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Old 11-28-2010, 04:19 PM   #26
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Camaro 5 Cruise to Whistler

Some shots from a Camaro 5 Cruise to Whistler last summer. Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Old 11-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #27
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XXX Rootbeer Drive Inn Show

XXX Rootbeer Drive Inn Annual Show n Shine in Issaquagh WA, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Camaro Club. Special guest Scott aka Fbodfather with a car carrier full of special cars. Including Thor and Bumble Bee. Very cool show.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:50 PM   #28
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Dinner with Scott

One of the weekends highlights was dinner with Scott the night before the show. My good buddy Gene had his car signed by Scott that night. As well some cool photo opp's. (BTW Colleen hates my shirt)
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:53 PM   #29
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I spent most of the day sorting pic's and posting in Pumpkin's Journal. Hope you enjoy.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #30
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Wow Merc !!

You've been a busy guy today. Unbelievable amount of great pics. What beautiful country to drive around and through with your Camaro buds. Looks like you have a great group to hang with.

Pumpkin is lookin' incredible. The underhood really stands out. I personally like the 315DRs, the much better exhaust and the kickin' tunes. Nice...
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #31
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Next up install the rest of the BMR stuff. Starting this week.

1" Lowering springs
Sway Bars
All the Bushings front and rear

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #32
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Wow Merc !!

You've been a busy guy today. Unbelievable amount of great pics. What beautiful country to drive around and through with your Camaro buds. Looks like you have a great group to hang with.

Pumpkin is lookin' incredible. The underhood really stands out. I personally like the 315DRs, the much better exhaust and the kickin' tunes. Nice...
Thx Bud. Quiet at work today. So I plugged away at it all day. By the time you see Pumpkin in Phoenix my bud Ken will have finnished under the hood. Lots more painting to go yet.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:27 PM   #33
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ACT/Stillen Clutch

Almost forgot. When I broke the output shaft in Pumpkin. I had the dealer throw in a fresh clutch while they were there.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:50 PM   #34
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Pumpkin Litho

I was lucky enough to recieve a litho from Mike (Super 60). So Colleen and I figured it would be cool to take a few shots of Pumpkin with the litho and send them to him. We sent a couple. Apparently one of the pic's ended up in the lunch room in Oshawa and one in Mikes office. Too Cool. Pic's taken on the banks of the mighty Fraser River. (Worlds largest salmon producing rivers.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:06 PM   #35
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That's a pile of work you did today.We had a good time on that trip to Whistler and will be a blast next spring in Phoenix. Pumpkins looking good Bud.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:10 PM   #36
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My car was stuck in Area 51 for 60 days. I knew it was in Anninacis Isle before the dealer did. They were not willing two call my bluff when I told them to deliver it by June 30th or keep it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #37
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QC Hold= Area 51
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:53 PM   #38
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For 60 days!!!! Whats up with that?? I would have been raging for sure!!!
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:33 AM   #39
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For 60 days!!!! Whats up with that?? I would have been raging for sure!!!
Apparently the door panels had issues during molding and had to be re-done.
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Apparently the door panels had issues during molding and had to be re-done.
WOW!! At least you have your baby and have been enjoying it!!

How has your car been for reliablilty?? How has the 1-2 shift been on your tranny? Been seeing allot of people complaining about the 1-2 shift Hoping mine doesn't have this issue. I have bought a MGW shifter but here shifters aren't fixing the problem for those that have it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:44 AM   #41
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WOW!! At least you have your baby and have been enjoying it!!

How has your car been for reliablilty?? How has the 1-2 shift been on your tranny? Been seeing allot of people complaining about the 1-2 shift Hoping mine doesn't have this issue. I have bought a MGW shifter but here shifters aren't fixing the problem for those that have it.

I Have a MGW shifter and I love it. I have no 1-2 problems. That being said I did break the output shat in my tranny.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:09 AM   #42
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I Have a MGW shifter and I love it. I have no 1-2 problems. That being said I did break the output shat in my tranny.
Ya, I problem I hear with the early release cars. I believe thats been resolved now
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:03 PM   #43
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couple things on that list i'm really interested in... the MSD 2 stage... clutch... and the MGW shifter.

I've always been parial to centerforce clutches? any thoughts there.

How easy is it to set up the msd?
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:35 PM   #44
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couple things on that list i'm really interested in... the MSD 2 stage... clutch... and the MGW shifter.

I've always been parial to centerforce clutches? any thoughts there.

How easy is it to set up the msd?
1. The ACT/Stillen dual Disc clutch I had the dealer put in in while they were fixing the output shaft. So I only have a few km on it and not even broken in yet. Pumpkin is now off the road til Fest. But my first impressions are good for the few days that I drove it with the new clutch. I love it, butter smooth.

2. MGW shifter, simply the best in my opinion. It's more money , but you get a lot more. Have yet to miss a 2-3 shift.

3.MSD 2-step is a bit tricky. I have yet to use it. As far as installing and powering it up it's a piece of cake. The problems is the Camaro is a can bus system and there is no way of using the stock clutch switch to release the 2-step on the leave. SOO you have to install a micro switch in the clutch pedal assembly to make it work. I bought a micro switch from NOS, but yet to finish that project. Might have it done by Fest. I plan on taking the drivers seat out while I install the micro switch.


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1. The ACT/Stillen dual Disc clutch I had the dealer put in in while they were fixing the output shaft. So I only have a few km on it and not even broken in yet. Pumpkin is now off the road til Fest. But my first impressions are good for the few days that I drove it with the new clutch. I love it, butter smooth.

2. MGW shifter, simply the best in my opinion. It's more money , but you get a lot more. Have yet to miss a 2-3 shift.

3.MSD 2-step is a bit tricky. I have yet to use it. As far as installing and powering it up it's a piece of cake. The problems is the Camaro is a can bus system and there is no way of using the stock clutch switch to release the 2-step on the leave. SOO you have to install a micro switch in the clutch pedal assembly to make it work. I bought a micro switch from NOS, but yet to finish that project. Might have it done by Fest. I plan on taking the drivers seat out while I install the micro switch.


Cool, I'm very interested in that 2 step. Please do a DIY so we can see how it's done if possible.
I Need some help with launches. I learned pretty quickly that 550 to the wheels is not that easy to launch...

Not that I've been to a stip yet but I'm getting the itch...
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Cool, I'm very interested in that 2 step. Please do a DIY so we can see how it's done if possible.
I Need some help with launches. I learned pretty quickly that 550 to the wheels is not that easy to launch...

Not that I've been to a stip yet but I'm getting the itch...
DIY on the switch installation is all you would need. The actual electronics is plug and play. It will take some tinkering. The timing when the clutch grabs the motor and the 2-step dis-engages is crucial.

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So the launch rev limit won't disengage until the micro switch is engaged for the first time... then after that the 2nd stage keeps the engine from over reving???

I'm kinda confused on how the second stage works... is that another rev limiter for max RPM?
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So the launch rev limit won't disengage until the micro switch is engaged for the first time... then after that the 2nd stage keeps the engine from over reving???

I'm kinda confused on how the second stage works... is that another rev limiter for max RPM?

K I'll try to explain the best I can how it works.

2-Step set @ 3000 rpm & power on. You roll into lights @ 1000 rpm or less. Once your in the lights firewall the throttle pedal 2- Step will hold the motor @ 3000. Light go's green you let the clutch out and the motor instantly goes the rpm that coresspones with the throttle pedal position at the time the 2-Step comes off. That's why the timing is so crucial and micro switch has to have some adjustment.

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ahhh. so the micro switch is just to get rid of the launch RPM limit. after the launch and as long as the RPM's don't drop to below 1K (which it shouldn't on the drag strip) the rev limiter in the ECM will work as normal..
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ahhh. so the micro switch is just to get rid of the launch RPM limit. after the launch and as long as the RPM's don't drop to below 1K (which it shouldn't on the drag strip) the rev limiter in the ECM will work as normal..
Yes Sir. You got it. The fail safe in the MSD 2 step the rpm has to drop 2/3 below the set rpm. The rpm is adjustable in 100 rpm increments.

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