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Old 09-08-2011, 01:41 AM   #18
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Very impressive work and attention to detail.
If it runs as well as it looks and I suspect it does, you have a hell of a ride.
Nice.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:47 AM   #19
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VERY Sweet Ride!
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:38 PM   #20
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Afterburner tail lights are installed.




And a video showing them working with the sequential turn signal harness.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...S/8c86656e.mp4

Three pics of me at the LS Fest courtesy of hotrod.com. The one showing my time shows smoke coming from my car. The oil cooler was leaking so I had to stop racing. Sucked because I know I could have improved my time. The drag radials just needed to be broken in to get better traction.





And a video of that run.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...S/796127d9.mp4
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #21
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It's been a bit since I updated. Due to issues with my afterburners, I sent them back and put my stock lights back in. When sjmautoprod releases his, I will try those since I love the look. I also had issues with my DSS driveshaft and my McLeod RXT clutch. I will say that DSS has been excellent to deal with and they have taken care of everything including shipping costs. Top notch company. My axle seals have been leaking as well as I believe my oil pan gasket. Needless to say, my car is currently in pieces right now while I'm chasing down issues. I also took the front bumper off to get repainted to fix a flaw.

I decided to put sjmautoprod's halo kit in.




I also had some custom rotors made by r1concepts.


The back side.

I painted them with high temp black paint so that once used, the dimples and engravings will stay black.


And well, since my car is in pieces right now, I figured why not just take it apart some more? So, I started a cam swap. After looking at a bunch of different cams, I chose a blower cam from TPE.

I decided to swap from the single bolt cam to a 3 bolt cam.




The Crane valve spring tool is expensive, but after using it, I can tell you it's definitely worth the money. It makes the spring swap so easy.


I'm excited to get the car back together and see how well everything works together. I have a lot to do.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #22
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I did the initial startup tonight after installing the TPE blower cam. After I made sure it had oil pressure, I got out, shut the door, and walked up front to the engine. When I went back to get in the car, it was locked. I don't know why it did it, but it locked me out of the car with it running during its first startup. Not a good feeling. Luckily the temp stayed fine and no issues. I had the window cracked a bit and was able to stick a broom handle in and hit the unlock button. I'm worried it may do this again. Hopefully it was just a fluke due to the battery being unhooked for a bit. Anyway, here's the initial startup and then one after the engine warmed up a bit. Open headers in the vids. Please excuse the mess in the shop.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...S/6e380404.mp4

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...S/c7270f21.mp4
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #23
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Looking real good, i sure hope you can chase down all those Gremlins!
Also post some videos with some sound?
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #24
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Looking real good, i sure hope you can chase down all those Gremlins!
Also post some videos with some sound?
Sound plays on mine.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:31 AM   #25
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Wow you have done a great job. This is amazing car.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #26
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I have my second key at hand every time I am screwing with battery stuff. I had an issue once with my GM truck out in the middle of the Arizona desert. I have never trusted electronic locks after that. To this day I will still crack a window if I am getting out while the key is in the ignition.

Sounds like a beast. Looking forward to more.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #27
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Wow you have done a great job. This is amazing car.
Unbelievable!! What a build...
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #28
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This is looking great!
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:38 AM   #29
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I figured out why the car locked me out. With the driveshaft out, there was no resistance which allowed the trans to spin which made the car think I was moving which made the doors lock. You catch all of that? LOL

Here's a quick pic of one of my custom coil covers. It needs to be cleaned.


I installed the Revolution Styling reverse hood kit. I ran into an issue. The Whipple heat exchanger wouldn't allow the hinge to function. You can see here the hinge won't lay flat and the hood would never be able to close.


I decided the best way to fix the issue would be to lower the heat exchanger. I cut the brackets that hold the exchanger on and modified them to allow me to lower it. This also meant I had to relocate the coolant pump.

Brackets before modifying.


One of the bottom brackets I cut, bent, and drilled.


New location of the pump.


Everything relocated.


Reverse hood.



I also installed Fieldgoal's harness and some PW13 bulbs from eBay. I'll be adding a switch so I can controll the fogs.

Stock DRL bulb. You can see, it doesn't match very well.


And the new bulbs. Much better.


Next up will be a ZL1 fuel pump and while the rear is out, Pfadt solid subframe mounts.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #30
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Wow I like the new mods. That hood is bad ass.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #31
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Looks like a forgot to post pics of the Pfadt solid subframe mounts. I also upgraded the upper control arm bushings while it was out.

Stock bushing.


New bushing.


Subframe bushing after I attacked it with a sawzall.


I just cut them and used a dead blow to hammer them out. Oops, I touched the edge a bit with the saw.




Here's some pics of my second defective driveshaft from DSS.




DSS did replace it with a carbon fiber shaft, but would not help with cost of damaged parts such as my brand new exhaust or the rear end that I believe their first faulty shaft messed up.

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #32
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I've made a few upgrades lately. The drivetrain noise that I couldn't seem to get rid of was indeed the rear end. I decided not to rebuild it, but instead replace it with something stronger. I strongly believe the issue was caused from my first defective DSS driveshaft. DSS claims there's no way the driveshaft could mess up the rear. I'm not an engineer, but I have to believe that when a driveshaft is so messed up that it's hitting the heat shield attached to the fuel tank, that could possibly cause damage to a part that is directly attached to the driveshaft. Since DSS refused to take responsibility, I decided to use another company.

I purchased a complete 9" kit from Gforce1320. I went with a Strange center section set up with their S-trac and 3.89 gears. The entire rear including axles and gears have a lifetime warranty.

Here's how the center section was shipped. Very nice way to pack it.


Here's a pic of the housing.


Center section before I painted it.


Just before installing the center section. Side note: the center section does not cover the entire housing, so you may want to rtv a little closer than I did to the inside edge.


One of the axles.


I was able to remove the stock rear by first taking apart everything needed on the passenger side to get the axle out. After that, I unbolted the center section, lowered it a bit, and was able to remove the driver side axle without taking everything apart. The new rear goes in with the axle stubs already attached. I put the driver side axle into the wheel hub before I raised the new rear into place.

This truly is a bolt in rear. No modifying was needed.




New one piece aluminum driveshaft from Dynotech.


Hidden slip yoke. My safety loop still fits.


While I'll was working on it, I decided to go ahead and upgrade to Pfadt toe rods and trailing arms.


And well, why do that without upgrading front and rear sway bars to the Pfadt sports? Oh, new adjustable end links too.




All buttoned up and ready to go.


Also had SLP fading gill stripes added at Camaro Fest.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #33
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Awesome stuff right there, great build thread and a bad ass WHIP to boot!
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #34
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Excellent build! You're going to love it when it comes off the lift. Thanks for supporting our company and choosing Pfadt for your suspension components!
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