Maxspeed's Max Build Journal
This is the story behind how my car came to live with me.
We were in Home Depot one night buying a new faucet for the bathroom. I leave her in the aisle for a few while I go look at tools. When I return I notice a few more things in the cart. Being inquisitive I hold up a new toilet paper holder and ask "why do we need this, what's wrong with the one we have"? So my wife starts to explain, but all I hear is the Charlie Brown teacher voice. When she is through I reply "Fine you can have your toilet paper holder", Then I leaned down toward her, lowered my voice to a whisper looked her in the eye, and said "but I'm getting a Camaro"! She said "fine do what you want". Up until that moment I had never mentioned a muscle car.
Two weeks later I learned that "Do what ever you want" has 2 completely different meanings between the two of us when I pulled into the driveway in a new 2011 2SS RS RJT w/GFX. To her it meant "whatever, you're not going to actually get it", while to me it was a big green light to do what ever I want. I told her I used some stock options and financed a little, and that it is costing me $34 a week. She reminded me that I told her we would one day build a room over the garage. That's when I said "Honey, when I said that we would build a room over the garage, it had the same meaning to me as do what you want did to you"! It was very quite and chilly at home for the next 2 weeks, but so worth it!
My wife learned an important life lesson. Don't tell me to do what ever I want! Because I will.
My intention was to leave my car completely stock. That didn’t last very long!
Corrado Hoodliner Mural
Red Jewel Tint Heritage Grill
GM Blade Spoiler
GM Ground Effects
Chip Foose Cruise Custom Forged Wheels w/ Red Jewel Tint Accents
Premium Engine Covers
Gloss Black Radiator Shroud
Red Jewel Tint w/ Cyber Gray Accented Bowties
Red Jewel Tint Dipstick
Red Jewel Tint Fluid Caps
Red Jewel Tint Hood Strut
Red Jewel Tint RX Catch Can
Lloyd Ultimat Custom Embroidered SS Floor mats
Painted SS license plate frames
Jannetty Racing 470 Rough Idle Cam Package
Dynatech SuperMAXX Ceramic Coated 1 7/8 Long Tube Headers
High Flow Cats
Katech C5-R Timing Chain
GM Performance Stainless Steel Valves
DSS 1,000 RWHP Axels
Corsa cat back exhaust
CAI black powder coat cold air induction
Apex cold air intake scoop
Apex washer tank relocate kit
Estimated flywheel HP: 530 HP (15% Drivetrain loss)
Jannetty Racing Dyno Tune: 450 RWHP 422 RWTQ
This was at the dealer the day I picked it up.
Mods: Heritage Grill, Blade Spoiler, Corrado Hoodliner Mural, Premium Engine Boxes, Radiator Shroud, Custom Painted Bowties, Dipstick & Engine Caps, RX Catch Can, Corsa cat back exhaust, CAI black powder coat cold air, Apex cold air intake scoop and Apex washer tank relocate kit, Dynatech SuperMAXX Ceramic Coated LT Headers, High Flow Cats, JRE470 Rough Idle Cam Package, DSS 1,000 RWHP Axels, Slowhawk Mustang Dyno Tune and iTSX. 453 RWHP 427 RWTQ
TIMING CHAIN FAILURE
TRANSITION FROM STOCK TO CAM VID
AFTER DETAIL PICS
Last edited by Maxspeed; 04-23-2013 at 08:06 PM.