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Posted: 07/08/14 06:02 AM

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Posted: 07/08/14 06:04 AM

Finished the transmission refresh

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Posted: 07/11/14 11:04 PM

Had Special Performance Coatings in Irving Texas do my strut bar to contrast the Vic Jr. and match the overall setup.

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Posted: 07/11/14 11:04 PM

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Posted: 07/14/14 03:38 PM

Ethyl na SS

0-120

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Posted: 07/17/14 09:57 AM

Kind of a long couple of posts here and they may be redundant but I don't give a *** Reason for this thread was to document the build. So anyhow I have been wanting Aftermarket seats for years. Even realizing the GTO seats are better than most of what I could get, I still wanted something lighter and with a different look. SNL had a Camaro in with Corbeau Forza Wide Seats. I sat in one and my butt actually slipped in and out without a lot of friction. So I looked around for several months and finally decided there was never going to be any used ones come up that someone wasn't trying to rob everyone with. I just up and bought one from Racing Seats USA in Delhi. I got one with the double locking slider and a Planted bracket for GTO Driver's side, the Corbeau GTO brackets were on back order. Do not buy universal brackets unless you can weld. So the total delivery comes in two boxes and for a little under $425 bucks I am the daddy of a Corbeau Forza seat. I put it together in my office just to look at. Eventually I stubbed my toe and got mad and installed it. So here we go.

First problem was of course getting the old seat out. I have done this recemtly and it wasn't much of a problem.

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Next thing was to turn the seat upside down and remover the base mount and the harness

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The PIR on the right in the picture is the key part, it is hooked to the sensor that tells if there is a butt in the seat and to the belt buckle that trells it if the ass is buckled in.

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This is the secret sauce, it is between the seat cover material and the foam cushion on the seat bottom, Dig it out carefully.

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This is the PIR and those two wires are the ones that do all the work.

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Posted: 07/17/14 09:57 AM

This little sensor hooks to the PIR and lies on the foam seat between the foam and the cover. it is what senses someone in the seat with the belt buckled.
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The little plastic frame is attached to the seat frame and the harness is attached to it. Many of the harness connectors drive the forward, backward, up, down motors so ther eis not need to hook them up. The ones from the PIR work on the airbags and the seatbelt. so I hooked them up

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Scooted the loose wires under the frame, got to figure out a neater way to do it. I did tie them so they won't flop around.
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Four bolts and she's in
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All the other lights are on but know airbag light. The seat belt alarm works too.
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Posted: 07/20/14 10:09 AM

Ethyl Porn

Ethyl NA SS

Ethyl 0-120

Ethyl NA 5.0
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Posted: 07/24/14 11:17 PM

Got the headliner back from Dee Trim in Plano. In lieu of a velvet Elvis motif I went with a suede black. Should have done blue Smile

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Posted: 08/10/14 07:25 PM

Got the headliner in tonight, need to brush it and finish up some of the connections.

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[B]Need tyo do the visors too[/B]
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Posted: 11/15/14 08:24 AM

Well SNL has really worked their asses off to get the car back together. I'd say the wiring is close to 75% done.  Most of the damage was local to the harness on the passenger side though we lost a lot of connectors. Melted the Line Loc and ruined the two step wiring Getting it back together. They also took the time to clean off all the suppressant. Between the fire and the power washing, the engine bay has never looked better. Here is a mixture of damage and repair shots.

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Posted: 04/26/15 10:24 PM

Wow, I have missed this forum. I see we did get in where we had the fire. Well we recovered from that and dyno'd Ethyl over the Christmas Holidays. Using our new Leash II Co2 Activated Boost Controller we put down 1256 rwhp and 1504 rwtq on 23 lbs of boost with the new 434 LSx setup. Reed Partridge rebuilt the Precision Turbos and they have been flawless. We added an Aaron 6061.com Elbow and Edlebrock intake. While on the dydno we also pulled 760/760 on 8 pounds of boost using only the 8 pounds of the combined gate springs. Here is the dyno sheet.

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We got the car out in March for a few shakedown passes. Best pass was a 9.29 @ 154 on a 1.666 60'. Car has a lot more in it though. We went back to the drawing board and have been working on the suspension to settle it down. The 9.29 was on about 60% throttle and leaving with no boost.



So here is a compilation of several passes over a three day weekend.



Here is the 9.29 timeslip

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Posted: 04/26/15 10:32 PM

Here are a few updated shots from the track shakedown.

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Posted: 05/02/15 03:39 PM

So there have been times in the last 10 years I actually thought we would get Ethyl together and start driving the piss out of her. During those times I entertain myself with ideas of things I would like to do. One thing I have been working on for a couple of years is a more business like and functional console that accommodates the reverse manual shift pattern of the TH400. I do not or am not able to drink anything in the car, mostly because of the 250 lbs springs on the coil overs which require a mouthpiece when driving on Texas concrete roads. So right off the bat the cup holders had to go. Got rid of them a few years ago but the console lacked the functionality I wanted. Even the nice looking M6 shift boots really bug me since you cannot tell what the transmission is doing in a glance. So I got hold of Brian Kilduff and picked up once of his fantastic Lighting Rod shifters. I thought the multi-lever shifter was cool, because [B]"race car."[/B]

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The unit is as solid as a piece of construction gear. I swear you would expect a D8 Caterpillar shifter to be this strong. The unit was mainly made to stand alone though Brian does sell consoles. He doesn't provide anything that can be sculpted into the existing console lines, his consoles are just folded aluminum tunnels. I like the unpolished aluminum look but after fires and all the horseshit we've come through I didn't have the heart or coin to ask Steve to make it work. So I just started the project myself. I had already been working on the console looking for ideas on electronics, switches, and so forth. In early versions I tried to use ABS Plastic to form a replacement for the shift boot.

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Right away the window switches were a problem. The switch box is huge under the console. I would have loved to have scrapped the OEM Switches and put my own in..

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At one point the panel hosted the fire suppression handles as well as the electronics.

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Unable to overcome the switches, the earlier versions envisioned a quick release panel that the new switches would be put in (Transbrake and Lineloc). This way they would be accessible with the 1/4 turn fastener. That was used early on and eventually the carbon fiber replacement for the cup holders came to host the Leash Boost Control Display.

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So I picked up the Kilduff and started trying to figure how to integrate it since it wasn't an easy swap. In one version I built my own sheetmetal console,

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Wrestling with the Kilduff and fabricating the necessary components was sort of fun. I sure wish I could lay fiberglass or carbon fiber.

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The unit is as solid as a piece of construction gear. I swear you would expect a D8 Caterpillar shifter to be this strong. The unit was mainly made to stand alone though Brian does sell consoles. He doesn't provide anything that can be sculpted into the existing console lines, his consoles are just folded aluminum tunnels. I like the unpolished aluminum look but after fires and all the horseshit we've come through I didn't have the heart or coin to ask Steve to make it work. So I just started the project myself. I had already been working on the console looking for ideas on electronics, switches, and so forth. In early versions I tried to use ABS Plastic to form a replacement for the shift boot.

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Right away the window switches were a problem. The switch box is huge under the console. I would have loved to have scrapped the OEM Switches and put my own in..

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At one point the panel hosted the fire suppression handles as well as the electronics.

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Unable to overcome the switches, the earlier versions envisioned a quick release panel that the new switches would be put in (Transbrake and Lineloc). This way they would be accessible with the 1/4 turn fastener. That was used early on and eventually the carbon fiber replacement for the cup holders came to host the Leash Boost Control Display.

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So I picked up the Kilduff and started trying to figure how to integrate it since it wasn't an easy swap. In one version I built my own sheetmetal console,

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Wrestling with the Kilduff and fabricating the necessary components was sort of fun. I sure wish I could lay fiberglass or carbon fiber.

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Posted: 05/02/15 03:41 PM

Eventually I have decided I have to cut the OEM Console. Didn't want to do it but didn't cut enough to hurt the structural integrity of it. First I mocked up the base cover with cardboard and fitted it so the console trim piece would still snap in. One of th3e difficult things about that trim piece  is that they seem to have designed it so nothing else would work with it, lots of curves. I just straightened them out some.

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Eventually I even cut the centr trim brace on the trim piece.

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Fitment seems pretty good and gear shifter travel seems to be okay. Ther is adequate room to mount the  electronics behind the shifter, including the Leash boost control window which I am really considering moving above the Radio or in the hole the radio will leave. I am using aluminum as the base. Haven't decided on the thickness but will probably have it as thick as I can and still snap the consoie trim back in place.

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Here are a few shots with the shift levers in different positions.

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