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Old 06-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #86
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Thank you!

So i just got my new heritage grill back painted from the body shop...install took about 1 hr. That should add a few hp...

Better pictures later after she gets a bath.
Looks great! Congrats on the COTW, you deserve it!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:11 AM   #87
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Looks great! Congrats on the COTW, you deserve it!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #88
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Congrats on COTW! We thank you very much for choosing to run our CAI on your vehicle, and appreciate your business and support! Awesome build man, keep up the great work!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #89
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Congrats on COTW! We thank you very much for choosing to run our CAI on your vehicle, and appreciate your business and support! Awesome build man, keep up the great work!
Thank you! Brings back memories as that was my very first mod...now I'm just hoping it fits on my 102mm throttle body that's on the way!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:58 AM   #90
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Question Grill color

I hope to get some better pics this weekend... So my original intent was to paint the grill grey to match the stripes. But I was on the fence, and the body shop i brought it to recommended to match the black. I like it, but was hoping to make it a little more differential...

Anyone think i should repaint it to match the grey?
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:13 AM   #91
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Royal Purple May 2013

BTW, i finally uploaded videos from my last trip to the track. Lots of opportunities at the moment. I just received my RX Super Chiller, my TPiS should be here any day...Bogarts may be a while...may end up w/one more trip to the track before making the jump to slicks...


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Old 06-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #92
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Must be nice living in Texas.I live in California and very limited motor mods allowed due to Ca Smog tests. Thank You for sharing your journey.Besides I don't think my wife wants me to soop up our SS to much, because our 25 year old son passed away in his 98Z28 with 518 RWHP.Your car is Bad Ass keep up the great project.Be Safe

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #93
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I love your build, hope to do one myself.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #94
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Must be nice living in Texas.I live in California and very limited motor mods allowed due to Ca Smog tests. Thank You for sharing your journey.Besides I don't think my wife wants me to soop up our SS to much, because our 25 year old son passed away in his 98Z28 with 518 RWHP.Your car is Bad Ass keep up the great project.Be Safe
Yes, it is nice living in Texas for many reasons. Summer heat not one of them, but I expect the rx super chiller to help with that. I think most folks in California hold on to their stock cats when going to inspection. Sorry to hear about your son, I try to keep safe...roll bar, fire extinguisher, etc. and I generally drive sane when I'm sharing the road.

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I love your build, hope to do one myself.
Thanks! I certainly didn't have plans to do it in my first year, but shit happens like an arp balancer bolt snap in the crank and you have to do what you have to do . I have to admit, in hind sight it was my favorite costly mistake I've ever made. . My wife thinks I did it on purpose...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #95
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How much did the cradle bushings change the handling characteristics on your ride? I'm thinking of doing it but I want to make sure it makes a great difference.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #96
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Your build just rocks! It is absolutely stunning.
p.s the wives or gfs will never understand the joys of driving and mods.
Take the heat and keep on going!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #97
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p.s the wives or gfs will never understand the joys of driving and mods.
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Thank you! And yes, she definitely doesn't understand.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:07 PM   #98
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How much did the cradle bushings change the handling characteristics on your ride? I'm thinking of doing it but I want to make sure it makes a great difference.
I made so many changes in a short amount of time I'm not really sure how it impacted handling. Certainly no negative impact.

As I recall, they aren't very expensive. I bought them 6 months before installing. I recommend if you are racing to buy and then wait for a good reason to drop the cradle. While it is down, install them.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:45 AM   #99
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TPiS 102 TB

I got my TPiS in this week and installed today...not noticing much difference, but have some tune issues to work out.

The Cold Air inductions rubber elbow for the Whipple is stretched to its limit to fit. I'm wondering if that is still restricting the air flow...

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #100
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Hollowed Cats

I hollowed out my cats this morning...another PITA job. I thought it would be 15 min or so per cat...took closer to 1 1/2 hours each...another bushing type job.

For some reason I for got to take an after pic, but they essentially look nice and clean in the middle.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #101
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My Water Pump woes continue

I was all excited to go see Patrick G in Victoria today to hopefully correct my lean tip in as I shift gears, but I didn't make it out of the drive way.

The shaft on my water pump snapped . The good news is I was still in my drive way, and not half way to Victoria (2 1/2 hr trip)...always a silver lining.

Unfortunately this is the 2nd time my water pump pulley has fallen off since I upgraded to the 10-rib kit. I'm clearly not competent in water pump pulleys. You are supposed to remove the original pressed on pulley that is not intended to be removed. Then press on the new pulley. I thought I had it right the first time (on my second pump...I destroyed the first pump trying to press on the pulley). About a month later it fell off. .

Bound and determined to not let that happen again, I asked my friend for some ideas and we decided to drill a hole in the shaft, tap it and bold the pulley on...sounded like a good idea, but kept breaking taps...so we decided to pin the pulley (drilling straight through the side). In hind site, drilling out the shaft to tap it clearly messed with the integrity...I wish we had thought to pin it first...I think it would have held. As is it lasted around 2 months including a trip to the track and many daily driver miles.

Mike at Whipple also offered to install it is I sent him the pump and pulley...I think I'm going to take him up on that this time. But because I'm impatient. I'm also going to order an electric water pump...the idler pulley it comes with is plenty big for 10 rib, and supposed to add another 10-15hp .

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #102
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Trailer

I bought a trailer so when I get my bogarts I'll be ready to go back and forth to the track... I'd include pictures w/my car, but I'm still waiting on my water pump . I hate not driving my car...

The fenders are not removable, but they measure 9" higher than the deck and it looks like my doors have 10" clearance, but it does drop closer to the hinges. This is with my street tires, so I'm hoping for the same clearance with the slicks and skinnies...we'll see.
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