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Old 06-10-2011, 05:07 PM   #101
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I'm really happy we were able to bring your vision to life for you! I think you're car turned out REALLY nice.
Also glad the wheels got finished up and turned out looking sharp. BIG difference from the way the wheels started and the finished product after having them re-powder coated and striped localy.
Toyaholic, if you need some wheels powder coated, let me know, we can get them taken care of for you!
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #102
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I have been terrible about keeping this thread up to date. I will be updating it in the next few days. I have done several mods worth documenting. It is also about to get some performance mods. So stay tuned!
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #103
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Looks sick I must say
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #104
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I like those wheels. Are they light wheels? I always mix up the tsw and the CCW wheels. I have Lexani LX-15 in black, not sure how heavy they are. Anyway, beautiful car.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #105
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I like those wheels. Are they light wheels? I always mix up the tsw and the CCW wheels. I have Lexani LX-15 in black, not sure how heavy they are. Anyway, beautiful car.
Thanks.

I remember that they are around 22lbs. Very light. I bought a new rear set for the drag strip...18x9.5 with Nitto drag radials. They are getting powder coated right now. I bought the new set from Discount Tire. Actually a little cheaper than the sponsors on this site. I will always buy locally on wheels from now on.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #106
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:31 PM   #107
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This car is by far my favorite Vert out of them all! Very sweet ride!
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #108
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This car is by far my favorite Vert out of them all! Very sweet ride!
Thanks farthest!

Just about ready to start on some performance. Waiting on a few more parts to arrive. Will probably be starting on the biggest part of it first of January. I've got the new ZL1 fuel pump installed, and will be putting in the new torque converter either next week, or the week after.

After the performance mods are done, I plan on getting a removable 6-point roll bar made. The idea will be when I'm heading for the track, I'll install the roll bar, remove the high-flow cats, and install the drag radials.

Speaking of drag radials,
Today I picked up the new wheels from the powder-coaters. They are identical to my existing wheels, except the new ones are 18x9.5. I got them powder coated flat black to match the others. When I got them home, I started on the red pinstripe. The tires are Nitto NT05R (305/45R18). That should improve track times!

My best 1/4 mile (on street tires, air intake, catback exhaust, and a Jannetty tune) was 13.251 at Pony Wars in Valdosta.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #109
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Those TSW's are sickkkkk!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #110
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Those TSW's are sickkkkk!!!!!!
Thanks Krinitt! I'm proud of the way they turned out.

I just bought another pair of 18's, had them powder coated, and I pinstriped them. Getting ready to mount some Nitto Drag Radials on them for the 'strip.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #111
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Some progress over the weekend. I test drove the car Saturday morning after swapping out the torque converter. Wanted to make sure everything was fine there before starting on the supercharger. I spent the rest of the day cleaning up the garage.

Sunday I started on the supercharger install. I got the front facia off (a lot easier than I thought it would be.) I got the ADM air deflector installed. I also got the intercooler for the supercharger installed.

Every time I had the CAI air tube off, I have looked for oil around the throttle body to see if I needed a catch can. I have never found any oil on either car. I removed the throttle body today, and I found a little bit of oil behind it. I looked in the intake, and it looked pretty clean in there. But I only have about 2200 miles on the car. I just ordered an Elite Engineering catch can.

I was looking for a flywheel locking tool so that I can pin the crankshaft, which is required for a supercharger install. I was looking at buying one, and even posted a WTB in the classifieds section. The tool runs about $90 new. A member, bigsquirrel, offered to loan me his if I pay for shipping. What generous people we have on here! I sent him a PM taking him up on his offer.

I'm really wanting to redo several of the wiring harnesses around the engine to clean things up. I'm going to wait until the supercharger is all installed and tested before doing that. Too many changes at once could make troubleshooting difficult.

One thing about the whipple install kit is that it appears that the intercooler reservoir is supposed to be installed up front by the regular coolant fill locations. However, I have one of those radiator covers. I don't think that it will mount with the radiator cover installed. I'll have to get that figured out.

I should get a chance to work on it every night this week. Headers are supposed to be here on Wednesday. Stay tuned. I'll get some pictures in the next couple of days.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #112
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You are saving a small fortune in labor!!!! PRETTY AWESOME! On another note I need a few cards I'm all out...
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #113
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You are saving a small fortune in labor!!!! PRETTY AWESOME! On another note I need a few cards I'm all out...
I probably am saving some, but I doubt that I am saving a whole lot. I am learning a whole lot about the car, and I know that it is done the way that I want it done. And also...I know that someone isn't out doing burnouts while "testing" the car. I've never had problems with going through a set of tires like some of our other friends.

I'll get you a stack of cards whenever we meet up again.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #114
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You just never stop, do you?

PS. I would like some cards, too.

Lemme know if you need help on the weekends. I can hand you a wrench, like the best of them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:57 AM   #115
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Here are some pics of the recent upgrades.

The transmission was pulled to install the new 2800 stall torque converter.

The new ZL1 Fuel Pump

The table layout of the supercharger installation kit.

Closeup of the flywheel with the transmission removed.

Closeup of the Whipple after I painted the logo.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #116
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Beginnings of the Supercharger Install

Progression of the install.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #117
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I found these pics still on the camera. This is the suspension upgrades that have been on the car for quite awhile.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #118
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Also found these pics of the lightweight battery install.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #119
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Goodness Joe, that's incredible! That whipple is mind blowing. IMO it puts any other supercharger to shame, even on looks alone! I had no idea you were powder coating it white!

I was showing my old man your Callaway and Convertible just a few minutes ago and he thought they were great. He's more of a stock kinda guy so neither car was exactly his taste (to each his own) but I tried to talk him up about the Callaway.

Anyways, I'm sending that deposit I promised you your way tonight. Keep up the great work on the convertible, I love what you're doing with it!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #120
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is the light weight battery the same volts as stock or is it more powerful and what is the weight diffrence?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #121
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is the light weight battery the same volts as stock or is it more powerful and what is the weight diffrence?
The battery is 15 lbs compared to the stock 45. Same voltage...and has around the same cranking amps if I remember right. It wouldn't be a good battery for cold locations, but since I'm in Georgia, as well as my car stays garaged, it is fine for me. There are others on this site with the Braille battery. That is where I got the idea from.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #122
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Goodness Joe, that's incredible! That whipple is mind blowing. IMO it puts any other supercharger to shame, even on looks alone! I had no idea you were powder coating it white!

I was showing my old man your Callaway and Convertible just a few minutes ago and he thought they were great. He's more of a stock kinda guy so neither car was exactly his taste (to each his own) but I tried to talk him up about the Callaway.

Anyways, I'm sending that deposit I promised you your way tonight. Keep up the great work on the convertible, I love what you're doing with it!
Oh yeah...your old man needs the callaway! He can take off the stripes if he wants :-) I'll make him a special offer.

As for the white whipple...I have to give credit to FloMoCamaro. I fell in love when I saw his whipple.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #123
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any link to where i can buy one?
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #124
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Here is my very next project...right after the supercharger is running:

Check out Kilo-9:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=88

Here is the thread:
Project Cleaning the Clutter in our Engine Bay
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #125
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any link to where i can buy one?
I bought mine at newegg.com. That seemed to be the best price shipped. I also bought the aluminum mounting bracket. I welded in a solid steel plate and then bolted the aluminum bracket to it.

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