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Old 10-26-2009, 07:42 AM   #29
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The wheels look good! Love the accent color! You should consider making your bowties the same color, or maybe some stripes.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #30
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Wink LOVE THE BLUE ANGEL!!!...

I just found your 'journal', Doc...very cool car...my Dad took us to see the Blue Angels a few times when we were kids...good times...
BTW, you got your Camaro @Mark Christopher Chevy..my oldest son's name is Mark Christopher...very cool coincidence...lol..
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #31
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I just found your 'journal', Doc...very cool car...my Dad took us to see the Blue Angels a few times when we were kids...good times...
BTW, you got your Camaro @Mark Christopher Chevy..my oldest son's name is Mark Christopher...very cool coincidence...lol..
Well see!? You were destined for a Camaro and didn't even know it! lol

i got to see the Blue Angels perform when I was a kid; it was an awe-inspiring thing to see and I always loved the way they looked. Good times indeed. And thank you for the compliments Donna.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:17 PM   #32
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Love the stripes on the hood! There you go! Abygales idea on the bowties looks fantastic. I like the yellow border around it, draws your eyes to grille area. Are you going to do the BlueAngels logo on the fender too? That looks sweet right where youve got it. Thats going to be one eye-catching car you got there! It already is!
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:30 AM   #33
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Love the stripes on the hood! There you go! Abygales idea on the bowties looks fantastic. I like the yellow border around it, draws your eyes to grille area. Are you going to do the BlueAngels logo on the fender too? That looks sweet right where youve got it. Thats going to be one eye-catching car you got there! It already is!
Yeah what you see there is the way the front half of the car is going to look. I just have to figure out what will compliment it on the back half. I'll do the rear bowtie like the front.

Once I get it lowered, get the 2-piece slotted brake rotors, get the striping, bowties and Blue Angel on the side... it should look beautiful and be like no other on the road. Fun project so far!!
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:47 AM   #34
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The photoshop looks really good!

Have you thought about having the blue angel script custom cut (as in metal emblems) and then powder coated the gold? I think emblems like that would look really good in place of the normal camaro fender badge.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:14 AM   #35
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That car looks terrific, and is an excellent tribute!
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:56 AM   #36
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Doc, Blue Angel really stood out in the photos from your meet this weekend. Your car is very sharp and I can't wait to see pictures once you've lowered it!
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:03 AM   #37
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I like that hurst shifter...
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #38
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The photoshop looks really good!

Have you thought about having the blue angel script custom cut (as in metal emblems) and then powder coated the gold? I think emblems like that would look really good in place of the normal camaro fender badge.
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Interesting idea; I'll have to look into that although I was thinking to have it painted on the side like the Blue Angel planes.

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That car looks terrific, and is an excellent tribute!
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Doc, Blue Angel really stood out in the photos from your meet this weekend. Your car is very sharp and I can't wait to see pictures once you've lowered it!
I can't wait either and thank you very much your Abyness; nothing like praise from the legendary Abygale to brighten up a guy's day

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I like that hurst shifter...
Me too... the more I drive with it the more I like it.

Thank you everyone!
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:53 AM   #39
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Doc it was nice to meet you at hurst on Saturday, That car dos look good you you have don a good job on it hope you think on adding the same color on the 3 louvers on the side hope to see you soon.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #40
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If you get the Blue Angels scritpt painted on, you should also have your name painted above the door or below the script like the pilots and crew chiefs do. BTW, I was kinda taken aback when I first saw that color combination, but it has really grown on me. That's a beautiful machine...
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:16 AM   #41
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Doc it was nice to meet you at hurst on Saturday, That car dos look good you you have don a good job on it hope you think on adding the same color on the 3 louvers on the side hope to see you soon.
Nice meeting you too! I'm looking at that idea and a few others; thank god for photoshop so I can try it before I buy it hehe.

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If you get the Blue Angels scritpt painted on, you should also have your name painted above the door or below the script like the pilots and crew chiefs do. BTW, I was kinda taken aback when I first saw that color combination, but it has really grown on me. That's a beautiful machine...
Thanks! Once all the complimentary details are added the wheels will fit the overall look. Hopefully when I'm done it will be something the Blue Angels team would like and appreciate. It would be cool to actually get them to sign the car if I ever get the chance to meet them. You never know!
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:43 AM   #42
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Latest change:

At the 1700 mile mark I replaced the engine oil and filter with Royal Purple 5w30 and one of their high performance filters. Changed the transmission and differential fluids with Royal Purple Max Gear 75w90 gear oil. The oil that came out of the differential looked like mud and smelled horrible, like the nastiest oil refinery smell you can think of. Glad I changed it!

The effects were immediate. The engine idles smoother and it's noticeably quieter inside the car; the mechanical drive-train noise is virtually gone now. I can feel how much smoother the car drives; it feels like it glides down the road now.

If anyone wants to make a nice improvement in the way their car rides and sounds, I highly recommend this upgrade. You can get the oils and filter at either Pep Boys or Autozone. If you have a manual trans SS (which is what I have) then it takes 8 qts of 5w30 motor oil, 4.2 qts of Max Gear 75w90 oil for the trans, and 1 qt Max Gear 75w90 for the differential. The 5w30 motor oil was $8.99 a qt, the filter Royal Purple #10-48 was $14.99, the Max Gear 75w90 was $15.99 a qt. So depending on what your sales tax is, somewhere around $175 for everything. If you have someplace do the labor for you, you can add that to the cost.

The trans and differential won't need changing again for at least 50,000 miles...probably closer to 100,000 the way these new cars are made. The engine oil with an oil like this will probably last 7,500 miles easily. Royal Purple is great stuff; I've used it for years and it does work as advertised!

EDITING CORRECTION:
I emailed Royal Purple to get a clarification on the trans oil and received a reply which states that Max Gear 75w90 is NOT recommended for the manual trans in an SS; it's Synchromax. Here's the reply:


The Tremec TR6060 manual 6 speed comes from the factory with an atf - we recommend our RP Synchromax part # 01512 as a first choice with our RP maxi part # 01320 as a secondary choice.

Using an EP gear oil is not recommended in this T-56 derived transmission - so the RP MaxGear 75W90 is not recommended.

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