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Old 04-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #301
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I left Big Red out in the driveway for 15 minutes. Went out to move it into the garage safe and sound and saw this! I'm glad I had the splash pans on or it would have been on my engine! Thankfully 4 screws and 5 minutes later it was all cleaned up! I love my Hex Vents....apparently so do the birds!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #302
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Damn birds anyhow!!! Glad it's an easy "fix" to clean it up!

Vents look good Mike, nicely done.

And how dare you take your car out of the garage before May 1st, have you no will power man?!?!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #303
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Damn birds anyhow!!! Glad it's an easy "fix" to clean it up!

Vents look good Mike, nicely done.

And how dare you take your car out of the garage before May 1st, have you no will power man?!?!
Nope! No will power or patience!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #304
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Big Red goes under the knife today! At RDP today to finally get the 3.91's installed and a dyno tune! Woo hoo! I've been waiting 4 months for this and I almost had to cancel due to the weather. I decided to chance the 3 hour drive in torrential rain! Thankfully the freezing rain stopped last night and it warmed up just enough. I encountered heavy rain on the interstate and started hydro planing like crazy! had to slow way down to stay alive!

Anyway, I'm here now waiting for the work to be done. I'll post more pics later and hopefully a video!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #305
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #306
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Risking life and limb for a mod ... I like it! Looking forward to the pics and Dyno results. Good Luck.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #307
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Risking life and limb for a mod ... I like it! Looking forward to the pics and Dyno results. Good Luck.
Haha! Risking life and limb for a mod, never thought of it that way!
Now I just need to look away and let the pros do their thing! I can't stand seeing someone else working on my car, freaks me out! I have a hard time trusting shops, too many bad experiences! Good thing is these guys (Steve and Jason) are very good at calming my fears and helping me relax! I'm watching John Force videos in the waiting area! They even unfolded a couch thing in case I need a nap! Lol!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:18 AM   #308
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I agree. Whenever my car is at a shop, I drive the mechanics nuts. I had G-Max tires put on before the first snow this winter. While they were installing the tires, I was standing outside the garage door, in the cold, watching everything they did and that wasn't even an invasive procedure! Lmao.

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #309
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #310
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #311
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I'm still here! They're having problems getting the OE dif bushings out. I might be here overnight!
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #312
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According to the Pfadt Bushing Replacement Installation Manual, it provides the following instruction to remove the OEM Diff Bushings:

1) Cut out the centers of the OEM bushings with a sawzall.
2) Collapse the shells with a chisel (or an air chisel) and push the sleeves out of the housing.

http://www.pfadtracing.com/blog/wp-c...ation-reva.pdf
Sounds drastic but ....
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #313
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looks awesome man! making me think twice about not wanting them
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:13 PM   #314
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #315
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Update. I'm home but not with Big Red! he's still on the rack waiting for the differential to be done, we simply ran out of time! Steve is a stand up guy and gave me the keys to his wife's car so I can get home! They'll finish up next week and I'll go back out when it's done. Steve said this way he'll have more time with it on the dyno so he can really get it dialed in! I can't wait till its done! The guys at RDP were very accommodating but Murphy's law reared its ugly head today!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #316
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That sucks that you gotta wait a little longer but Steve sure is nice, I hope his wife didn't mind! Haha.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:11 AM   #317
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Yea it was really good of her to do that for me! I knew I was taking a chance by having to wait and having the possibility of being stranded 3 hours away if anything went wrong! It was a LOOOONG day but I did get a complete tour of the shop and heard a couple Hemi's on the dyno! Those guys are real motor heads! Steve is gonna do a video when he does the dyno tune too!
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:00 PM   #318
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I will not speak bad about Murphy, hopefully he will leave me alone.

But as a mechanic, I hate rushing jobs, that little tweak here and there that may not be done for the sake of time can sometimes make a hell of a difference. And if you don't do it nice, you do it twice, first time pays but the second time is free.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #319
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If you need your "Camaro Fix", I can bring Nikita over and you can do some mods for me!! She has a long way to go to get to Big Red's level!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #320
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I will not speak bad about Murphy, hopefully he will leave me alone.

But as a mechanic, I hate rushing jobs, that little tweak here and there that may not be done for the sake of time can sometimes make a hell of a difference. And if you don't do it nice, you do it twice, first time pays but the second time is free.
I know! I don't like anyone breathing down my neck when I'm working either! I felt like my impatience was rushing them a bit but these guys are meticulous and they want to get it right no matter how long it takes!
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If you need your "Camaro Fix", I can bring Nikita over and you can do some mods for me!! She has a long way to go to get to Big Red's level!!
You can call me any time for help on Nikita but you have to buy the parts yourself!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #321
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #322
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So, is Big Red home yet? How are the new gears?
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #323
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So, is Big Red home yet? How are the new gears?
Not yet! They're still working on it! Even if they finish today I might not be able to pick it up till Saturday.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #324
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Wow! I hope you left Red with his Blankie and Teddy Bear. Lmao! Good Luck Mike.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #325
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Wow! I hope you left Red with his Blankie and Teddy Bear. Lmao! Good Luck Mike.
Haha! He's fine, I'M the one who needs the blanky and Teddy Bear! I can't handle having him 3 hours away and ripped half apart on the lift!
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