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Old 05-06-2013, 07:12 AM   #26
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I like this car! I also can't agree more about driving a thirdgen. Part of the reason I sold my 4th is because it didn't feel the same to me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #27
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Clean car, looks great with the black GTAs!

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But now that I have gotten to drive it a little more, the front struts need to be changed and it seems like it needs a tune up or vacuum leak or something. Surges when it warms up at idle.
Wait, it needs a vacuum leak, or it has one?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #28
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nice ride man. especially for a daily driver too
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #29
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Well today was a relative first for me, I actually installed a part fairly quickly after buying it! I got a new radio for the car, I got an Alpine since I have always had them, I actually was hoping to be able to use the same Sirius radio with this head unit as I had in the Camaro, but Alpine already changed all the Sirius stuff for the radio's.
No picture for this "mod" but I hid the Sirius antenna in between defrost vents on the dash pad and the microphone for the "hands free" calling next to the instrument cluster just above the headlight switch. I also cut the back of the radio pod so the head unit would go into the pod farther, I didn't want it sticking out 1/2".
Try to remember to put picture up tomorrow.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #30
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Where are the pics?
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #31
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Yeah, I forgot. I'll try to remember later. I'm sure they are REALLY exciting
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #32
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You don't understand I just can't wait anymore
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #33
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I know I failed on the pictures, but I have been sick for the past few days. So idle hands allowed me to think up another project for the car, lol. I decided to change all the interior lights to LED's. I haven't gotten them all yet as I have some decisions to make, but I got some "angle eyes" LED rings that I am going to use for the cluster.
With my Idle hands I ordered up some 100mm red LED rings that I am going to work on for putting in the tail lights of my Camaro, but I put one in a spare cluster to see how that will look once finished this is red and I am going to put in Blue but it shows the overall idea. I didn't like the LED replacement bulbs since the cluster tends to have some "hot spots" from the 194 replacement bulbs

I am also going to use a PWM controller for the LED's since I would like to actually be able to dim them, this is full bright but there is some ambient light in the room. Without dimming, in the car it would be overpowering. They are going to look great in the tails of the Camaro

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Old 10-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #34
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Here is the picture of the radio!


And I put the "Performance Sound" bezel in there since I had it, lol

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Old 10-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #35
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Much better. I like it tucked in like that
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #36
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Much better. I like it tucked in like that
Down the line I may try and put the actual flush mount in there instead. I put the radio in in one afternoon and I forgot I had to cut the back of the pod to get it back in there like that, so I didn't cut as much out of the back as I could have and would have liked
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Down the line I may try and put the actual flush mount in there instead. I put the radio in in one afternoon and I forgot I had to cut the back of the pod to get it back in there like that, so I didn't cut as much out of the back as I could have and would have liked
Still much better. I remember whacking my hand on the radio a couple times in the white car going into 3rd hard
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #38
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Added a little "bling" to the car tonight. I put in my 92TA tail lights in the car. I swapped out the tail light harness and added the housings to the car

Put in an LED for the license plate light.

I also put some LED reverse lights and the amber turn signals. After I changed the LED's the signal wouldn't work, I had to put in an electronic flasher. I actually bought the amber for the front turn/running lights, but I was missing one for the tail from the old harness so they went in the rear.




The reverse lights are quite bright, my garage door at about 15 feet or so



Also put in LED's in the dome, the map lights and the center console ambient light. When I open the door it is almost as light as daylight in the car now. I have to say this was the best mod I have ever done to a car.


I am going to try swapping out the Running/brake lights with LED's too, even though BLS recommended against it, lol.
This weekend will be blue halo LED's in the instrument cluster dimmed by pulse width modulation and then I will change out the rest of the orange interior lights. Still need to figure out what I need and order the rest of the LED's. This certainly isn't cheap

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:28 PM   #39
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Nice work, DAD I converted my jeep's interior lights to led, soooo much nicer.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #40
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Nice work, DAD
Yeah, I hate that plate . Eventually I want vanity plates
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #41
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Oh I also forgot to post this picture. This is where I tucked the Sirius antenna on the dash in between the defrost vents, little hard to get this shot

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #42
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Nice work man!!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #43
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Thanks.

Unfortunately, it looks like I am stuck with the orange for the switches, heater control and probably the headlight switch ambient light. The orange is not a bulb condom like the instrument cluster. It is either molded in, or a mask that is not removable. For the heater controls I am going to have to try to make a new control cover and mask to get what I want, I have 2 others to practice with and use as templates. The switches may be possible if I grind out the orange part behind the rocker, the headlight ambient will have to wait, I can't find my spare pods with the switches.

At any rate, I'll get the instrument cluster done over the weekend since I only have one V6 tach. I can test and mock up everything with the other cluster
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Here is a little preview of the blue LED's in the cluster



This is full bright and the ring is not in the right place yet, I need to get the needle to light up a little better, this picture is actually a little over exposed

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Old 10-29-2013, 07:07 AM   #45
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Are the needles orange? Tough to tell in the pic but I wet sanded the backside of the needles in my car then painted them white, looks sharp
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:26 AM   #46
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The needles have an orange stripe on the back, I scraped that off and used a white paint marker on the back, but I see I need to redo or at least touch it up. I just did that quickly to get an idea. I have a full set of needles I am going to redo
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Running lights with LEDs are fine. It was just the brake lights that were hit or miss.
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Ahh ok, thanks
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #49
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Thanks for posting all of this, Bear.

The dome light in the Nova is useless, and the dash lights are difficult to read and don't come close to the brightness of the C2 gauges.

Where do you get your LEDs from?
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Where do you get your LEDs from?
I've been buying from superbrightleds.com as I have ordered from them in the past. I dont know whether there are cheaper places or not, but I feel like I am getting a better quality part than buying from ebay and not knowing where they came from.

I went with the "cool white" for the interior lights

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