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Forum: Build Ups 15-07-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
thanks everyone. It's definitely taking longer...

thanks everyone. It's definitely taking longer than I think, but I seem to be staying motivated.

The good news from the last few weeks is that I've had 'Approval in Principle' from the DOT to...
Forum: Build Ups 09-07-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
dash doneski ...

dash doneski

http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35382&stc=1&d=1531139487

http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35383&stc=1&d=1531139487

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Forum: Build Ups 09-07-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
fitting a new 1/2 dash panel was next as under...

fitting a new 1/2 dash panel was next as under the windscreen was badly rusted.

I used the new panel as a template to scribe a line to cut the old dash
...
Forum: Build Ups 09-07-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
the 2-pac in a can comes out a treat. Really good...

the 2-pac in a can comes out a treat. Really good looking finish and I'm a lot more confident it will stand many years of damp conditions. Fumes are terrible though
...
Forum: Build Ups 09-07-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
next was onto the cowl cheek (aka tulip) panel. ...

next was onto the cowl cheek (aka tulip) panel.

I realised pretty quickly that you can't remove the spot welds on the original outer panel due to the shape. You can't get at it with a drill. That...
Forum: Build Ups 09-07-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Still making progress since the last update 3...

Still making progress since the last update 3 months ago

I had a whole bunch of holes to patch in the firewall.
...
Forum: Build Ups 19-04-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 44,071
Posted By seanj
wicked! Lower than a pregnant ant

wicked! Lower than a pregnant ant
Forum: General Discussion 16-04-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,115
Posted By seanj
dunno how closely VIC applies the Australia Wide...

dunno how closely VIC applies the Australia Wide VSB standards, but here is an extract that may help you



Ie. the Engineer needs to be happy the ridetech system meets the VSB criteria and the...
Forum: Build Ups 05-04-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,932
Posted By seanj
That subframe looks too good to put hanging...

That subframe looks too good to put hanging panels over it
Forum: Build Ups 05-04-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,015
Posted By seanj
Looking good. I’m probably going to steal the...

Looking good. I’m probably going to steal the idea to recess the rear floor for mufflers!
Forum: Build Ups 02-04-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
nah, gas MIG. Running about 16L/min. might be too...

nah, gas MIG. Running about 16L/min. might be too high if anything?

Maybe I should increase the pre-flow too?
Forum: Build Ups 01-04-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
I wasn't comfortable with these panels being...

I wasn't comfortable with these panels being disconnected, so I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone. I made a sandwich panel which went up behind the pitted floor area which would allow me to weld...
Forum: Build Ups 01-04-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Took my first big leap into the world of metal...

Took my first big leap into the world of metal replacement the last few weekends. It's a big step for me, so excuse the saga! :o

I started with the drivers side floor as it is out of sight, so my...
Forum: Readers Rides 15-03-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,288
Posted By seanj
any more pics on the wiper motor replacement?...

any more pics on the wiper motor replacement? Hard to install / adapt?
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,811
Posted By seanj
that's very good news

that's very good news
Forum: Build Ups 10-03-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,935
Posted By seanj
you going to run the steel rims Alan? I reckon...

you going to run the steel rims Alan? I reckon they look great. Ride height is perfect too
Forum: Build Ups 28-02-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
A few things to update on. The body is now...

A few things to update on.

The body is now on a purpose designed 69 Camaro frame courtesy of Greg (aka. mr Crisis).
...
Forum: Parts For Sale 07-02-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By seanj
yeah the tank works fine. includes pump and...

yeah the tank works fine. includes pump and sender.

Should be about $70 to the Geelong depot. will have to be depot-depot as the tank is too big to go through Aus Post.

Send me a PM if you want...
Forum: Technical Discussion 26-01-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By seanj
I think you mean 4l80e. 4l60e =electronic th700....

I think you mean 4l80e. 4l60e =electronic th700. 4l80e = th400 + overdrive + electronic. 4l80e isnít easy to get in Australia, i donít believe it was sold in any cars here.

4l60e is superior to a...
Forum: Build Ups 25-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,015
Posted By seanj
Parts porn

Parts porn
Forum: Build Ups 22-01-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
It's even the correct colour!

It's even the correct colour!
Forum: Build Ups 20-01-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,015
Posted By seanj
Looks sweet. I’ve got one of these on my shopping...

Looks sweet. I’ve got one of these on my shopping list
Forum: Build Ups 04-01-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,233
Posted By seanj
Acceleration enrichment doesn’t self learn. Only...

Acceleration enrichment doesn’t self learn. Only the base fuel table. You’ll need to tweak that stuff to get it perfect.

You’ll probably find it goes into ‘open loop’ for most of your runs as it...
Forum: Build Ups 04-01-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,233
Posted By seanj
Looks like you need to increase your acceleration...

Looks like you need to increase your acceleration enrichment. There's a few settings to play with. You can progressively increase you AE vs TPS and check your data logs each run. I found it effective...
Forum: Parts For Sale 20-12-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By seanj
very confident. Impact was dead on and stopped at...

very confident. Impact was dead on and stopped at the subrame. The tyres didn't impact.

There's a scratch on one upper control arm where the inner fender contacted the arm. All steering,...
Forum: Parts For Sale 18-12-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By seanj
FS camaro bits and rims

Aeromotive stealth fuel tank for 69 Camaro. Has inbuilt EFI pump that supports up to 1000 hp N/A. https://www.aeromotiveinc.com/product/69-gm-f-body-stealth-fuel-tank/. Disclaimer, this tank is not...
Forum: Parts For Sale 12-12-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By seanj
Sold

Sold
Forum: Parts For Sale 10-12-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By seanj
guffer, your inbox is full. can't reply to your...

guffer, your inbox is full. can't reply to your message
Forum: Parts For Sale 08-12-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By seanj
SOLD FS: First Gen Camaro Dana 60 (Strange S60)

For sale. Strange S60 rear end for 1st gen camaro.

Aftermarket Dana 60 to fit 67-68-69 Camaro.

http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35026&stc=1&d=1512734688
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Forum: Build Ups 03-12-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,233
Posted By seanj
Is that factory? :eek: My 4x4 bumper isn't...

Is that factory? :eek:

My 4x4 bumper isn't as beefy as that
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,807
Posted By seanj
happy to help mate. send me a PM when you're...

happy to help mate. send me a PM when you're ready



That's why I went EFI. I persevered for years with the carb. Bought an O2 sensor, spent $500 dyno tuning and it was still a pig. Once I...
Forum: Build Ups 20-11-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
That settles it then... you'll have to get a new...

That settles it then... you'll have to get a new front subframe



That's good to know Adam. The 275 tyre restriction was a bit of a turn off. That's true that most of the Optima and similar...
Forum: General Discussion 20-11-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,807
Posted By seanj
Another convert Andy! Best thing I ever did...

Another convert Andy!

Best thing I ever did to my car was convert it to EFI. I found that for cruise and acceleration the system tuned itself well, but it took a bit of manual tuning (computer) to...
Forum: Build Ups 15-11-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Been doing a bit of research lately about full...

Been doing a bit of research lately about full chassis vs a front subframe and rear clip

The best full frame option is the Fast Track chassis from The Roadster Shop.
...
Forum: Build Ups 11-11-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Let me know Luke. Mine boot and fuel tank...

Let me know Luke. Mine boot and fuel tank brackets/stiffeners are rusted out. I will possibly not need them if I go to a full chassis or even an AME rear clip.



Tell me about it! There were a...
Forum: Build Ups 08-11-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Well she's back from Stripped Bare! looks very...

Well she's back from Stripped Bare! looks very different now with all her dirty secrets expposed

http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34913&stc=1&d=1510142508

Time to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By seanj
What incidents could you possibly be talking...

What incidents could you possibly be talking about? :p

No experience with AGI, however sign me up for some sort of cage, either bolt in or close fitting weld in. I like the fact that AGI cages...
Forum: General Discussion 29-10-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,811
Posted By seanj
F*ck. What a loss. His input and knowledge will...

F*ck. What a loss. His input and knowledge will be missed around here
Forum: Build Ups 21-10-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
loaded it up and took it down to Stripped Bare...

loaded it up and took it down to Stripped Bare yesterday. Will let the experts down there do their thing and reveal all the dirty secrets of the car
...
Forum: Build Ups 09-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Thanks for all the support. Feels like it's...

Thanks for all the support. Feels like it's needed at the moment. It's about as far away from a running and driving car as it could possibly be!

Jamie, thanks for the thought. I'm still committed...
Forum: Build Ups 07-10-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Well after a full day of making grinding and...

Well after a full day of making grinding and cutting dust in the shed, I've got a pretty good understanding of the condition of the car. Went through 4 cutting disks and coated everything in the shed...
Forum: Build Ups 25-09-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
I had some help come over to move heavy stuff...

I had some help come over to move heavy stuff around today

Seperated the body from the subframe. A hoist makes this rather easy.
...
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By seanj
I've found their shipping costs for small items...

I've found their shipping costs for small items pretty cheap. I ordered a new tie-rod end last week and it was about $20 shipping and duty
Forum: Build Ups 03-09-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,313
Posted By seanj
Things are still ticking along. The doors...

Things are still ticking along.

The doors are free from glass and locking mechanisms.

I took a big leap today and cut out my first panel that i'll be replacing. This was the infil panel...
Forum: Build Ups 21-08-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 33,469
Posted By seanj
Nah, give it away to someone who doesn't have a...

Nah, give it away to someone who doesn't have a driving camaro
Forum: Technical Discussion 17-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By seanj
nah, it's not possibly for fuel to leak into the...

nah, it's not possibly for fuel to leak into the boot from the vent in a rollover. I used teflon lined braided lines, it doesn't leach. No smell.

Use a rollover valve (easily attainable AN...
Forum: Technical Discussion 16-08-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By seanj
Yep, used a bulkhead style II Much fabrication...

Yep, used a bulkhead style II Much fabrication vent on mine. Nice piece, does exactly what it needs to do. bought if off Summit Racing

http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/showthread.php?t=9016&page=11
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By seanj
That's what I'm going to look at doing while i...

That's what I'm going to look at doing while i rebuild the car.

I've got the harness already, but I'm planning on cutting it and splicing into a firewall connector.
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 02-08-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,823
Views: 380,244
Posted By seanj
That's not the same thing mate. That's a screen...

That's not the same thing mate. That's a screen on the end of the Fitech pump, not a Hydramat

You'll suffer from starvation without good baffling or a hydramat in your tank when running EFI
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-07-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By seanj
68 camaro's have less room in the rear tubs vs...

68 camaro's have less room in the rear tubs vs 67/68.

Best resource I've found on this one is here for 67s:
http://www.camaros.net/forums/17-wheels-tires/153144-1967-wheel-tire-combos.html
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