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    1. #581
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      Looking great, and good luck with the Dyno!


      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid, Z51 brakes, 12 bolt, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE...SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    2. #582
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      It went down a couple of weeks ago, just haven't had time to post much on the net.

      Still in one piece! Never mind the smoke - it was a too small crank case catch can. Just didn't have the presence to pull the hose there and then.
      Dyno belonged to a friend of mine. New installation, not very calibrated so there are no numbers to talk about. But what a difference! It runs smooth and has great response now. Still haven't driven it much more than up and down the street a couple of times.

      Will do a revisit there during spring for fine tuning and some dyno papers.


    3. #583
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      Very cool and i can't wait to be where your at on the Dyno.



      Quote Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
      It went down a couple of weeks ago, just haven't had time to post much on the net.

      Still in one piece! Never mind the smoke - it was a too small crank case catch can. Just didn't have the presence to pull the hose there and then.
      Dyno belonged to a friend of mine. New installation, not very calibrated so there are no numbers to talk about. But what a difference! It runs smooth and has great response now. Still haven't driven it much more than up and down the street a couple of times.

      Will do a revisit there during spring for fine tuning and some dyno papers.

      marty-mj
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    4. #584
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    5. #585
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      Very cool man! Did you friend have any estimates based on the data from the dyno?


      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid, Z51 brakes, 12 bolt, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE...SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    6. #586
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      Nice!! Really like how this one is turning out!

    7. #587
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      Quote Originally Posted by ryeguy2006a View Post
      Very cool man! Did you friend have any estimates based on the data from the dyno?
      That dyno installation was so new that it wasn't even calibrated. I received a paper saying 330hp (which happens to be exactly what I am allowed to have, during first registration ;) ).
      It's just a 232/222 cam in it, so it's not a wild engine. In a calibrated dyno I'm guessing precisely over 400 on the wheels but not more. But the car weights apps 2600lbs, so to be honest I will probably keep it this way until chassis has seen some track time, is sorted out and I have that well balanced feeling driving it. You know, when you don't have to battle the steering wheel in every corner, but could just aim and turn.

      I do have a small plan for a future (pontiac)engine with some custom internals, paired with a DCT-trans, but we'll go through that when it's time. Suspension, brakes and some modest aero first. Well... driving first, to be clear. ;-)


      So, the car is back home again after the dyno session. A quick inspection didn't reveal much - nothing broken, all bolts still tight etc.
      It usually takes me 2hrs to get it on jackstands. 10-15 minutes to get it there, then 1:45 crawling under and just admiring my work. lol



      Car came home in the morning, so I took the day off and enjoyed some quality time home here, alone. :D
      Later that night, it looked like this:





      My aluminum drive shaft was still straight, but one of my shortened half shaft has deformed. Not surprised, they were only intended for being mockups for the real deal later, but I was at least hoping to get some miles on them to evaluate the rear suspension a little more. Now it looks like I have to buy the expensive stuff this winter already.


      Found a local guy doing rally half shafts, that can custom make two new ones for 800 USD including taxes, but then I saw that G-force makes versions with a separate CV-joint in the outer end. Which seems nice, not because of the CV-joint but that outer stub probably uses better steel quality than stock, and since that's the only piece holding my rear wheels to the rear axle, it would probably be a good update. G-force never replied to my mail, Inland Empire did but conversation died after a few e-mails.
      Anyway, it will be so crazy expensive to import those shafts (in custom length too) and I'm doing a budget project, remember? ;)
      I'm gonna think of it now during christmas, and might fire up the lathe next year if I can find some suiting material.

      That's all for now!

    8. #588
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      More info

      How's the project going Anders? Please fill us in!

    9. #589
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      In my quest for lowering my camaro I seen your post. If I may ask. on the solid bushings you made there is a machined area to center the bushing in the frame hole and then its bolted in without a bushing on the topside (between the frame and body) is that correct? Thanks

    10. #590
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      I got excited when I saw this build pop up again. Hopefully he can fill us in what he's been doing on the car this year.


      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid, Z51 brakes, 12 bolt, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE...SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    11. #591
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      right there with you! I got exited! I always fear that cool builds like this just disappear and never get finished.

    12. #592
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      Quote Originally Posted by FlyDoc View Post
      right there with you! I got exited! I always fear that cool builds like this just disappear and never get finished.
      It will be finished! I rather quit my job, than not finish this build! ;)

      But pace is rather slow right now. I try to prioritze garage time, rather than screen time (but it's all documented, so updates will come!).

      Anyway, it's rolling since a couple of weeks ago. Some minor issues to sort out before I can do the second inspection (of three for these types of builds).
      A little too much brake in the rear and I ran out of adjustment on the balance bar (a new master cylinder is on it's way) a TPS-sensor or something else suddenly stopping the engine and a parking brake that didn't work as plannned. I might also have some possible overheating issues after high speed driving, but I think that's easy addressed since there is not much air intake for the radiator raight now. Other than that, the turn signal stalker is too far from the steering wheel ;)
      Second inspection will hopefully be done before snow arrives, and goal is to do the third inspection early spring.
      Paint and interior is low priority for the moment :D

      So far impressions are "wow, just wow!". Chassis hasn't been adjusted yet and wheels aren't even aligned but the body is so much stiffer than in precious incarnation. If winter goes as planned, and the kids could try not to catch a cold every second week this winter, I'm really looking forward to start tuning the suspension and get this build to perform next year!
      I have corner weight scales since before, and I ordered material a couple of weeks ago for making a set of hubstands next year too so that I can experiment with settings at home next season.

      I'll be back in december or so

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    13. #593
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      Quote Originally Posted by AMPZ28 View Post
      In my quest for lowering my camaro I seen your post. If I may ask. on the solid bushings you made there is a machined area to center the bushing in the frame hole and then its bolted in without a bushing on the topside (between the frame and body) is that correct? Thanks


      Yes, correct!
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      You'll gonna have to cut the top of the frame too if you want it to sit close to the body. No clue how it works in the front though, since I don't have the stock radiator support
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      More pics here: http://www.propontiac.com/subframe-igen/

      BTW my website is indexed in the left column, ie if you wanna se all posts about the sub frame, or the roll cage etc just click on it to the left.
      http://www.propontiac.com/blog/

    14. #594
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      Glad to see you're still making steady progress!

      Andrew
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    15. #595
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      thanks for the fix!!
      just hope the next is before I start having withdrawal shakes!


    16. #596
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      Thanks guys


      @FlyDoc; Haha! I'll do my best!

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