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.
|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.
|When the primer was dry enough to apply paint, the drums were painted with enamel flat black paint.
||Mounted drum brake with wheel spacer.
Monday, 25. May 2009
I could not wait to see how the Foose wheel looked on the Camaro.
Monday, 25. May 2009
After checking a lot of tires at tirerack.com, these made it to my final selection:
Then considering all the pros and cons I ordered 4 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs at the tirerack.com.
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.
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:
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..
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.
The New Parts
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. 🙂
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.