Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Flowmaster Exhaust
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2016, 02:43 PM   #127
Aries240SS
 
Drives: 2011 1SS RS Camaro, 1995 LSX 240SX
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 400
Congrats on COTW Geoff!
Maybe when mine is back together I'll come back to Houston for a track day.
__________________
2011 Camaro 1SS/RS
Cammed, Sprayed, and Beaten Daily.
Aries240SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 02:50 PM   #128
STONE SS
 
STONE SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS IOM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 269
Congrats on COTW Geoff!! Definitely deserved for all the hard work you've done!
STONE SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #129
BaylorCamaro
Track > 1/4 Mile
 
BaylorCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2016 C7 Z51
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: League City, TX
Posts: 6,080
Congrats Geoff!
BaylorCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 11:32 PM   #130
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aries240SS View Post
Congrats on COTW Geoff!
Maybe when mine is back together I'll come back to Houston for a track day.
We're putting together a track day 23 Oct at Grandsport just south of Houston. You're invited for sure

Quote:
Originally Posted by STONE SS View Post
Congrats on COTW Geoff!! Definitely deserved for all the hard work you've done!
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaylorCamaro View Post
Congrats Geoff!
Thx guys, much appreciated
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2017, 11:44 PM   #131
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
it's been a while since i posted enhancements to the car.
i added the ZL1 front belly pan. i trimmed the small rubber "air dam" to match the Z28 position. to be honest, i don't feel any additional downforce or see any oil/water temp difference. i'm still gonna keep it on the car though. only down side is that it needs to be removed for an oil change...............not a real hassle, just adds a few more minutes to the task. good discussion here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387982
Attached Images
   
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2017, 12:04 AM   #132
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
poor hot start

for quite a while i've had a poor hot start issue. the starter would turn slow when the engine was hot, but would be fine when cold. i cleaned the connections (both +/-) multiple times, bought a high torque starter, wrapped the starter, wrapped the headers..............all would seem to make things better for a while and then it would start up again. it was driving me NUTS! sometimes it would not start at all and/or the stabilitrack failure message would show up on the DIC.
i ran a single "0" gauge wire from the battery directly to the starter. WOW, what a difference! the starter spins the engine much faster when cold and no slow down when hot. there were several folks that had good luck adding only a jumper around the post in the engine bay, i went for over kill. i'm really happy with the outcome
discussion here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399658
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717

Last edited by h018871; 08-29-2017 at 12:21 PM.
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 07:16 PM   #133
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
2 mods for performance & 1 for fun

Caster bolt:
I slotted the bolt hole for the front radius arm to increase the caster. It is handy that GM put the fences on the front cradle. The car is now up to 7 degrees on both sides. I was amazed at how much it improved the feel of the car, it is more stable at speed. I'll get it to the track early Aug to see how it helps through the corners.
It was a bit more involved than I thought it would be. Once the front facia was off along with both the windshield washer bottle and the radiator overflow tank it was easy to get to. Then some careful time spent with a die grinder and a rat tail file.........straight forward, just a bit time consuming.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 07:36 PM   #134
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
Brakes:
The car has had 6 piston Brembos on the front for quite some time. I am very pleased with the performance at the track and on the street. Since I started with the yellow CTS-V calipers, they needed to be repainted. The paint went well and I feel looked great. HOWEVER, heat from the track discolored the high temp clear I put over the stickers (put on stickers to make it look stockish).
The factory red paint on the rear calipers holds up quite well. Granted, they don't see as much heat as the fronts do. Factory paint plus the new cooling pistons helped me justify the Vette calipers. They will go on after one more track weekend, the rotors are just starting to crack so everything will be replaced at once.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2017, 07:38 PM   #135
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
Stickers for the trailer, still need to get some more that are appropriate to the build
Attached Images
 
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2017, 08:29 PM   #136
richrich
 
Drives: camaro lt 2012
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: queens
Posts: 2
file:///Users/ray/Desktop/IMG_0685.JPG
I have a oil leak that bracket that you see aluminum is the alternator.and that's more screw can anybody tell me what it is I think it's leaking oil from there.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by richrich; 09-27-2017 at 08:35 PM. Reason: add pic
richrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2017, 08:43 PM   #137
richrich
 
Drives: camaro lt 2012
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: queens
Posts: 2
leak

can anybody tell me what this hex bolt I believe it's leaking from there.that's the right hand side.
Attached Images
 
richrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 05:54 PM   #138
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by richrich View Post
can anybody tell me what this hex bolt I believe it's leaking from there.that's the right hand side.
richrich, try the V6 engine section
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 05:58 PM   #139
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
Milestone

Hit 90K last week...........
Attached Images
 
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2017, 10:23 PM   #140
h018871
Geoff
 
h018871's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Blue
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston
Posts: 835
ZL1 Belly Pan - revisited

I've noticed that the hood shakes quite a bit at speed. It started when the belly pan was put on. This led me to believe that there was high pressure in the engine compartment. There are 3 fixes for it.........1) put a vent in the hood to let the air out, 2) remove the weather seal at the rear of the hood or 3) remove the belly pan.
I don't want to cut my hood and even though there are plenty of '14-15 SS camaros in recycle yards (flooded by Harvey) $850 is a bit steep and I'd still have to wrap it.
In case of an engine fire, I'd like to delay flames on the windshield as long as possible so I can get the car stopped. I know, a very small chance of this happening, but................
So I took the belly pan off.
__________________
Standard mods: cam, headers, cai..........etc

modifications: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332717
h018871 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
1le, 2ss, build, h018871

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.