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Old 12-31-2009, 11:30 AM   #51
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Bump....actually I am trying to pressure Frank into getting those pics up soon. We are anxiously waiting.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:39 PM   #52
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:45 PM   #53
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easy guys he should get back soon. He had a little surgery. Pics will come in time.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:22 AM   #54
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Had no idea. Hope everything is OK.....Now on to the Pics!

j/k Frank hope you are doing well. My mom says lots of fluids and rest.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #55
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Well, I've been back at work for a week or so now trying to catch up and haven't had a lot of time for wrenching on the car. I did manage to replace the 44mm TIAL wastegate that the morons in Florida used with a Synapse 50mm. It did require a bit of fabrication on the discharge side of the wastegate. We'll see if it controls the boost better.

Upcoming installs: I'm taking out the Pfadt springs and installing KW coilovers. The Pfadt springs ride great, but the drop was a little more than I liked with the bigger tires (275 front, and 305 rear). I think they would be great with stock tire sizes. I'll be selling these as soon as I get them off. If anyone is interested send me a PM. Next is the HID foglight/ DRL halo ring install. I think this is going to look great. I have a few Pedders bushings to install as well. I believe Pedders parts are made of Unobtainium, I can't believe how difficult this stuff is to get. Also, I'll be finishing up the ABL mod for the dash.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:25 PM   #56
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Lingenfelter pedals installed. Now I need to practice my heel/toe braking...
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #57
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I should have some time to work on the car this week (I hope!). My painted Heritage grille from Gary's Customs should be here this week, as well as the remaining Pedders parts from Rob at Wretched Motorsports. I bought the differential bushing removal tool from Cincy Speed, that should be here this week too. Now I can install the Pfadt diff bushings and the job should be a lot easier! I'll post up this week as work progresses...
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:25 PM   #58
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:22 AM   #59
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Lingenfelter pedals installed. Now I need to practice my heel/toe braking...
Nice covers!

Looking good man!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:50 PM   #60
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Currently working on Pedders radius rod bushings...
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:55 PM   #61
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After removing the radius rods, it's time to get the bushings out. I pressed the center portion of the stock bushing out first. It's fluid filled, so it's pretty messy. Once it pops free of the shell, the fluid leaks out (maybe 2 or 3 ounces worth).
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:00 PM   #62
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After that, I used my sawsall and cut almost all the way through the stock shell in two places. Then, using a hammer and chisel I peeled the slice out of the shell. The remaining part of the shell comes right out.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #63
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The new Pedders bushing can then be pressed in. To make thing a little easier, I put the bushings in the freezer for about an hour, and heated the radius rod eye with a propane torch for 4 or 5 minutes. After all that, it was still a pretty tight fit!
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:05 PM   #64
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Things are coming along nicely so far this week. I'm feeling the deadline of the Camaro5 fest coming!! Pfadt rear subframe bushings are in the cradle, front brakes are done with Racing Brake rotors and pads. KW Varient 3 coilovers are in too. Heritage grille is in.
More to come with pics this week...
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #65
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:33 AM   #66
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Rear suspension cradle is back in with Pfadt diff bushings installed, BMR toe rods in, powder coated calipers on, and Spohn lower control arms being installed. Brakes are bled, and I should finish up the rear suspension this weekend. With luck, I should be driving it next week!
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #67
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7.6 twin disc fidanza on my 10 ss/rs?

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Now comes the want for more power (it seems to always happen)... This time, I wanted to do something a little different. So, I decided to so single turbo this time. I had already changed the mufflers to SLP's Loudmouth II. Loved the sound, but don't think it made a lot more HP. Maybe 4 or 5, definately not enough to feel the difference. I had a place in FL do the turbo for me. A few issues with the work they did, but nothing I couldn't remedy myself. Car is running fine now. Upgraded the clutch to Fidanza 7.6 with aluminum flywheel. Best HP clutch I have had yet. Very driveable. Added the Hurst aftermarket short throw shifter. I love this shifter! Went with the black engraved ball, and the old school chrome stick.
when i pull out from a dead stop and that the clutch come out i here and feel a noise then it goes away after i start moving is this normal for these clutchs do you know?

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #68
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The 7.6 chatters a bit on engagement. I seem to need to give it a little more gas and slip it a little more starting off than the stocker. So I guess you could say it's a little noisier than the stock clutch was. If I had it to do over, I might try the ZR1 clutch Lingenfelter sells. But, it wasn't out yet when I put the Fidanza in.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:51 PM   #69
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Rear suspension is done!!!
KW Variant3 shocks, Spohn lower control arms, Pfadt swaybars and subframe bushings, Lingenfelter sway bar links, Pedders alignment bolts and upper control arm bushings, BMR trailing arms and toe rods.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #70
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:59 PM   #71
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very nice frank!!!
Thanks! Enjoy that new ZO6!!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:33 PM   #72
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FrankT, excellent project update. Keep it coming!
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:37 PM   #73
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BMR subframe connectors are in, as well as a BMR front driveshaft loop. Passport Qi45 radar detector being installed. I figured since the nose was off, it was a good time to mount the antenna...
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:19 PM   #74
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I think I need a little more bass for the Boston Acoustics stereo. Adding a JL Stealthbox in the trunk and a JL 500/1v2 amp to drive it. I'll be mounting the amp in an enclosure from Subthump.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:39 PM   #75
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Stealthbox from JL Audio is installed, Need to finish a few mounting issues with the amp... DRL mod is done! (finally!). The halo rings are on day or night, as long as the ignition is on... EXCEPT when the HID fogs are on. Chevrolet should have done it this way.
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