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  1. #151
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    will he mix it in rattle can for me ?

    I'm pretty dedicated on most things, but I'm too lazy to pull out the paint gun to paint up the shocks.
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    That's usually how I roll, too. I'll take that info to our local parts house (they do paint, and will put it in an aerosol can for you, too) and get a can. Thanks for the info. I'm guessing that 'Vermillion' is 'Vermillion', but will back it up with a brand and type.
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    Well, my new Koni shock/strut labels arrived in the mail yesterday. I guess I need to get to it and clean/update the suspension now!
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    Wow, how time flies!! Not much has happened lately with the car, other than the radiator springing a leak! We've been working on other projects, but I do start the car and move it around some every once in a while. We just 'restacked' the shop, swapping out some storage shelves for pallet racks. That will allow me more storage. I can finally get the OEM front bumper cover off the floor and up on a shelf. I do need to rearrange the location of the box containing the front lights/lenses so I can get to them easier. That will happen this weekend around Christmas things.

    I still need to order the replacement radiator from Paul, then get some good weather so we can pull the car out, pull the radiator and wash the dirt/grease off the front of the engine bay. Then, I'll tear the top off the engine and replace all the cooling lines with those pretty, polished, stainless tubes I got from Forced4D so many years ago. I'll also install the powder-coated valve cover, ported intake and Rob's header when I put things back together. While I'm down that far, I'll probably pull the injectors, as it seems one isn't working right, and no matter how many times I start and run the car with the new gas, it isn't getting any better.
    Gene Beaird,
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    Gene, looks like you have your next 'batch' of projects lined up for the car. Having a more organized shop certainly helps out all aspects of projects, so kudos for getting that one going. I know I certainly need to go back through all my 'stuff' up in the rafters of my garage and clean out the items that no longer need to be there...like my former SVT Contour parts.
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    Oh, I don't clean out, just put it in a plastic box and put 'er up on the shelf!! One never knows when I might need those 1959 Rambler hubcaps!! And yes I have a set.

    The race car is next up, I have a new (class-legal) hood to finish the installation on. Then, if time allows, I have a couple of hundred pounds of parts to throw under, and in, our '12 Caprice. Sadly, the SVO is, again, down the line. I still have to get the radiator from Paul. Then, order the hoses. I have a list, just need to stop by the parts house.

    Maybe we can do that work around Easter time. I'd like warmer weather to be here for the wash up.
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    Hoses are in. H0ly c@rp the price of Hoosier slicks have gotten stupid!! $2000 for race tires! Set us back another month for the radiator. I did start and ran the car for about 20 minutes. It seems to be running better as time goes by. Hopefully I can get by without an injector cleaning. I'll check it the next time to see if it is actually running on all four before taking the intake and exhaust off. If not, then it's off to an injector shop.
    Gene Beaird,
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    making good progress Gene. You need to snap a few pics so we can see your progress!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbeaird View Post
    Hoses are in. H0ly c@rp the price of Hoosier slicks have gotten stupid!! $2000 for race tires! Set us back another month for the radiator. I did start and ran the car for about 20 minutes. It seems to be running better as time goes by. Hopefully I can get by without an injector cleaning. I'll check it the next time to see if it is actually running on all four before taking the intake and exhaust off. If not, then it's off to an injector shop.
    Looks like Continental is going to get the 'most' out of Hoosier, eh?? That is going to kill a lot of grassroots guys for sure.
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    Indeed. They're just breaking even!! :-/ The year-before-last, when we called our favorite vendor for the next year's set, we were warned to get our 2016 set before the first of the year because the prices were going up. Our 14X16 radial slicks are now $516 EACH! Yikes. They're good for about 30 runs, although since our competition is kind of light, mainly because the venues we use scare the heavy-hitters away, we'll get about 60+ runs out of them before they cord.

    My bride just left for a two-week trip to Australia, so I think if the weather cooperates, I may install the MM adjustable rear lower control arms and FMS springs I have. While I'm there, I may clean and paint the shocks, depending on how ambitious I get.
    Gene Beaird,
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    And success! I may drop it a bit more in the back, but will wait until the front FMS springs are installed. All-in-all, not a bad job, and I got some stuff cleaned up back there. I was going to pull the shocks, clean and shoot them, but really wanted to get the car back on the ground, not that it's going anywhere anytime soon.

    It was really fun to finally get to spend some quality time with the car. Next up should be the cooling system.

    So, no more rally car look:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SVO after MM rear LCA install.jpg  
    Gene Beaird,
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    Looking good Gene!
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    Indeed. Now the front needs to come down about 1/2" for the car to be level. The front LCAs are already pointing up towards the wheels. Don't want to go much lower for fear of getting the front roll center below ground level. I still want to autocross this car every once in a while.

    It's going to be interesting to get this thing on our scales to see how much lightness we've added.
    Gene Beaird,
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    Not much to add except per other posts on this forum, we got our radiator from Paul. Hopefully we'll get some time soon to roll the car out, pull the radiator and clean the front of the engine bay. I'll then start the cooling line replacement. Depending on how enthusiastic we get, we may also do the intake and valve cover. It depends on how much time we have to do this.
    Gene Beaird,
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    I took the week off because I had the time, and they take it away at the end of the year if we don't use it. :-( My wife and I usually take the week before, and after the New Year together, but with this new policy, and my wife starting work at a new place next month, we're sure that won't be happening.

    I had scheduled some work on our 2012 Caprice 9C1, installing an exhaust system to replace the restrictive one that's on it. Well, plans changed again, after UPS 'mis-sorted' my cat order, which is now scheduled to be here tomorrow, vs. last Tuesday. I figured I'd get back on the SVO and get the cooling system cleaned up and updated.

    Again, other things got in the way, so the progress, albeit in the forward direction, isn't anywhere near as much as I had hoped. I did get the fan assembly pulled apart, and started mixing and matching the best of the two fans I had, while cleaning up what's there. I also got the radiator coated with RPM (Rust Preventative Magic) so the bare aluminum can shine, and not have to worry about corrosion as much.

    While cleaning the fan shroud, I noticed that it appeared that the top (at least) had been coated with something, like a clearcoat, or something. It came out as a white hazy coating and was worn in places like where one would touch it leaning into the engine compartment. I tried all sorts of things to get it gone, including bronze wool and soap, but nothing seemed to be getting it off. I then tested the shroud that I wasn't planning to use against some paint stripper. The shroud seemed to resist melting so I sprayed the top of the shroud I was going to use with it and let it set a bit.

    After wiping it off and washing the shroud, twice, I seem to now have a happy compromise between the stuff being gone, or at least a consistent pattern across the surface that I can live with. There IS a spot that looked like it had a warning sticker on it that was long gone before we ever bought the car. Hopefully I can find a replacement to cover the spot where it was.

    The rest of the parts were cleaned (the back side of the fan was a biatch), and the bolts and bits are drying under their first coat of paint as I type. Hopefully I can get the painting completed tomorrow and get the assembly back together this weekend.

    I still need to schedule time to pull the old radiator and cooling tubes, etc., but it will have to wait for now. I did discover what looks like an oil leak on the driver's side of the engine. I'll investigate that when I get the front end up on ramps to start the radiator R&R. That's about it for now.
    Gene Beaird,
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