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Old 04-01-2017, 01:38 PM   #51
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The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold. I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors.

Hey everybody, it's good to have you on the Baba-too-da-ba-too-ba-ba-buh-doo-ga-ga-bop-a-dop
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:00 PM   #52
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Seemed like a guy running a business from his house. I ordered a 93-97 rear axle line and it did not fit. Quality seemed good but I had to re-flare.
Yeah, Ed is definitely run out of his house. I think his Wife handles most of the business since he works a lot
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:01 PM   #53
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Tobin is good, but he doesn't have nearly the options of stuff that Ed sells
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:19 PM   #54
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Yeah, Ed is definitely run out of his house. I think his Wife handles most of the business since he works a lot
Yup. I remember digging around back in 2012-ish & finally finding a phone number to call. His wife took the call...
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:12 PM   #55
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I had Ed at fly-n-bye build my set of 13" C4HD brakes onto the 2" drop spindles back in 2006 or so and somehow I got lucky and had great communication with him and once I shipped him my spindles he had everything back to me fully assembled, powedercoated, and all in about 10 days. The parts and build are awesome. I wrote him a nice email back and complimented him i think on one of the message boards. Then around 2011 or so I decided to swap from my stock rear drums to the C4HD 12" setup he sells . Again, I emailed him asking a few tech questions and placed the order. it was less than 2 weeks for sure that all parts were at my door. Everything was nice and packed well parts were quality and went together on the car smoothly. Somehow I have been lucky with orders from him, and while I probably won't ever need to buy/upgrade my brakes, if I did i would contact him and buy from there. without a doubt

I have heard/read dozens of stories about how people have placed orders and waited months, not even for full brake kits, but for simple 1 item purchases. Why this happens??I have no idea.. poor luck of the draw maybe? bad timing? who knows.

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Got the fittings. Bought a grand worth of parts this month and I need to pay off my C.C. before I get the brake lines and cables. Anyone use Flynbye? They have a couple different lines/cables for rear brake swaps.
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:41 PM   #56
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i ordered by 4thgen brake swap hubs from them. took about 2 months to get, not a single phone call or email was responded to. Recently bought another brake setup but from big brake upgrade
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:59 PM   #57
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I can't believe people go back to that guy.
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The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold. I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors.

Hey everybody, it's good to have you on the Baba-too-da-ba-too-ba-ba-buh-doo-ga-ga-bop-a-dop
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:19 AM   #58
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Waiting on my brake lines to drop the tank and do the fuel system and install the 12 bolt. Sent the ECM Monday out to remove vats.

Anyone have experience with buying reducers with 02 bungs pre-welded? Would that work? I plan on running the Holley true dual exhaust.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:37 PM   #59
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Went to dial in the old motor and fire it up one last time before I swapped it out and I bent another pushrod. So far I've removed the exhaust. Still waiting on brake lines.. also thinking about upgrading A arms and getting a coilovers kit.
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Went to dial in the old motor and fire it up one last time before I swapped it out and I bent another pushrod. So far I've removed the exhaust. Still waiting on brake lines.. also thinking about upgrading A arms and getting a coilovers kit.
Don't waste your money on a coil over kit for a 3rd gen. Go with a weight jack setup instead, there is no real value add for the coil over on a 3rd
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Don't waste your money on a coil over kit for a 3rd gen. Go with a weight jack setup instead, there is no real value add for the coil over on a 3rd
I second this.
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how did ya bend the pushrod on a simple fire up

GET UMI arms
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:07 AM   #63
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Almost ready to take the motor out. A few more bolts, the hood and time...

I may be able to swing the A arms but I'm currently freaking out about the brake lines and debating if I should get a big brake kit and sell off my fourth gen rear brakes and put a charge back on my card.

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Why would you sell the 4th gen rear brakes? They are an upgrade from the stock thirdgen stuff and they work. I have stock 4th gen front brakes, the equivalent of the Baer 44th gen LT1 rear brakes Which is a 12" Corvette rotor instead of the 11" LT1 F-body rotor, stainless hard lines and Ed's hoses all the way around. It doesn't break the bank and it stops way better than I could have wanted from the factory.

I wouldn't bother with new A arms, but get the Global West Del-a-lum bushings for the stock arms. And you can box the stock arms if you feel the need for more "strength". You're not saving much weight with the tubular A arms

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Old 07-20-2017, 09:46 AM   #65
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98 and up front brakes are pretty sweet too. Dual piston and bigger than lt1 brakes. stainless lines + hawk HPS pads and some decent blank rotors will stop it good
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I'd go a different route because I can't get my parts from Ed. Where else can I get lines and stuff ?
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Try these guys. I got my hubs from them

http://bigbrakeupgrade.com/
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Try these guys. I got my hubs from them

http://bigbrakeupgrade.com/
excellent vendor. I got my c6 brake kit from them. great customer service
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Those parts look nice! I sent them an email about what I'm doing and asked if they had the right parts for me. Maybe I will use them for the front brake swap down the line.
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Ed finally shipped the parts out. It only took 7 days of a paypal dispute.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:43 PM   #71
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I'm taking baby steps. My next project will be to get the poly motor mount bushings installed, and engine cleaned up. The engine came with a snapped exhaust manifold bolt so I ordered an easy-out kit for that.

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Update. Motor mount inserts are done, and painted. I'm now trying to remove a broken header bolt, and broken easy-out. I'm using a dremel to remove the remains of the easy-out, drill out the bolt and throw a helicoil in it, if I can't I'm throwing on an upgraded head.
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Skip to the bold section for car updates.

Some members found my post on TGO so I thought I'd update my project thread here with project and life news.

In 2018, I began working with kids who are at risk like I was when I first joined here. I'm four classes shy of a master's in Special Education. Last summer I got engaged, and this year I am about to close on a house about 5 minutes from where I grew up. I had been looking for property in Monmouth county so I could build a garage/shop in the back but the housing market is crazy and I'd be years away from the shop being built so the 60-mile commute wouldn't be worth it. Some of the best advice I ever saw here was about saving for a house instead of blowing money on cars and I took it to heart.

Another piece of advice I took to heart was not to mix your hobby with a career. I don't think cars and racing are just a hobby of mine anymore and I don't think they ever were just a hobby. After graduate school, a career, and running my own business I think it's time to make my life revolve around them and I'm hoping I can be a regular at meets and track events all over the state and country and I'd really like to start filming events and racing. I'm also interested in starting or working with a program to teach/mentor at-risk kids about mechanics and racing.



Since the last update my goals have changed, I think a realistic goal is to put 1500 miles on the car and run an 11 second 1/4 mile pass by the end of August 2021. So far the old motor has been removed from the car and a Spohn k-member has been installed as well as BMR A-arms and I took one coil off of the springs. The car still looks like a 4x4 but I'm hoping that with a hood, and a turbo down the line it will look a little better. I did PAC springs and a Sloppy Stage II camshaft to the motor, and I'm very nervous I screwed it up. The LS was installed and it was a complete bitch. All the work I did to install the Poly inserts into the stock motor mounts was a waste of time. I had to go with stock replacement ones in order for the motor to finally slide into place, I installed the stock radiator which may or may not be good enough. I'm on a tight budget until I close on the house and get my paycheck in September so I'll have to address that later. I decided to ditch the headers I had in favor of Speed Engineering Long Tubes and they slid right into place from the top. The plan is to try the Hooker True dual kit with them. I read on TGO that they fit great and you only need an exhaust bracket for the driver side. I currently have the stock rear end yanked from the car and I'm ready to drop the fuel tank for a new one with -6 AN lines, Corvette fuel filter/regulator, and a Painless fuel pump relay kit and a 4th Gen 12 Bolt. All of this work so far has been done by me and me alone. It's not something I ever thought I'd be able to do by myself and I have estimates on my computer as motivation. All of the tech threads here and YouTube videos have been such a big help for me, thank you to everyone posting and answering questions, I could not be doing this without you.
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