Yippie, paint is done :)

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  1. gutted72

    gutted72 Veteran Member

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    Got up early this morning to beat the heat, got the windows, weatherstrip installed. Even had some time to clean up those dirty ass wheels :)
    Still need to install the back glass, door panels, mirrors, charge the AC, undercoat the rear wheel wells, get the back seat recovered and installed, install the stereo and speakers.

    I'll get there someday :whine:

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    Oh, almost forgot. Need to install the seatbelts, fix the hood latch, A pillar trim, windshield trim, back window trim, and probably a dozen other things I'll remember later :(.
     
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    Spent the day putting some of the small stuff on the car, it's almost ready for the road.

    Front trim and mirrors on ;)

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    Back window and trim installed :cool:

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    Even took it on a 10 mile shake down for the first time in like 7 years :p

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    Now I need to check the transmission fluid level, adjust the shifter, bleed the brakes better, check the rear axle fluid level, get the rear seat upholstery done and installed, find my rear speakers and seat belts. And on and on...

    Oh, and I charged the A.C., so now it blowing nice and cold air :)
     
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    Started the mock up of the chin spoiler. It needs a few holes drilled but that's easy enough.

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    Finally got most of the little stuff taken care of and went off on a 70 mile run to town.
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    Tried to take a picture of the sniper screen, but it turns out it's hard to take a picture of the screen and drive at the same time o_O

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    The wife snapped a picture of it before I drove it back onto the lift.

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    Tomorrow I have to try and fix some of the stuff that I noticed while out joy riding :whine:
     
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    Well unfortunately I'm done driving the Camaro for awhile :mad:

    Got in it this morning, started it up, runs great, started easy. Once it got up to temp, everything went south.

    Currently running a Holley Sniper EFI. Now I have only driven the car about 100 miles with this EFI, so I'm not well versed on its in's and outs and overall mannerisms just yet :(

    So when it started having it's problems this morning I got a real quick education on it.

    Yesterday when I took it out everything ran great, fuel pressure was around 60psi :), AFR was running between 13 and 14 :). In learning mode and closed loop, coolant temp 100% :). (See above for blurry picture)

    Then started it up today. Display showed everything working good upon start up. AFR heating, open loop, not learning, blah, blah, blah. Once the temp was at normal operating temp and it switched to closed loop the AFR started to climb and pegged at 35.6 and of course the engine starts to run WAY RICH and stumbling. So I shut it off, let it cool down and pulled the o2 sensor to see if it was fouled or ??

    Again not knowing a whole bunch about this system, I jump on Holley's web site, visit the forums and go figure a bunch of people have had the same problem. Every thread I read said nothing about how to fix the problem, only response to every single thread was to call Holley tech support, WTF...

    I did find a few that said once they called Holley, tech support said they would need to send back the unit and have the ECU fixed or replaced and it didn't always fix the problem :mad::mad:

    So, now I have 100 miles on a $1300 piece of crap that I will have to send back and wait about 4 - 6 weeks to see if it will work. You have no idea how freaking pissed off I am right now....
     
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    Man that is nice, 7 years wow., but How come every time someone posts a picture of their new paint I go "man wish I painted my car that color" well except green that is (long history of unbelievably bad luck with green cars, started with my first car a green 1970 440 six pack cuda, no bad luck with that but I did return it dealer since as a 16 year old I couldn't afford gas, who the hell returns 6 pack cuda, *sits in corner with dunce hat on*). My history.....Green 1970 Lemans Sport, Green 71 cuda, green 1994 T Bird, Green 1970 El Camino, green 1972 Vega.......I friggin hate green,
     
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    Since your car is now orange, any problems ?

    My wife picked the colors for this car, I'm not telling her that i really like these colors, cause if I do she will get a big head :crazy:

    The paint I got from Summit Racing, it's their brand in an acrylic urethane, single stage, but since it has so much metallic in it they recommend a clear coat, so I clear coated it. I think it turned out ok o_O. It is in way a professional, show quality paint job, but at least it is painted. :D
     
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    That's a shame about the EFI. Car does look really good.
     
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    Thanks xten, just wish it was not having this problem cause it was so much fun to drive.
     
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    Id throw a carb on that thing and enjoy it, deal with the FI later
     
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