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Old 17-06-2017, 09:36 PM
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Frost Green. My Camaro's original color.
Nice Jim..
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Old 17-06-2017, 09:53 PM
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Frost Green. My Camaro's original color.
Nice Jim..
Close, but no cigar.
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Old 17-06-2017, 10:06 PM
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Did you mess with the mix or choose that similar Ford color?
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Old 18-06-2017, 06:51 AM
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Love it.

Must be antique green - same as Ronny Pace's car on Street Outlaws.

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Took a picture of the arse end.

Nice colour combo Jim - should help you stand out from the crowd a little
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Old 24-06-2017, 07:44 PM
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Nice colour combo Jim - should help you stand out from the crowd a little
Thanks Justin

Gotta give cred to the Vince the panel/paint guy though, I picked the colours but Vince selected the tones

He was awesome to work with, I see a Nantucket Blue El Camino in his future




Welded up one 1/2 of an exhaust system, hopefully tomorrow it's done

I'm not a fan of exhausts
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Old 28-06-2017, 05:59 PM
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Air cleaner lid rocked up, plenty of clearance with 5/8th at the front



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Old 28-06-2017, 07:25 PM
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A little more height and you could run it out of the bonnet
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Old 28-06-2017, 08:01 PM
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A little more height and you could run it out of the bonnet
It's not a HQ
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You got Welch plugs in it yet?
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Took mine to the engineer today. I thought it was gunna go ok because overall its not a bad car. How wrong I was.
-rear tyres locked up at 35kmh brake tests
-front and rear brakes were over 230 degrees after very mild driving
-starter motor died (or possibly battery but either way had to get it towed home)

So disappointed because I've been chipping away at stuff to make it roadworthy and legal but didn't do stuff that should have been obvious like the brakes because I was never able to drive it to feel how ****ed they were. Ah well its only money.
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Bummer. Not a great feeling..
I wonder why the brakes so hot.. Are they factory, donor or aftermarket?
If the rears are drums, reducing the wheel cylinders can be a way of reducing their effort. Ford & GM made various bore diameters depending on application.
Big no-no to have rears lock up. Instant oversteer in a panic stop is the worst of situations.
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Air cleaner lid rocked up, plenty of clearance with 5/8th at the front



The green looks awesome in that shot Jim, way way deeper green than in your other shots
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The green looks awesome in that shot Jim, way way deeper green than in your other shots
^^^Thanks Chris.


Got tyres fitted to rims and bolted on the car, only to find that the colour of the rims is too white and not silver/grey enough

Time to strip and redo, these rims have worn me the phuck out and have cost a small fortune
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Bummer. Not a great feeling..
I wonder why the brakes so hot.. Are they factory, donor or aftermarket?
If the rears are drums, reducing the wheel cylinders can be a way of reducing their effort. Ford & GM made various bore diameters depending on application.
Big no-no to have rears lock up. Instant oversteer in a panic stop is the worst of situations.
All factory except for the fronts being slotted discs. The engineer seemed to think it may be the friction material is just old and deteriorated as the brakes definitely worked but he said the testing machine showed it needed about twice the normal effort to get it to pull up.
I'm gunna pull everything apart tomorrow and see whats what. And 100% on the rears locking, I'm so glad I've never taken it out in the rain.
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