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Rickaz28

M –69
Burlington, Massachusetts
United States

 
 

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Journal entries

By Rickaz28

Filed under: /blogs/browse/t/vehicle/v//p

I have taken the liberty of posting all journal entries to my "garage" page.
Go to Rickaz28 Garage

NASCAR friends

By Rickaz28

NASCAR has been around for 50 years+.
In my life, I've had the pleasure of knowing some drivers in the "game" and many drag drivers, oval drivers, car designers.
You know the faces and the names. They need no introduction!
Please check out "NASCAR ALBUM" in the album catagory

Bragg-Smith School of Advanced Driving

By Rickaz28

In Parhump, Nevada, two miles from Death Valley, CA there USED to be one of the finest tracks to learn how to drive fast-really fast. So fast that if you look down at the speedo or tach, you will surely slide clean off the track onto the desert floor.
In one week, I burned up a set (all 4) Z rated tires.
Oversteer and understeer, apex the turns, braking, and accelerating.
What an experience.
A word to the wise-never, ever do on the street what you learned in class, except for braking in a non-ABS car!
Rupert Bragg-Smith was my instructor and in my life, I should be half as good.
Best to all
Ricky

Building the Camaro

By Rickaz28

I have received some mail wanting to know what "modifications" I have made to the Special K.
You will also find a detailed list under the topic," modifications" when clicking on the image.
Here they are again anyway...

IMPROVEMENTS:

¬ENGINE:
air foil (TPIS)
cold air induction (K+N)
stainless steel Y-pipe (LG MOTORSPORTS)
catalytic converter (RANDOM TECHNOLOGY)
cat back exhaust (Borla)
power pulleys (March)
high performance oil cooler (RK SPORTS)
mass air flow sensor (GRANATELLI MOTOR SPORTS)
1LE performance air bellows (GM PERFORMANCE PARTS)
160º thermostat (Hypertech)

¬DRIVETRAIN:
aluminum driveshaft (SLP)
studgirdled differential cover (LG MOTORSPORTS)
aluminum transmission pan (MOROSO)

¬IGNITION:
dynaspark optical distributor (DYNAMAX IGNITION SYS)
8mm ignition wiring (ACCEL 9000)
high voltage ignition coil (MOROSO PROCOIL)
multiple spark discharge (MSD IGNITION SYS)

¬CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION:
graphite impregnated polyurethane bushings, end links, etc. (PST)
boxed steel trailing arms (PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION TECH)
relocation of trailing arms (SPOHN PERFORMANCE)
tubular steel panhard rod (PST)
antisway bars 1.5” front/1” rear (G-MAX PST)
shocks (BILSTEIN)
springs (PRO SPRINGS EIBACH-body lowered 1.5”)
tie rods and ball joints (TRW)
subframe connectors (MOROSO)
tubular steel adjustable lower control arms (LG MOTORSPORTS)
tubular steel torque arm and safety loop (LG MOTORSPORTS)
strut tower brace (COMPETITION ENGINEERING)

¬BRAKES:
cadmium coated slotted rotors (KVR)
high performance pads (KVR)
brake lines (JOHN’S PRECISION TUBING)
¬BODY:
scca approved 3 piece rear spoiler (RK SPORTS)
functional front spoiler (LG MOTORSPORTS)
ground effects (LG MOTORSPORTS)
chrome badging (RK MOTORSPORTS)
wheels (WELD RACING Scorpion VR-3point)
tires Comp T/A G Force/KDS 275 40X17 (B.F. GOODRICH)
altezza lamps/clear turn signals
paint, graphics, aluminum inserts

¬INTERIOR:
custom rosewood dash with fuel pressure gauge (AUTOMETER)
steering wheel cover (GRANT)
custom aluminum door sills
aluminum floor pedals
custom interior seat and door panel graphics

I'm here

By Rickaz28

It was an eMail from a friend that alerted me to this site.
Glad to be here.
As I work through the site to figure out all the nuances, I promise to add more albums and photos as well as some commentary.
My 1994 is the first Camaro I purchased new (but not my first new F-body). At my age, I can afford to do to the car what I wanted to do to the previous 4 F-body cars that I wish I still owned!
I have owned a Firebird 400 (1968), a 1971 Camaro that I acquired through marriage, an 1986 IROC Z, and now the 1994. My greatest wish is to get a 2009 all decked out-stock is good and continue to build up the 94!
My Doctor has advised me to sell my tools-the repetitive motions are killing me but "hell no, they won't go" until the Dr. sells his stethescope-that's what I told her.
It pleases me to see some other folks here that are of "senior" status and I look to bond with those more mature folks.
Stay tuned for more jibberjatter and images.
Best regards to all
Be well
Ricky
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