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    1. #861
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      Quote Originally Posted by Toccoa View Post
      I think itís Project Perfection. Iíve learned a lot watching this thread.

      That said, I think we would all love to hear that engine hum and exhaust rumble by February.
      Thank you for the kind words and I have learned so much from multiple forumns and various friends are Hot Rod Shops and I am still learning more every day. I am with you and my goal is to have the car started by Feb 19th.



      Quote Originally Posted by NOT A TA View Post
      I think Overkill is the perfect name!

      Having failed tech inspection at a track once many years ago for a pressure regulator bolted to the firewall, I will mention that sanctioning bodies are picky about the possibility of fuel lines being cut by debris should something break through the bell housing from a clutch/convertor or whatever. So if you can keep your fuel lines out of the direct line of shrapnel in flight it'd be safer.
      That makes perfect sense and I am going to try to keep it as close to the firewall as possible. The good news is this car will spent most of it's life going driving back and fourth to work and hopefully doing the Good-Guys Road Tour and the Hot Rod Power Tour. I have two other cars that I can track and one that is perfect for autocross. The reason I built this car is because I grew up driving around in my buddy's 70 Camaro as a kid and I had always wanted one. Or maybe I am just trying to relive my childhood memories.
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      I Know I Know this is so not necessary ( 11-27-21 )

      So totally not necessary but I did it and it looks really nice as it made the lines disappear.

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      He's almost full grown.

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      While I cleaning up the lines I noticed the passenger side line was really close to the trans coolant lines. So added a couple washers under the bracket to raise the line up.


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      I finally received the black dipsticks from Lokar. So I figured I would install them while I was here.

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      Trans Dipstick.

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      So I think I am going to leave it ( 11-28-21 )

      I have been going back and fourth on this for weeks if not months. Do I have Mario paint the Radiator, Fan Shroud and A/C Condenser or leave it natural for this version of the car.


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      Today I am going back and touch up all of the holes I drilled in things. No reason to let things start rusting.


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      I am also removing the blue tape on the frame for the last time.


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      So I learned this trick when I was still in High School. My buddy's father put grease on the core support body mount to stop the creaking that old cars made and still make.


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      It's hard to tell what I am doing here but this was the only way I could get the washer on the Core Support upright brackets.


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      It's hard to believe I used all of these tools to install three bolts.




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      [QUOTE=That makes perfect sense and I am going to try to keep it as close to the firewall as possible. The good news is this car will spent most of it's life going driving back and fourth to work and hopefully doing the Good-Guys Road Tour and the Hot Rod Power Tour. I have two other cars that I can track and one that is perfect for autocross. The reason I built this car is because I grew up driving around in my buddy's 70 Camaro as a kid and I had always wanted one. Or maybe I am just trying to relive my childhood memories.[/QUOTE]


      Needs to be away from firewall or protected by thick steel if the line is between the engine & firewall. If you had something explode pieces would slide on the firewall surface.

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      "So I learned this trick when I was still in High School. My buddy's father put grease on the core support body mount to stop the creaking that old cars made and still make."

      I grease all the body mount bushings/washers as well as certain points on some types of frame connectors, helps prevent creaking.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NOT A TA View Post
      I grease all the body mount bushings/washers as well as certain points on some types of frame connectors, helps prevent creaking.
      I never thought about the subframe connector bolts. Looks like I will be adding that to my list tomorrow
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      The engine will twist in relation to the firewall every time the throttle is moved, and over time as the engine mounts wear that movement will increase. Keep that in mind when attaching the fuel line to the firewall because it looks a little tight in the picture. The OEMs run the fuel line down the back of the trans and run it to the frame back at the trans mount, since that part of the triangle (engine mounts and trans mount) moves the least.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
      The engine will twist in relation to the firewall every time the throttle is moved, and over time as the engine mounts wear that movement will increase. Keep that in mind when attaching the fuel line to the firewall because it looks a little tight in the picture. The OEMs run the fuel line down the back of the trans and run it to the frame back at the trans mount, since that part of the triangle (engine mounts and trans mount) moves the least.
      Okay, I am going to have to do some looking when I get home today.

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      AFV, Truck Wires & the other side ( 11-29-21

      Good news I was able to get the MSD LS Truck Wires

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      Yesterday 11-28-21 didn't end well as my dog ran into the slider, has a concussion and I had to stay up all night with him. The
      good thing is our Ring Camera caught it and we submitted it to America's Funniest Video and they accepted it.

      **** Post AFV airing I will add the video ****

      So back to the drivers side and I will just do pictures as you all know what it looks like.

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      I also noticed that core support was hitting the support bracket

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      Fixed

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      Battery Terminal Options ( 12-01-21 )

      I currently have the DSE terminal and I love how they look however is there something better is what my brain
      keeps saying. So I jumped on some car audio websites and found some cool options.

      I really like these as they allow you to connect ring terminals.

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      Option 1

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      Option 2

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      My Christmas Present to myself from my wife ( 12-01-21 )

      So way back in February of 2021 I saw this 3D printed honeycomb grille on Taylor's 2nd Gen. I messaged him on Facebook and asked
      him where and how do I get one. He told me he 3D printed it and he would be selling them. I was lucky enough to get in line to get one
      and the quality is excellent and I can not wait to install it on the car.

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      Here is the grille that was shipped to me the first week of December. To say I am excited is an understatement.

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      MSD Truck Wires & DEI Spark Plug Boots ( 12-05-21 )

      It was late and I was tired and just got home from work with my MSD Plug Wires so I decided to put them on before I went in the house.


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      As you can see the wires are no longer stretched.


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      Apparently Remy new I was home so my wife let him out so he could come visit me in the garage.

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      Oil Pump Block off.

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      After looking at the wiring on the tank I decided it needed one more "Weld Stud"

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      Apparently all the planning I did when I installed the tank makes it very easy to service and remove.

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      Nap time for Remy

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      New Weld Stud installed and I will clean up all of the excess before the Tank goes to Remes Autobody for paint.

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      Those battery terminals, I've used very similar before and they can be problematic. They aren't the easiest to get on and off since they use a rather small hex screw and if you aren't careful the screw head can strip. They also required a thin metal adapter (which was included) to get a tight fit on the battery terminal, which is just another point for corrosion to develop. And, they required regular retightening.

      My go-to for the last few years, while they aren't pretty, are military style battery terminals. They can hold several ring terminals on either side of the connector, and with the rubber caps they aren't awful looking. They work well and last forever.
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      Holley EFI Tank off to paint at Remes Autobody ( 12-08-21 )

      I figured while the tank was out I might as well clean up the epoxy around the wed stud mounts.

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      It feels so nice talking off all of the tape.

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      Yes, I am going print this picture so I don't have to try to remember the sock direction in the tank.

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      No More Tape !!

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      I think I put this stud in the correct location.

      Only time will tell.

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      Off to Remes Autobody to get the tank painted.

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      Measure Twice Cut Once ( 12-09-21 )

      Yep, I screwed up and cut the hose to short

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      I installed the DEI Fire Sleeve on the fuel line and I doubt I will be cutting the fuel line as I already screwed up once today.

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      This time I am going to use my green paracord.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
      Those battery terminals, I've used very similar before and they can be problematic. They aren't the easiest to get on and off since they use a rather small hex screw and if you aren't careful the screw head can strip. They also required a thin metal adapter (which was included) to get a tight fit on the battery terminal, which is just another point for corrosion to develop. And, they required regular retightening.

      My go-to for the last few years, while they aren't pretty, are military style battery terminals. They can hold several ring terminals on either side of the connector, and with the rubber caps they aren't awful looking. They work well and last forever.
      I agree I am not sold on them and heck I even thought about just putting another cut off switch on the top terminals.
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      2nd Chance Camaro - Let the Project Begin

      The one's that DSE offers and it is really nice looking


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      I finally made the time to finish off all of the wire terminations.


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      I'm making sure all of the wires are long enough and I will need to replace these ring terminals as they are not the correct size.


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      I did find some covers for the DSE terminals.


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      Since the Shifter will be going in soon I figured it was time to look for the harness and I had tucked it up neatly under the dash.


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      I really want the Radiator Cover from Anvil so I am adding this to my Christmas list and hoping my wife buys it for me.


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      Not my car. Picture is for reference.

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      I am blaming Ron for this ( 12-14-21 )

      So, I have wanted these upper control arms since I started building the car. After talking with Keith at Custom Works Performance
      for years I finally pulled the trigger and ordered a set. I also ordered a set of Tall Ball Joints and once I received them I ordered some
      ARP Hardware.


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      They sure are pretty and no more pivot shaft shims.


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      Yes, I am replacing the hardware.


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      I picked up some zinc coated grade 8 washers since one of the arms was missing the pivot shaft washers.


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      I absolutely love the yellow next to the carbon fiber closeouts on top the radiator. Car is looking killer Marty.
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      Those battery terminals look a lot better than the first batch. I think they'll do you well. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the stuff on there.
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