrades:

8 Point Welded in Roll Cage good down to 8.5 Seconds in the quarter, Cage Built by RPM and sold by TrackSpec Motorsports, Thanks John Nguyen, Install in Progress Continued
2X 5 Point Simpson Racing Harnesses Probable Harness
Hans Device
Remote Battery Cut Off

Fire Extinguisher System

Front Clip reinforcement and ducting to Intercooler for 200+ MPH run at the Texas Standing Mile
Audio enhancements to Brandi, and Bradley, my Dodge Ram Hemi so named by my wife Debbie.




Our Goal for the near future is to have around 1200-1400 RWHP and 1250-1450 RWTQ
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