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Old 06-09-2018, 03:42 PM   #2045
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Alright! Brakes are bled and ready for a test drive - the vacuum bleeder and speedbleeders really make this an easy chore...

Next I'll do the rear diffuser then, see what I can do about the ridge collars!

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Old 06-09-2018, 05:35 PM   #2046
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Alcon Caliper Temp Strips

Now that the calipers are rebuilt, upgraded, and bled, it was time to install the Alcon temp strips (14 in a pack!):



https://alconkits.com/tools-and-supp...-strips-detail

(Amazon may have them again but, if you need them now, these folks have them in stock...)

Temps mean:
  • Up to 340F - Too Cool
  • 350F-400F - Ideal
  • 400F-450F - OK
  • 475F plus - Too Hot

and I put them on the Caliper's here:

Front:



Rear:



I certainly do not expect the rears to give me any heat problems but, will be good to know how they're doing...

I like these as they'll give me a 'quick' look @ the caliper temps and not impacted (like a laser) by surrounding heat.

Used something like these in the past... Good to have for sure when road racing...

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Old 06-10-2018, 04:56 PM   #2047
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Well, the ridge collars are a 2-3 man job -- getting the cradle ready was no problem, its aligning the holes, bolts, collars that’s the issue. I tried for a while but, need help. So, I'll probably have to take it somewhere when the time comes -- oh well, live and learn.

In the mean time, I'll get everything back together so I can take her out for a test drive on the updated brakes then, get ready for CFest -- new alignment, checkout, etc...

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Old 06-10-2018, 09:07 PM   #2048
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Took her for a test drive -- brakes are working perfectly, no squealing, grinding, and a very firm pedal.

Now, I'm just waiting for my MM Wild Catch Can then, I'll give her a bath and make sure everything is ready for fest!

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Old 06-11-2018, 11:59 AM   #2049
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Wanted to give a pic of the temp strips behind the wheels:

Front:



Rear:




Looks good!

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:39 AM   #2050
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Don,

What/Where are you using the ridge collars? Is the car already showing wear?
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:50 PM   #2051
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What/Where are you using the ridge collars? Is the car already showing wear?
The intent was to align the front cradle to the body and remove any slip between the two. It will fill in the gaps and align everything up, keeping wheel alignment in spec. When I lowered the frame, I could see the benefits of these. Filling in the gap would keep the frame right where it should be. You’d be amazed how far off the frame center is...

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:59 AM   #2052
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The intent was to align the front cradle to the body and remove any slip between the two. It will fill in the gaps and align everything up, keeping wheel alignment in spec. When I lowered the frame, I could see the benefits of these. Filling in the gap would keep the frame right where it should be. Youd be amazed how far off the frame center is...

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Are they just for the fronts? An I thought there was a pin for the rear when we did sub frame bushings?
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:07 PM   #2053
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Are they just for the fronts? An I thought there was a pin for the rear when we did sub frame bushings?
Fronts only. Yes rears have pins. I can see why these would stabilize the front frame. If you race a lot, these will help keep the front frame in ck.

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Old 06-15-2018, 06:19 PM   #2054
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Well, got the RPM 5" CAI. Want to experiment with it and have a line on a NW 102. Interested to see how those items affects things ;o)

Also, looking into C7s CF ZL1 1LE wing on a separate trunk lid! Very interested in testing that out!

Will need to have Ryan tweak the tune for sure...

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Old 06-15-2018, 06:35 PM   #2055
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We have seen good results with the 5" tubes and NW 102mm along with ported snouts.
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:38 PM   #2056
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I have the 90mm port already so, for now, I’m going to try that then, look to get a 102 snout. I too have heard good things. Interested to see what she’ll do.

Thanks for the input!

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Snouts? What are we dealin' with here? Pigs?










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Old 06-16-2018, 11:37 AM   #2058
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Snouts? What are we dealin' with here? Pigs?










Careful, my last name is 'Hamm' so snouts are personal ;o)

no 'Pigism' allowed here or you'll get 'removed' ;o) (since everything this day and age is an 'ism', I made my own up)...

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