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Old 04-07-2016, 07:18 AM   #41
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used LS6 intake I bought is already shaved underneath, looks like someone already had it on a pre 2001 car. sweet
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:05 PM   #42
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only got 4 cylinders done last night, I pulled everything apart and realized I had ordered the newer 1 piece valve seals mistakenly. Luckily I found a set of fel-pros locally, but there went another hour chasing down the parts.

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Old 04-07-2016, 01:25 PM   #43
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I love a good FRC... But PBR? Damn, you must have taste buds of steel. I hate that stuff lol

Sweet car!
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:47 PM   #44
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^ I was going to compliment your taste in cars and beer (saw the yuengling) but ouch PBR 16 ouncers even......woof.

still great car and ive enjoyed going through the thread.....terrible beer and all
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:48 PM   #45
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PBR is an old inside joke with some buddies...I tried it once and couldn't complain for the price - now I just drink it to **** off the purists

so i got it all back together and took it to work today. I missed driving it...

squirted the air bridge with red wrinkle
_DSC4981 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

This is exactly what I want to see for a 16 year old, 107K mile motor. Not even so much as wiped clean. Love it. New gaskets for fun
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LS6 springs are in along with new valve seals
_DSC4984 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

The Fel Pro intake manifold gaskets had an odd locating feature that was a bit oversized for the pocket for each runner...this caused the gasket to sit ever so slightly high at that corner. It probably would have crushed down fine when torqued but being OCD I trimmed the corner of each one for a nice flush fit.
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Enjoying high dollar beverages, life is short, demand the best
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Replacement front spring came in looking damn near brand new. Waiting to install it until the lowering bolts come in - should be this week
_DSC4993 by Norbert Ogiba, on Flickr

I need to clean up. Wife is pissed her spot is unavailable
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Finished product, needs a serious detail to clean up all the fingerprints and grease. Will clean up nice.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:25 PM   #46
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Engine bay looks great that red pops for sure.

back in college we used to cheap out on this stuff from Kroger called Joeseph Haufenbrauer I think. terrible but it was like 11 bucks for an 18 pack which was stupid cheap......but man it was terrible...then came steel reserve... those were dark times hah

anywho looking good man looking good
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:39 AM   #47
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PBR is the bottom of the barrel, I generally stick to Yuengling or Labatt Blue as my go-to's...


Lowering bolts came in. Rear will be a breeze to install, front spring will need to come out to be replaced, I'll thread in the new bolts then

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Old 04-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #48
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New front spring in. Only slightly scary jacking up this stiff *** spring while the car is on the lift and watching it all bounce around. Front bolts removed, only lowered it a bit as the old stock front adjusters were cranked as low as they could go. Ride quality is the same. I'm happy with the suspension now. Need to buy new tires for the C6 wheels, the current runflats are so loud that it's like riding around in a Z71 on big boggers.

Also need to adjust the cutout rod ends and start to plumb them up.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:45 PM   #49
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New front spring in. Only slightly scary jacking up this stiff *** spring while the car is on the lift and watching it all bounce around. Front bolts removed, only lowered it a bit as the old stock front adjusters were cranked as low as they could go. Ride quality is the same. I'm happy with the suspension now. Need to buy new tires for the C6 wheels, the current runflats are so loud that it's like riding around in a Z71 on big boggers.

Also need to adjust the cutout rod ends and start to plumb them up.
Michelins !
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:57 AM   #50
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^ I am thinking either those or Hankook Ventus V12s. Not looking for overall extreme grip, would rather focus on good wear characteristics and quiet ride!
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:57 AM   #51
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E39 M5 wheels on C5. offset means no go. Otherwise looked nice, minus the ratty finish.

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C6 wheels
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Quick test fit. They really modernize the look of the car, the champagne/pewter color of the magnesium wheels is period correct but hasn't aged well...
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Plan on starting to plumb up the cutouts tonight. Grabbed a few Ford EGR vacuum solenoids over the weekend at the JY.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:00 AM   #52
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^ I am thinking either those or Hankook Ventus V12s. Not looking for overall extreme grip, would rather focus on good wear characteristics and quiet ride!
From my experience with hanhooks... they won't hold a flame to the michelin's
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You can get good money for the mag wheels. Perfect for the drag strip too.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:02 PM   #54
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^In case I sell the car one day, I wanted to keep them with the car - unless somebody made me an amazing offer on them.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:06 PM   #55
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Holy **** - the Michelins are $500 more expensive for a pair of 4 - I bet they're better, but are they twice as good to justify twice the price?
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Holy **** - the Michelins are $500 more expensive for a pair of 4 - I bet they're better, but are they twice as good to justify twice the price?
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Not a fan of the blue fel-pro replacement gaskets. They don't stay in the groove very well like an OEM version....same goes for their valve cover gaskets. They don't like ANY residue on them either... when OEMs don't seem to be bothered too much with them. Anywho...just venting...OEM gaskets are hard to beat.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:02 PM   #58
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No issues with the intake gaskets besides having to trim the little nub on the corner.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:03 PM   #59
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got that sweet bumper mod going


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Coworker was waiting to leave the parking lot onto the street, when a kid on a bike comes whizzing down the sidewalk. Coworker decides to back up to let the kid pass in front of him. Coworker doesn't see my low car and crunches up and over my front bumper.

I hope the bumper can be saved, if not, oh well. This is why we have insurance. If I can buy a used cover I'll toss that on and use the rest of the dough for new tires

I think it's time to get those cutouts finished up so people know where I am, even if they can't see me!
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