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Old 01-01-2013, 03:29 PM   #251
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I finished up the installation of the SJM line lock today. You can see the enable switch on the left side of the console near the shifter (with the yellow LED). I am using a Hurst shift knob with integrated switch for activation.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #252
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I have decided to go with the ZL1 fuel pump and controller from ADM Performance. I'm a little worried about the stock fuel pump and BAP keeping up. As soon as I can get hold of Andy at ADM, it will be on the way. I'm cutting an access hole under the rear seat vs. dropping the tank to replace it. I've dropped the rear cradle twice and really don't want to do it again.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #253
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ZL1 pump and controller on the way, thanks Andy! Also I'm looking for the frameless rear view mirror that should be here any day from Gen5DIY.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:51 AM   #254
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This is one of the best threads I have ever read in a while. Great job Frank!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #255
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This is one of the best threads I have ever read in a while. Great job Frank!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #256
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I'm having a high pitched noise coming through the audio system, but only when the headlights are on. The car has the RS option so it has the HID headlights. I think it may be a ground loop problem. I'll try to isolate it later this week.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #257
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Frank, awesome thread and build! I love the color and the carbon fiber paint job! You've done a lot of custom stuff and it's all in good taste! Very nice!
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #258
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Frank, awesome thread and build! I love the color and the carbon fiber paint job! You've done a lot of custom stuff and it's all in good taste! Very nice!
Thanks! I'll post up a photo of it in the daylight.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #259
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A quick pic after washing it. First bath since I got it home from the paint shop.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #260
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The carbon fiber really doesn't show too well in this pic. I'll get some better shots soon...
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #261
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ZL1 fuel pump and controller from ADM is here! Andy even includes a list of the changes to be made in the tune file (in EFI Live format). The frameless rear view mirror from Ofer at Gen5DIY is here also. You know what I'll be doing this weekend!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #262
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ZL1 fuel pump and controller are in! I have also removed the Boost a Pump. I bought and used the lock ring tool, trust me it is money well spent. I also flashed the new tune file with the fuel table modifications that Andy at ADM supplied.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #263
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I used an air cutoff tool to cut the access hole. If you do this, do NOT let the tool cut too deeply. Only cut deep enough to go through the sheet metal. There are fuel lines and wires, not to mention the gas tank that are close to the floorboard!
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #264
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Frameless rear view mirror is installed! It took all of about twenty minutes thanks to Gen5DIY's harness and instructions. It is a neat feature, it is touch sensitive for the buttons, and the OnStar and other icons light up behind the mirror. In the pic I ask you, which is better looking?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #265
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It will look even better when I clean that mirror!
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:38 PM   #266
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I installed the coil covers. I really need to get a shot of these out in the sunlight.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #267
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A better shot of the coil covers...
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #268
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Looks great. Nice and clean. By the way, I think you're talking about the blue engine covers, yes?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:25 AM   #269
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Looks great. Nice and clean. By the way, I think you're talking about the blue engine covers, yes?
Looking good! I love the engine covers!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #270
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Looks great. Nice and clean. By the way, I think you're talking about the blue engine covers, yes?
Yes. Engine covers, coil covers or fuel rail covers. They're all the same in my book.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #271
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They are modified Corvette covers. I had the CORVETTE filled in along with the slot for the fuel line. Then, added the CAMARO letters after they were painted. Finally, filled in the LS3 with some One Shot paint I got from Eastwood.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #272
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The remote clutch fluid reservoir is installed. I put mine in a different place opposed to most who have done this. By placing it in the location shown in the picture, I could use the existing hose from the master cylinder. Access is not that bad, I remove three fasteners to be able to pull up the black plastic cowl trim to add or change fluid. Also, to plug the nipple on the master cylinder I siphoned out the brake fluid and removed the plastic reservoir (two phillips screws and pull straight up). Then, I ran a 10/24 tap into the nipple and installed a set screw coated with #1 Permatex. I then capped it with the rubber cover and the hose clamp.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #273
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I found the source of the noise mentioned in post #256. It was not audio noise or the fuel pump, but one of the relays that runs the lighted Bowtie. It threw me for a while, since it only happens when the headlights or park lights are on and the engine running. It seems the BCM lacks the current to be able to drive the relay. It pulls in and works, but buzzes LOUDLY! The relay is too much of a load on the line and the voltage drops low enough it cannot hold the relay pulled in. Or, maybe the BCM doesn't supply enough voltage in the first place. I measured only 11.40 volts without the relay connected. So, what do you do when a signal is not strong enough to drive a relay? Let it turn on a transistor and it will drive the relay! I fabbed up a small board with only four components and it worked! I'll post up some pics along with the schematic and wiring diagram later.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #274
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wow amazing build
i love your attention to detail.
props for having the skills to do all of this. wish i had the time, skills, and MONEY to build mine half of what you have done.

also with taking all the panels off do you have any rattles as im scared to take off to many panels to do my leds as I'd hate to have rattling all the time

oh and get some 1/4 mile times for us

nice car collection
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:01 AM   #275
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wow amazing build
i love your attention to detail.
props for having the skills to do all of this. wish i had the time, skills, and MONEY to build mine half of what you have done.

also with taking all the panels off do you have any rattles as im scared to take off to many panels to do my leds as I'd hate to have rattling all the time

oh and get some 1/4 mile times for us

nice car collection
Thanks! It can become an obsessive hobby! Really haven't heard any rattles to speak of, but since the audio systems been upgraded I can just turn it up to drown any rattles out. Seriously though, GM has done a pretty good job designing these cars. They come apart and go back together pretty easily for the most part. If you take door panels off, sometimes the retaining clips break but they are easily replaced and not that costly. Quarter mile times will be coming this summer.
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