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What did you do to your NA today?

Old 11-12-2013, 12:46 AM
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Stared at it while contemplating what do to with five hundred spare moneys
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:11 PM
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Put on the hard-top, rolled up the windows and ran errands, due to weather. What a totally different car than the open-feel of a street legal go-cart!
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:05 AM
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Last fall I installed a Robbins top, did a turret service and installed upper and lower boots for the shifter. Over the winter I had every seal in the engine replaced.

And I installed a set of stainless steel sill plates I got from Clif. They look great. And judging by the seat of the pants dynamometer, they effectively doubled my horsepower and bumped up the top end by at least 15 mph.

Now all Corvette drivers fear me and women swoon at my approach. ;-D
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:09 AM
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Now all Corvette drivers fear me and women swoon at my approach. ;-D
You are just going to have to get used to that. Neither of those things lessen over time. Just be prepared that the Corvette drivers will pretend not to see you like a dog avoiding eye contact with a cat that is blocking a hallway.
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Thanks Sixshooter. Somehow I will manage. ;-D
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I replaced the coil pack. Getting the third bolt in place is a lot less fun than it sounds. But I did not lose any skin to burns or abrasions.

Question - If no blood is drawn, does it really count as a project?
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bwana View Post
I replaced the coil pack. Getting the third bolt in place is a lot less fun than it sounds. But I did not lose any skin to burns or abrasions.

Question - If no blood is drawn, does it really count as a project?

I had the coil pack replaced by the local dealer. They thought that third bolt to too difficult to replace, so they didn't.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:39 AM
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"I had the coil pack replaced by the local dealer. They thought that third bolt to too difficult to replace, so they didn't. "

Considering the amount of time and aggravation, I would not want to pay shop rates to have the third bolt installed. Having said that, once you start into a project, after a while it becomes a mission.........

So I finished it.
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I never used that last bolt. It is redundant.

I took the car to Sebring this weekend. Intercooler couplings came off a couple of times and I went completely through a set of brand new front pads that were recommended to me. I'll need to add some brake ducting and use a higher temp pad next time. I think I will use Cobalt XR2 pads next.

Videos will be posted soon.
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I am not taking it back out as long as this coil pack works.
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