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Old 07-06-2010, 04:27 PM   #176
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Even though I'm not going as big as your (nowhere near even halfway), I'm actually learning quite a bit as to what I will need to upgrade or where to look for problems if something goes wrong with my build. So while I can drool and oogle your engine, it's enlightening at the same time. Subscribed.
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I was actually thinking about aftermarket fans.... Not now..

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Old 07-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #177
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Are you guys just going to fart around with the converter then to get it to lock sooner? What size are you running again (I was thinking a mid-3XXX, but I'm probably thinking of another build).

I see I'm going to learn a lot from your build

Huh?...
Well I was hoping that whatever lessons we learned from all of the research and development done on the SST, Camaro 5 members are able to glean some useful info that may help them out.

The converter should stall in the 3500-3600 range if all works as planned. The only difference is they stuck in a 2.75 first gear ratio so that may change things a little. The torque at this rpm is fairly obscene and we have a transbrake. The converter lockup can be adjusted by the computer controller.

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Even though I'm not going as big as your (nowhere near even halfway), I'm actually learning quite a bit as to what I will need to upgrade or where to look for problems if something goes wrong with my build. So while I can drool and oogle your engine, it's enlightening at the same time. Subscribed.
Your car already makes tons of power...

Well if there is any other data/pics that would help feel free to yell. I guess once it hits the road any weaknesses will be logged and stuck in here for members to use. I am sure there will be some somewhere.


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NO kidding,

I was actually thinking about aftermarket fans.... Not now..

I guess that goes back to the R & D statement above. Maybe it could even save members some money... Yeah, that fan stuff was pretty surprising. The Firebird has Spal fans.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:23 AM   #178
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Dats a BIG radiator....how cool would that be if you didn't need the intercooler. I wonder what the weight will come out to be once it's finished. Not like it's really going to matter...hehehe...but
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:43 AM   #179
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Dats a BIG radiator....how cool would that be if you didn't need the intercooler. I wonder what the weight will come out to be once it's finished. Not like it's really going to matter...hehehe...but

We still need the intercooler for the turbos but we switched from an Air-To-Air to an Air-To-Water specifically for the SST. Since this car will see a fair amount of track time the only way to actually control the intercooler is Air-To-Water. That way if it is a super hot day I can pump dry ice/ice through the it before a run and drop the IAT's.

Here are a couple of pics of the custom SST Air-to-Air Intercooler. It is a monster. The workmanship is again flawless. If anyone would like this intercooler for their FI Camaro, PM me. I'd rather have a C5 member be able to use it.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:10 PM   #180
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Bruce, so you aren't using this intercooler and it is for sale? I am curious if this will work with my new build for the F1R?
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:20 AM   #181
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Bruce, so you aren't using this intercooler and it is for sale? I am curious if this will work with my new build for the F1R?
Yes. I will PM you.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:26 AM   #182
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Hey, sorry about the delays in getting more posted. I have a bunch of cool pics and stuff to put up, but have been out of the office a lot.

Suspension, driveline install, chute mount...
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:50 AM   #183
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This build makes my car feel so... trivial...

I'm living vicariously through speedster!
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:45 AM   #184
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I just stumbled into this thread for the first time...I couldn't stop reading it! This build is the very definition of awesome. I can't wait for more...
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #185
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:05 PM   #186
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Holy crap.

I don't have any idea what half the stuff I just read is.

Wow. Can't wait to see this at C5FII
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:10 PM   #187
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I think this car should be Camaro of the year! I didn't even know about any of this stuff until this thread. Amazing. And what makes it even better is that speedster is a nice guy too!

This car alone would make me want to drive to the left coast for C5F2!
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:17 PM   #188
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #189
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Cali is a long ways away tonight :(
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #191
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Holy crap.

I don't have any idea what half the stuff I just read is.

Wow. Can't wait to see this at C5FII
You are not alone. But it looks cool! Sounds like FAST to me!

Bruce, how you gonna stop this beast? Brake upgrade?
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Bruce, how you gonna stop this beast? Brake upgrade?


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Old 07-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #193
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:22 PM   #194
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #196
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I just stumbled into this thread for the first time...I couldn't stop reading it! This build is the very definition of awesome. I can't wait for more...
Thank You for stopping by. Hope there are some things that you like here...

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Well, Thank You Sir. Now I have to add more stuff...

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Holy crap.

I don't have any idea what half the stuff I just read is.

Wow. Can't wait to see this at C5FII
Lots of pictures...lol..
Congrats on getting your wheels all straightened out.

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I think this car should be Camaro of the year! I didn't even know about any of this stuff until this thread. Amazing. And what makes it even better is that speedster is a nice guy too!

This car alone would make me want to drive to the left coast for C5F2!
Well Thanks so much T.

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heh

Cali is a long ways away tonight :(
SSCynEdSS Just don't say it too fast, it comes out Cyanide...
So glad you guys have SO much fun together

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Bruce, how you gonna stop this beast? Brake upgrade?
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:24 PM   #197
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Getting warmer... Wow, that's a BIG one !!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:25 PM   #198
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Aren't you on vacation?
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Aren't you on vacation?
Yep. Having a ball up here in the 1000 Islands. Crystal clear water, fishing, tubing, wakeboarding, saw a huge wooden boat show today (Dragoneye would be drooling). Drove right next to two ships passing. Going over to Canada tomorrow. Taking ferry boats across and will take the 1000 Islands Bridge back. We really enjoy this place...

Hope you are having fun in FLA...
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OK, so I've been a little remiss in not posting due to vacation-itis...

Here is some of the suspension components chosen for their particular ability to support getting the power to the track.

First pic is of the Spohn suspension components. These were ordered with the optional Del-Sphere pivot joints on each end where possible. Basically these are chromoly spherical inners and outers, but with a thin delrin bushing material in between. These will not allow deflection in the rear suspension under launch but at the same time provide zero resistance to rotational motion which allows for max weight transfer at the track.

Second pic is of the drag coil overs we ended up choosing for the SST. These things are beyond beefy - large, solid, all chromoly components. These will hold up under the hardest of wheelstands. Springs are guaranteed to be within 2% tolerance for life, which is why we can trade spring rates for no additional cost. These coilovers have independent rebound and compression settings to adjust for varying track conditions.

Third pic is of the suspension goodies. The orange pieces in the middle are the Pfadt solid engine mounts. Pfadt also provided their solid rear subframe mounts that will be shown later. Nothing but the best from Pfadt.
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