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Old 04-24-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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SW Ohio mod day #2

Sunday, May 23

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I'm planning a second mod day at the Heinz place in Jamestown, OH since some have purchased new parts and would like to use my lift and get help installing shifters, skip-shift eliminator, changing rear diff oil, etc. Again, most tools will be available.

If you would like to attend, please post in this thread that you plan to attend and what mods you made have.

I have experience installing the MGW shifter and jrhaus76 has experience installing Hurst shifters and lowering springs. Both of us have experience with door/dash ABL. 1 RD JEWL has experience with CAI Inc's CAI and Showstopper 's accessories including the LED mirrors.

Instead of having a cookout, I will have Subway sandwiches for lunch and pizza for dinner.

Perhaps hrpiii can provide all his photos from the 1st mod day and 1 RD JEWL can provide all his photos from C5Fest for all to see.

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Cannot attend - EarliestMemory, alab32, CamaroSS_LS3,

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I enjoyed the 1st mod day March 27 and hope others did too.
- 1st mod day thread
- 1st mod day pictures
- 1st mod day attendees
..... 1 RD JEWL (skip shift eliminator, P13W bulbs, DRL harness)
..... bartking (Wheels, car wash)
..... Darth_Emma (CAI, bowties)
..... Drew10 (diff oil)
..... EarliestMemory (car wash)
..... GC-Camaro
..... heinzd01
..... hrpiii (Pfadt lowering springs, diff oil)
..... jrhaus76
..... lowbubba (Hurst shifter)
..... RS_Man (Mustang seats in Ranger)
..... SilverIceMan

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Old 04-24-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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I will be there! I loved the first one even though I didn't have my car with me!
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:30 PM   #3
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I'm really hoping Darth_Emma can make it at least briefly. It seems like her Camaro has changed a lot since I saw it last so I'd like to see the latest additions.

I got on the group buy for the LED mirrors. If I'm able to get them before May 15, I could surely use 1 RD JEWL's help installing them.

If anyone doesn't have any mods or doesn't want to come in the afternoon during the mod time, they could just come meet us at the restaurant in the evening.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Just got off the phone with hrpiii. Looks like he and I will try and head over from Indy on the 15th for the day.

Congrats to Hank (hrpiii) he finished 1st in his weight class today. Would have been there to watch, but I didn't get in until 4:30 am this morning. Congrats again man. You made it look easy.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:33 PM   #5
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Just got off the phone with hrpiii. Looks like he and I will try and head over from Indy on the 15th for the day.

Congrats to Hank (hrpiii) he finished 1st in his weight class today. Would have been there to watch, but I didn't get in until 4:30 am this morning. Congrats again man. You made it look easy.
Awesome, it will be good to see you!
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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Just got off the phone with hrpiii. Looks like he and I will try and head over from Indy on the 15th for the day.

Congrats to Hank (hrpiii) he finished 1st in his weight class today. Would have been there to watch, but I didn't get in until 4:30 am this morning. Congrats again man. You made it look easy.
Congrats to hrpiii!!
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:40 PM   #7
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Well Crap....When do we need to plan a Dyno Day??
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #8
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Well Crap....When do we need to plan a Dyno Day??
Since it's your shop, I'd say that would be your call!
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:15 AM   #9
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Just got off the phone with hrpiii. Looks like he and I will try and head over from Indy on the 15th for the day.

Congrats to Hank (hrpiii) he finished 1st in his weight class today. Would have been there to watch, but I didn't get in until 4:30 am this morning. Congrats again man. You made it look easy.
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Here are my lifts from the event.







I'm definitely in on the second mod day, the first one was a blast. I may have to get some sways to install.

and let me know who wants pictures. I had a cd of pics to give to jrhaus at c5 and forgot. I can also get copies of all the pics I took at c5f.. just let me know and I'll bring them.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:19 AM   #10
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Watch the videos! Its impressive!

I will hold off on my sway till this day. We can install them at the shop. Probably much easier but will will need to figure out a way to lift the car on the lift and get the front tires off... Is this possible Heinz? If not, we can just install them on the gound. Also, I have been told you have to raise the engine to do the front. Just loosen the front subframe bolts... kinda like lowering the tranny for the shifter. I have also been told that you DONT need to... so I guess we will see...
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Watch the videos! Its impressive!

I will hold off on my sway till this day. We can install them at the shop. Probably much easier but will will need to figure out a way to lift the car on the lift and get the front tires off... Is this possible Heinz? If not, we can just install them on the gound. Also, I have been told you have to raise the engine to do the front. Just loosen the front subframe bolts... kinda like lowering the tranny for the shifter. I have also been told that you DONT need to... so I guess we will see...
Are there any sway bar instructions online I can read?
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I'm thinking of a date change to Sunday, May 23 to hopefully better fit the schedules of Darth_Emma, LadyinBlue, 1 RD JEWL and CG-Camaro.
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Are there any sway bar instructions online I can read?
not sure but I hear it pretty easy... The back "may" require removal of the exhaust...

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I'm thinking of a date change to Sunday, May 23 to hopefully better fit the schedules of Darth_Emma, LadyinBlue, 1 RD JEWL and CG-Camaro.
I can swing that. I will commit to the 15th or the 23rd.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:56 AM   #14
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not sure but I hear it pretty easy... The back "may" require removal of the exhaust...
I wonder if the main drive on ramps would actually be in the way trying to wiggle the sway bars off/on. Do you know what I mean?
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Well, I just bought a 4500 lb bridge jack to use with my 4 post drive-on lift. This will lift one end of the car off its wheels. I've been thinking about buying this for years. This will also help me thank my Dad for his support during these mod days. My Camaro5 friends will get to benefit too.
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I wonder if the main drive on ramps would actually be in the way trying to wiggle the sway bars off/on. Do you know what I mean?
Not really sure I understand but someone at C5F who did the sways said all he did was remove the pass tire and turn the wheels all the way left and it came out without messing with the engine mounts. He siad it will rub but you just screw it out slow. The rear he said his son did in about 30 minutes without removing the exhaust so I guess its a trial experiment. Worse case is we have to drop the exhaust (very easy) and raise the engine 1".

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Well, I just bought a 4500 lb bridge jack to use with my 4 post drive-on lift. This will lift one end of the car off its wheels. I've been thinking about buying this for years. This will also help me thank my Dad for his support during these mod days. My Camaro5 friends will get to benefit too.
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Not really sure I understand but someone at C5F who did the sways said all he did was remove the pass tire and turn the wheels all the way left and it came out without messing with the engine mounts. He siad it will rub but you just screw it out slow. The rear he said his son did in about 30 minutes without removing the exhaust so I guess its a trial experiment. Worse case is we have to drop the exhaust (very easy) and raise the engine 1".
The drive-on ramps are 19" wide. Even with the car jacked up off the wheels and one wheel removed, I wonder if the ramps will be in the way. With two post lifts that lift by the frame you don't have ramps in the way.

Did the guy at C5F jack up his car from the ground or use a two post lift?
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The drive-on ramps are 19" wide. Even with the car jacked up off the wheels and one wheel removed, I wonder if the ramps will be in the way. With two post lifts that lift by the frame you don't have ramps in the way.

Did the guy at C5F jack up his car from the ground or use a two post lift?
Ramps shouldnt be in the way, the ground is infinitesimal. If the ground isnt in the way, we should be fine with the ramps. He installed them on the ground.
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Good point on the 19" and he did it on the ground.
Then it should be doable from the ground or a 4 post lift.
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you caught me before I changed my post... LOL. we should have no issues either way.
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My schedule for May wont be posted untill 1st of the month. I can always switch with another tech if thats not my w/e off. So count me in for the 23rd. I'll just play with my shifter on the couch untill then, lol
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My schedule for May wont be posted untill 1st of the month. I can always switch with another tech if thats not my w/e off. So count me in for the 23rd. I'll just play with my shifter on the couch untill then, lol
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So far the May 23 date is looking better for most.

We might need to start earlier with all the mods being planned. I count 3 shifters, 2 sway bars & 1 lowering springs so far.
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Who is doing what?

Jewl, V1C and SIM... shifters right?

Me and hrpiii on the sways right??

??? on the springs

Did JEWL get anything else? He was talking about other suspension goodies...

If Drew comes, we can pound out the springs in 2 hours, no lift. Even if he doesnt, I would jsut need someone else to help but we need 2 hours for that.

I have heard the sways are about an hour per car, so I'd say 1.5 for the first car and an hour for the second.

As for the MGW... thats all you!
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Darin has been wanting to do sway bars and lower the car. We may get these items and bring them on mod day as well. I'll let you guys know
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