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Old 01-19-2013, 02:11 PM   #15
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This is a great build diary, man! I swore I was gonna keep my 2010 2SSRS stock (well, the way I bought it)...but since I seem to be a charter member of the "Can't Keep Nothin Stock" club...well, this sent me to Summit's web site where I'm in the middle of ordering stuff.

I'm also in the middle of making arrangements for some serious pinstriping at the Rat Fink Reunion at the end of May. I guess I'm already down the road to ruin, so to speak.

Question for ya, dcarlo. I'm a salt flats racer and not a drag racer (I'll be running the Camaro in the 130 mph class and my Monte Carlo in the 150 mph class in September.) What do you think is the most effective/worthwhile modification you've made. I guess I otta add that it already had an SLP CAI and Catback and I'm real happy with those and I'm ordering a short throw shifter today.

So if ya got any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it.

The easiest and best mod so far is a cold air intake/scoop combo and headers. Let is breath and it will wake up bigtime. The header install on this car is the easiest I've ever done.


The best mod for me is the one that goes in next week. Putting in a truetrac with the 1LE 3.91 gear. I dropped the gear, the truetrac and a case off last week to get built. I expect to have it in the car Monday.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:49 PM   #16
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I got my new rear end installed yesterday. 3.91 gear, truetrac diff, Jannety Billet caps and an LPW cover. Pony wars is in 2 weeks and I feel a 12.?? coming for sure this time.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #17
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I changed out the original bushings in my Hurst shifter today for the ones made by NH-SS. The shifter had over an inch of side play in it when in gear. Now it has about 1/8th inch of play.

The shifter feels so much better now. I wish I had done this sooner. Here's a link to the thread where I found them. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226328
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #18
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I finally got a timeslip wih a 12

I screwed the pooch on the launch but the car pulls good with the new gear.




Still a lot of room for driver improvement.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #19
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Who did the flames on the hood??? I didnt think we had anyone in Jax who could do work like that!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #20
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Who did the flames on the hood??? I didnt think we had anyone in Jax who could do work like that!
Paul at VisualFX in Orange Park did the paint. Eddie at Fleming Auto Body does some really good paint work as well.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #21
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I picked up some new pretties for under the hood from Billet Customs at the Sunshine State Camaro Rally.







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Old 03-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #22
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The UPS man brought me a box full of goodies today from Jannety Racing.

3 bolt Cam, Valve springs, trunion upgrade, Melling oil pump, Katech C5R timing chain and an SLP underdrive pulley and belts.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #23
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Looks good.Looking forward to hearing that cam.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:56 PM   #24
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Jim Hartley of Hartley Automotive (aka Jhart711) installed the cam and all the supporting goodies this week. I cleaned the car up today and got the obligatory exhaust video made. Sounds good too.

Can't wait to get it to the track to see how it runs with the new cam.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #25
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Jim Hartley of Hartley Automotive (aka Jhart711) installed the cam and all the supporting goodies this week. I cleaned the car up today and got the obligatory exhaust video made. Sounds good too.

Can't wait to get it to the track to see how it runs with the new cam.

Hey, I love that cam!! I'm wanting to cam my soon, I was referred to you and to go to Hartley automotive since I live just south of Jacksonville. Car sounds excellent!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #26
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Since I've almost finished my overall plans for the Camaro, I decided it was time to get back to the Monte Carlo. Ran across a deal on a 496 big block and a TH400 trans with a 4000 stall converter. I got it sitting between the frame rails yesterday. A little clean up and some fresh paint is the next item on the agenda.



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Old 05-20-2013, 12:10 PM   #27
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I finally took the stock spoiler off the Camao and put on the GM Dovetail.

Now the car looks like it actually has a spoiler on it.





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Old 07-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #28
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I got a little carried away on the cleanup for the Monte's big block. I decided to swap the cast iron heads out for these.





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