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Old 08-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #376
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One more pic from Camaro5 Fest! I had some Pedders bushing installed at Raymonds on Thursday morning and of course JusticePete was there helping. Well that Friday evening at the parking lot party I saw Pete walking around with a really HOT chick who happened to be his Pedders "spokes woman" Abigail Duff. So Pete walks over to our Upstate C5 group and calls me out to introduce Abigail to me! Next thing I know he says "Now that you are a part of the Pedders family I need to get a picture for our Facebook page". Needless to say I agreed!
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #377
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I don't know how I forgot this but Big Red won an award Camaro5 Fest from Joe Bella as Moderator's choice! Thanks Joe!
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:12 PM   #378
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I saw this before and new "Black is the new chrome" could only mean Harley! I also ride a Harley. I have an 08 Anniversary Fatboy. Love riding, almost matches my Camaro
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #379
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Yes! Black Harley or no Harley! Here's my '03 but I sold it to but the Camaro! I REALLY miss it!
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:20 PM   #380
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Tune in alert! I haven't been on my journal all winter because I've been busy with winter mods, back injury, and my work schedule has been brutal! Big Red is all done and ready for the Buffalo Motorama this weekend with our Upstate C5 crew, so I'll be posting up some pics of winter mods and the show next week! Stay tuned!
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #381
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Better late than never! Sorry for the delay but my priorities lately have been rapidly changing so I've ignored my journal.

With that said, as promised here's a list of my winter mods!

Rear ZL1 toe links
Pedders rear FE4 32mm Z bar upgrade which includes FE4 LCA's and drop links
BMR UCA bushings
Driveshaft Shop rear axle road course upgrade
Adjusted the ride height UP 1/2" all around
JDP Quantum front brake duct kit
Toe bar
Gen5/DIY RGB halo's, grill led's and led strips in the Hex Vents
Changed the engine, trans, and rear dif fluids
Complete brake system bleed with Motul 600
Complete precision aggressive street alignment

As you can see, most of this was in preparation for doing a few road course track days this summer. I was signed up for Watkins Glen this weekend and planning on doing Mid-Ohio and Gingerman....but....life is getting in the way of those plans! I cancelled out of all my plans and ready for this....I'm selling Big Red!

Anyway, as promised, here's a few pics of my winter mods.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:00 PM   #382
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Also, the Hawk pads in the first pic are for sale as I won't be using track pads. I ended up installing a new set of OE Brembo pads.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:08 PM   #383
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Here's a few pics from the Buffalo Motorama last month! It was a great time with 3 other Upstate C5 members in the show! We all took home a Top 60 award! Along with hanging out with great guys and taking in all the cars, my favorite display was the engineers from GM Tonawanda Engine Plant disassembling and re-assembling a new Corvette LT1 engine!
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:11 PM   #384
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As requested by a couple members, here are some interior pics for reference.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:03 PM   #385
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bravo bravo well done! Amazing car!
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #386
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Big Red Headed to a New Home

Well the car hauler is on the way to move Big Red to her new home in Fort Lauderdale. Whooo Hoooo !!!!! What a great car and done so excellently by a true Camaro guru. Mike your car is beautiful and caught my eye from the start. Once she thaws out a little in the sun I have a few personal mods to add to your baby. I thought as well as you did the first thing she is going to need is a new heart beat. Expect a video and new dyno in a month or two. With your permission I will keep this thread alive with all new mods and happenings of Big Red. Maybe you can post a few pics of her being loaded on transport and I will carry on with her being delivered.

Considering how you have cared for this car from the start; I feel like before I do anything I should check with you. Feels like messing with another mans woman.

I have 2 qualified speed shops very close to me, both about 15 minutes away. Lashway Motorsports to the South and Redline Performance to the north. It will be hard picking who to trust her with. Happy to get any feedback from any forum members on either one of these two shops.

You may feel like when she leaves but rest assured that I will take very good care of her and never leave her in the sun too long.

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Old 05-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #387
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Sold it? What?!

Well first, congrats Matt. I hope you keep this thread alive...I had no idea Mike was even selling it!! This was always one of my fav cars on the board.

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #388
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Yep it's true! Big Red has found a new home in sunny Florida! Thank you mlc67ss for your interest and purchase of this amazing Camaro! I know that it's going to be taken care of and it will now get that cam I've always dreamed of but just never got around to doing! Can't wait to hear it when it's done!

It's been a real experience owning and modding this car! Good and bad I always enjoyed coming on here and researching what to do next! I made some mistakes, dealt with vendors, both good and some not so good, but in the end Big Red turned out great! I especially love this website! It's been a great way to get help, connect with vendors, give help, and especially making friends! Some friends I've made here I haven't even met! A special thanks goes out to my Upstate C5 family for giving me and Big Red a bunch of great guys and gals to hang out with!

The decision to sell was actually kind of quick but has been stewing in my head all winter. As I was doing the last set of winter mods in preparation for this year's track days/HPDE events I kept thinking of the expense involved and what it was going to take to keep doing what I wanted to do. That and a sudden realization that I need to get really serious about retirement savings brought me to the decision. It was really tough to do but it needed to be done!

So, with that said, this will be my final journal entry before handing it over to Matt! I placed an ad here in the members autos for sale thread and within 3 days had a deposit! So for you guys that say it's not easy to sell your car here I beg to differ! Matt set up a transport truck to have it hauled away and this past Thursday it was loaded up and on it's way. Here's a couple pics and videos of it's last day here and being loaded up! As I was taking the pics and videos I came very close to calling Matt and calling the whole thing off and returning his money! Big Red looked better than I've ever seen it! Funny how that happens!

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Old 06-02-2014, 02:56 PM   #389
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BIG RED will truly be missed at our events Mike, I'm happy I had the opportunity to look this great ride over in person though. Matt you are one luck guy to get your hands on one of the most tastefully modded SS's I've ever seen. Enjoy and keep the legacy of BIG RED alive!
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:04 PM   #390
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We have had the car here in Fort Lauderdale for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. Every time I have driven her we have had our picture taken, given a or . We brought her out to the local Friday night car show and met a few other Camaro5 people. I think the car was photographed 50 times that night.

This week I left the car for 3 days with Shawn Sullivan from Sullys Detailing http://www.sullysdetailing.com/ He did an absolutely amazing job. ZERO clear coat micro scratches, Polished and waxed the car. The car is flawless now. I took her out today and parked it on the lawn for a little photo shoot. I also had Shawn install some LED's in the engine bay. In the picture they don't look as good as they do at night. There are currently 3 strips. 1 on the firewall and one on each side of the radiator.

The only issue we I had so far had been with one of the rear coilovers (Pedders XA) It has developed an oil leak and I am currently exploring options to fix or replace. So here are a few pictured of the gorgeous Red Jewel Tintcoat in the Florida sun :-)

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Old 06-16-2014, 06:54 PM   #391
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You definitely bought a beautiful car, Congrats!
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:13 AM   #392
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Wow! They did a great job detailing! Looks fantastic! I'm glad you're enjoying the car and I hope you get that coilover leak squared away! It's good to see Big Red being well cared for!
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:31 AM   #393
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We have had the car here in Fort Lauderdale for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. Every time I have driven her we have had our picture taken, given a or . We brought her out to the local Friday night car show and met a few other Camaro5 people. I think the car was photographed 50 times that night.

This week I left the car for 3 days with Shawn Sullivan from Sullys Detailing http://www.sullysdetailing.com/ He did an absolutely amazing job. ZERO clear coat micro scratches, Polished and waxed the car. The car is flawless now. I took her out today and parked it on the lawn for a little photo shoot. I also had Shawn install some LED's in the engine bay. In the picture they don't look as good as they do at night. There are currently 3 strips. 1 on the firewall and one on each side of the radiator.

The only issue we I had so far had been with one of the rear coilovers (Pedders XA) It has developed an oil leak and I am currently exploring options to fix or replace. So here are a few pictured of the gorgeous Red Jewel Tintcoat in the Florida sun :-)

Matt
you went to Towers ??? damn I missed it cause it is a very long trip for to go up there every Friday. I hope I can get to meet you in person and see this car.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:47 PM   #394
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you went to Towers ??? damn I missed it cause it is a very long trip for to go up there every Friday. I hope I can get to meet you in person and see this car.

Yep we went to Towers. I will most likely bring it out there once a month if there is no chance of rain.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:30 PM   #395
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I had a dream about Big Red the other night. I dreamed that I was thinking "it really sucks that I had to sell my Camaro" then in the dream I woke up and discovered that it was just a dream and Big Red was still in the garage! But then I woke up for real and realized that the whole thing was just a dream! LOL!
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:13 PM   #396
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Here is an update for the build thread - Big Red is going into the shop for a few more mods. Imagine that, Monday she is going into Lashway Motorsports for a cam and all the accompanying accessories, new exhaust and a little R&R of the rear Pedders Coilovers. Cant wait to she what she will pull on the dyno when its all done. Stay tuned for pictures and an update.

If your interested on the current Solo exhaust and Highflow cats I have posted in the classified section.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:37 AM   #397
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Good luck with it Matt! Can't wait to see the numbers and be sure to post a video!
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