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Old 04-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Photos and Mod Listings
Signed gift from Oshawa - 255
Stock Photos - 180
1st Mod - Window Tint - 121 - 122
1st Car Show Kemah Boardwalk - 136
Mild to Wild Exhaust Mod - Gone Now -129
Floor Mats from Rodgers Chevrolet - 194
Painted Badges, Bowties, Eng Cover & Strut Brace - 145
DRL, Halo and Fog light harness install - 222
Oracle DRL, Fog lights installed - 264
C5 Fest III - 318 Becky Doyle Award - 342
Showstopper Under the Hood goodies - 416
Corvette / Chevy Expo Car Show - 588
RiverCity Customs BowTies - 626
Moroso Catch Can w/ JRE mount - 668
Photoshoot Aug 2013 - 714
AeroForce Gauges - 772
PhotoShoot by Malcolm Perez - 780
Corsa Catback Exhaust - 842
Build Pictures and Video -921
Cam Idle Video - 938
Bo White Ported TB & D3 Performance Coolant Reservoir - 951


Performance Mods

- 1-7/8" American Racing Headers w/ high flow cats
- 3" Corsa Catback w/ black diamond tips
- Florida Speed & Power blower cam
- Brian Tooley Springs and pushrods
- 2.55 LPE prototype aluminum upper pulley
- 8.6 Metco lower pulley/damper
- Injector Dynamics 850 fuel injectors
- Bo White Ported Throttle Body
- Cold Air Inductions CAI
- Ron Davis Heat Exchanger
- D3 Performance Coolant Reservoir
- 160 deg t-stat
- Moroso Catch Can
- Built by J-Rod
- Tuned by Matt @ FSP
- 673 rwhp / 642 Tq




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Old 04-27-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Surprise!!!!… We Have ADOPTED… I really meant to keep this a secret until our Kemah Boardwalk Camaro show next weekend and just roll up there, but I am absolutely about to bust open… so here’s number Twenty Three… and YES, that’s VIN #23!!! The second Summit White built.


The doctor called last Thursday (DSOP day 19th) and notified us that our bun in the oven would not be born until 2013MY. At first this was fine because waiting is just part of the process and the possibility of BRM and Nav, if not on constraint, would be cool too.


A couple days after I found out my allocation got passed over… I started doing the math and realized no Camaro for C5Fest (Not Cool). So I went on line to check plane flights and possible Camaro rentals, but switched gears to stop in at AutoTrader and see if any White cars were available within 300 miles. As some know I’m totally on the fence as far as Auto v Manual. (In fact, I’ve change my order twice and it was sitting on auto last I checked) So I eliminated that factor, made a list of Summit White ZL1’s, and started calling. Over MSRP was not an option, so the phone calls were quick as most were sold or way over.


Then I called James Woods Chevrolet in Decatur TX 250 mile away and they said “we don’t charge over MSRP”(my kind of dealer). After a quick rundown of options it was done deal. Called Sue to see how she felt about manual and all she could talk about was CFI which was on constraint when Twenty Three was built. She never mentioned manual and just asked “why are you calling me. You’ve never done that before”. So manual it is, with black stripe and suede package and black wheels. Hope to swap to exposed CFI later…


This was all on Saturday the 21st. I booked a flight to Dallas on Tuesday afternoon and they picked me up at the airport. Spent about 45 minutes at the dealership then drove back across Texas and got pounded by bugs and butterflies due to blooming Blue Bonnet fields everywhere. The car was trashed by the time I got home, but I did keep it under 80 the whole way.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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Congrats mlee!!!

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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That is so freaking Sweet... Congrats, Kudos, Can't wait to see it in person etc... etc... Can I ride with you when I come to Houston for the three amigos dinner....
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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WOOHOO!! Good number, that's the day I was born Congrats on the Most Badass Ride this side of the planet.

sucks about the bugs tho...extra work to get that clean :(

But..you got the Z
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Congrats!!!!! Loved the SS Pace Car..can't wait to see what you do with this!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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That is so freaking Sweet... Congrats, Kudos, Can't wait to see it in person etc... etc... Can I ride with you when I come to Houston for the three amigos dinner....
Hell yeah... I'll ride in the passenger seat too..

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sucks about the bugs tho...extra work to get that clean :(

But..you got the Z
Thanks... I was totally shocked when he told me the number... 2 Auto shows coming up, Kemah next week and Aeros and Autos the week after so the bugs will definitely be gone...

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Congrats............ and super low VIN..............!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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Great story. Congrats. Absolutely love the black stripe on that car!
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Congrats dude. I'd have done the same. hahaha
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Awesome Mike! Kemah is going to be so cool!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #18
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Great story. Congrats. Absolutely love the black stripe on that car!
Thanks... I was definitely getting a stripe... hopefully I'll swap it out for gray and exposed CFI.

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Congrats dude. I'd have done the same. hahaha
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Big time... our cars are exact opposites... in colors. I'll swing by your shop sometime later next week when I'm off.

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Thanks Skip... for sure you will. Seems I'm always pulling up on you guys on I45...
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Needs Lowering Congrats! You are going to love it, especially with a pulley and ARD tune

I am starting a pool. We collect $5 for every entry / prediction with every penny going to the EOD fund. The winner gets a Pedders Street Z kit.

Starting right now 10:08 PM Texas time, how many hours before MLEE does his first ZL1 mod
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Needs Lowering Congrats! You are going to love it, especially with a pulley and ARD tune

I am starting a pool. We collect $5 for every entry / prediction with every penny going to the EOD fund. The winner gets a Pedders Street Z kit.

Starting right now 10:08 PM Texas time, how many hours before MLEE does his first ZL1 mod
OH MAN... that's a good one... and I promise I already know when the mod deed will be done... but will not tell a soul

So let the voting begin...

...and no it won't be a lowering job...
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Dude... you killed me with that one...

Big time... our cars are exact opposites... in colors. I'll swing by your shop sometime later next week when I'm off.

Thanks Skip... for sure you will. Seems I'm always pulling up on you guys on I45...
Ummm, Skippette, make me a sammich!!!!

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #23
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Grat's M... that sunset pic confirms they should do the car in a tan color. White cars look really good tho

That's pretty generous Pete.....

My guess is next monday [edit monday the 30th] ... only because they can't get to it any sooner
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #25
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That's awesome Mike! Can't wait to check it out at Kemah...
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