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Old 10-01-2011, 11:54 AM   #3837
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Women want to ride in the SST and Men want to own the SST.

When I tell people about this car I find myself without the vocabulary skills to do it any justice at all.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:18 PM   #3838
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Well, even though we had the failure, I really can't get mad at Bowler at this point until we truly know what was the root cause of the failure. There are just too many variables.

I spoke with Mark and he really is a good guy. He is going to cover the cost of everything. He also went so far as to say he would pay to have the car shipped and would take care of everything at their shop. That is pretty darn incredible for a tranny.
Nice! Being that Bowler is kind'a on the Big Stage probably a good decision. Are you taking them up on there offer?

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Old 10-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #3839
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Thats truly incredible what Mark is willing to do for you! I'm glad your working on getting this sorted out. Have fun
Yes, I was both surprised and in disbelief at the same time. Talk about putting reputation above all - Pretty darn cool.

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Is that a logger that installs in the vehicle? Similar to the ones used in pro racing (GPS, Camera inputs, etc...)?
Those are cool. If you don't mind me asking which vendor? I've been looking for prooper video setup without having to have numerous independant camera's with GPS option to map the track and log data.

This is the D200 made by Powertrain Control Solutions. It is a sunlight readable touchscreen solution. Heard about them since they do stuff for the military. The primary use of this is multiple sensor input, display and logging including GPS. For heavy video use I am sure there are better units out there. I will be using some of our Unmanned Vehicle technology to process video for this unit.

I could go on; But I'll just say cheers to the vendors who are stepping up to resolve the problem. I've read too many night-mares and experienced some myself.
Agreed. Mark Bowler did a major step up.

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Ok that data logger is freaking awesome!!!!! Love all the technology going on with your ride!!!!
Bowler taking awesome care of you for good reason since this is by far the baddest 5th gen on the planet wouldn't you want your company invovled as well????
Thank You. Glad you like the SST, but there are many truly great Camaros on the roads out there - most on this site !!

As far as company stuff, we may borrow some of our internal technology, but it's just for personal use. Cars are a hobby. The only thought we did have was to put our Command and Control system into one of these and drive it around with a Droid phone, iPad, XBox or something. That would freak some people out...

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Women want to ride in the SST and Men want to own the SST.

When I tell people about this car I find myself without the vocabulary skills to do it any justice at all.
Ha, ha. Funny... We'll have to go out to eat again. The girls can sit in the back with helmets on...

P.S. Your driveshaft should be showing up (hopefully) soon.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:37 PM   #3840
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Women want to ride in the SST and Men want to own the SST.

When I tell people about this car I find myself without the vocabulary skills to do it any justice at all.
Excuse me. Women want to own the SST too.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #3841
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glad you got some resolve. hopefully you took them up on there offer, let thm install tranny and fly nelson out there to run the piss out of it this time...while he and bowler are together...if there scared to run it hard, then its not right...i wanna see brake rotors glowing when they park it...then i know that it withstood some real punishment , which is what you had it built to do...good luck
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:43 PM   #3842
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Ha, ha. Funny... We'll have to go out to eat again. The girls can sit in the back with helmets on...

P.S. Your driveshaft should be showing up (hopefully) soon.

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #3843
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glad you got some resolve. hopefully you took them up on there offer, let thm install tranny and fly nelson out there to run the piss out of it this time...while he and bowler are together...if there scared to run it hard, then its not right...i wanna see brake rotors glowing when they park it...then i know that it withstood some real punishment , which is what you had it built to do...good luck
Trust me Mike, I will fly back out when the tranny install passes final inspection and hammer the crap out of it while they are both out there. As you know by now this is first and foremost a driver.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:45 AM   #3844
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hopefully bowler wont just put a band aid on the tranny.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #3845
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As far as company stuff, we may borrow some of our internal technology, but it's just for personal use. Cars are a hobby. The only thought we did have was to put our Command and Control system into one of these and drive it around with a Droid phone, iPad, XBox or something. That would freak some people out...


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Old 10-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #3846
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The only thought we did have was to put our Command and Control system into one of these and drive it around with a Droid phone, iPad, XBox or something. That would freak some people out...
Ok your new name is Michael Knight and you drive the Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.)

And this is what it will look like after the data collection equipment upgrade.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #3847
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This thread is huge ! What an audience you've accumulated .
The cheers will be heard from coast to coast when your project concludes . ( this phase anyway )
I've got a feeling your never really done with anything , no matter how perfect .
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #3848
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Ok your new name is Michael Knight and you drive the Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.)

And this is what it will look like after the data collection equipment upgrade.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:47 PM   #3849
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hopefully bowler wont just put a band aid on the tranny.
Definitely not. Mark will personally ensure this is 100%

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As far as company stuff, we may borrow some of our internal technology, but it's just for personal use. Cars are a hobby. The only thought we did have was to put our Command and Control system into one of these and drive it around with a Droid phone, iPad, XBox or something. That would freak some people out...


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Nah, we crazies need to be in the car to enjoy the fun...

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Ok your new name is Michael Knight and you drive the Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.)

And this is what it will look like after the data collection equipment upgrade.
Uh, that looks kinda familiar. Just not in a car... er at least a non-military car.

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This thread is huge ! What an audience you've accumulated .
The cheers will be heard from coast to coast when your project concludes . ( this phase anyway )
I've got a feeling your never really done with anything , no matter how perfect .
Thanks! I know we will be cheering down here. Then it will be drivin' time.

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What face is that one? Looks like something from a Hellraiser movie..
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:09 PM   #3850
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Hey Bud got stupid busy around here lately, I was not prepared this morning when I went south for parts. I am now ready for the next trip for parts, probably Friday morning. Care package coming.

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