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Old 04-29-2018, 09:33 PM   #1989
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No doubt, I was bleeding the brakes on my bike, I have long enough arms to do it, but I was thinking to myself, why not just get a vacuum bleeder since you will need it for the car anyways.....this now put me over the edge.

P.S. My wife knows when I have been reading your build thread.... because she has alerts for when things are being delivered here!! I gotta send stuff to the office maybe.

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Old 04-29-2018, 09:47 PM   #1990
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No doubt, I was bleeding the brakes on my bike, I have long enough arms to do it, but I was thinking to myself, why not just get a vacuum bleeder since you will need it for the car anyways.....this now put me over the edge.

P.S. My wife knows when I have been reading your build thread.... because she has alerts for when things are being delivered here!! I gotta send stuff to the office maybe.

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LOL very smart woman!

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Old 05-01-2018, 10:19 PM   #1991
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Well, I've put this off as long as I could, but now, I had to add it:

A dash cam:







Suffice it to say that it is now a necessity -- too many people out there don't give a damn or are just unhinged.

Insurance companies out to screw a legitimate claim (Geico is the worst). Now, I'll be carrying PROOF with me should any other incidents occur.

The good part is when I road course I'll have 3 cameras! Anyway, its sad its become necessary but its the way things are anymore...

For $50, cheap insurance...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://yitechnology.com/yi-smart-dash-camera

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:04 AM   #1992
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Um, Don, that thing looks more like a windshield cam not a dash cam.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:50 AM   #1993
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Don, what mount is that for your 360 Max? Is it pretty stable and what's that blue thing in the 2nd pic?
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:42 AM   #1994
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BlendMount

https://www.amazon.com/BlendMount-BM...rds=blendmount

Very stable:

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showp...&postcount=425

Blue item is just an air freshener;o)

Mirror cord:

http://www.safe-n-sound1.com/Escort%...%20Mirror.html

You’re a 15 so you may need to look at the thread I originally listed (post 425) for options

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Old 05-02-2018, 12:25 PM   #1995
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Thanks Don, I have one on the way with the camera and mount also.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:37 PM   #1996
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Um, Don, that thing looks more like a windshield cam not a dash cam.
LOL, yi calls it the 'smart' dash cam..

What can I say...

'mount on windshield'...

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Old 05-02-2018, 11:20 PM   #1997
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I check back 16 months later and this is still a top build thread! Keep it going! God speed man!
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:51 AM   #1998
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LOL, I’m trying to keep it going...

There are a few things left to do...

Road Courses are the main thing now...

Thanks for coming back!

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Old 05-04-2018, 12:24 PM   #1999
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So, the new sandwich gaskets appear to have taken care of the leak -- or so I thought. After cleaning and changing the oil, I had a very small oil leak right by the starter. Mind you, I did check the Rear Main area and not a drop. Did I miss some oil from the last cleaning?

For the life of me, I couldn't find this leak -- it was just enough to be annoying. Removed the starter heat shield, nothing on top of the starter, crankcase position sensor dry as a bone, dipstick tube area dry, nothing leaking from the top (valley pan, oil pressure switch). Where the hell is it coming from?

Well, decided to unbolt the inspection cover by the starter and hum....:









Really? I checked the bolt threads and they were covered with oil. There was NO oil above the bolt hole location. No way, this can't be it -- its a BRAND NEW OIL PAN...

So I cleaned the area and the bolt/threads, used Teflon paste on the cleaned bolt threads, put everything back together...

No leak so far, bone dry in that area...

Hum.... never in a million years...

I'll keep an eye on it and see... Drove it for an hour last night @ highway speeds -- dry - The night before, oil leaking after the exact same drive...

Just wow ;o)...

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Old 05-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #2000
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Well, I've put this off as long as I could, but now, I had to add it:

A dash cam:







Suffice it to say that it is now a necessity -- too many people out there don't give a damn or are just unhinged.

Insurance companies out to screw a legitimate claim (Geico is the worst). Now, I'll be carrying PROOF with me should any other incidents occur.

The good part is when I road course I'll have 3 cameras! Anyway, its sad its become necessary but its the way things are anymore...

For $50, cheap insurance...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://yitechnology.com/yi-smart-dash-camera

-Don
I use GoPro's front and rear after a guy tried to run me off the road 3 times an then jumped out and pulled a knife on me.

I called the police and they didn't seem to give a rip. So I said next time, I'll have proof and hopefully a license plate.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:08 PM   #2001
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I use GoPro's front and rear after a guy tried to run me off the road 3 times an then jumped out and pulled a knife on me.

I called the police and they didn't seem to give a rip. So I said next time, I'll have proof and hopefully a license plate.
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My gauges are here but my car is not.
Don, what sealant did you use to close up the hole you drilled in the plenum? Aerotech included a patch of what appears to be duct putty to seal the pod off.
Would be nice if the pod had a set screw in it and possibly a detent notch in the gauge housing to help keep it dressed and covered and secure. Ah well. Will manage as you have Don
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