Trying to get it roadworthy and reliable, get the wiring straight, everything functional, while trying not to invest too much money into. Since it's an out of state classic I have to have it inspected by the license and theft bureau. If that goes through cleanly and I receive a title (all #s match on paperwork, don't think it'll be a problem), I'm going to throttle up a little bit and get some serious hard parts on order. Been holding myself back so I don't loose too much if it turns up a bad deal.
Dear Craigslist, I love you.
BRP Hot rods mounts
Trans cross member
And ceramic coated long tubes
Guy selling these was an awesome dude. His Chevelle was the test bed for Hotchkis suspension and was a centerfold car for Chevy High Performance in '07. Hoping to get his suspension when he upgrades in March.
On the downside I've done some reading on BRP stuff, sits the motor high. Hope I can modify them (not much invested so won't feel bad cutting them up) to work and the headers not bang into anything. Waited quite a while for my first set of longtubes. Fully stoked!!
Forgot to mention the seller of the longtubes has a crazy LS setup in his car with a NASCAR type front end/accy. Weird water pump, Ford distributor, etc. He had to push the engine so far back he couldn't use this setup. Oh, he also designs and manufactures the shocks that Detroit Speed sells.
He was advertising the headers, I contacted him and he told me about the swap stuff, made a killer offer then packed up the fam and laid the ears back.
On to pics, worked on the front brakes but got no where. Drivers caliper frozen, wrong seals, etc.
Drivers outer race, didn't care to check inner, knew it needed to be replaced, besides the rotor being trash
File 13, trying to keep China away from this build, although all the bulbs I just got from Napa have it proudly stamped on it.
Rotor was cocked so far it rested on the washer, deforming it and rolling the edge over
Drivers spindle, not best of shape but useable
Pass spindle, looks like race was cut off or chiseled off in the past, same shape as driver side
How it sits. Removed as much crap from shield and caliper, have at least 1/8" covering on floor. You can see how black the grease was in the old rotor, it was liquid nasty.
Trans and engine mounts minus billet plates
Test fit with the broken rim, these might actually fit
2002 Camaro SS Rims, 17x9, think I'll need 1" spacers to run them.