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Old 03-27-2018, 12:57 PM   #155
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Beautiful weekend! My son brought out his ATS-V, that is a fun car!
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Old 05-06-2018, 02:28 PM   #156
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MORE Maintenance........

WHEW! I guess things wear out at about 100K

When at Cresson, I noticed the car was not as smooth/predictable as I expected it to be. It has been ~ 6 months since my last track day and I accept that I may have been "out of touch" with the nuances of the handling.
NOPE. Front driver's side lower ball joint had some play/slop in it, so we checked out the rest of the suspension. rear upper driver's side ball joint also had some play in it, although less than the front.

Upgraded to the Z28 parts
23105014 Left Side Handling Link
23105015 Right Side Handling Link
23104902 Right Rear Upper Control Arm
23104903 Left Rear Upper Control Arm

The fronts were very easy to swap out, the rears...........less so.
I did some minor clean up while it was apart. The red cable runs directly between the battery and starter, tucked it up and secured it out of the way

I have new found respect for the folks that drop the rear cradle with the car on jack stands. The lift made it straight forward with much more room to work. Once the cradle is out, the arms are very easy to replace.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:41 PM   #157
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Convertible Trunk Release

The convertible's rear seat does not lay down. If the trunk latch or wire fails, there is a key cylinder behind the top driver's edge of the back seat that pulls on a cable to release the trunk latch.
I've wanted to do this for quite some time because the rollbar keeps the seat from going all the way down. The harness & cross bars come out relatively easy, but the cable makes it much easier. Also, if the trunk is full, enough stuff has to come out through the back seat to crawl in and pull the escape handle on the trunk lid.

Great info here, THX to rray
https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341236

All that's left is to put some sheathing over the cable
I did not install the lock, just left the cable where I could get at it. It is stiff to pull, but you can open the trunk with the cable by hand

20995417: Cable < $20
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:36 AM   #158
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Love the progression over the years. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:28 PM   #159
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Love the progression over the years. Thanks for sharing.
Thx, it continues to be fun!
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:38 PM   #160
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Nice! I'm still debating on upgrading to the 6th Gen 1LE Radius Rods vs Caster Locks -- need to see.

I'll be testing the race deflectors next time out. Sounds like you had a blast!

-Don
Thx Don
Sorry, missed your post because of the page change......
We did have a blast!
I recommend increasing the caster. The method really is personal preference.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:31 PM   #161
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Another Milestone

Hit this the other day coming back from the engine builder..............more on that later
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:41 PM   #162
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Parking Brake

Back in June the parking brake handle pulled up without any resistance, the cable had failed where it attached to the ball. This meant a new handle assy and a grommet (so no air/heat leak).
22747943: parking brake handle
92235052: grommet (front cable)
$80 in parts and a couple of hours which included pulling the exhaust. Not a difficult job.
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