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Old 05-06-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Sinister Black SS Build Thread (Picture Heavy)

I purchased my black 2011 1SS/RS after I realized Indiana has some of the most random motorcycle riding seasons. After joining the Army my 09 Harley barely made it out of the garage. So I took a short ride to the Chevy dealer and walked away from one toy and straight to another.







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Central Indiana Camaro Club
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Indy Nex Gen Camaro Club
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Derby City Camaro Club
www.derbycitycamaroclub.com

Current Mods:

@Delivery
4July2011

@7 Miles
Sinister Hood
Sinister Body Kit
Sinister Spoiler
Sinister Rear Diffuser
Exhaust tips

@5000 Miles
Issues with Sinister Hood. Replaced with MPD1 Hood (Link to C5 review thread w/ pictures)
Red Painted Calipers
20% Tint
Field Goal's DRL Harness
P13W Fog Light LED Bulbs
Ghost Armor Radio Face Protector

@10000 Miles
Door dings lead to card creation (You Park Like a ^%#$)

@12000 Miles
Issues with Rear Diffuser and Exhaust Tips. Replaced.
Cold Air Inductions CAI
Ghosted Side Markers

@18000 Miles
Beltronics Magnum Radar Detector and Blend Mount w/ Sheathed Harness
Belkin Airplay Bluetooth Receiver (Post #7)

@21000 Miles
American Racing Long Tube Headers (Sound Clip Thread)
Comp Cam LSR 227 243 113
160* Thermostat
Vmax Throttle Body
Underdrive Pulley
NGK Spark Plugs
Eibach Pro Sport Lowering Springs
Mike Norris Tune

@22000 Miles
Red Vinyl Rim Outlines
Brembo Caliper Decals
4 Pack OEM Gauges
Carbon Fiber Bowties (Post #10)

@23500 Miles
(Engine Bay Project Thread)
Heater Hose Relocation
Fuel Line Relocation
Valve Covers Swap
Coils Paint and Relocation
Wiring Harness Dress-up
Painted Fuse Box
Painted Plenum Cover

Future Ideas:
Stealth ABL (Build Thread)
Front Bowtie Center Delete (custom)
Cat back exhaust
ZL1 Front Swap
Gary’s Fenders
1LE Gears
Hurst Short Throw Shifter
Two Tone Metallic Paint Job (Post #8)
JDP Halos

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@7 Miles





@5000 Miles









@12000 Miles






@1800 Miles




@2100 Miles











Sound Clip Thread
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...33#post6512633



@22000 Miles







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Old 05-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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wow! Great build! Keep up the great work
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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Love the build so far, love that hood too. One of the future mods for me
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:13 AM   #4
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Love the build so far, love that hood too. One of the future mods for me
Go for it. Eric is great. I've been to his shop a few times and have watched all the love he puts into making these hoods. You won't regret it at all.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Looking good, love the Sinister hood!
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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Looking good, love the Sinister hood!
The difference between the sinister hood and mpd1 is night and day once you have seen both installed. I like the lines of the cowl a lot more on the mpd1. The sinister hood looks good but the mpd1 hood looks a lot better IMHO.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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I picked up a Belkin AirPlay Bluetooth receiver last fall. Since I have a 1SS, I don't have a PDMI module. Instead of going out and buying one and then having the dealer reflash the stereo this works just as well IMHO. It connects to any A2DP capable device and plays anything you want. The only thing that really bugs me about it, is when you start the car it doesn't auto sync to your bluetooth device. You have to re-pair your device and then hit play on your music player. (Might just be my phone though.) It pairs quickly though and only takes an extra couple seconds to play music. It also has a build in speaker and picks up calls like a champ. I picked it up onsale for $40. A few guys in the club now use this too. Really decent upgrade if your not interested in the real upgrade.


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Old 05-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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Photoshop render of my two tone plans, metallic black and metallic silver.



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Old 05-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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Luv..luv..luv it
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
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Picked up some carbon fiber vinyl. It is really easy to work with and looks almost like the real stuff.

Here is an actual piece of carbon fiber on top of this vinyl.



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Old 05-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #11
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After some help identifying the leak in the below thread, it looks like I got hit with the dreaded oil cooler leak... So off to the shop for this and some "other" things. More to follow

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295974
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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A few updated shots. This will probably be the one of the last time she is out for awhile... Some new mods are in the works and I can't wait for the reveal!!







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Old 07-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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You doing that 2-tone paint?
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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Looks awesome! I am in love with your hood, It is definitely on my mod list
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
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You doing that 2-tone paint?
I want to, but it's not on the table as a next to do mod. I would love to eventually however. I've only seen a couple cut the same line.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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It's been a crazy month. Here is an update!!

I came home last week to find my next project at my door!! Engine bay clean-up... Heater hose relocation, fuel line relocation, coil pack relocation, and new valve covers. I can't wait for everything to come back from paint!!

I also got an awesome set of door props. These things are amazing quality!! I can't wait to use them at the next show.

I jumped on the Adam's koolaid train too... After the clinic they put on in Louisville for The Derby City Camaro Club, it was hard not to. What an amazing product!!






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Old 08-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #17
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Engine bay cleanup update!! So I finally phased out this project and jumped in. I'm currently sitting at phase 6. Hopefully I'll have everything buttoned back up and cleaned up in a week or two and actually get some proper photos taken.

Phase 1 - Take over garage and build a spray booth
Phase 2 - Install heater hose relocation kit
Phase 3 - Flip fuel rail, set aside to polish, and remove plenum cover
Phase 4 - Paint plenum and fuse box covers
Phase 5 - Remove coils and paint
Phase 6 - Install valve covers with coil relocation kit installed
Phase 7 - Finish wiring harness dress-up, install plenum cover
Phase 8 - Finish fuel rail flip and install a few additional hose hiders and dress-ups ie evap lines
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Phase 1



Phase 2 -
Heater hose installed. I used JDP's install DIY and it was spot on!! I fully recommend this mod and their DIY. I spent more time draining the fluid than I did actually installing the new hose.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ferrerid=47550





Phase 3 -
Pulled the fuel rails off and set them aside. JDP's DIY was spot on for this mod as well. Very easy.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ferrerid=47550



Phase 4 -
I used sandable primer and smoothed out the fuse box and plenum cover. I still need to clear everything but they came out better than I could have hoped.





Phase 5 -
Coils came off nice and easy. I hung them and sprayed. I took the opportunity to start dressing up the wiring harness with friction tape and split loom sheathing. Once everything is installed I will finish wrapping. That way there isn't any unsightly gaps in the loom from twisting it around to connect everything back in.











Phase 6 -
I hit a road block last night on this one. I noticed the valve covers and my coil relocation kit aren't made to be used with each other. I didn't want to relocate the coils to the back of the block or to the rails so I had to drill and tap the valve covers to install the coil bracket. More to come...
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #18
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Looks freaking awesome so far man! Keep it up.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #19
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Looks freaking awesome so far man! Keep it up.
Thanks man. I might be hitting you up with some LED ideas that I got for when I start my ZL1 conversion. This engine bay clean up is killing me though. I can't wait to get her put back together.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #20
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!!!UPDATE!!!

Got my valve covers back from the metal shop. (I don't have my own drill and tap set so had to go out of house) They are perfect and ready for paint. They are going black and red lettering.



Almost finished fuse box.



I really liked the look of the SSX front bowtie. (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243828) I decided to make my own. I still have to get the center bowtie delete and modify it. Work has been killing me though, so hopefully I'll be able to finish this all up in a few weeks.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #21
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Engine bay cleanup update!! So I finally phased out this project and jumped in. I'm currently sitting at phase 6. Hopefully I'll have everything buttoned back up and cleaned up in a week or two and actually get some proper photos taken.

Phase 1 - Take over garage and build a spray booth
Phase 2 - Install heater hose relocation kit
Phase 3 - Flip fuel rail, set aside to polish, and remove plenum cover
Phase 4 - Paint plenum and fuse box covers
Phase 5 - Remove coils and paint
Phase 6 - Install valve covers with coil relocation kit installed
Phase 7 - Finish wiring harness dress-up, install plenum cover
Phase 8 - Finish fuel rail flip and install a few additional hose hiders and dress-ups ie evap lines
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I am still finishing up Phase 6, but I got a lot closer lastnight. I got the passenger side valve cover on and the coil bracket installed. I didn't like the way it sat on the valve covers at first. The coils sat level "floating" over the valve covers. I wanted them to sit in plane with the face of the valve covers, so I had to bend them a little. They came out great and I think once I get all the wires dressed up and routed it will bring it all together.

I also went ahead and finished most of Phase 8. I relocated the evap solenoid to the side of the fuse box. It really cleaned up the passenger side of the engine bay a lot with just doing that one relocation.

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Old 09-18-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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Great job, kinda of a shame you had to cover those nice looking valve covers with the coils.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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Great job, kinda of a shame you had to cover those nice looking valve covers with the coils.
I completely agree and I was worried that I wouldn't like it going in, but I like the old school look of coils sitting ontop. Once the plug wires and the wiring harness gets routed it might be a nice "oh wow" effect when people look at it since it won't be so noticable. The picture is also at a weird angle and does hide a lot of the lettering. It looks a lot better straight on. We will see though... If they don't work out, I'm going to relocate them to the frame rail I think.
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Can you take a pic showing how the coils are attached to the valve covers?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #25
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Can you take a pic showing how the coils are attached to the valve covers?
You can see the bracket a little better in this picture.

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