Painting the Drum Brakes for the Second Time

Monday, 1. February 2010

The first time I painted the drums I did not know what I was doing so it is actually a surprise that they have lasted this long.

Drum Brake - Sand Blasted / Zinc Primed
Drum Brake - Sand Blasted and Grinded
Both drums had been sand blasted some time ago, the one on the left is what they looked like before I started working on them. The drum on the right has had zinc primer applied. Before zinc primer was applied I grinded the drums to get off all the surface rust then cleaned them with cellulose thinner.
Drum Brake - Painted Black
Mounted Drum
When the primer was dry enough to apply paint, the drums were painted with enamel flat black paint. Mounted drum brake with wheel spacer.
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Wheel But No Tire

Monday, 25. May 2009

I could not wait to see how the Foose wheel looked on the Camaro.

Camaro with Foose Wheel

Tires for the Bigger Wheels

Monday, 25. May 2009

After checking a lot of tires at tirerack.com, these made it to my final selection:

BFG g-force Drag Radial tire_bfg_gforceta_kdw2_1000 tire_ku_ecsta_xsku36_1000
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial
 
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 Kumho Ecsta XS
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Kumho Ecsta MX
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Kumho Ecsta MX

Then considering all the pros and cons I ordered 4 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs at the tirerack.com.


Bigger Wheels

Tuesday, 19. May 2009

I have decided that my Camaro needs bigger wheels. In my opinion 17″ front and 18″ rear look better than 15″ and they will also suit my project. A kind of street Trans Am racer with a modern look, is perhaps what describes my project best.

American Racing Torq-Thrust II Vintage Wheel Works V48

American Racing Torq Thrust II

Vintage Wheel Works V48

When I got my 15″ Centerline Warrior wheels I was also looking at the American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels. Now I am looking at them again but everybody has these it seems and I want something a bit different. If I was building a “traditional” Trans Am racer I would go with the Minilite copies, V48 from Vintage Wheel Works with the center painted black. I was also looking at the AR Torq Thrust M with the black center, but then I found these:

Foose Legend Gray

The Foose Nitrous Legend Gray

They look like the TT-IIs only better, in my opinion. They will also fit the future paint scheme on my Camaro and they come in the sizes I need. Looking like that  they are perfect for the Dark Horse.

Now I need to figure out which tires I should get..


What Have Been Done Lately

Monday, 4. May 2009

My old battery was not performing well anymore so it was time to get a new one. I wanted to get one with high cranking power so the Optima RedTop battery seemed to be a good choice. And it was, the Optima sure does have a lot of cranking power!

I also installed four new ball joints, a drive shaft loop for safety, a few wires under the carpet and then I changed the oil, the oil filter and the spark plugs.

Parts Changed/Installed

The New Parts


New Front Tires Installed

Friday, 8. August 2008

Today at Avedøre Dækservice, I had my new Yokohama AVS ES100 225/50R15s installed on my front Centerline wheels. My new tires are not rubbing, they feel good on the road and they look fine. So it is as I had hoped for.

On most of the way back, my dad was behind the wheel of my Camaro for the first time. I hope he enjoyed the ride as much as I did. 🙂

Installing New Front Tires

Brakes Working

Tuesday, 22. July 2008

I got the brakes to work today. With the help from my son, Daniel and my father I bled the master cylinder and the brakes for the third time and this time it worked. The picture is taken after my first drive with the new brakes working.

Camaro in White