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Old 11-18-2018, 02:32 AM
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Hi all, i sold my H/C/I C5Z and picked this up from Oklahoma. The car looks like it came from Florida, then to Texas where it was at 21st Century Muscle car. It's got WCCH stage 2 heads, Callaway Honker, Cup wheels with PFADT longtubes and Corsa catback. It also used to have nitrous on it. The for sale ad said it had a cam, but I'm not convinced of that. If you recognize the car I'd love to hear from you.

When i got it home, the slave cylinder failed and i started tearing into it. It's really become a nightmare since then. I ordered a new Monster clutch (and supporting parts), pulled out the PFADT longtubes and catted X (for sale section), ordered new 2in ARH longtubes with no cats on the X and ordered a factory replacement fuel pump with the Racetronix harness and plug n play intermediate harness for a BAP if the need arises in the future. I'm considering a Trans brace when everything is out, assuming i find nothing else wrong/ broken.

When it's back together, i plan to have the tune updated. I spoke to the tuner at 21st and i think its got a nitrous tune on it still. The car feels down on power and off idle throttle response was a little soft.

I performed a compression test and everything checked well (big relief). Other plans this winter include a tune up with new plugs and wires, fixing some odds and ends, completely new fluids and maybe some drag radials and a shifter.

Anyway, got the car on the kwiklift and started tearing it apart. I found a trash bag jammed under the sideskirt, a wrench up on the bleeder valve the rear tires were mounted backwards and now my passenger window won't roll up past halfway. Ask me about the first day i owned the car. ..

Here are some pics i took tonight, this is a fairly in depth job pulling this apart. Enjoy and ill update as i go.

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Old 11-26-2018, 08:56 PM
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Update. Exhaust, fuel pump with harness and clutch have all arrived. Space is tight in the garage.

I got the drivetrain out. I'm not familiar with working on these cars (came from mustangs) and so every nut and movement took longer than normal. I should get the clutch out this week and get a chance to inspect that and the slave. I will also likely put in new torque tube couplers and bushings.

Where is the best place to get those parts?

i picked up a trans jack from harbor freight and used some cedar to get the cradle down. Also, see the pic of the cabin air filter i replaced... nasty. Also, picked up a $20 wood dolly from lowes that will allow me to move the drivetrain around and store it under the car.

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is that your star mechanic?
did she finish her apprenticeship?
nice write-up as i will probably be doing a clutch next year.
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Yup, she's one of my 2 stars! Doesn't enjoy hanging out in the garage with me as much as I wished, unless she's riding her hoverboard!
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No Vne.....Bad *** plate. What do you fly?
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Retired Blackhawks, thinking about getting back into them. Not many people recognize the plate!
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I'm a pilot test engineer for boeing on the P-8 simulators, still do the Navy Reserve thing (Maintenance Officer). I get it! One of the best plates I've ever seen.

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[Yep QUOTE=STL Mike;1598409603]I'm a pilot test engineer for boeing on the P-8 simulators, still do the Navy Reserve thing (Maintenance Officer). I get it! One of the best plates I've ever seen.[/QUOTE]
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I love the plate as well! You can probably tell why from my profile pic.
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Ambitious projects for sure, G/L.
In case it wasn't thought of, as long as rear's out think about installing a remote bleeder.
Might save some headaches, many here recommend 'em if/when rear's ouit.
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Yup, got one with the Monster clutch kit.
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Good to see another Boeing guy on the forum. Looks like you have a fun project in the works.
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yup, same to you!

Last night, I got the torque tube off and slave removed. My snap ring pliers were not big enough to remove the snap ring, so I need to grab a new tool on the drive home.
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Yup, got one with the Monster clutch kit.
Excellent.

One last suggestion, post this where C6 Z06 owners are.
C6's Z06 forum: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums.../?prefixid=z06

Many owners there have done the same work you are., and more
Lots of good advice from solid longtime member-owners available, if needed.
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Thanks for the suggestion landru, i im'd 2 mods to see if they'll accommodate the move.

Torque tube is disassembled and slave cylinder removed. I've not found a smoking gun as to why the clutch wouldn't disengage, but take a look.

Also, I'm very inclined to change the couplers and bearings while I'm this deep, but the couplers and bearings look good to me. I was at the dealer today and priced the oem bushings/ bearings at $715. Holy ****! Gonna call RPM tomorrow, any other thoughts?










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More pics

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Very nice.. Welcome... Love the way you just jump right in and start tearing **** apart. Wish I had that talent. Keep us posted on progress.... I too am Military... 31 yrs US Army..
Not a pilot, nor do I work on Blackhawks... BUT I have been on more than I can count... Also fast roped out of a few...

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Old 11-30-2018, 04:38 PM
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Right on! Thanks and happy to be here.

Will be calling RPM here in a bit to get pricing on the torque tube replacement parts.
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