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Old 04-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #51
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That is the coolest Camaro I've Ever seen! I have a CGM Camaro and have been wanting to do something carbon fiber to the exterior and this is by far the best. Will Hennessey be selling these carbon fiber parts?
WIthin reason they'll work with you on customizing any car they do. We sourced these from another vendor and then used the shop Hennessey sends all their paint work to. (S&T auto body on the west side of Houston)
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #52
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Long story, but I've done a lot since I got out of the Corps. I credit a LOT of the success I've had so far in life on the values and traits I either picked up or honed while in the Marines. I'm sure you know LOTS of former Marines have gone on to be CEO's of fortune 500 companies. I'm not a CEO and I'm not a millionaire but I've had some nice jobs here and there. I saved up some money and splurged on 2 serious car projects and that'll pretty much be it! Heh! 2 swings for the fence and 2 homeruns so I can't complain. Paid my own way through Purdue University, lots of technical training and project management experience, both followership and leadership training/experience in the military... some good choices and some luck along the way! No kids, no debt and a good income coupled with a passion for cool cars and a girlfriend/other half thats doing well for herself and likes cars too so she encourages me... I'm fortunate and appreciative of the fact that I am.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:36 AM   #53
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LOL! Nothing secret, the car ran but was still 'under construction' so to speak so it really wasn't much to look at right then. You can't see the turbos from under the hood anyway since they're bottom mounted so you aren't going to see much. We put it in that small Corvette/Chevy show at the last second primarily just because it was right here in Houston.
LOL... we closed the hood to show off the carbon fiber since you can't see the turbos anyway. Was GREAT having your car among the rest of ours. Nice to meet you and your wife too. I think she's just as ready to drive it as you are....

Keep us posted...
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:47 AM   #54
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LOL... we closed the hood to show off the carbon fiber since you can't see the turbos anyway. Was GREAT having your car among the rest of ours. Nice to meet you and your wife too. I think she's just as ready to drive it as you are....

Keep us posted...
But the conspiracy idea was much more fun! Heh!

It was great meeting the H-Town crew there and I look forward to bringing the car and the other half out to more of your events. Thanks for babysitting the car at the show!
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:05 PM   #55
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My time in the Marines is hands down the one thing in my life I'm most proud of.
Awesome. I'm glad to hear a fellow Marine is doing so well for himself... not that it's a rare occurrence. I managed to find those EGA's down here on the Depot today. I'll definitely be adding them to my car in the near future. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #56
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Wonderful thread

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Long story, but I've done a lot since I got out of the Corps. I credit a LOT of the success I've had so far in life on the values and traits I either picked up or honed while in the Marines. I'm sure you know LOTS of former Marines have gone on to be CEO's of fortune 500 companies. I'm not a CEO and I'm not a millionaire but I've had some nice jobs here and there. I saved up some money and splurged on 2 serious car projects and that'll pretty much be it! Heh! 2 swings for the fence and 2 homeruns so I can't complain. Paid my own way through Purdue University, lots of technical training and project management experience, both followership and leadership training/experience in the military... some good choices and some luck along the way! No kids, no debt and a good income coupled with a passion for cool cars and a girlfriend/other half thats doing well for herself and likes cars too so she encourages me... I'm fortunate and appreciative of the fact that I am.
Well stated! As a former Army Security Agency dude myself, I have the utmost respect for our Marines and all the other Super-Soldiers out there. You obviously represent them well! My Camaro will most likely remain stock, but Hennessey (team) is my aftermarket hero(s) and would have been my choice too. All other Camaros (all years) always turn my head even when I am driving my own. You have one ab-sooo-lutely beautiful and amazingly powerful Camaro. Thanks for sharing. I haven't read all the numerous threads on this site, but this is my favorite thus far.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:05 PM   #57
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There used to be a time when military service ALMOST a pre-requisite for running for congress and was considered beneficial in a presidential bid. Society was different back then.
I appreciate anyone who chooses to serve, regardless of branch, and they all have my thanks!

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Well stated! As a former Army Security Agency dude myself, I have the utmost respect for our Marines and all the other Super-Soldiers out there. You obviously represent them well! My Camaro will most likely remain stock, but Hennessey (team) is my aftermarket hero(s) and would have been my choice too. All other Camaros (all years) always turn my head even when I am driving my own. You have one ab-sooo-lutely beautiful and amazingly powerful Camaro. Thanks for sharing. I haven't read all the numerous threads on this site, but this is my favorite thus far.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #58
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FYI, when you put them on you'll need to use much better adhesive tape than they came with AND make sure to strip off any wax in that spot first. Don't ask me how I figured that out... Heh!

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Awesome. I'm glad to hear a fellow Marine is doing so well for himself... not that it's a rare occurrence. I managed to find those EGA's down here on the Depot today. I'll definitely be adding them to my car in the near future. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:13 PM   #59
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Can you buy that hood from somewhere? That's the best looking hood I've seen
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #60
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Its a Seibon hood that I got from Southern car parts.

http://www.southerncarparts.com/seib...c-711_757.html


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Old 04-18-2010, 08:30 PM   #61
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one mistake... you got the sun roof. Kind of gay for a muscle car. The other roof is much meaner looking. Eh, car still has big balls
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:07 AM   #62
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No argument there. If I was doing it NOW I'd skip the sunroof but when I bought the car I was able to get in on a fully loaded dealership 'stock' car that was already inbound so I only waited about 2 weeks to get it when others were waiting months and months.

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:39 PM   #63
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When do you get to drive this baby? I know you're probably getting pretty antsy, because I am. I think I check this thread more than 5 times per day
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:08 PM   #64
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Hopefully by the end of the week. The wait has been driving me nuts! LOL!

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Old 04-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #65
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FYI folks: I have the Seibon TS hood and the ST trunk and both have fitment issues with the trunk ones being the worst. Seibon says they're redoing the trunk mold and say it will take 4 weeks, then another 4 weeks to get the first part.

Gorgeous CF but if you get them I would definitely do a stringent test fit and return them immediately if they weren't up to snuff. I'd for sure hold off on the ST trunk till they fix that. (alignment of rear verticle edge to quarter panel body lines.)

Their SEMA stuff looked perfect but the production parts aren't showing the same attention to detail in regards to alignment and body gap consistency.

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Old 04-30-2010, 08:06 AM   #66
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Awe geeze, that's just horrible. That's going to cost them quite a bit if all of their production parts aren't coming out right. Good luck with everything, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #67
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They make gorgeous stuff, it just seems they need to do better QC and get their molds right so the parts come out with tight uniform gap spacing and body panel alignment. I can't speak regarding their whole line, just the ST trunk (I'm not the only one who's had the issue) and they're taking action to redo the mold.

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #68
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Here's a thread link to the new 1000hp dyno video...

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Old 05-30-2010, 10:14 AM   #69
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Cool hood big numbers nice ride
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #70
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sick car . Im thinking of getting that hood from Seibon and the trunk. I bet that car sounds sick in person. Id love to be at a light and have a car like yours pull up next to me. Might do a big single turbo? Inbetween a centrifugal or turbo?
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:50 PM   #71
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sick car . Im thinking of getting that hood from Seibon and the trunk. I bet that car sounds sick in person. Id love to be at a light and have a car like yours pull up next to me. Might do a big single turbo? Inbetween a centrifugal or turbo?
My personal recommendation is to skip Seibon. I've moved to a similar hood from VIS racing and a trunk from Carbon by Design.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #72
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When you did your hpe800 kit what happened to the LS3. Would you be able to sell it? looking to do that.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #73
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I turned the boost up down the road and pushed too hard for the aluminum LS3 and found a weak point in the assembly so to speak. The LS3 ended up with a large hole in the side of the block after a connecting rod bolt backed out halfway under day to day use then ripped out on a drag launch. I've since gone to a truly 'built for bear' LSX block and 6 bolt LSX racing heads built/installed/tuned by Advanced Racing Dynamics. The car has essentially been completely re-built top to bottom front to back and is now making over 1200 to the tire through a 4L80. I had a good relationship with Hennessey but when I completely rebuilt the car using another shop ran by a good friend it really wasn't their build anymore so I re-badged it.
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so you couldn't sell the ls3 to help pay for the package?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #75
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Hennessey used the LS3 block/heads when we built the original package, it later had a softball sized hole punched in it when the connecting rod bolt backed out thereby rendering it a large heavy useless object. Heh!
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