Camaro SS, track trips, build pics etc.

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    We are in the belly of the beast now. Fixing screw ups, finding new issues, and doing really boring stuff like running new brake lines. I replaced the leaky fuel fittings and both fuel pump relays. All is well on the fuel side. Still waiting on one -10AN fitting to complete the PCV system. I think the boat driver got lost. PS pump is still leaking a puddle when running, haven't looked into that. And this turbo smokes like a freight train!!!
    So I hit up Viren at VS Racing yesterday (Sunday) through PM. Didn't really care when he responded as this is no rush. He proceeded to have an entire conversation with me about my issues. Props to VS Racing for that. I sent him the two pics below of my drain line. He told me a couple things I didn't know. For one, he recommends a -12 drain, which I have a 10. He also does not like the 90 degree bend off the turbo. 45 would be better. I'm pretty sure that is a Teflon drain hose which even further reduces diameter. I also have some other things working against me, very little downward slope on the drain, and 70 psi of oil pressure at idle. I'm not moving the turbo, I'm not pulling the pan back off and putting in a -12 fitting, I can't change oil pressure. So we are gonna start with the easy stuff first.
    Here is the 90 fitting, and an idea of the small amount of slope going back to the pan. Pretty sure the rest of the hose is about level. Understand, there is some force (residual pressure) coming down the drain line, it's not 100% dependent on gravity. But may be "sensitive" to it.
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    The wet leaking can be seen here. It's literally dripping inside and outside the turbo. This causes massive amounts of nasty smelling smoke.
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    So I'm changing the drain line from -10 teflon with 2x 90s, to -10 standard AN with 2x 45s. Not sure how much this will help but we are gonna see. Plan B is a restrictor. Turbos need oil so my plan is measure the inlet fitting, say its .250, weld it solid, then drill it back out to half so .125. Then keep stepping down (welding and re-drilling) till the smoke goes away. I want the minimum restriction possible to fix the issue.
    On a plus side the rear brakes are all done from scratch and finished. Well sort of, I had to order some brake line clips to hold the line to the body. Then final tweaking to avoid any contact where rubbing could occur like in this pic. I may go back and route the line through that crossmember hole. I put this under the driver front floorboard just to keep it out from under the hood for less clutter. I did not follow the stock routing to the driveshaft tunnel because I don't want the lines there in case the DS goes kapoot. The line and valve are nowhere near the lowest thing on the car so I'm not super worried about it. I'm pretty sure I will be redoing most of it because all my flares will leak. Oh well.
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    Quick little update, very little has been going on. I've enjoyed taking a little break from the car. It is time to get it finished though. So yeah I decided to go ahead and bite the bullet and order a scavenge pump. Leveling the car did improve the smoke but there is still too much for my liking. So that's on the way. Grabbed me a $25 LCD and camera setup on ebay, and at this point I'm not even sure if I'm gonna try and mount the rearview mirror, I plan to run this all the time.
    I did have to go back and shim this up a little to get the distance behind the car I wanted while still remaining fairly hidden. Width/angle is equal to the width of the car at about 1 to 2 feet behind it, then widens out from there.
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    I tried sticking this to the roof and it fell off within an hour. So i just hose clamped it to the roll cage. Really dont want to weld a mount on the cage for an LCD screen. So this is gonna have to work for now. Not sure if its gonna be annoying there but it isnt in my line of sight.
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    Damn this camaro looks good!
     
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    Brand new POS chinaman scavenge pump. It's big, it's probably gonna be loud, no clue what the fittings are going into it, but it should work well.

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    So looking back I never posted pics of the upper radiator hose in-place. I bought a flex hose and it was a tad too short. So I decided the stock hose was perfect, just needed to be longer. I originally added a straight adapter, and a 6" piece of 1.25 silicone. It worked fine but dangled the hose right over the turbo. So I decided try #3 would be a charm.

    1.25" listed adapter measured 1.50". Dang you Summit.

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    Had to go old school.

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    After some profanity and some wrenches being thrown i got it on. You can see how buldged it is over the fitting. It sits really nice above the fan so I dont think it needs a brace or anything.

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    Was gonna replace all the carpet then scratched that idea. I'm just gonna add a rear section.......at some point. Right now this will do. Did some quick trimming just to see how it fit with the cage in the way.

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    Next stop, fajitas and cold beer in the garage.

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    wtf is up with this site and the pics not working
     
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    No pics. Much disappoint.

    I was in Bossier yesterday- I could've just stopped in to see it in person!
     
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    You should have. For those wanting to see pics stroll over to ls1tech, the thread is always at the top of the multi media section. Easy to find.
     
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