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Old 03-08-2011, 09:22 PM   #301
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On to the next item....


While Narcis was disconnecting hoses, wires, and tubes for various different things. I worked on a lil project that is ten months in the works...

I ordered my GMPP dove tail spoiler, last April.... in fact, I was told I was the first one in the country to order a RJT dove tail spoiler...

nine months later, GM finally releases them, but only in thee colors.... Black, Red, and CGM... None of which match my car...Since they could not tell me when they were going to release the RJT spoilers, I went ahead and ordered the black one to be delivered...

I went through the steps to mark and drill the holes for the hip pieces... This is just a loose fitting as they will come off to be painted... and then one of the guys in the shop though it looked pretty mean like it was... He told me to look at blacking out the center fascia... and the tail light bezels...I'm open to opinions... other wise, I'll paint it and stick with my original plan for ghost stripes...

No, I have not run the wires you see on the trunk lid, as I figured it would be coming back off... I wanted to dry fit the pieces prior to painting them so there would be less chance of messing up the paint...
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #302
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On to the next item...
I'm open to opinions... other wise, I'll paint it and stick with my original plan for ghost stripes...
I am a symetric kinda guy... I vote paint and ghost stripes. Not that I am partial or anything..but that is what I trying to get shot on Orange Krate as soon as the weather dries out a bit.
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That dovetail looks great! Such a very colorful suspension setup you have there.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:47 PM   #304
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The big event for the day, was the easiest engine pull I've ever taken part in...

As mentioned above, Narcis was disconnecting all manner off stuff while I was mounting the spoiler...

We got all the tubes, wires, hoses and front suspension parts loose and then set jackstands under the critical areas of the front sub-clip. We pulled the front fascia and then started loosening the sub-clip bolts. When all was ready, we simply lifted the entire body away from the engine/transmission. In the last pic, on the left, you see Corey, the master behind this build.... Great guy, very funny, and sharp as a tack...

With him in the pic is Brent, a volunteer employee in the shop, semi-retired Corvette operator, and good person... Lots off fun to be around...
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I am a symetric kinda guy... I vote paint and ghost stripes. Not that I am partial or anything..but that is what I trying to get shot on Orange Krate as soon as the weather dries out a bit.
Lol, that was my wifes reply, and no I am not implying anything... she has awesome taste... she married me....

And if my finger and thumb had hurt much more, I might have dialed 911, but I know how them clowns operate... 14 ga cath under the finger nail, for a TKO access port....

NG tube just because... etc...
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:02 PM   #306
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That dovetail looks great! Such a very colorful suspension setup you have there.
Between two manufacturing companies, I have four colors... Pfadt and Eibach... red, black, silver, and golden orange...and then we have the grey axles from DSS...and the road grime brown...factory black, etc....Yes, it is a drive it in most any weather Camaro... Brandi is not a garage queen...
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Good, that means that "Blue" isn't the only one.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:14 PM   #308
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Good, that means that "Blue" isn't the only one.
Brandi has been from sea level to over 11,000 feet above it, and from over 110 degrees F to below zero, and driven in snow, rain, sleet and a dust storm.... no hail yet thank goodness... and I'm not afraid to admit it... I've smoldered the tires in some very big burnouts, and figured out that this car does not ease into the govenor, it slams into it... I love driving this piece of North American Nirvana...
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #309
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As do I. I've only done one burnout on my stock tires, but new tires are EXPENSIVE now that I have the 22's, so I take it easy there. I do drive normally whether it rains or snows. I bought the car to drive it, not to keep it hidden away.
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As do I. I've only done one burnout on my stock tires, but new tires are EXPENSIVE now that I have the 22's, so I take it easy there. I do drive normally whether it rains or snows. I bought the car to drive it, not to keep it hidden away.



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I'm with J and Robert here. I bought my SS to drive and to put it to the test. I'm close to turning 26k miles and I've loved every mile I've put on it. 5k of those miles have been post Whipple and those have put a smile on my face from ear to ear.

Looking forward to having someone take a few pics of our cars together Robert.
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I'm with J and Robert here. I bought my SS to drive and to put it to the test. I'm close to turning 26k miles and I've loved every mile I've put on it. 5k of those miles have been post Whipple and those have put a smile on my face from ear to ear.

Looking forward to having someone take a few pics of our cars together Robert.
Sounds to me like Brandi and Sinister have a photo op date...
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Robert, I would say Paint the spoiler.. Right now if it was not painted, it is being used as an accent piece and you dont have another piece to accentuate the rest of the car. Plus with Ghost stripes I don't think it will flow well JMHO. Car is coming along great. As far as driving my car. I have 28k on it with 26500 with the Maggie I bought it to DRIVE!!!!!
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Robert, I would say Paint the spoiler.. Right now if it was not painted, it is being used as an accent piece and you dont have another piece to accentuate the rest of the car. Plus with Ghost stripes I don't think it will flow well JMHO. Car is coming along great. As far as driving my car. I have 28k on it with 26500 with the Maggie I bought it to DRIVE!!!!!
Thanks for voicing Joe,

I am seriously leaning to painting it, but I had just enough doubt to pose the question...
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I got a camera, and I'll be snapping pictures quite a bit at the Fest. Just park next to each other.
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figured out that this car does not ease into the govenor, it slams into it...
what do you mean by this?

in a good way or bad way?


cause I know in the tune you can set it to do a soft touch rev limiter. not sure if you were referring to that or the fact that it hits redline quick and with force.
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what do you mean by this?

in a good way or bad way?


cause I know in the tune you can set it to do a soft touch rev limiter. not sure if you were referring to that or the fact that it hits redline quick and with force.
When stock and in hammer mode... it more or less feels like this...

151,152,153,154,155, Wham.............153,154,155...................... .

I guess I was implying that it does not take long to get from 130 to 155...

Corey and I have been discussing the changes to my computer during the tuning sessions. The 1-4 skip shift is going away, the speed limiter will be modified.... to a point higher than I will ever drive... etc....
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:14 AM   #319
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Speed Limiter? Who needs a stinkin' speed limiter....

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Speed Limiter? Who needs a stinkin' speed limiter....

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That can be taken at least two ways... He is a speed limiter...
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That can be taken at least two ways... He is a speed limiter...

Speed limiters are overrated...

Funny story about Tom Nelson -
He was driving the TT Mosler back from a "fastest production car in the world" shootout. Now mind you this car has 270mph potential. He was driving from Vegas to LA at about 2 in the morning and his wife was sleeping in the passenger seat. He said everytime he would hit 130, she would sit bolt upright and yell at him to slow down. Now that's a speed limiter...
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133859

finally got a journal thread so i can keep records like you fools.
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finally got a journal thread so i can keep records like you fools.
New we wait for the Hijack.... speaking of which... Brandi's build thread seems amazingly clean....

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