Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
So changing a heater core turned in rebuilding the front end.
Well brass to aluminum heater core was another 5lbs lost. Waiting on a seal kit to put everything back together. Spectra for the win at $40 Canuck bucks.
As well thought I’d show what Howe Racing ball joints look like after +7000mi or more. I’ve had these on the car since 2007. They look great, definitely would recommend them to anyone! I will be moving over to one of there complete steering systems in the future. I should mention, these are 1/2” longer top and bottom with stock control arms, and a global west offset upper cross shaft. Drastic improvement on handling.
As well the front qa1 shocks are going to get a service while I am in here. I knocked the coil overs off for DW18 to compete in the street race class. So I went to a adjustable bucket and landrum springs. Weight wise the buckets were the only gain, I personally prefer the ride over coil overs, handles wise there was no change.
My passenger outside wheel bearing was pretty coloured, it will need to be replaced. This is expected for the speeds I have been travelling down interstates/highways, HAH!
Spindles look brand new basically. In my research on trying to go lighter on spindles.... good luck unless your willing to spend a lot of cash. AFX and L&H spindle will run a person $850+++. There was someone producing a C5 hub style spindle made of cast iron but I’d image there heavier than what I got currently. My personally Opinion is to spend elsewhere, that level of cash could yield bigger weight losses elsewhere.
502 big block
Stock looking, definitely not stock sounding
HP and ET not determined yet!
Last edited by GoFast Beaumont; Nov 3rd, 19 at 5:55 PM.