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    I designed my Camaro much stiffer and stronger....

    I designed my Camaro much stiffer and stronger.
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    It probably won't help much. You can put more...

    It probably won't help much. You can put more rungs on a ladder, but it won't stiffen it much compared to tube chassis, or uni-body designs. It will still twist more than you want. Unfortunately,...
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    Actually, to raise the car you need to shorten...

    Actually, to raise the car you need to shorten the bolts that the end of the spring that is suspended from the spindle, which applies more pressure to the center mount of the spring mounted below the...
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    It looks like you could use a thicker rubber...

    It looks like you could use a thicker rubber bushing between the end of the spring and the spindle, which would raise it an inch for sure. Bolt looks plenty long too. Otherwise, you need a stiffer...
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    I chose not to use coil overs for several...

    I chose not to use coil overs for several reasons, and I kept the weight of my car to near the same as a 96 Corvette running the stock size 275/40-17 tires with 9.5 wide wheels front and rear. It...
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    If you are running the composite transverse leaf...

    If you are running the composite transverse leaf spring like I do, you can simply use shorter bolt on the ends of the spring or add spacers between the nut and the bottom end of the spring. You can...
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    You are pretty much putting everyone to shame of...

    You are pretty much putting everyone to shame of the top posters by getting it done quickly so you can enjoy it, including me. It gets even harder towards the end to get it where you wanted it to be....
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    Great job staying after it, and your car looks...

    Great job staying after it, and your car looks great!
  9. Assuming you never let the reservoir fluid run...

    Assuming you never let the reservoir fluid run out while bleeding and pulled at least a quart through the system, I would suspect the master cylinder from what you've said so far if it goes to the...
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    Pictures would sure help, otherwise it only a...

    Pictures would sure help, otherwise it only a guess. They normally do not sit level anyway since the carb is what should be close to level, with the engine pointing down up to 4 degrees.
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    I got my aluminum radiator from UPI "Universal...

    I got my aluminum radiator from UPI "Universal Products Incorporated" They have great service, and they are custom made to order. Mine was for an LS engine/trans cooler and it came with a shroud/Spal...
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    Great work, and they did not fit anything well...

    Great work, and they did not fit anything well back when they were new.
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    Is that what you are running? Still waiting for a...

    Is that what you are running? Still waiting for a pic.
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    I have no idea of what your beautiful SBC looks...

    I have no idea of what your beautiful SBC looks like, but after many daily driven SBC's I've seen, the LS engines are a work of art, covers and all. Chrome valve covers and air cleaner were all it...
  15. It was also about 2-tone paint though. :-| Too...

    It was also about 2-tone paint though. :-| Too bad more discussions don't evolve from any given subject IMO.
  16. And a lot of cars were dealer 2-toned after they...

    And a lot of cars were dealer 2-toned after they were built, I think.
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    I really didn't want to share this idea because I...

    I really didn't want to share this idea because I was planning on making a bunch and selling them but figured it wouldn't go far from here. Sold 3 to the first body shop I showed it to. By necessity,...
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    The fuel tank needs to breathe in and out. The...

    The fuel tank needs to breathe in and out. The fuel filler door on my 55 had been deleted, so I had to put a fuel filler neck in the trunk with a sealed screw on cap. The Rick's tank I used has a...
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    I put on a wider 12in mirror glued to the top of...

    I put on a wider 12in mirror glued to the top of the windshield. Wanted to see more so I use a clip-on panoramic wide-angle mirror on top of it. It wiggles a little, but I can see all across the back...
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    For comparison I just checked the results of the...

    For comparison I just checked the results of the alignment recently done on my C4 suspension, and it drives like it's on rails.
    Left caster 5.2 degrees
    Right Caster 6.1 degrees
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    Welcome! I'm less than an hour away in Waterloo....

    Welcome! I'm less than an hour away in Waterloo. I was at the 53thd annual car show sponsored by Yogi's in Monticello IA a few days ago with a lot of cars from the Cedar Rapids area. Pictures of what...
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    Been there. It's a bad ground connection...

    Been there. It's a bad ground connection somewhere.
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    I don't know how you wired your ignition switch,...

    I don't know how you wired your ignition switch, but on mine with the original 55 switch I didn't think it was up to task for handling the extra current everything takes now. So, I wired it so all it...
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    If it's like the Wilwood proportioning valve I...

    If it's like the Wilwood proportioning valve I use, it is like an air-pressure regulator. Clockwise increases the pressure. You will need to dig a little deeper to troubleshoot, and maybe bypass it....
  25. I have recently farmed out 3 jobs for my daily...

    I have recently farmed out 3 jobs for my daily drivers, which I seldom do, so I can spend the time working on stuff that no one else could do on my old 55. Plus, the mechanic I have can do the jobs I...
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