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Old 09-20-2019, 02:59 PM
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Washed the 68 and took it for a spin. Came home, mopped up the antifreeze on the passenger floor mat and ordered some parts. After hunting season, new shocks, tuning and I start body work.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:50 AM
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Was at wheel dyno today, 258 hp from engine, quite good, stock 305 is making 170 hp
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:27 PM
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Was at wheel dyno today, 258 hp from engine, quite good, stock 305 is making 170 hp

Must make a VERY nice driver.. Good job with it.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:09 AM
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Jacked the rear end up and tightened the exhaust and what ever else I could see. Adjusted the rear brakes, weird how the drivers side wears out faster then the passenger side, I have no self adjusters, I can't find original GM self adjusters, the after market ones are real cheap..

The car seems to run better with the exhaust tightened and not leaking, it sounds much better. Some times I wish I had mufflers a little louder then the Dynomax super turbos.. I'm tempted to get those long 40" glass packs. They should be on the quiet side yet have a rumble..
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:04 PM
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Jacked the rear end up and tightened the exhaust and what ever else I could see. Adjusted the rear brakes, weird how the drivers side wears out faster then the passenger side, I have no self adjusters, I can't find original GM self adjusters, the after market ones are real cheap..

The car seems to run better with the exhaust tightened and not leaking, it sounds much better. Some times I wish I had mufflers a little louder then the Dynomax super turbos.. I'm tempted to get those long 40" glass packs. They should be on the quiet side yet have a rumble..

I love my glass packs. Not too loud cruising but they sing real nice when I get into it.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:33 AM
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I was able to splice in the wires to the brake pedal.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:29 AM
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I love my glass packs. Not too loud cruising but they sing real nice when I get into it.
Thanks Pugsy.. Which ones do you have?
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:02 AM
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Thanks Pugsy.. Which ones do you have?

Hold it, sorry. I just remembered. With my 327 I had a drone sound coasting down around 1200 RPM's and lower. When I swapped the 5.3, it was good after that.
Thrush, 2-1/2" about 24" long.
The 327 had stock cast iron manifolds.
The 5.3 has 2014 Camaro iron manifolds.


Not sure if it was the manifolds or the engine that took away the drone.
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:23 PM
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I changed the battery in mine. It lasted 9 and 3/4 years. Same brand Interstate.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:43 PM
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Now the fronts match the rears.

In what can best be described as a complete waste of money, I swapped out my Ď68 factory disc brakes for a set of Wilwood disc brakes. Ever since adding the Strange rear with the Wilwood discs things just didnít look proper with the big cast iron calipers up front. So to protect my fragile ego...
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What a process to replace my oil pan. After pulling the 4 speed, bellhousing, clutch, etc. I had to remove the starter and the passenger side header to remove the passenger side motor mount bolt. Now in the process of sanding the passenger side header for repainting and then lift the engine to remove the driver side header for repainting, then finally change the pan while the engine is lifted...
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Made new exhaust system from front to rear, disassembled rear end and control arms from the car, exhaust waiting for final welding
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:35 PM
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I painted the plastic brackets that go around the headrest with SEM light Oak. They were red. My wife made covers back in 2005 that were red. We are changing the covers on the headrests to match door panels and visors.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:09 AM
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last week the startermotor died, this morning a new one installed.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:30 PM
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Here is a picture of the headrest my wife made in 2005. We are taking them out and recovering them to match the seat. Hope I can post pictures of the new ones shortly.
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