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Old 01-02-2011, 02:53 PM   #201
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:51 PM   #202
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:40 PM   #203
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Pads for sure. Maybe SS lines and rotors. Apparently a day on the road course will take out the stock pads.


BSS lines are probably the cheapest upgrade you can make that you really feel at the pedal.
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Both items are on the to do list before C5F II.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #205
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Mine have been sitting here for nearly a month now and I NEED to get them in. I guess I've been waiting for a few things to do if I'm going to get it up on jack stands. Meh...might as well knock it out. Guess I'll go and get some more Superblue tomorrow...
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Mine have been sitting here for nearly a month now and I NEED to get them in. I guess I've been waiting for a few things to do if I'm going to get it up on jack stands. Meh...might as well knock it out. Guess I'll go and get some more Superblue tomorrow...
Although the Holiday Season is almost over. We still have one major distraction going on up here in the Great White North. The World Junior Hockey Championship (Buffalo NY). Today is the big showdown semi-final between Canada and USA:flag2:. It will be a nail biter. You know Canucks, beer and hockey is a big deal up here.

Tuesday is a Pumpkin work day. Just got the trailing arm outer bushings and pumpkin bushings to go. Then the exhaust to go back on. Then were ready for a weather window to get Pumpkin to the alignment rack. Hopefully a two day window and a two day permit will be in order.

As far as brake stuff, I have not ordered parts yet. But soon. I'll do brakes and clutch resivoir at same time. Right now a Driveshaft Shop aluminun one piece is a priority. I think my Heritage grill is painted and ready to go too.

Stay tuned for further devlopements.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:17 PM   #207
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I'll be VERY interested in a ride when you are finished mate......I'm curious how this will ride.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #208
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I'll be VERY interested in a ride when you are finished mate......I'm curious how this will ride.
Sure. Maybe on the way to C5F II. I will be permitting it for a trip to the alignment shop soon. Let you know my impressions after that. TOO late to turn back now. Maybe we can swap rides for a few miles on the way to C5F II. Maybe NOT I'll just want a blower. Like they say injection is nice, but I'd rather been blown.

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Old 01-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #210
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Today is the big showdown semi-final between Canada and USA:flag2:. It will be a nail biter. You know Canucks, beer and hockey is a big deal up here.
Beers cold and the steaks are marinating
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #211
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Pumpkin's looking great Brian since I first saw it at the Preston GM outdoor movie.
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Beers cold and the steaks are marinating
That a Boy. I'm on a one hour pvr delay. Just having a glass of wine and deciding which one of my jersery's to don. Think I'll bring the my most lucky Red one, a game early.

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Pumpkin's looking great Brian since I first saw it at the Preston GM outdoor movie.

Thanks Bud. I was wondering where you had got to. Too bad you can't make the trek to C5F II. I made it to the 1st one in Georgia last year. Although I flew and rented a Camaro, I had an absolute hoot. Very cool putting faces and people to all these screen names

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Old 01-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #215
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Thanks Bud. I was wondering where you had got to. Too bad you can't make the trek to C5F II. I made it to the 1st one in Georgia last year. Although I flew and rented a Camaro, I had an absolute hoot. Very cool putting faces and people to all these screen names

Yeah, took a break for a while to get married. Now have to start working on the other girl in my life. Have to get ready for C5FIII! Stay Tuned!
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:02 PM   #217
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Well things didn't go as well as planned. Got three of five bushings. Have to take a break, need to make a special tool (Pump BRT-001). Make my life way easier. Hate to struggle. When the instructions say "use bushing removal tool to remove bushing" run and hide.

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Todays progress pic's to follow in a bit. Time for a glass of wine and dinner.

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Outer trailing arm bushings.

It was ugly, had to burn them out. But it worked mint.

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Next

Next was the Pumpkin bushings. We got one no problem, but the other two. Not going to happen without a struggle or a special tool.

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Dang! You got a LOT of bushings!!!
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I'm bushed just from catching up...Great Job so far Merc, I can't wait to see this car at the Fest. The paint work under the hood is first rate, and to build a spot for Scott to sign it was amazing..

I'm still down the road a little bit from the suspension mods... though my car is going in the shop next week. They started ordering parts today, wait, yesterday since it's almost 2:00 am, and I will drop Brandi off at the end of next week... Woo Hoo...
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I'm bushed just from catching up...Great Job so far Merc, I can't wait to see this car at the Fest. The paint work under the hood is first rate, and to build a spot for Scott to sign it was amazing..

I'm still down the road a little bit from the suspension mods... though my car is going in the shop next week. They started ordering parts today, wait, yesterday since it's almost 2:00 am, and I will drop Brandi off at the end of next week... Woo Hoo...
Thanks Bud! If you like under the hood now..................Just wait to you see Pumpkin at C5F II. Once I finish up the mechanical work Pumpkin is heading back into the Paint booth for a bunch more work.

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