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Old 06-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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June 20th

Today was a 2 stop day. After we left the hotel we traveled down to Nashville to the Antique Archeology store from the show American Pickers on the History Channel, it is located in the old Marathon Motor Works Building where they made cars in Nashville at the turn of the century. We then went to the Opry Mills Mall and shopped for a couple hours. We left and put the top down. About 5 miles down the road the temp shot up to 99 on the car thermometer and you could feel every degree of it. I pulled over and put the top up and we continued to tonights stopover.
Tomorrow the final leg of the journey. Distance traveled 615 miles in Bumblebee and 730 miles in AngryBird, with about 170 miles to go.
End of part 6.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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June 21st, Finally home!

This morning was a overcast morning around 80 degrees out when we left the Hotel In Crossville Tn. We then traveled the final Leg of our Journey 160 Miles home. We were so glad to get home. After unloading the car we rested for a little while and I decided to do my first Mods to our new Car. Here is a few pics of our car after we got hom and the Mods I just completed.
Thanks everyone for folowing our adventure!!

This is not the end it is Just the Beginning For Angry Bird!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #17
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3700 mile report!

After one month and two weeks we are loving this car! It is everything we hoped for. Absolutely not one issue with the car.
My mod list is growing but slowly and all are cosmetic. I have added hood and trunk stripes, painted the engine cover and put an Angry Birds emblem on it, added Emblempros type 2 polished Gill trim and black pinstripe, I have also installed a set of the GM Quarter Flares.
So far no issues with the top other than minor rub marks and we have cycled the top at least 110 times, I can live with those.
Every time we go out in it with the top down we get so many comments about what a beautiful car it is.
I can hardly wait for our beach trip later this year.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #18
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Looks cool. Really awesome car you have!
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #19
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Looks cool. Really awesome car you have!
Thanks, I have to say I feel this is definitely the most beautiful car I have ever owned and one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #20
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4,000 mile and 8 week update

Angrybird just turned over 4,000 miles today. My latest mod was adding my RX catchcan. So far, as last report no issues to date. The car is performing flawlessly. The only thing I feel should be better is Gas mileage. I am averaging about 18 in the city and 27 on the highway. My 2010 would get19 city and 31 on the highway. Must be the extra weight and drag the Vert has.
We had some torrential rainfalls the last couple weeks, in fact Saturday the entire downtown was flooded and water came to within 4" of getting in our house. I was worried with all the problems people report with water entering their car that ours would be flooded. So far it has remained dry.

Well my next report will be in another 4 weeks or 1000 miles. Everyone keep smiling and driving your Camaro!
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #21
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12 week 5,000 mile update

Another thousand miles under our belt. Since my last update I have gotten the oil changed, a TSB done on the weatherstrip poking out on the side at her point where the top and side panel meet. And they replaced my air box that they discovered had one of the locking tabs missing. I have since discovered I have the dash bubbling issue others have had but I am not going to get it fixed until I hear there is a new piece for it that will not happen again.
Yesterday I added a VMax ported throttle body and it really livens up the throttle response. I recommend getting one to anyone with the LFX. I did notice that before the installation my Gas mileage had improved to around 29 on the highway.
No other top issues since last report other than the weather strip deal, we have now cycled the top over 200 times.
Overall we are still very very happy with AngryBird.
Next report at 6,000 miles.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #22
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Nice journey so far , happy your
having good luck with your
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i like the car looks great ! ! !!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #23
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Congrats on your new ULTRA GRIN.........and Becky D and the Rodgers Chevrolet crew top notch people to buy your Bowties from
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #24
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Thanks guys, I feel so fortunate and blessed to have this car, I try to keep Becky up to date with the car too.
We may want to sell our Tracker and get a Spark in a couple years. But I won't buy one until they move production over here.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #25
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6000 mile report

After 6000 miles I still look for excuses to get out and drive this beauty. The weather is getting cooler and today was the first time this week it was warm enough to put the top down.
Anyway the Top is still operating flawlessly and no wear is apparent. Overall MPG is 20.3 with the highest I have seen is 29.4.
I am still completely happy with how our car has performed.
I emptied my Catch can the other day and after 2,000 miles I got about 2 ounces of oil out of it. I feel they are a good investment.
Have a great evening everyone and get out and drive your Camaros, your car will love you for it and you will love your car...
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #26
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7000 mile 5 month report

Today our car turned over 7000 miles. Tomorrow will be our 5 month anniversary of ownership.
We are still completely satisfied with this car. Still no real issues with the top. Top down times are getting rare. I have been spending more time driving with the top up lately and although it isn't as quiet as the coupe, the sound isn't so bad that it's annoying. No real wind noise, just road noise.
I am looking forward to spring and more top down driving enjoyment.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #27
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6 months and 7500 mile update

Today we have owned our Camaro for 6 months.
In the last month we only put 500 miles on it, lowest since purchased. Colder weather is the main reason. The car has been virtually flawless. We still love the car. Last Saturday I installed the ZL1 grill I bought off EBay. This week my ACS TL1 hood insert should arrive. Hopefully I will be able to get it painted and installed soon afterwards. So far the average MPG is holding steady at 20, my highest I have seen is 29, lowest is 17. We are already looking forward to warmer weather and more Top down driving enjoyment.

Merry Christmas to everyone, and may God bless you in 2013.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #28
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8 months and 8,500 mile update

Well it's been a little over 8 months since we picked up Angrybird. I can happily report again, no problems with it in the last two months. I have installed my TL1 insert and have gotten many compliments on it. After I put it on I took some pictures of it and to of them are in my signature.
A couple days ago I ordered a new Axel back exhaust from Apex Chase the MRT V2. Next report I will give my impressions of it.
That's about it for now, just one more thing .....HURRY UP SPRING!
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