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Alright Guys most of this is Pasted from my other thread.
I got the camaro July of 2006. It is a 97 M6 and it had a few bolt ons and put down 286whp. It had 72K miles and was pretty rough, but I got it for 4700 dollars.

After an extremly thorough cleaning here is how it looked.


It had Pacesetter LTs into a dumped bullets, 3.73s gears, some shitty ebay intake, a Spec 3 clutch, SFCs, and a UMI short stick. And it used to be powerdyne supercharged.

Here is a sound clip and a burnout of it when I got it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL0zrnlPn9A

Since then I have
-Removed the Ebay intake since it was trash and put on a K&N FIPK.
-Had the Car tuned By Vince at Trifecta (I cant recommend him enough)
-Had the tranny rebuilt with Viper Internals, and a hybrid clutch using parts from an Lt4 Clutch, my Spec 3 and the friction material from the textralia guys
-Put on some 17" LG World Challenge Wheels (If anyone knows were I can get some centercaps or have some custom ones made PM me)
PIC.

-Put on a Pacestter ORY and A hooker Catback with Corsa Clone Tips.
Pics:

On the Car


Sound Clips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBQuz1mvTNw
-Put on a QTP electric Cutout
Sound Clip of Cutout Open
(Soon to come, I took one not knowing the camera didnt have a microphone)

I ordered my Fuel Pump the other day and it should be here tommorrow and the next time I have a day off Im sending Bret my money for a custom grind and my rockers.

Stay tuned and Ill keep it updated with pics and videos of all the mods to come, there will be many.

Here is how the Alice sat this morning.

I know shes dirty so I busted out the buffer today and shes looking mighty fine, Ill try and get some pics tommorrow.
 

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So the last weeks of school kicked my arse cause of midterms so I didnt get any work done on the Z, but now its spring break and Ive been workin on her at least once a day now.

Got the 255 fuel pump here a while back. Finally got a chance to install it the other day.

Here is the kit I got. Its one of the cheap knock offs on ebay, a few friends have had good luck with them so Ill see.

Also you can see where I masked off the trap door to cut, at first I was really worried cuttin it with a dremel but it wasnt too bad.

Here it is after I got it cut out.

I know its not straight but I dont care.

I went back and ground down all the really small surface rust spots and painted over it. Also I noticed how dirty it was so I removed all the carpet in the rear and gave all the stuff under it a thorough cleaning.

Its back in now and Im waiting to run to Home depot to grab some sheet metal and rubber to make me a trap door.

I also
-Removed the sound deadening
-Removed rear speakers
-Started to remove the crappy aftermarket alarm the previous owner put in.
-Put in a few of my redone (real black) panels

Tonight and tommorrow before work Im
-Removing wipers (If I can find something to do with the cowl part so it doesnt look retarded without them)
-Removing washer
-resovoir
-Painting the Relay box (smoothed it out a while back and did away with all the lettering just havent had a chance to spray it)
-Cutting out spare bracket
-Removing rear seats and seat belts
-Relooming some stuff and removing some more wiring
-Cutting out rear seat hump and sewing the slits in carpet for rear seats.

Ill keep yall updated with pics
 

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Woke up this morning a little early to get some work done on the Z before work.
Went to the garage and Stepped right in a bag of cement. Its been there since we bult the hous and last time I pulled into the garage I ran over the very edge and it busted it so it was leaking out over by the shelf with all my detailing supplies on it.
So I spent about an hour and a half trying to get all the cement mix off the ground and into a bag. Finall got it done and went to work on the Z.


First I went ahead and put the black panels I did on the hatch.

Those lines on them arent paint lines they are from all the dist the collected and then they looked like that after I kinda wiped them off. They look great in person.
Yes that is a "Captain Courageous" Book. I was using it on the flap of metal that holds the weatherstripping on the place marked with an A. The weatherstriping kept falling off so I took it all off to look and that flap was all bent up. So I used a hammer and the book on top to straighten it out real well. Then I put some weatherstripping glue and put it back on. Stays put now.

Here is the spare braket I was cuttin out

I was up under their cutting it but I had to stop half way through to head to work.
I noticed a little more rust so I am prolly going to be spending some extra time in the hatch area smooth all the texture and rust then repainting it.

Its strange I used to just want to drive it but I dont even care anymore I just want to work on it. Im having so much fun.

Headed to work now and I'm gonna pick up some sheetmetal and rubber to make the door with for the fuel pump when I get off. Then tonight I should get that on. Get the new rear panels in and remove all the sound deadening from under the carpet.
 

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Got A little more work in last night after work.

I went ahead and masked off the hatch from the rest of the interior and masked off the outside around the hatch. Finally found a use for that retarded democrat newspaper they send us.
Heres a shot.

Then I went ahead and sanded most of the stuff down and tried to remove as much as that sticky mat shit as I could but damn that stuff is stuck on there good. Oh well Ill paint over it. haha
Here are some shots of the first quick coat of primer. And dont worry Im gonna spend more time on the actual color, I was just trying to get some primer down before I passed out.


Oh and yes haha I painted over everything I really dont care, some wires were in the way...wooo....primer! Haha.

On a side note does anyone know what that circled wire runs to. I found it when I pulled the carpet and it appears the previous owner cut it.

Also how do you remove wiring. I want to pull a bunch of wiring but I dont know if I just cut it and put a cap on it or if I trace it back the the source and rip it out?

I hate wiring. I had to call a friend just to wire up the EWP, haha.
 

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Finally got the hatch area painted yesterday but I didnt have time o post an update so here are the pics. It laid down very even and smooth which surprised the hell out of me for a rush job and being from a spray can, Overall I am very happy with the outcome.
Looks like shit in the pics cause of the glare and it being a bad camera (lost my good one haha).
Here you go.


Started throwing it all back together and I had to redo the ttop holders in black cause I didnt get those when I scored the rest of the panels. I also went ahead and did the rear speaker panels.

Right now the TTop holders are done and Im waiting for them to dry so I can throw them back in and the speaker panels have one coat on them.

I should have it all back together today and possibly have the rear seats out, the seat brackets cut out and the hold sowed up over them. We will have to see what time the girl gets off work though cause then Im supposed to go see her.

Then this weekend I wont have any progress cause Im headed down to college station to see my brother and his fiance.
 

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So I finally got the speaker panels and ttop holder painted.


I really like the way they look.
Some buddys came over and they all liked it. I think a buddy of mine wants to do it in his TAHOE. That would SUCK way to big of panels.

Notice in the red circle it looks like the carpet is burned. I had to go out and do a service call and put a ladies battery in her malibu and the old one burnt a hole through the container I put it in and put a mark on the carpet. I was pissed but whatever.

I went ahead and shampooed the carpet and got the rear seats and seat belts out and did another coat on the rear interior panels. Right now Im just waiting for them to dry and Ill throw them in and get yall some pics.
Damn man keep up the good work! This is some really good stuff!
Thanks alot man.

I got the rest of the panels in. Im really pleased.
Here are the pics.



The camera doesnt do them justice. The panels arent near as dark and because of the flash its brightening up the carpet so it looks liker. I am quite surprised as I thought itd look like hell until I go the new Cobra R seats, headliner and carpet in but no it really looks fined and the kickpanels are just slightly darker than the dash, just a little shinier so I like it.

Oh and in that last one you can catch a glimpse of the sharty aftermarket alarm the previous owner installed. Next time I get to work early Im running it next door to best buy and having the guys rip it out and the stock one and puttin in a new viper alarm.

Im bored now, time for a drive to test out the new fuel pump.
 

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UPDATE: 3-25-08
Man A box with Summit on the side does for me what clowns do for grimsy haha

Opened her up WOOOO

I love these rockers. They are so pretty.


I was gonna start today but I have a huge presentation for class due tommorrow and I havent even started on it so I should probably do that.

I need to order a few more parts. Pushrods, guideplates, opti, lifters, timing chain, and gaskets. I think thats it for now oh and some assembly lube.

Thursday Ill probably order the lifters and timing chain and guideplates, and go ahead and get the springs on and delete the waterpump drive as I have an EWP.
 

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Update: 3-Something-08

Well I got up this morning and decided to start on the Z. Its been hard for me to start cause I know as soon as I start I have to drive the HONDA everyday no matter what til im done, but I bit the bullet and I hate these motors. There is SO much crap run over the manifold and in between the manifold and valve covers.
But whatever. I seafoamed the car yesterday and drained the oil this morning and DANG. Seafoam is awesome. I pulled the valve cover and the the insides were spotless.

Because its a crappy camera you may not be a able to see it but they had nothing but a thin layer of oil on them, no sludge or an other kind of build up.
Here she is with the manifold off

I think saturday Im gonna pull the radiator and all that crap and go ahead and get the waterpump of and prolly the opti.

Oh and I was gonna polish my manifold but apparently a buddy of mine knows a powdercoater so he is doing all my powdercoating for free. Hes got the manifold now and Im gonna take him the waterpump housing and thermostat neck this weekend along with the TB. Ill post up pics when I get em back

Oh and Im going to pick up a new ebony headliner for 35 bucks saturday and I ordered my lifter and guideplates today and my valve seals came in.

Oh I also need to find an A/C delete pulley and order my madman alternator relocation bracket.
 

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So Ive been bored waiting on the lifters, valve spring compressor, and guideplates, oh and the manifold which by the way, getting acid dipped today so I should have it in a few days, so I've been trying to do somehting constructive.

So I polished my maf and started my fuel rails, I got one fuel rail done but I found out that polishing with a dremel sucks because it will leave stripes so Im gonna pull the grinder out of storage and put the huge buffing wheel on it so I canhave a nice even finish.

Well here is what I got done. Im going back over the fuel rail with a bigger wheel and the maf I put some clear on and it really dulled it and showed the flaws but they look alot better than they did so Im happy and I cant be to picky for the first thing I ever tried to polish.
 

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Hey guys I got all the cooling system out and it only involved 3 coolant baths. Still cant manage to get the block drain plug out but since a new opti was going in I didnt bother.

Also I realized im getting spoiled. I get pissed off when I have to work on the ground Im so used to having a lift haha.

Got the waterpump prepped for powdercoatign didnt get to drop it off though, hopefully this weekend and maybe ill get the manifold back then. I cant wait.

The project then kinda stalled when no local parts store had a harmonic balance puller so I went ahead and polished the thermostat housing.
Ive finally got this polishing stuff down it came out exaclty like I like it. Dont pay any attention to the very end though because that part will be covered and it was so pitted I couldnt get it smooth and didnt feel like bothering with it. I think after what Ive learned on the housing Im gonna go back and redo the elbow since its pitted up real bad and doesnt have near as good a finish on it.
Here are some pics.


Oh and I just remebered I need to order some zoop seal.
 

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Okay thats the end of the other thread.

It came together great.

Things that changed, I ended up powdercoating the intake manifold black with polished fins, I also powdercoated the elbow and the WP housing.

Shortly after the maro went back together the Honda died, Broke a 20K old Honda installed timing belt.

So the camaro went back to DD duty and I have really been slackin on it. I did pick up a 91 S10 blazer for DD but it needed some work.

It has 5" of lift
31x10.50x15
Herculined the Entire thing
Completely went through suspension and steering.

It is almost done all it lacks is:
Me to finish installing the Ball joints
Get my CV axles and Upper control arm bushings in ( hopefully picking them up tomorrow)
Throw the shackles in the rear (already have them)
Bolt the bumpers back on
Bolt the mirrors on
Exhaust
Alignment.

So if school slows down and quits killing me, I should be done rather quickly so the Z can go back to getting worked on. Ive been collecting parts for it but collecting parts for 2 cars is killin me so we shall see.

The Z also got hit twice since I started DDing it again. First I had a 2500 that was parked next to me pull out and crunch my Driver side fender and bumper (then drove off), and it was ran into in a sonic parking lot.

The second accident was fixed the first Im still waiting on. I got me a new bumper and fender and once the blazer becomes DD I can throw it in the body shop.

Its getting a full repaint in black, flat black smooth berger panel, SS spoiler, !Moulding, and the camaro emblem on the nose smoothed..

Then I shall start on the suspension, all I have left to pick up is some bushings and my BMR springs.

Then the interior, Going with 6LE or Corbeau fixed back seats. Full leather wrap, new Black carpet and a few small touches.

Then the motor, but thats a secret, all I will tell you is GM castings, Custom Cam and a single power adder. Ill keep yall updated when I finish the blazer.
 

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Cars doing good.

I just put some GM ZR1s on. Car was repainted earlier this year. Going through suspension now. When I get the rest of the suspension in and start throwing it on, I make a bunch of updates
 

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Got A little more work in last night after work.

I went ahead and masked off the hatch from the rest of the interior and masked off the outside around the hatch. Finally found a use for that retarded democrat newspaper they send us.
Heres a shot.

Then I went ahead and sanded most of the stuff down and tried to remove as much as that sticky mat shit as I could but damn that stuff is stuck on there good. Oh well Ill paint over it. haha
Here are some shots of the first quick coat of primer. And dont worry Im gonna spend more time on the actual color, I was just trying to get some primer down before I passed out.


Oh and yes haha I painted over everything I really dont care, some wires were in the way...wooo....primer! Haha.

On a side note does anyone know what that circled wire runs to. I found it when I pulled the carpet and it appears the previous owner cut it.

Also how do you remove wiring. I want to pull a bunch of wiring but I dont know if I just cut it and put a cap on it or if I trace it back the the source and rip it out?

I hate wiring. I had to call a friend just to wire up the EWP, haha.
that wire is for the factory subwoofer, got one in my car
 
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