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Old 07-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #4826
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Ok.. So the mad rush to get THR22 all ready for the fest is in full swing.

Oil Tranny and Diff fluids: Check

Paintless Dent repair: Check

Get exhaust welded:

Powder coat calipers:

SS brake lines, CTSV calipers, ZL1 rotors installed:

Use Liquid Gold for brake and clutch fluid:

Install separate Clutch Reservoir:

Order new Tom Henry decal: Check

THR Painted on cowl ( No idea why I didn't do that when Tom had it):

Tires.... what to do about tires... Grrrrr... I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a set before I go to the fest... Gah!

I think that's about it....
that is quite the list dude. Can't wait to see THR22 - only 15 more days But yea - tires are super important.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #4827
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Dayum! Those are huge.
NOOOOOORRRRRMMM!!!! Welcome back man!


Dude, those rotors are huge... I had to hold them up to the wheels to make sure they'd fit.



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that is quite the list dude. Can't wait to see THR22 - only 15 more days But yea - tires are super important.
I know, I have a enough tread left... but I'm thinking after the Autox... I won't want to drive home on them.....

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Old 07-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #4828
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NOOOOOORRRRRMMM!!!! Welcome back man!


Dude, those rotors are huge... I had to hold them up to the wheels to make sure they'd fit.





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Thank you, thank you! Sure wish we could have stayed longer!

I think in Pete's "book" he has pics of them installed.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #4829
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Thank you, thank you! Sure wish we could have stayed longer!

I think in Pete's "book" he has pics of them installed.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #4830
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Update:

Engine Oil, Tranny and Diff fluids:

Paintless Dent repair:

Get exhaust welded:

Powder coat calipers:

SS brake lines, CTSV calipers, ZL1 rotors installed:

Use Liquid Gold for brake and clutch fluid:

Install separate Clutch Reservoir:

Order new Tom Henry decal:

THR Painted on cowl ( No idea why I didn't do that when Tom had it):

Tires.... what to do about tires... Grrrrr... I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a set before I go to the fest... Gah!

I think that's about it....
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #4831
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Rear brakes off, to be dropped off to the powder coater tomorrow
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:51 PM   #4832
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Dammit............

Who closed that thread. I wanted to post.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:04 AM   #4833
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Dammit............

Who closed that thread. I wanted to post.
What thread?
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:57 AM   #4834
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What thread?
I forgot now.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #4835
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on the brakes!

sounds like the car's almost ready now for some ET streets for the Fest... or Hoosiers
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:11 AM   #4836
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on the brakes!

sounds like the car's almost ready now for some ET streets for the Fest... or Hoosiers
Look what's back.


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Old 07-18-2012, 01:26 AM   #4837
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wow man those rotors and calipers look super cool ,what color are you gonna paint the calipers and are you gonna put any decals on them like brembo or something else?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #4838
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oh no :(
i'll try to take a look after work
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #4839
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Grrr, I forgot to order new seals for the calipers.... Need to get hot on that... The guy said he should be able to save them but gave me the, I'm not responsible if they tear speech. Can't blame him....


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on the brakes!

sounds like the car's almost ready now for some ET streets for the Fest... or Hoosiers
Little by little...

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wow man those rotors and calipers look super cool ,what color are you gonna paint the calipers and are you gonna put any decals on them like brembo or something else?
Thanks! I haven't decided yet... I was thinking of a camaro5 decal or a THR Decal... But I'll probably end up with a Brembo one.

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oh no :(
i'll try to take a look after work
Man I have no clue what's going on with that....
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #4840
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My brake project.....

You know all that advice our Dad's have given us about, don't wait till the last minute, check, double check and triple check that you have all the parts. Order everything in advance...

yeah... well you'd think at 39 I'd be better at following that advice.

I was originally planning on get the calipers powdercoated by last Friday and installed over the weekend...

We had a small delay when the powder coater wanted to remove the pistons and seals prior to powder coating... which I was fine with but after doing some research on what it would cost to rebuild the fronts I had them put a hold on the job. It would cost me about $500 for a rebuild kit on the fronts and no one had them in stock... So, I made a bunch of calls asking if the brake internals would handle the powder coating heat and media blasting. In the end everyone agreed that they would be fine and I picked them up on Monday. They look fantastic.

I had already ordered the SRF (liquid gold) brake fluid and was planing on getting my pads Pins and clips I needed for the front and rear brakes locally.

Uhm... Stock front CTSV pads are really spensive... LOL and again not in stock anywhere... The Cadillac front pins are $60 apiece and I'd need 4. And again... NOT in stock anywhere. So the shops who I use and I start making calls to see how quickly we can get aftermarket stuff... Luckily we find some Hawk HPS pads which should be here by Friday. And the pin/clip hardware which will be here Friday as well. I know they aren't OE pieces and cheaper but I'm thinking they should do fine.

The plan is to get the ss brake lines and calipers back on the car this weekend and then I'll have to go to a shop with a Tech II machine to flush the DOT 3 fluid out and replace it with the liquid gold, to ensure the ABS system is properly flushed...

I'm running out of time..... :scared0068:
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So, you're going to keep the SS brake set up on for now? Is that what I read in the last paragraph?


And that advice thing; it doesn't kick in until 40~ish

Those calipers look great though!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #4842
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So, you're going to keep the SS brake set up on for now? Is that what I read in the last paragraph?


And that advice thing; it doesn't kick in until 40~ish

Those calipers look great though!
Tonight I'm gonna get my rear brakes back on so I can drive the car.

Worst case I'll have to go to the fest on red rear calipers and stock fronts.



If all goes well, I'll get all the parts I need by end of week, get the fronts installed get the fluid flushed and be ready to hit the road to the fest.
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Tonight I'm gonna get my rear brakes back on so I can drive the car.

Worst case I'll have to go to the fest on red rear calipers and stock fronts.
I think it will look great.

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but why do you need a TechII for a brake flush? that's a computer reader/programmer. or is it to make the ABS module open up or something?
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but why do you need a TechII for a brake flush? that's a computer reader/programmer. or is it to make the ABS module open up or something?
ABS module cycle.
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If you are trying to make me feel better...... Stop it.
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NOOOOOORRRRRMMM!!!! Welcome back man!


Dude, those rotors are huge... I had to hold them up to the wheels to make sure they'd fit.





I know, I have a enough tread left... but I'm thinking after the Autox... I won't want to drive home on them.....

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Get a trailer and forget about it... tired sick or broken car, just load it up and go....

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Update:

Engine Oil, Tranny and Diff fluids:

Paintless Dent repair:

Get exhaust welded:

Powder coat calipers:

SS brake lines, CTSV calipers, ZL1 rotors installed:

Use Liquid Gold for brake and clutch fluid:

Install separate Clutch Reservoir:

Order new Tom Henry decal:

THR Painted on cowl ( No idea why I didn't do that when Tom had it):

Tires.... what to do about tires... Grrrrr... I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a set before I go to the fest... Gah!

I think that's about it....
Damn , wanna trade lists....

Calipers look amazing brother... Kudos...
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I was thinking of doing my calipers red. It wouldn't flow with the color of the rest of the car (so I thought) until I saw two red flags over at my gym in perfect location in front of the sides of the wheels as I was walking up to my car.

You get the idea...the red was there against the rims and it actually looked kinda cool. I'm going to give it some thought.
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Get a trailer and forget about it... tired sick or broken car, just load it up and go....

Damn , wanna trade lists....

Calipers look amazing brother... Kudos...
Thanks brother.

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Did you know that Bruce sells tires????
I know... but thankfully, I found a guy locally that has some takeoffs with less than 7k on them... for really cheap...

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I was thinking of doing my calipers red. It wouldn't flow with the color of the rest of the car (so I thought) until I saw two red flags over at my gym in perfect location in front of the sides of the wheels as I was walking up to my car.

You get the idea...the red was there against the rims and it actually looked kinda cool. I'm going to give it some thought.
The pics don't show it was well but the red is just a tad darker then RED... It's more of an American flag red... or fire engine red.

here's what they look like on the rear.
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