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Old 02-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #151
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best vert ive seen.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #152
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Man you've done a lot to that car since we were both anxiously awaiting our tpw last year!!! WELL DONE! It looks amazing.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #153
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best vert ive seen.
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Man you've done a lot to that car since we were both anxiously awaiting our tpw last year!!! WELL DONE! It looks amazing.
Thanks! Yeah, sure have been busy on it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:09 AM   #154
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I'm working on the engine bay...dressing some things up! Thanks to Nathan for starting this thread: Project Cleaning the Clutter in Our Engine Bay

Here I have done the toilet mod:
Noise in the front, look here....might have something for you, +fill strutplate gap!

Also installed the LSR Performance billet strut covers.

I have rewired the injector/coil harnesses, painted the connectors black, painted the coil packs, and installed the coil packs with ARP 12-point black oxide bolts. You can't really see the wires through the braided sheathing without the flash. I'm still waiting on my new plug wires which are on back-order.

Stay tuned for more under-the-hood updates in the coming couple of weeks.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #155
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Looking good bud! Hey does the toilet mod really work? I of course have the thud bump sound....also had the popping sound but moved the springs isolators (ones actually on the springs) up and it completely went away.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #156
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Looking good bud! Hey does the toilet mod really work? I of course have the thud bump sound....also had the popping sound but moved the springs isolators (ones actually on the springs) up and it completely went away.
I didn't have any issues...I did the mod for complete cosmetic reasons. Less than $10 mod...you can't beat it. Added an extra 25hp too.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #157
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Added an extra 25hp too.
I'm headed to Walmart/Lowes now.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #158
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I didn't have any issues...I did the mod for complete cosmetic reasons. Less than $10 mod...you can't beat it. Added an extra 25hp too.
Well I guess that will be my horse power mod this year
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #159
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Intercooler Tank

Today I received my custom-built intercooler tank. The intercooler tank that comes with the whipple leaves a little to be desired. Ok, a lot to be desired.

I asked the builder to put hard-fittings on this tank so that I knew that the fittings would look good. I didn't want brass, and I didn't want to take the time to find the right anodized aluminum fittings.

I was also planning to get this thing anodized black. After checking with one local company, it didn't seem cost effective. Maybe if you were doing many of these tanks at once. Instead, I plan on powder coating it black.

Here are some pics...and I also sat it in the callaway, since my convertible's engine bay is all in pieces.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #160
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Nice. Not over the top. Looks very tasteful in there!

And it's hard to believe you still have the Callaway. I figured it would have been sold by now.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #161
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Nice. Not over the top. Looks very tasteful in there!

And it's hard to believe you still have the Callaway. I figured it would have been sold by now.
Yeah...haven't really tried. Haven't listed it anywhere but on here. My wife doesn't want me to sell it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #162
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #163
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That intercooler tank looks infinitely better than the stock Whipple tank. I have no idea why Whipple doesn't offer an upgraded tank. I know I would have bought it. They have it in such a prominent location and it's fugly.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #164
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That intercooler tank looks infinitely better than the stock Whipple tank. I have no idea why Whipple doesn't offer an upgraded tank. I know I would have bought it. They have it in such a prominent location and it's fugly.
You're right Bill. I had a couple of conversations with a couple of guys at whipple. They both mentioned that they make a custom aluminum tank for the corvettes. I almost was going to order a magnuson tank because I hate the whipple one so much. The only hurdle I have left is to get both hoses out from the back of the whipple to the driver's side. I pulled my whipple back off to figure it out, and I just have to set it back on there to see if I have enough clearance. Or I may see about running the passenger side hose to the passenger side connector on the heat exchanger up in front of the radiator. I've got some work to do.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:36 PM   #165
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Here are some new photos from tonight. Engine compartment is complete (for this year anyway.) Thanks Nathan for starting this thread: Project Cleaning the Clutter in Our Engine Bay
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #166
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Definitely a lot (LOT), did I say a lot, of work put into your car. Looks good!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:39 PM   #167
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Looks great Joe!

The sidemarker delete looks incredible! So flush and clean!

Red Halos look mean!

And that engine bay really shows the hard work you've put into it. It's a sight for sore eyes from looking at a stock camaro engine bay!

Again, great work Joe!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:16 AM   #168
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Holy crap ! Nice!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #169
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Joe that's AWESOME. This shows all the guys who say "I just put a blower and call it good" that with a little hard work, they can have something really special. Congrats again on the great job!
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #170
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Definitely a lot (LOT), did I say a lot, of work put into your car. Looks good!
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Looks great Joe!

The sidemarker delete looks incredible! So flush and clean!

Red Halos look mean!

And that engine bay really shows the hard work you've put into it. It's a sight for sore eyes from looking at a stock camaro engine bay!

Again, great work Joe!
Thanks Chip! I like the colored halos. Gonna be nice at F-body.

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Joe that's AWESOME. This shows all the guys who say "I just put a blower and call it good" that with a little hard work, they can have something really special. Congrats again on the great job!
Thanks Nathan! I definitely wouldn't have had the confidence without you and the others in the gang being along side me the whole way. Thanks for starting that thread.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #171
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Joe, that thing is far to good looking to be on the track now. Sheesh!


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Old 04-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #172
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Wow!! I like the side skirts too!



This is my new desktop background at work. Hope ya don't mind.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #173
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Ya kiddin? That is a compliment. If you need a larger size...let me know and I can email it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:37 PM   #174
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Ya kiddin? That is a compliment. If you need a larger size...let me know and I can email it.
Not kidding, lol
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Not kidding, lol
That wouldn't work for me. All I see is the stuff that I haven't done that I want to do.
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