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Old 06-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #290
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Here's a few shots of the turbo installed. Startup was good with no leaks or issues. I let it idle until it was hot enough for the cooling fans to come on, then shut it down. If things go well tomorrow, I'll go for a test drive.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #291
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I am running a RX Products catch can with the three ports. I had the left-hand port connected to the air filter with the old turbo, which I discovered is too far from the turbo inlet to provide sufficient vacuum under non-boost conditions. So I used a #6 bulkhead fitting in the elbow as close as I could get it to the turbo air intake. See the pics...
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #292
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I did get to do a short test drive yesterday. I'm still taking it easy, but did get it to five and a half pounds of boost a couple times. Mostly I just drove it. I will say one thing, the boost comes on really quickly with this turbo! If the rain will ever stop here and work permitting, I'll get some drive time in this week.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #293
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Well, the problem with the turbo smoking on deceleration turned out to be the RX catch can. I ended up connecting only two of the three ports and capped off the third. I'll post up some pics of what it looks like soon. All I can say is the car is running much better now, and tuning is progressing nicely now. I'm only running six pounds of boost so far, but when the fuel map is dialed in a little better I'll turn it up to eight or nine pounds as long as I don't run out of fuel.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #294
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Every time I put this thing on the lift and check the suspension, the sway bar links are loose. So, I installed a set of the adjustable links from Proven Wicked. Quality pieces, for sure.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #295
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I noticed while I had it on the lift that the drivers side axle seal on the rear end is leaking. Not a bad leak, but needs to be replaced. Ordered it today, and will be here by the weekend. I swear, it never ends...
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #296
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I never liked the way the exhaust fit after the ZL1 diffuser install. My muffler shop did the best they could to line up the MBRP exhaust, but it hangs a little too low for me. So, the B&B Fusion exhaust is on the way. I'll be using the NPP in a Box kit to make the exhaust actuators work. I like the B&B over the stock ZL1 since the B&B is 3" pipe all the way through. Pics coming...
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #297
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You keep on going Frank love the work so far.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #298
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You keep on going Frank love the work so far.
Thanks Ofer.

I'm putting the B&B ZL1 exhaust on in preparation for the ZL1 rear end I'll be installing someday. Trying to think ahead for once. I know the SS exhaust won't clear the ZL1 pumpkin. While I have the interior apart to install the NPP controller I'll fix a few other small issues. I'll be installing an ignition controlled line to the trunk area for the NPP exhaust controller and to power the Technostalgia taillights so no more battery drain problems. Also I have an idea to stop the shutdown thump on the JL Audio amps. If that works I'll post details on how I did it. Stay tuned!
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:33 PM   #299
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The new B&B exhaust is here! Too bad it goes under the car. The workmanship on this is wonderful! It's on sale now and was priced very close to a stock ZL1 exhaust. I hope to get time to install it this week.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #300
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I figured while the exhaust is off, I'll put a new clutch in it too. I really hate the Fidanza twin that is in the car now. So, ordered the ZR1 clutch kit from Jeff at Lingenfelter and the remote clutch bleeder from Tick performance. It all should be here by the weekend.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #301
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The new B&B exhaust is here! Too bad it goes under the car. The workmanship on this is wonderful! It's on sale now and was priced very close to a stock ZL1 exhaust. I hope to get time to install it this week.
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That exhaust is "some kind of cool'. Can't wait to see it on your ABM!!!

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Old 10-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #302
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It's time for an update! I have finally gotten some time lately to put in some wrench time on the Camaro. The ZR1 clutch is in and bled. I must say, reinstalling the transmission was no easy task, it was like a chinese puzzle to get everything lined up! A little more room in the transmission tunnel would have made things a lot easier. The B&B ZL1 exhaust is installed for the most part. I still have to tighten a few clamps and check the positioning of the pipes. It is VERY close to the rear swaybar mounts! I'm not sure if I am going to heat wrap the pipes where they are so close. I am using the NPP in a Box controller, but am adding a Lingenfelter RPM window switch to it. I was thinking open at start up and idle, then close at 1000 rpm and open again at anything over 3000 rpm. We'll see how it goes. It is nice to know I'll have the adjust-ability. As always, some pics.. old Fidanza clutch with the red lineup marks NOT lined up, The Lingenfelter flywheel and the ZR1 slave installed.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #303
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Sweet Frank....thanks for the update...was wondering what was going on?!?!?

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #304
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Sweet Frank....thanks for the update...was wondering what was going on?!?!?

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I've been really busy with work and a couple other projects. There were also some family issues to deal with. It feels good to be back working on the Camaro! Hopefully I'll not have anymore interruptions and will have it back on the road soon!
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #305
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Can i ask where you got the ZL1clutch parts?
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #306
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It is a ZR1 clutch. I got it from Jeff Myers at Lingenfelter.
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