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Old 07-01-2010, 10:26 AM   #151
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:28 AM   #152
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I'm betting you could shoot that Billet Torque Converter out of a Battle ship's 5" gun and you would just need to dust if off and slap it back in SST and be good..


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Old 07-01-2010, 10:49 AM   #153
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I can't wait to see this thing....

I have a feeling that when Radz28 sees these tranny pic... he's gonna...
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That tranny pan and converter are sweet looking! Are the electronics by Bowler, or do they use aother companies (like TCI or something)? I only ask because I've only noticed similar controls from that company, but I'm sure there are more out there. I'm just curious

The Compushift is a controller made by HGM Electronics.
Here is a link for you: https://www.hgmelectronics.com/displ...Specifications


If I post what I'm thinking, I'll be banned - that is all GTAHVIT's right!!!

With all due respect to everyone who's got build threads going: I have to say this is probably the coolest one yet. OMG!
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I'm betting you could shoot that Billet Torque Converter out of a Battle ship's 5" gun and you would just need to dust if off and slap it back in SST and be good..
I sure hope so for the cost...

Thanks for the compliments guys...
Next up - cooling and suspension stuff.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:56 AM   #154
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Thanks for the compliments guys...
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Are you back in town?
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #155
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Are you back in town?
For now. Balls to the wall at work since my family takes our big annual vacation in July. I may have to jet to California again real quick but will probably give that to a PM this time. Too much stuff to do, too little time. No different than many of you...

P.S. Just had one of the guys get back picking up the new little 6 foot hull today. You know why...
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:06 PM   #156
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For now. Balls to the wall at work since my family takes our big annual vacation in July. I may have to jet to California again real quick but will probably give that to a PM this time. Too much stuff to do, too little time. No different than many of you...

P.S. Just had one of the guys get back picking up the new little 6 foot hull today. You know why...
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:41 PM   #157
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I vote that this is the most fantastic thread ever!

speedster, thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

What I find incredibly peculiar is that speedster occasionally stops by to visit and comment in my comparatively pathetic little car journal. And here I was all excited about getting a supercharger... pfffffft - that's just kid stuff!

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:16 PM   #158
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Bruce has always been there to help me with my "build"

He seems to genuinely want to help the rest of us built the cars we want, the right way.

He's been a huge help to me for sure.

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:27 PM   #159
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I vote that this is the most fantastic thread ever!

speedster, thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

What I find incredibly peculiar is that speedster occasionally stops by to visit and comment in my comparatively pathetic little car journal. And here I was all excited about getting a supercharger... pfffffft - that's just kid stuff!

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Bruce has always been there to help me with my "build"

He seems to genuinely want to help the rest of us built the cars we want, the right way.

He's been a huge help to me for sure.


Hey - Don't kid yourself. Your cars both rock! Everyone does things a little different. That is what makes the Camaro so cool. Stock, small mods, medium mods, major mods - regardless of what level they all look and run excellent. ...And we all get to help each other out here and have fun at events like C5 Fest and local gatherings... Plus I will guarantee that both of you can lay stripes anywhere you want.

One is just a person.
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Three or more is a group.
Camaro 5 - that is a movement !!
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #160
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I just wanted to come back here and say, that you are basically doing my dream build. Except that in my dream it's a 70' Chevelle.


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Old 07-01-2010, 03:53 PM   #161
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Its hard to believe this car was once on our Camaro assembly line ! Looking forward to seeing the final results . All the best from Oshawa .

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Old 07-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #162
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Its hard to believe this car was once on our Camaro assembly line ! Looking forward to seeing the final results . All the best from Oshawa .

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Hey Mike -

Thanks buddy !! I hope to see you and your 2011 at C5 Fest 2. It would be great to go cruisin'.

But I will say - if it wasn't for you and your most awesome team in Oshawa we wouldn't even have had such a great car to start with !!

Going to be up in A-Bay and B'ville in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it. Love the river up there.

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Old 07-01-2010, 04:50 PM   #163
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Thanks buddy !! I hope to see you and your 2011 at C5 Fest 2. It would be great to go cruisin'.

But I will say - if it wasn't for you and your most awesome team in Oshawa we wouldn't even have had such a great car to start with !!
Going to be up in A-Bay and B'ville in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it. Love the river up there.

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Old 07-05-2010, 05:37 PM   #164
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This... is an amazing build. I wish I would have seen this prior because I just sat here and had my wife watching me read all 7 pages of this. Amazing! I can not wait to see the finished product. Impressive!
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:06 PM   #165
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This... is an amazing build. I wish I would have seen this prior because I just sat here and had my wife watching me read all 7 pages of this. Amazing! I can not wait to see the finished product. Impressive!

Thanks for the compliment and I hope you enjoyed it. I will be adding some more build pics. Next up - the cooling system and then suspension. One system at a time...
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #166
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Man, I just read what I've missed in the past few months, and with the updated pictures, I'm in awe. You truly have an amazing build going on. I hope to see it at some point before it leaves California. Maybe you'll have to take a road trip up to SF to tune it. =P

Two thumbs up and keep it going. I may have a few questions about builds myself before too long.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:50 AM   #167
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7 pages down and I had no idea....

I'd heard of the build, but never knew until I actually jumped in the thread and hit every page....I gotta say, I'm speechless!

I have to say that you are one lucky guy. I mean this in the most respectful way I can. There are those of us who dream about it....then there are those of us who actually get to sit down in the seat of the Camaro and drive it off the lot...then those of us who get to add bits and pieces to make it "theirs," ....and then there's the "speedster" mod. I see superchargers going on some of these bad boys and a few of my buds have gotten to be able to play. I lay my head down at night and dream of my "little list" that is ever growing in my build thread....hehe.... But then I took a peek in here.

HOLY *#*$%&#*#(@!!!!!!!!!!!!



What it comes down to is...there are builds....and then there are builds...

Good sir, this looks to be "that" build thread that makes everyone's eyes bulge a bit more, makes the husbands turn to their wives and say, "See honey? Like that. That's what I really want to do."

With that, I'm subscribed.

You have an awesome build going on and when it's done, this is going to be the biggest and best BUILT car in existence. There IS NO OTHER like it.

But you'd better watch out....cause when I win the lotto, I'm copying your build!!!

LMAO!!!

Congrats on everything. I can't wait to see the finished product in person one of these days (and sure has hell can't wait to see it in some videos).

Thanks for the read!!!

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Old 07-06-2010, 01:24 PM   #168
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Man, I just read what I've missed in the past few months, and with the updated pictures, I'm in awe. You truly have an amazing build going on. I hope to see it at some point before it leaves California. Maybe you'll have to take a road trip up to SF to tune it. =P

Two thumbs up and keep it going. I may have a few questions about builds myself before too long.
Thank You Mindz. But you know, that's what happens when you get MARRIED !!! The past few months have been a blur, but that's a good thing... It means you are having fun.


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7 pages down and I had no idea....

I'd heard of the build, but never knew until I actually jumped in the thread and hit every page....I gotta say, I'm speechless! You speechless ? We'll have to get back to you on that one after consulting with Mrs. TAG

I have to say that you are one lucky guy. I mean this in the most respectful way I can. There are those of us who dream about it....then there are those of us who actually get to sit down in the seat of the Camaro and drive it off the lot...then those of us who get to add bits and pieces to make it "theirs," ....and then there's the "speedster" mod. I see superchargers going on some of these bad boys and a few of my buds have gotten to be able to play. I lay my head down at night and dream of my "little list" that is ever growing in my build thread....hehe.... But then I took a peek in here. You have an awesome list going...

HOLY *#*$%&#*#(@!!!!!!!!!!!!



What it comes down to is...there are builds....and then there are builds...

Good sir, this looks to be "that" build thread that makes everyone's eyes bulge a bit more, makes the husbands turn to their wives and say, "See honey? Like that. That's what I really want to do."

With that, I'm subscribed. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I promise it will be completed...

You have an awesome build going on and when it's done, this is going to be the biggest and best BUILT car in existence. There IS NO OTHER like it.

But you'd better watch out....cause when I win the lotto, I'm copying your build!!!

LMAO!!!

Congrats on everything. I can't wait to see the finished product in person one of these days (and sure has hell can't wait to see it in some videos).

Thanks for the read!!!

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Thank You so much for your very kind words. It has been planned forever and the execution is taking longer than expected, but it should be worth it in the end. Some of the design changed in the past year as newer technology became available. You know the way it is - "Look at this new stuff - OK, just this one more thing..."

Anyway, glad you enjoy the making of the SST. If some C5 members can gleen some ideas or information from the build pages that would be great.

When all is said and done, I just hope to be able to cruise with you guys because that is when the fun begins. Just like you got to do at C5Fest on the cruise or the track or dirt or McDonalds...

Thanks Again.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:58 PM   #169
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Alright, here are some upgrades made to the cooling system. Horsepower = heat, so the cooling system must be up to the task. Ron Davis does incredible cooling systems for all forms of racing. Talk to anyone and they will eventually send you to Ron Davis. I recommend them highly.

So they custom built a radiator to the specs of the SST Camaro with the knowledge of its higher than normal cooling requirements. Most radiators have 3 or 4 small "cores" that traverse the radiator between the caps. A typical Davis radiator uses two larger 1" cores that flow about 3x a standard radiator. A bonus with the 5th gen Camaro is the added space which allowed us to max this radiator out with two 1.25" radiator cores. This effectively gives it a cooling capacity many multiples over stock. The one pic gives you the idea as this radiator core is 4" thick.

Since this is an automatic transmission that has a converter with a significantly higher stall speed, transmission cooling becomes paramount. Also note that a good transmission cooling system is only about 5% of the cost of a replacement transmission, so keep that in mind. So the radiator was sent back to RD and they put a custom high pressure tranny cooler and reserve in the bottom of the radiator - beautiful work.

Another thing about aftermarket radiators is that they usually come with Spal fans which are considered pretty bulletproof. Well the guys out at NRE were farting around with the setup sent by Ron Davis and found that the factory GM fans not only flowed MORE than the same size Spal, but they did it with LESS current draw. So...the radiator was again sent back to RD and they made a custom mounting system for the factory fans. Lesson here - keep your factory fans - they kick butt !!

OK, so here are the radiator/fan pics.

First Pic - SST Camaro Extreme Capacity Radiator
Second Pic - Thickness of the core - 4"
Third Pic - The high pressure transmission cooler/reservoir they added
Fourth Pic - Better shot of the mounts they made for the factory fans
Fifth Pic - How is sits in the Camaro. You'd think it came from the factory. Also, don't mind the turbos in that shot, they were just used along with the old motor to make sure everything would fit.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:28 PM   #170
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #171
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MORE PICS'! MORE PICS'! MORE PICS'!!!

Are you going to still run an external cooler, too?

God ****! You aren't leaving a stone unturned
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:34 PM   #172
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Are you going to still run an external cooler, too?

God ****! You aren't leaving a stone unturned
We have an auxiliary external cooler, but will not put it on until we drive this around and see what the running temps are. If the trans is already running cool it would just add unnecessary weight, so we will see.

...and FWIW, the Camaro has a lot of stones.
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We have an auxiliary external cooler, but will not put it on until we drive this around and see what the running temps are. If the trans is already running cool it would just add unnecessary weight, so we will see.

...and FWIW, the Camaro has a lot of stones.
she needs a diet?

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We have an auxiliary external cooler, but will not put it on until we drive this around and see what the running temps are. If the trans is already running cool it would just add unnecessary weight, so we will see.

...and FWIW, the Camaro has a lot of stones.
Are you guys just going to fart around with the converter then to get it to lock sooner? What size are you running again (I was thinking a mid-3XXX, but I'm probably thinking of another build).

I see I'm going to learn a lot from your build

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Even though I'm not going as big as your (nowhere near even halfway), I'm actually learning quite a bit as to what I will need to upgrade or where to look for problems if something goes wrong with my build. So while I can drool and oogle your engine, it's enlightening at the same time. Subscribed.
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