Got a dyno from The Dyno Shop
Installed a Borla Cat-Back Ran with the wide-open plate.
New dyno after Whisper and Borla.
Ordered a Strut Tower Brace from BMR on a Group Purchase.
Installed my STB. Gave it a nice and firm ride.
Sorry I have not entered anything in a while. But I have been pursuing another expensive hobby. My Home Theater.
I started working on it on 01.2000. And that is where my money has been going to. After I am done, will probably go back to the Z.
Decided I better start doing something to my Z. So I decided to get some 17 in Wheels for it. I ordered them from SLP. Should be here in a week. Will post some pictures after get them.
Got my SS Wheels installed. Also bought some Kumho 275/40/17. Next in line is a SS Hood. :)
Installed a DEI 508D Dual-Sensor to my factory alarm.
Just ordered my SS Hood from RK Sport. Should be here in a few days.
My SS Hood came in. RK Sport (Cyrus) was very helpful and I got the hood as promised. They (Marty) even dropped it off for me. :) It fits perfectly. I will be getting it painted this week. Should be on the car by the weekend.
I decided on trying Zaino Show Car Polish this weekend. It is suppose to one of the best polishes on the market. There is alot of great talk about it on Camaroz28.com and ls1.com
Washed the car with Dawn to remove the old wax. Used a claybar to remove any other contaminants. Then used Z1 and then Z5. It shines pretty good, but so far not any better than Meguiar's
2nd coat of Z5 went on. Some of the scratches are gone. Shine is still decent. Has not sold me on it yet.
3rd coat of Z5 put on. About the same. Still some scratches. It should shine more once I switch to Z2. But I want to use Z5 until all the scratches are gone.
Sal Zaino e-mailed me today to thank me for my comments on camaroz28.com even though they are not 100% positive. He must be so sure of his products, that I will switch. What a great personal touch. Nothing you would get from Meguiar's. I e-mailed him back to see what other tips I can get. We will see......
4th coat of Z5 went on. Hood got the first coat of Z2. The car is looking more like it has another clear-coat on it. :)
5th coat of Z5 went on. 2nd coat of Z2 is on the hood. My friends have seen the car and have given me lots a compliments. I am starting to get pretty impressed on how Zaino is working. Looks like Sal might have another customer. :)
1st coat of Z2 is on. The car is looking great!!
Got my SS Hood back from the paint-shop. It looks great. Put on a coat of Z1 and Z2. Damn thing shines! Put another coat of Z2 on the whole car and went for a cruise by the beach. The car was turning heads. The stuff is awesome. I am a believer!
Just pick up my SS Spoiler from RK Sport. Fits pretty good. Will have it painted this week and on by the weekend.
My SS Spoiler from RK Sport is painted and installed. Here are a few pics.
Got my Clear Corners Lenses installed.
Just got my Passenger-Side Stealth installed.
Tried out the High Beam Mod Nice Mod.
I just picked up a Precision Industries 2800 Torque Converter. :) Will be installed next week.
Also bought a HyperTech HPP 3 & Powerstat 160. I plan on trying the Power Tuning, using a Dyno to determine if it helps.
Ordered a B&M 24,000 GVW Transmission Cooler
I just got my Vigilante 2800 Stall Converter installed by DRW. WOW!!!!
Express Muffler installed my BMR Sub Frame Connectors. Great addition to the Vert. Tightened up everything. No more shakes and squeaks.
04.21.02Picked up a set of Bilsteins and the Eibach Pro-Kit for $400. Will have pics when I get them installed.
05.01.02Got my SLP Grille installed. Looks good. Just have not decided if I want to install the red bowtie. Hmm, maybe a chrome one?
05.24.02I got my springs installed! Thanks to Rob for all the help. Just had to bribe him with Sam Adams. :)
I installed my BMR APHR and Relocation Brackets
Had to installed some Nittos Drag Radials because of the Torque Converter. All I can say is WOW!
New Dyno with TC and 160 Powerstat
Ordered my Wolfe 4 point Rollbar
Ordered my NX Wet Kit Including the GENX-II Upgrade and Bottle opener. Also have a Mallory Windows Switch
Recieved my N20 Kit. Started on the install. I finished the basic install and went for a 100 hp run. All I can say is OMFG!!! This stuff is cool. :)
08.31.02 - 09.16.02
Working out all the frigging N20 leaks. First the N20 Solenoid leaked. Sent that back to Nitrous Express. Then found the filter leaking. They are sending me new fittings. And now the damn bottle valve is leaking. No wonder I am using the N20 fast. What sucks is they are making me pay for shipping both ways. Why?? This is a brand new kit. Their Customer Service SUCK!!!
Got the Stock Switches Installed for the N20.
Rollbar is here!
Installed the 4 Pt Rollbar
Also switched the N20 to a 150 Wet Shot. Oh my god! This things pulls like a bat out of hell!!!
I decided that filling up the bottle was being a pain in the ass. So I ordered some Stage II 5.3L Heads from Absolute Speed They will come with Comp Dual Springs and Titanium Retainers. Also waiting for an install is a Thunder Racing Cam. 224/224 .561/.561 114 LSA.
Absolute Heads Are Here! And being installed by Jason from SDFB
Heads are in! Cam sounds great!
Picked up Autotap and LS1Edit. Dyno and Times soon.
Finally got my car dynoed. Not very happy with the results. I gained an extra 35 RWHP and 71 RWTQ.
SLP LS6 Intake is here.
SLP LS6 Intake is installed.
Dynoed the car and gained 8 RWHP with the LS6 Intake.
Ordered my Jet-Hot Headers with their Catted-Y pipe.
Headers are here! :) But they shipped the O2 Extensions separately. :(
Headers are in! Dyno numbers soon.
Dynoed the car and gained 20 RWHP with the Jet-Hot Headers.
My McCord Power Plate is here.
McCord Power Plate is installed.
Tranny decided it didn't like the Nitrous anymore. Lost 3rd and 4th. slipping like crazy. So ordered a FLP Level IV Transmission.
Tranny is here! Time to start on the install.
Tranny is in. :)
My 275/40/17 ET Streets are here.
Ordered my NX MAF Upgrade from NitroDave
Tried the ET Streets at my local track. WOW!
To heck with it. Ordered a ATI Procharger P-1SC-1 from EPP.
The ATI Procharger P-1SC-1 from EPP is here. :)
The ATI Procharger is installed!!
Installed a 3.2 in blower pulley. And was able to get 5# of Boost! Wow this car is fast all the time now. :)
Got the car on the dyno, put down:
Started running real lean up top. I need a fuel pump.
Tuned the SC today after adding a MMS Crank Pulley, Walbro 340 Intank Fuel Pump and SVO 42#'s Injectors. Running 5-6#'s
474.8 RWHP - 538.6 RWTQ - Unlocked
486.4 RWHP - 440.4 RWTQ - Locked
Dyno with 50 shot. Ran pig rich because my LTFT's went positive 20+ Grr...... But got my goal of 500 RWHP. And I still have FI heads on order. :)
510.5 RWHP - 500.1 RWTQ
518.4 RWHP - 605.3 RWTQ - 50 Shot
Installed a Laptop Mount for EFI Live
Finally got my Absolute 6.0L FI Heads Installed :) Also changed the blower pulley from a 4.1 to a 3.7 Now I hit 5# at part-throttle and 8-10# @ WOT. :)
Engine went BOOM! Cracked the block and took off a 1 inch piece off the #7 piston. Ordered a 383 :) A Meziere Electric Water Pump. A Vigilante 3200.
383 is here :) Starting the Install
383 is install is done! Also installed a SLP radiator, SPAL 16" fan, Racetronix Plug & Play Fuel Pump, 60# Mototron, BMR Torque Arm, Tranny Relocation Mount and SDCE Tensioner
I tuned the engine myself with HPTuners. Was able to squeeze out 484.0 RWHP and 481.4 RWTQ on 7#'s of boost.
A 100 shot put me @
614.4 RWHP and 683.1 RWTQ. :)
125 shot put me @
666.0 RWHP - 734.2 RWTQ - 125 Shot - P1
Blew the engine on the track. Too much Nitrous, not enough fuel.
New 383 built locally engine is in. Also upgraded to a Procharger D-1SC ;) and added a Twin-pump Racetronix Kit.
Dyno with new engine and Procharger D1. 10# of boost. Great increase under the curve over the P1
548.0 RWHP - 536.8 RWTQ
Stock Rear-end finally broke. Bought a Moser 9" Rear with a Wavetrac. 35 Spline. 3.70