Another project I finished over the weekend was sanding down and polishing the MAF sensor housing. The two pieces of metal that sandwich the MAF itself. This takes time and patience, and it wont be a fast process. This is basically for anyone wanting to add a little bit of polished metal under the hood. I also smoothed down the inside of the housing to aid in airflow.
- MUST HAVE: EYE PROTECTION AND FACE MASK AT MINIMUM OR FILTERED MASK.
- *I had an air compressor and grinder at my disposal and that made it a lot easier at the beginning.
- Dremel with sand paper attachments/wheels
- Sandpaper or wheels of various grits:
While working on the SS I decided I’d at least get around to relocating the hood release cable since there is no drilling or need to remove the splash shield on the drivers side. I already had my headlight out and definitely gives you more room to work but it’s not necessary to remove it. Read More
Hennessey has just released official photos and a nice teaser video of their new HPE600 Camaro Convertible. With 602 Horsepower, this is one convertible that is for more than just cruising along the coast. Read More
GM Manager of Racing Mark Kent has said that the 2013 NASCAR entry from Chevrolet will be a change. While he hasn’t said which car it will or wont be, its easy to see what the fans want, and what would make sense when looking at the competition. Read More
Do you enjoy Camaros and racing? Well then, we’ve got a racing series you might want to look into. Unless you live in Sweden, it’ll be hard to find it on your Television, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with it. Read More
Jalopnik has stated that the Camaro Z28 isn’t quite as dead as many have thought after the big unveiling of the 2012 Camaro ZL1. It looks as if GM is still listening to what people may want from a revived Z28. Many people wanted the Z28 to be what the ZL1 is Read More
GM has issued a Press Release about the new 2012 Camaro ZL1, a high performance Camaro which seems to be taking the place of what many have rumored to be called the Z28 would. Read More
Are you sick of driving your T-Top equipped F-body on bright days because the of the unbearable sunlight shooting through your T-Tops? Want to make your clear, bright glass tops match your tinted windows?
Well this should help you out!
For as little as 13 dollars and a few common household materials, you can throw up some 5% tint and keep that sun out.
I figured I’d make a post for anyone who was curious about doing this mod. Underdrive pulleys work by slowing the rate of the accessories and reducing rotational mass (they are significantly lighter). This allows more of the engines power to go to the rear wheels. ZZP claims 3rwhp at 6,000 RPM for the 14% reduction water pump pullley on a stock engine and slightly more on a modified setup. It doesn’t claim a gain for the 10% reduction alternator pulley. I got both the water pump and alternator pulleys. I’m guessing I might have gained between 5-10 hp since its a bolt on/tuned car. If you only get one of the pulleys, you can use a stock sized belt. If you get both like I did, you’ll need a size 150 belt.
Buck for buck, no other modification can match the efficiency than that of headers. Aftermarket headers are designed for maximum airflow and power. As you know, there are manifolds already bolted to the heads from the factory. They are very restrictive due to strict pollution control laws. Cat-back exhaust systems effortlessly compliment headers. When teamed together, they are a winning combination.