Camaro 1975 454 6-speed from Finland

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by pecu_83, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. pecu_83

    pecu_83 Veteran Member

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    Haha!:D
    Actually that didn't come out that well, unless you mean't "Nice (the city in Italy) you have had an explosion drive class" but thank you so much for trying! I think I understand what you tried to say though ;) it was a blast!
     
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  2. pecu_83

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    I look busy because we have turns in both directions;) :D
     
  3. xten

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    Excellent job!
     
  4. pecu_83

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    Got some new wheels to get the old look back :cool:

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  5. pecu_83

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    Yesterday I made a quick base for the new front wing. It´s only plate at the moment, but I´ll add some winglets in front of the tires and some aluminium profile for rigidy later. It´s a bit wider than the old one and a bit more to the front. I also put on some highlight tape on the wheels, I think it adds a nice flavour to the car. :)

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  6. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    On the Fibermotive IMSA rear wing I was looking at it bolted to the trunk floor .Maybe its stronger that way. And continue to have all sorts of fun.
     
  7. pecu_83

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    Been a busy week. Last tuesday I started to prep my car for wednesdays track day. The alternator had stopped working (I guess rallycrossing). Had to buy a new one. I finished the wing, changed oil, unbent the skidplate etc. Then I went for our local monthly meet. On the way there, the clutch cable snapped. I had to shift without cluth the rest of the way to the meet, from there to parts store where they didn´t have a cable, from there to my dads only to find a broken cable and from there to home. I ended up welding a new thread piece on the end to make it work for next day.

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    Then I broke my engine. I ran it too hot and under hard braking I think the oil pressure dropped and when I went back on the gas it started a really bad rod knock after two corners. I towed the car home and saturday I tore it apart.

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    Now I´m looking for new crank and rods. Not so easy to find here in Finland or expensive.
     
  8. Bandit723

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    Boy sounds like a rough week. Nice job on the spoiler by the way. Feel your pain on the broke engine just went thru a rebuild not too long ago.
     
  9. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    What a bad week.Are you going to change to a road race oil pan or a dry sump with an oil cooler so it won`t happen again. I hope things get better for you.
     
  10. pecu_83

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    Thanks guys.

    I think I´m going to modify the stock pan and add an oil cooler and ran a bit more oil at a bit higher level. And go back to Valvoline Racing 10W60 oil which I had no problems with last summer, expect it leaked a bit, but I got a handle on it this spring.

    Here´s a GoPro video from the track with GPS-laptimer-data overlay:

     

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