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Old 09-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #137
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Good luck on the Texas mile, good idea with the higher gears for the mile.
I don't know if the weather gets cool this time of year down there, but I mostly take mine to the track on a cool night, I always wind up with the best times. But with a "supercharger" and trailering it to the track would definitely make a huge difference with the cooler AIT's. I can see you hitting mid 10's on a good (weather wise) night.
Thanks! Yes it is starting to cool off down here, so I'm hoping for good weather at the mile. I was hoping to get another track day before the mile, but I don't think it's going to work out. I'll get there soon as I can.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:00 PM   #138
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Just found your build thread...another Houston Whipple car here.

I'll be watching this one...congrats on a great ride.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #139
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New Stripes

Todd Welch from MTW Enterprises came by my house today to install my new stripes. If you are in the Houston area and need stripe work, I highly recommend.

While he was here, I had him put on my numbers for the Texas Mile too...

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Now I need to install the stock auto SS rear diff I got (3.27 gears), and my new hex vents.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:09 PM   #140
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Todd Welch from MTW Enterprises came by my house today to install my new stripes. If you are in the Houston area and need stripe work, I highly recommend.

While he was here, I had him put on my numbers for the Texas Mile too...

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Now I need to install the stock auto SS rear diff I got (3.27 gears), and my new hex vents.
Definitely different, I really like the color, doesn't mimic the mustang stripes. I like them.
Good luck on the Texas mile!
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #141
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Definitely different, I really like the color, doesn't mimic the mustang stripes. I like them.
Good luck on the Texas mile!
Thanks. I know the full body stripes are not Chevy traditional, but I've always been a fan, and I've seen a few Camaros with them and couldn't resist.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:14 AM   #142
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Looks great. Love the stripe color!
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #143
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Looks great. Love the stripe color!
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:44 AM   #144
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Wow great stripes! I was wanting to get the full ones but I was afraid of how it would look, I've seen some nasty stripes jobs around here but yours turned out great.

And so you said a guy just comes out to your house and puts vinyl stripes on your car in the driveway?! That's awesome!

Any word on the top out run? I didn't see where you said when you were going to it.

I also got my stripes put on the other day, I think the cars just don't look right without some kind of stripe on them.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #145
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Wow great stripes! I was wanting to get the full ones but I was afraid of how it would look, I've seen some nasty stripes jobs around here but yours turned out great.

And so you said a guy just comes out to your house and puts vinyl stripes on your car in the driveway?! That's awesome!

Any word on the top out run? I didn't see where you said when you were going to it.

I also got my stripes put on the other day, I think the cars just don't look right without some kind of stripe on them.
Thanks! He installed them in my garage...very convenient.

The Texas mile is oct 25-27 in beeville TX on a runway at an old navy base. I'm working on swapping my rear diff and axels now.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #146
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Prepping for Texas Mile

Wow, when I bought the SS automatic stock rear diff, I thought it would be a quick swap of the ZL1 diff and axles back to stock...not quite so easy... Turns out the ZL1 drive shaft is about an inch shorter than the SS. So no biggie, change the drive shaft...then I discover the bushing on the SS shaft are actually slightly larger than the ZL1 ...so I had to change the trans flange too...that's more of a PITA. So I ended up having to swap out the entire ZL1 driveline, back to stock.

I'm not sure if they have aftermarket gears for the ZL1, but i'm starting to think swapping the gears might have been easier .

Anyway, now I just hope the stock SS components hold up to my current power. I have a pair of Goodyear supercar tires coming since my current tires were Y and not (Y) rated.

2 weeks to go. Then I get to do the ZL1 drive line swap again before the Camaro/Corvette shootout in Seally Texas! I can't wait for both events.

Goal is 200mph in the mile and 10.5 at the shootout!
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #147
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Hex Vents

After I did my SS driveline swap . I also took the time to install my Hex Vents! I couldn't believe I was drilling and cutting my own hood, but Steve's instructions are fantastic. To fit the whipple I positioned the vents 1/2 inch wider and 1/2 inch farther back. I'm happy with the way they turned out. I'm hoping they help reduce a little lift during my mile event...last year the car was floating at 180, so if I get near my goal I'm sure she'll be a little light on her toes!

I'm still waiting on some color match trays, so these pics don't have trays...I ended up plasti-dipping the stainless trays, but I rushed it, and not happy how it turned out...

Can't wait to get some good pictures...


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Old 10-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #148
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Last weekend was the Texas Mile in Beeville TX.

The trip there and check in went smooth:
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I go to stage at 7am Saturday and let the engine warm up while I'm attaching cameras, setting up my laptop, and fortunately the guy behind me says I have smoke coming from under the hood.... Lord Jesus it's a Fire!

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So back to the pits I go to assess the damage.
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A few burnt wires...35 in that bundle...
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Thank goodness there were lots of good folks to help me out. Stephan from Serious HP in Houston (where I do my Dyno'ing) spent hours w/me working on it. Cory from Henderson performance (Robert SSE 4 2SS's performance shop) help figure out the crank sensor wires. We ended up changing the tune to open loop as none of the O2 sensors were re-wired.

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The car was ready to test drive right about dark. Test drive checked and I was ready for the next day. I was really fortunate Stephan and Cory were there to help...it was forecast to rain Sunday, but the weather held and was a great day (maybe a little too hot, but I wasn't complaining).

Finally it was time to race!
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Here is the video:



I didn't get my 200 mph...the stock transmission would not shift cleanly into 5th gear. I also don't think I had the power to quite get there. Here was my best MPH:
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My updated mod wish list:
  • transmission that will shift clean in all gears - researching
  • Nitrous - debating dry or wet shot
    • This may require a fuel system upgrade
  • 2.9 or 3.07 gears (the 3.27 may run out on me) - still debating
  • exhaust cutouts
  • R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted Rotors
  • Hawk HPS Brake Pads
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:09 PM   #149
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Last weekend was the Texas Mile in Beeville TX.

The trip there and check in went smooth:
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I go to stage at 7am Saturday and let the engine warm up while I'm attaching cameras, setting up my laptop, and fortunately the guy behind me says I have smoke coming from under the hood.... Lord Jesus it's a Fire!

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So back to the pits I go to assess the damage.
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A few burnt wires...35 in that bundle...
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Thank goodness there were lots of good folks to help me out. Stephan from Serious HP in Houston (where I do my Dyno'ing) spent hours w/me working on it. Cory from Henderson performance (Robert SSE 4 2SS's performance shop) help figure out the crank sensor wires. We ended up changing the tune to open loop as none of the O2 sensors were re-wired.

New wires being spliced in...
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The car was ready to test drive right about dark. Test drive checked and I was ready for the next day. I was really fortunate Stephan and Cory were there to help...it was forecast to rain Sunday, but the weather held and was a great day (maybe a little too hot, but I wasn't complaining).

Finally it was time to race!
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The morning was a little foggy, so we got a late start...
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Here is the video:



I didn't get my 200 mph...the stock transmission would not shift cleanly into 5th gear. I also don't think I had the power to quite get there. Here was my best MPH:
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Brakes took a beating:
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My updated mod wish list:
  • transmission that will shift clean in all gears - researching
  • Nitrous - debating dry or wet shot
    • This may require a fuel system upgrade
  • 2.9 or 3.07 gears (the 3.27 may run out on me) - still debating
  • exhaust cutouts
  • R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted Rotors
  • Hawk HPS Brake Pads
If you what a deal on a dry kit let me know.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #150
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:39 PM   #151
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Looking good!
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #152
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #153
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2014 C5 Calendar

Pretty cool to be featured in the C5 2014 calendar! Thanks to Tag UR It and Sir Nuke for putting it together. This was a pic I took w/my iphone . It's available for purchase in the C5 Store.

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