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Old 01-10-2020, 10:46 PM   #197
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Pic from June 22, 2019 TNiA @ Pitt Race. Nice sunny Saturday track day!
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My buddy Adam drove up from WV to run his 2017 SS 1LE.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:02 PM   #198
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July 29th @ Pitt Race, 3 Balls Racing. This was a great event, lots of track time, and not a big field of cars. And I ran my (current) best time of 1:55.75. Unfortunately, my day was cut short after lunch by the first parts failure on this car in 4 years of tracking. My AFE Phadt headers run close to the OE oil cooler and it the heat from one of the primary header tubes caused the cooler to crack. I was able to make a plastic diverter to keep the oil from dropping onto the headers and I made the 100 mile trip home. The car was a mess underneath and at the rear bumper/trunk lid.



Now at the time I suspected my NACA duct that I had installed in my belly pan was part of the problem. I thought maybe the cooler was getting so much air across one part of it that it couldn't handle the temperature differential and that caused it to have abnormal expansion rates. But, then again, that NACA duct had been blowing on the OE cooler for a couple years. I guess I really didn't want to believe my headers were over stressing the cooler!
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I bought another GM cooler, and my next track day was at the end of August. And that new cooler didn't even make it thru that day! After the first leak, I spent alot of time cleaning the underneath of the car, then I had to do it all over again for the drive home.

I bought a Mishimoto Gen5 Thermostatic Oil Cooler Kit and installed it before a road trip to Tennessee/North Carolina to The Great Smokey Mountains and The tail of the Dragon. I had no problems on that road trip in early October.

New and current personal best, 1:55.75. A bit loose on a few corners. damn, could've been even faster!
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:08 PM   #199
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That 3 Balls event in July, my rear 3Rs started showing outer edge delamination I was confident they were not going to just come apart for the 3 or 4 hard laps per session I was running.

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Old 02-26-2020, 01:54 PM   #200
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Winter update:

I mentioned I had my Pfadt/AFE headers recoated in their Ultra Extreme 2500. They look great.

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I also added an Autometer oil temp gauge. This is a work in process as I am waiting on a 3D printed gauge adapter to mount the gauge in my driver's side round vent. I relocated my shift light to the small rectangular vent above that bigger round vent. The gauge's blue lights match up nice with the blue of the dash.

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I bought an oil cooler bypass block that allowed me to mount the new gauge's temp sending unit.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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And in the picture, you can see I made a heat shield to protect the Mishimoto oil cooler sandwich adapter and oil line fittings. I used a DEI formable heat shield.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:15 PM   #201
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I rebuilt my front 6 piston Brembos. The dust boots were lightly cracked. That was since the last rebuild which was in the summer of 2018. Otherwise the G2 Epoxy paint is holding up without any discoloration. Definitely a very durable paint for high heat.

The rebuild kit is from RockAuto.com, CENTRIC #14335037. Each kit does one caliper. Incidentally, this same kit works on the Gen 6 SS 1LE front Brembos and the Gen 6 ZL1 and ZL1 1LE. They all share the same piston diameters.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...98474&jsn=2236

I also upgraded to the Z/28 front wheel bearings, GM # 25954415 in an effort to better control dynamic camber on the track. The Z bearings are stiffer.
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And I upgrade to the Z/28 front LCA to also help the dynamic camber control. The Z LCA bushing is indeed stiffer than the 1LE front LCA. Part #s 23105015 and 23105014

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Old 02-26-2020, 02:32 PM   #202
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In October, myself and some buddies went to the Tail of the Dragon, US129 in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. There are lots of other fun roads down there and lots of great sightseeing. The last pic is of the gentleman who currently owns my old '95 Z28. He, by chance, called my cell as we were on the way home. I was in West Virginia and he lives near Buckhannon WV so I made a tiny diversion to see my old car. It still had the same ATE Blue brake fluid in it and the brakes felt amazing.

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Old 04-11-2020, 01:37 PM   #204
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This is my favorite build thread ever. So many cool projects, great photography, and the writing is wonderful Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:52 PM   #205
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Some recent pics. My Mishimoto oil cooler isn't cutting it. Had 294*F temps last month. So I have an Improved Racing triple pass oil cooler going in right now.
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This is my favorite build thread ever. So many cool projects, great photography, and the writing is wonderful Thanks for sharing!
Good to hear! Thank You!
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More pics from 7 29 2020 @ Pitt Race

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Some recent pics. My Mishimoto oil cooler isn't cutting it. Had 294*F temps last month. So I have an Improved Racing triple pass oil cooler going in right now.

Are you going with the full kit or are you making your own brackets and reusing some of the Mishimoto stuff? The IM kit looks nice, wish it was around before I bought the Mishimoto kit. I'm curious to read about your experience either way.


You have a great car and thread. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-15-2020, 03:54 PM   #209
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Are you going with the full kit or are you making your own brackets and reusing some of the Mishimoto stuff? The IM kit looks nice, wish it was around before I bought the Mishimoto kit. I'm curious to read about your experience either way.


You have a great car and thread. Thanks for sharing.
I did not go with the entire Improved Racing (IR) kit. My AFE/Pfadt headers really limit the use of one of these adapters:
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I looked at a bunch of different types of adapters. I ended up using a non thermostatic Mishimoto sandwich adapter and the Improved Racing in-line thermostat.

Also, I believe both the Mishi and IR coolers can be located in better spots. So I made my own brackets and located the the new cooler at the bottom grille area.

Thanks for the compliment on the thread.
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:12 AM   #210
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the car is looking good cdb, the setrab coolers are nice. go bigger than you think is my only statement, lol
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