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Old 05-15-2019, 03:18 PM   #4651
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Moved it out of the garage so I could do some cleaning (listing our house). Saw my small puddle of coolant from the leak I need to fix next week... but also found a few drips of oil. Looks like it could be either the rear main seal or oil pan...one thing after another now!
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:44 PM   #4652
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I walked past it on my way to do some work on the 64 GTO. I did at least check that the trickle charger was working.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:55 PM   #4653
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I washed mine for the first time in 8 months then drove it around the block
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:41 AM   #4654
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Took mine in for Cam Swap Stage one BTR
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:50 PM   #4655
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Installed hood pins and pedders diff insert

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Old 05-20-2019, 04:47 AM   #4656
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After cleaning up the GTO a few weeks back, I am trying to get the perfect paint on my black Tahoe. It just hasn't been right since I got it. Finally got out all the scratches and swirls with Chemical Guys VSS scratch remover and V36 final grade polish with buffer, then hand wax. This is flat black paint, no metallic, so it seems to show everything.

Dealership prepped it wrong and ruined the paint, no way was I letting them fix it, been trying to fix the paint for last year.

Finally it turned out pretty good. The reflection is amazing now.



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Old 05-22-2019, 04:06 PM   #4657
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I finally finished my front suspension overhaul. I installed my KMAC front camber adjustable coil over top mounts. I got a good bit of room for additional wheel. I then installed the gforce coil over spacers. I needed to make some shims to allow the bc coilovers to bolt to the spacers. It would be a good idea if they were available from gforce. I then had to modify the coilovers themselves to allow the suspension geometry to get back more to the stock measurements. I now have 18x9.5+40 2006 Z06 wheels with 275 tires up front with all the room in the world. I have a rough measurement of 1.4 neg camber and the car drives straight and true. I still have to get sway bar end links. The changed coilover placement has made the original bc ones to short. I am ordering a set of longer adjustable ones from Kollar as soon as I have more money.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:19 PM   #4658
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Finally changed to the trunk struts with the ones from GTOG8TA.
PITA trying to open the trunk, needed to use two hands, and risk of it coming down and hitting me !
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:19 AM   #4659
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drove mine to work today. does that count?
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:51 PM   #4660
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Getting ready for Pontiac in Pigeon Forge Tn this weekend.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:11 PM   #4661
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Picked up an SAP spoiler from a neighbor. Still not sure if I should install it though since I'd have to drill a hole in the trunk. Hmmmm
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:11 PM   #4662
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drove mine to work today. does that count?

Haha I'd say so
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:57 AM   #4663
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drove mine to work today. does that count?

Skipped right over "put my transmission back together"
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:47 PM   #4664
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Replaced the AC compressor and Expansion valve. Now have cold AC.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:24 AM   #4665
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Got it up on ramps to find the coolant and oil leaks.

Luckily for me, the coolant leak seemed to be from a loose clamp on the lower radiator hose. tightened it up, no more dripping. Really excited for an easy fix on that one.

The oil leak appears to be either the rear main, the oil pan, or both. It'll be something I have to address after our move, so I won't get to that for a few months at best. I'll probably just do both, and throw in other goodies while I do. Monster clutch, f-body slave, remote bleeder, and new motor mounts. I had a new clutch done at 90k but since it was a daily, I just got a readily available LUK, and I'm fairly sure the shop didn't do the rear main seal.

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Old 06-17-2019, 04:34 AM   #4666
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Picked up a set of PRC 225s. Taking them to the machine shop for a once over n buying supporting parts for install. Didn't plan on heads quite so soon but when a guy literally tells you to just have them who can say no?
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:05 AM   #4667
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Yesterday I pulled the front lower control arms off the car so I could install Whiteline poly bushings in the inner position. I already have poly in the rear radius rod location. The arms were a lot easier to get off than I thought they would be, the ball joints popped apart nicely, easier than expected with my newish ball joint tool. I used my old one so much it eventually failed! Wanted to get them apart in such a way so as to not damage the boots so I can reuse the ball joints as they are in fine shape. Though that bit of threadlocker the factory used on the ball joint nuts was a bear to deal with while trying to remove the nuts. My arms and pecs are rather sore today.

The only problem I've run into so far is that my shop press doesn't have the oomph to push out the bushings (really glad I didn't try to remove the bushings while the arms were still on the car). It appears the hydraulic jack used in my press is busted; just as I'm building up some pressure the handle kicks back, certainly not exerting the 12 tons of pressure it is rated for. So, off to HF later to get a replacement jack. Bushings won't be here at least until the end of the week so no real hurry.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:17 AM   #4668
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So, yesterday I got a new jack for my press (I actually had a spare sitting on a shelf) and I was using my shop press to remove the inner bushings from the control arms. Holy crap were those things in there. It was all the effort the jack could provide to finally make those things move and when they did move they moved in a bang, not a gentle slide out. The way they sit in the arms there is very little lip on the arms themselves to provide support while pressing the bushings out and it was hard to find something just the right size to press on the bushing from the top side as they are just a little bigger than the largest SAE socket I have and just a little smaller than my next larger metric socket. I did a lot of deforming of the edges of the bushing shells before I got just the right sized pusher. Made me really nervous when the jack was about at its limit and then it releases all at once with a bang. And seeing the double C-beam support at the base of the press actually deform a bit was a little concerning. This work actually slightly deformed the end of the press ram and it is made of tough stuff.

Anyway, the arms came out of the experience with no harm done but I can see now why people prefer to buy the preloaded control arms with bushings and ball joints already installed. They've been cleaned up and painted, just waiting for the new Whiteline bushings to arrive so they can go back in the car.

Man, I'm glad I didn't have to replace the ball joints, I bet those are really stuck in there too.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:40 AM   #4669
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Bought an '18 Zo6 and am going to start driving the GTO regularly again. Feels great to drive it again. Ordered TFS 220 heads and custom FlowTech cam, FAST 102, Kooks exhaust, etc. that will go in later this Summer hopefully.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:15 PM   #4670
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Bought an '18 Zo6 and am going to start driving the GTO regularly again. Feels great to drive it again. Ordered TFS 220 heads and custom FlowTech cam, FAST 102, Kooks exhaust, etc. that will go in later this Summer hopefully.

Damn, baller!

I installed a GM flex fuel sensor today. Now I just need to get a pin so I can wire the signal into the PCM.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:16 AM   #4671
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Got her back from the shop after Cam swap and the #s are in:
425hp / 404 tq with a nice flat band on the torque ... avg is 385

So stage 1 BTR cam with new --- Coated cam bearings ( pulled motor)
Dual springs/ Hardened push rods / Trunion upgrade/ Melling oil pump/ Water pump and hoses/ Timing chain/ Cold Case Radiator/ Monster level 1 Clutch/ Rear Seal / Oil pan gasket.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:19 AM   #4672
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Runs like a Raped Ape and sound fantastic.
Idle is VG with a little lope.
Very happy with results and fixed that stupid rear seal while we had the clutch and tranny out
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:20 AM   #4673
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GD Whiteline! I ordered my parts last Friday through Summit. Of course the bushings I need are drop shipping from Whiteline. So they wait until TODAY to ship them and so now I won't have the bushings until Monday. The parts that shipped from Summit arrived yesterday......

Still no clue when my last part, a Green Filter USA filter, will even ship. No shipment notification from Green yet.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:08 AM   #4674
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GD Whiteline! I ordered my parts last Friday through Summit. Of course the bushings I need are drop shipping from Whiteline. So they wait until TODAY to ship them and so now I won't have the bushings until Monday. The parts that shipped from Summit arrived yesterday......

Still no clue when my last part, a Green Filter USA filter, will even ship. No shipment notification from Green yet.

Anything whiteline/lovells should be got from Duckman! He usually has everything in stock
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:18 AM   #4675
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Anything whiteline/lovells should be got from Duckman! He usually has everything in stock

Yeah, typically I would have but the price was the same but shipping was free with Summit. I was also ordering other things that Andy doesn't carry.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:37 AM   #4676
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Removed aftermarket O2 sensor to "re-calibrate". Manufacturer says this needs to occur about every 6 months or every xxxx miles. As long as it stops flashing 7.4, I suppose it's not that big of a deal to do twice a year.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:18 PM   #4677
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Couldn’t take the faded oxidized headlights anymore so I brought it to the paint shop and had them restored. Not sure if the before pice do justice to how bad they looked. Took the chance to have them install the sap grills too. Looks brand new again.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:54 PM   #4678
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Definitely came out nice.

What did they charge to restore them?
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:39 PM   #4679
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Couldn’t take the faded oxidized headlights anymore so I brought it to the paint shop and had them restored. Not sure if the before pice do justice to how bad they looked. Took the chance to have them install the sap grills too. Looks brand new again.

Now put some headlight armor over them
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:55 PM   #4680
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They’re triple clear coated no need for armor and they charged $400 which was a hard pill to swallow but the car looks thousands better to me so well worth it IMO
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