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09-01-2007 06:47 PM changes
Picture 1: Doing a little welding on the suspension. I jacked up the car, and put pieces of metal in the springs, and welded them in place. This serves two purposes. It gives the car a higher ride height and stiffens the springs. The car was sitting too low, and was way too soft, so this modification was very necessary. And for those of you who would be afraid to do this kind of thing, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm a mechanical engineer, and I did an analysis on the shear stress in the spring before I did this welding, its fine!

Picture 2: the pieces of metal welded into place.

Picture 3: It's so hot outside here in Texas that I decided to paint the roof of the car white, to try to minimize the radiation absorption on the roof. I realize there are a lot of other things I can do that would help more, and I will do those things in time, but for now, I think the white roof looks cool anyways.


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09-01-2007 06:39 PM Wheel bearing
Picture 1: just a picture of my setup under there.

Picture 2: new rotor(old rotor was damaged on bearing surface) and new ceramic brake pads.

Picture 3: An interesting perspective of the boys who make it all possible, my girlfriend is into photography and she took this one. I think its a cool picture.


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  [Entry #156]

09-01-2007 06:33 PM Wheel Bearing
Its been a while since I posted last on here, I haven't done much since I installed the 496, except driving it everyday. This motor accelerates the car harder at 1500rpm than my 350 did under full throttle. The 496 is a true beast. I had wheel bearing failure on the passenger side front wheel the other day...

Picture 1: The spindle and nut slightly off center from the rim...

Picture 2: The inner wheel bearing, missing a few of the pieces. The outer bearing was completely mangled, not even recognizable, no pieces left.

Picture 3: The spindle all cleaned up, luckily there was no damage to this part, that would have made matters worse.


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05-29-2007 10:10 PM 496: breaking in the cam
Picture 1: We begin to see a hint of red glowing coming from the header tubes.

Picture 2: After a few minutes into the break-in process the headers were glowing very red, and these are thick- ceramic coated headers!

Picture 3: This picture doesn't do justice to how red these headers were.


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05-29-2007 10:06 PM big block
Picture 1&2: Completed engine, ready to run.

Picture 3: Approval to fire it up (from me)


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