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Old 06-14-2010, 04:52 PM   #43
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Great build going on - and thank you speedster for all the info you have provided me. Please don't hesitate to post more detailed images. The more pics I see of that cage and the fine workmanship, the closer I am to picking up the phone and calling Nick.

No problem. Sounds like you are going to have fun with your build too.

So yell at Craig at Xtreme for the 6 pt, or Nick at Red Zone for the full cage (since you're out in CA). I think I sent you most of the pics I have. I'll see if I can dig up some more of the installation ones.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:57 PM   #44
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Wonder what your answer would be in the 'Is your car a daily driver' threads would be.
Well, kind of daily. Works well for resurfacing the parking lot at the office.

Still have a goal of 20 mpg. With a very matched system of cam, primary injectors, cruise tune, lockup converter and probably 3.3x gears, it's a good goal to hit. This is actually for a later discussion - but that is one of the reasons why we just changed the intercooler from Air-to-Air to Water-to-Air. Makes it even more streetable.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #45
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Well, kind of daily. Works well for resurfacing the parking lot at the office.

Still have a goal of 20 mpg. With a very matched system of cam, primary injectors, cruise tune, lockup converter and probably 3.3x gears, it's a good goal to hit. This actually for a later discussion but that is one of the reasons why we just changed the intercooler from Air-to-Air to Water-to-Air. Makes it even more streetable.
"Streetable" in this case means, "being the fastest, quickest AND most powerful car on the 'street' at any given time."





I know there are a lot of high dollar exotics running around your neck of the woods..... There are gonna be some PIIISSSSSEED off 1/4 million dollar car owners near the space coast.....

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"Streetable" in this case means, "being the fastest, quickest AND most powerful car on the 'street' at any given time."



With the caveat that we only race on the track and don't end up in ditch !!
Now "pacing" BMWs is legit...

Hey, I like you new sig. That is one of the best ones on here - really.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #47
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #48
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With the caveat that we only race on the track and don't end up in ditch !!
Now "pacing" BMWs is legit...

Hey, I like you new sig. That is one of the best ones on here - really.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:11 PM   #49
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Speedster: I'm so glad you started this thread. Subscribed!

Thanks for stopping by...and I hope it it helps a few members gain some useful info - that'd be great. There have been a lot of late hours researching Camaro stuff for this.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:30 PM   #50
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Works well for resurfacing the parking lot at the office.
Nice.

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Old 06-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #51
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Not a new Corvette. Older stuff. Orlando? Cool. That is even closer. Can go cruisin' with a bunch there.
Maybe not new but did you use the same name under the CorvetteForum? I have been there for almost 10 years..
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Hah, you have good eyes. MisterCamaro69 knew this car has those so he cheated...

I'll get those posted up probably tomorrow. Gotta get some sleep tonight...
I can't help it!

Did you tell em about the [edited] and the [edited] yet?

... And my favorite was the [edited] with the [edited] in it

I'll shut up now
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Did you tell em about the [edited] and the [edited] yet?

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Old 06-14-2010, 11:07 PM   #54
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I can't help it!

Did you tell em about the [edited] and the [edited] yet?

... And my favorite was the [edited] with the [edited] in it

I'll shut up now
Ha, ha... j/k

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OK, I gotta go to an event GTA would know about in Tampa tomorrow so I will get this post out tonight.


After we started in to the cage project I got this retarded idea to see what it would take to mini-tub the rear of the SST since this was done on Project Freebird and came out really well. So...we looked it over and decided to try it. Red Zone did a super job. My only complaint was it took a L...O...N...G time, but I guess that's what happens when you have to figure it out from scratch. At the same time we found that in order to make a mini-tub job feasible, the frame had to be notched and sectioned (especially where the front inside of a larger tire would rub) in order to fit 345 rubber and then slicks later.

First Pic is the mini-tub job where we had to make the least impact to the back seat since one major requirement I had was that the interior must look as stock as possible including keeping the backseat for the kids to ride in. (They like holding on to the rear cross bar - and yes SFI 45.1 padding will be added when they ride their so they can't knock their teeth out like Chicklets...)

The second pic is the view from the trunk area. Note the beading of the inner mini-tub to keep it from resonating. Nice touch.

The third pic is from within the wheelwell from the tire's viewpoint - the seam has since been sealed with fireproof caulk and painted. Also, take note of the upper coil over mount. On the new setup, there is a new upper mount which is not the 5" diameter of the factory beehive setup, but a 2.5" small diameter setup with a uniform diameter spring. This will allow the ability to change the SST spring rate easily with readily available racing spring sets. It also keeps the upper spring mount inboard of the outer frame edge. [This is a pic of the factory spring still.]

The fourth pic is the fully fit mini-tub as well as the sectioned and notched frame. A change since this pic is that the brake line mount had to be moved inboard.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:26 PM   #56
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wow where u get rims to fit 345.. got to be custom..
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