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Old 08-16-2010, 01:38 AM   #401
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WOW! Looks sicks man!
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:03 AM   #402
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Thanks.

Now we just hope it runs as sick as it looks...
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #403
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Bruce - I think you should do the first "tune" run by having it dropped out of a plane and use your chute, that way you know aero package works well.......
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:15 PM   #404
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Bruce - I think you should do the first "tune" run by having it dropped out of a plane and use your chute, that way you know aero package works well.......
Nice... It will be the first Camaro UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

The landing may be a bit harsh, but hey, that's what air bags are for...

Just got back from CA yesterday so I've been a little out of it. How's your build going ?
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:18 PM   #405
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Do you have and ETA as to when you'll be ready to take it out for a test drive?

If I do some serious grovelling, may I please please please someday have a ride in your car? It is amazing!
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:25 PM   #406
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Do you have and ETA as to when you'll be ready to take it out for a test drive?

If I do some serious grovelling, may I please please please someday have a ride in your car? It is amazing!
No true ETA yet other than "closer". Should be close to dyno time this week or next at the latest (famous last words).

Oh, I am sure we can go for a good (but safe) terror ride someday.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:32 PM   #407
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SWEET!! (on both the impending dyno and the terror ride!)
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:36 PM   #408
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SWEET!! (on both the impending dyno and the terror ride!)

And I hope IPS gets your "upgrades" installed soon. That will be some good video. Burnout footage is encouraged...
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:46 PM   #409
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Short block got machined last week, should have it finished by end of week and shipped to Cincy Speed. F1-R is there awaiting its new mate. Still trying to decide on intake and some other issues but as you say "closer" is the best term at this time as once Cincy Speed gets it and does their thing, its then off to Craig at Extreme as he ordered me the coil overs you have and is doing a full cage and then figuring out what we are doing with trans. Still waiting on Chris for the 9" and driveshaft setup. So after typing all of that, I think it keeps getting farther away, rather than "closer", but its going to be a great build for me and should be a lot of fun.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:27 PM   #410
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Short block got machined last week, should have it finished by end of week and shipped to Cincy Speed. F1-R is there awaiting its new mate. Still trying to decide on intake and some other issues but as you say "closer" is the best term at this time as once Cincy Speed gets it and does their thing, its then off to Craig at Extreme as he ordered me the coil overs you have and is doing a full cage and then figuring out what we are doing with trans. Still waiting on Chris for the 9" and driveshaft setup. So after typing all of that, I think it keeps getting farther away, rather than "closer", but its going to be a great build for me and should be a lot of fun.
Great build for you? Great build for you? What are you, nuts?
That's a great build for the Camaro and everyone here. You gotta post some updated pics to your member journal...
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:05 PM   #411
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Awating some pics of engine build and forwarding to Craig as he is going to do a full journal from start to finish as well, so hopefully have a new thread up this week as the ball starts its downhill momentum towards the finish line.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #412
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Awating some pics of engine build and forwarding to Craig as he is going to do a full journal from start to finish as well, so hopefully have a new thread up this week as the ball starts its downhill momentum towards the finish line.
There"s a finish line? Everytime I think I have everything lined up to "finish" my car, something new comes along to tempt me.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #413
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Awating some pics of engine build and forwarding to Craig as he is going to do a full journal from start to finish as well, so hopefully have a new thread up this week as the ball starts its downhill momentum towards the finish line.
..or over a cliff...lol
Nothing like the acceleration of gravity.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:04 AM   #414
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No true ETA yet other than "closer". Should be close to dyno time this week or next at the latest (famous last words).

Oh, I am sure we can go for a good (but safe) terror ride someday.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #415
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..or over a cliff...lol
Nothing like the acceleration of gravity.
....I might just have to get me one of those nifty little chutes like you Speedster, you know, to make the landing a little less damaging......
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #416
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....I might just have to get me one of those nifty little chutes like you Speedster, you know, to make the landing a little less damaging......

Ha. Needing one is a good thing. Just make sure you pull the chute AT THE END of the run. Looks bad when it pops out leaving the line... Unless your are pulling a monster wheelie...
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #417
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Heading South down I75. Just passed SGMP and then Valdosta. Makes me wish it was April all over again and look over and see all those Camaros at C5Fest. It is pretty out here tonight, but need that Camaro eye candy.

Just got some updates on the SST. Will post some pics. The fabrication on this mod is wicked. You'll know what I mean when you see the pics. It's not the most glamorous, but it is neat engineering and fits with the goal of LOOKING stock...
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:55 PM   #418
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Heading South down I75. Just passed SGMP and then Valdosta. Makes me wish it was April all over again and look over and see all those Camaros at C5Fest. It is pretty out here tonight, but need that Camaro eye candy.

Just got some updates on the SST. Will post some pics. The fabrication on this mod is wicked. You'll know what I mean when you see the pics. It's not the most glamorous, but it is neat engineering and fits with the goal of LOOKING stock...
Telescoping wheelie bars?
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:25 PM   #419
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Hideaway wheelie bars...... lmao.......that would be cool.
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Hideaway wheelie bars...... lmao.......that would be cool.
It really would! What's funny tho, most peoples response would be, "That's just insane!" Speedster might say, "Hey! How did you guess?"
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:33 AM   #422
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It really would! What's funny tho, most peoples response would be, "That's just insane!" Speedster might say, "Hey! How did you guess?"
Bruce was talking to a freind of his,

BRUCE: Hey, man.

FRIEND: What's up?

BRUCE: How do you keep a bunch of obssesive car dummies in suspense?

FREIND: I don't know. How?

BRUCE: Goo to camaro5.com and look at my build thread.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:07 AM   #424
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You guys are too funny.

OK. Here is the latest... Not super glamorous, but pretty slick engineering.
You know many have talked (the drag racers) about replacing the heavy front bumper assembly with something lightweight. Well...

First Pic - The black piece on top is the factory bumper. The middle piece is made out of aluminum and that is replacing the bumper. The bottom piece is the portion of the Air-To-Water Intercooler that has access to cold outside air.

But....

Second Pic - That middle piece is not just a flat piece of aluminum - it IS the water reservoir for the A2W intercooler system !!! The outside bumper shell mounts right to it/through it and when the SST is all back together you will never see it. Plus all of the thermal efficiencies are really high utilizing this method, so we killed two birds with one stone. Also note the top of the engine. Those are the twin Blow Off Valves that are mounted symmetrically.

Third Pic - This shows the great fabrication work these guys have done. The top right piece is the water reservoir, the bottom right piece is the Water portion of the Air To Water intercooler. There are pieces in the middle for removing bubbles from the system and these go to a high mounted surge tank. On the left is the massive radiator. Also note that what would normally be radiator hoses is all stainless hard line.

Fourth Pic - This is the surge tank that completes the Air To Water Intercooler system.

Fifth Pic - To keep things symmetrical a radiator overflow tank was fabbed up to match the surge tank. Again, note the stainless hard line used in place of rubber radiator hoses. There are still little silicone connector joints for expansion/contraction and vibration, but they are very small.

Anyway, this probably is not very exciting to you, but I get really pumped over cool stuff like this. It looks 100% stock, but it is functionally superior.
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That is FRACKEN COOL!!!

bumper as a water res... Awesome
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