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Old 03-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #476
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Believe me, I've got plenty of offers... and there will be a few, but not on the track other than Corey... and he isn't trying to set records, just make sure it's all sorted out... But, I do appreciate it immensly...

Wanna ride shot gun and give me some pointers, now that we could do... lol...

I'm still waiting for some updates...
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:42 PM   #477
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Daaammmmmnnnnnn , it's getting close...

I just got off the phone with Corey... anticipation was killing me... sorry...

Narc, the mechanic, is putting plugs in the car and adding fluids... Corey said they were working late and he wasn't leaving tonight until she was started...

He has to do some adjustments to the program due to the up-sized injectors, but there it is... psssssstttttttttttTTTTTTTWhhhaaaaaaa is on the way...

Corey said the build has gone together really smoothly... which was nice...

He is planning on driving it around tomorrow as he can, and the next day, doing the street tuning and getting miles on the motor and clutch, and then he'll strap her down and do some easy pulls... drive it some more, and progress up...

If I misunderstood any of this, forgive me, It is a bit of a long distance call and a satellite connection to boot...
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #478
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Daaammmmmnnnnnn , it's getting close...

I just got off the phone with Corey... anticipation was killing me... sorry...

Narc, the mechanic, is putting plugs in the car and adding fluids... Corey said they were working late and he wasn't leaving tonight until she was started...

He has to do some adjustments to the program due to the up-sized injectors, but there it is... psssssstttttttttttTTTTTTTWhhhaaaaaaa is on the way...

Corey said the build has gone together really smoothly... which was nice...

He is planning on driving it around tomorrow as he can, and the next day, doing the street tuning and getting miles on the motor and clutch, and then he'll strap her down and do some easy pulls... drive it some more, and progress up...

If I misunderstood any of this, forgive me, It is a bit of a long distance call and a satellite connection to boot...
Niceee!! Tell him to take some videos of it on the street!
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #479
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Daaammmmmnnnnnn , it's getting close...

I just got off the phone with Corey... anticipation was killing me... sorry...

Narc, the mechanic, is putting plugs in the car and adding fluids... Corey said they were working late and he wasn't leaving tonight until she was started...

He has to do some adjustments to the program due to the up-sized injectors, but there it is... psssssstttttttttttTTTTTTTWhhhaaaaaaa is on the way...

Corey said the build has gone together really smoothly... which was nice...

He is planning on driving it around tomorrow as he can, and the next day, doing the street tuning and getting miles on the motor and clutch, and then he'll strap her down and do some easy pulls... drive it some more, and progress up...

If I misunderstood any of this, forgive me, It is a bit of a long distance call and a satellite connection to boot...
So was that a no on the test drive
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:04 PM   #480
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So was that a no on the test drive
Robert has Selective-Typing. hahaha

but yea.... I think some very calm video of Brandi running down the road... just enough to get a little... pppssstwhaa wouldnt be too much to ask for
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Can i have Corey's email address so he can send me the real videos of him roasting the tires and chirping 5t gear at 150+? Haha
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:16 PM   #482
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So was that a no on the test drive
I didn't say no, when are you coming to Texas... and you gotta bring along one of the IRL cars you have stashed away and let me take it for a spin...
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #483
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Robert has Selective-Typing. hahaha

but yea.... I think some very calm video of Brandi running down the road... just enough to get a little... pppssstwhaa wouldnt be too much to ask for
you guys gotta wait just as long as I do, actually probably not as long, Kyle you could go hunting this weekend, and I'll still have a week to go...
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Can i have Corey's email address so he can send me the real videos of him roasting the tires and chirping 5t gear at 150+? Haha
I bet if you used a little ingenuity, you could find it, well the shops anyway... , far be it for me to give out someone elses address's... Corey said he would cut me long deep and wide if I gave out specific information, and I will not... just pm me... lol, Corey, I kid...
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I just signed up for CamaroFest II as a vender so I hope to see alot of you there
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #486
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Daaammmmmnnnnnn , it's getting close...

I just got off the phone with Corey... anticipation was killing me... sorry...

Narc, the mechanic, is putting plugs in the car and adding fluids... Corey said they were working late and he wasn't leaving tonight until she was started...

He has to do some adjustments to the program due to the up-sized injectors, but there it is... psssssstttttttttttTTTTTTTWhhhaaaaaaa is on the way...

Corey said the build has gone together really smoothly... which was nice...

He is planning on driving it around tomorrow as he can, and the next day, doing the street tuning and getting miles on the motor and clutch, and then he'll strap her down and do some easy pulls... drive it some more, and progress up...

If I misunderstood any of this, forgive me, It is a bit of a long distance call and a satellite connection to boot...
Excellent !! Can't wait to see and hear Brandi tearing it up. JR makes some nice equipment.

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Cool ! It'll be good to see you there...
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #487
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I just signed up for CamaroFest II as a vender so I hope to see alot of you there
Awesome... I can't wait to meet you in person...

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Excellent !! Can't wait to see and hear Brandi tearing it up. JR makes some nice equipment.



Cool ! It'll be good to see you there...
Thanks, and I'm waiting for the reciprocal... from the Speedster... hope things are as you hoped out there on the left coast...
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:24 AM   #488
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Jeeeze,

I don't remember this picture being taken, but this was the day before I left to come to Brazil. We were replacing the differential bushings and preparing to install the new delrin bushings... There were a couple of tiny nicks (my doing, and not to be confused with Nicks) in the aluminum, so I was buffing them out... Yes, I live in South Central Texas, it was a skosh warm that day...

Unlike Merc, I didn't need to wear a jacket to work...

For any of you that live in the Carolina's, thats my Greensboro Grasshoppers hat one of my sons gave me from when he was playing professional baseball... Now he is coaching and teaching private lessons in the Austin area. I Love having him back around the house...
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Here is a pic of the driveshaft loop...

A quick comment about this... Corey said that when they were removing the bolts from the driveshaft, one of them was barely more than finger tight...

With the number of bolts that have been reported to be broken or twisted out, I highly recommend that you check yours soon. In a lot of cases of bolt on mods, where the drive train is barely touched, if at all, you may be creating a monster...

It only takes a few minutes, and the correct tip for the bolt. These are brand new ones, and I'll have my old ones with me at the Fest, but we are looking for some ARP bolts to replace these with...

If a bolt like this isn't properly torqued, then all of the roataional force is applied laterally to the bolt, and they are not designed to take that force... If they are properly torqued, then the friction between the bolted surfaces takes most of the stress, like a clutch and pressure plate... the bolts are the pressure plate... Not enough force, and you get slippage, and therefore lateral stress and broken bolts...
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My new MagnaFlow exhaust with three inch pipe all the way from the back side of the turbo's and straight through mufflers. . That is a relatively new high-tech drone killing wrap they put on them... It's easier than using the Helmholtz chambers...

I kid, I kid... actually the Turbo's are the best mufflers known to man.. slicing and dicing the exhaust sound impulses into millions of little bits... It should sound killer, but it will not be loud... well not too loud... The voice of 800 plus HP vehicle screaming along near 7000 RPM isn't going to remain unheard for long, and if the car isn't loud enough, you'll probably hear me giggling, or screaming in terror, every time I hammer it...
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Glad you like, Check back every few days or so, Corey should be driving it today... Got to put some break-in miles on it... then it's dyno time... creeping up on a tune...
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One last view I have with me... I'm waiting for a few more... but until then...

This is the intercooler and piping around the radiator. The air filters are not yet installed in this image. They mount in front of the inner fender and behind the bumper cover...
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I always love these updates. Can't wait to see the finished product!



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I always love these updates. Can't wait to see the finished product!



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Thanks J,

I love the new Centex Logo...

What driving plans have you guys going to the Fest made... North, south, Austin, etc...

Kyle, Happy Pappy and I as well as a few others are meeting up in dripping springs, leaving from there and heading out 290 to J.C., Fredericksburg, Harper and onto IH 10 to meet up with the San Antonio Gang...
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Corey just sent me a couple of pics that are making me ... He said they have to do a wipe down and last check and it's off to town...
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I can relate... I got one more, but waiting a little while to post it... same basic angle, but the weather is brutal out here and half the time I try to attach a pic, the server times out...
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I think im coming down for a ride!!
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