72. Sometimes you need a year to figure things out …

Waaaay back in Post 43 I discussed the door locks and I mentioned that I was having some difficulties getting BPhillips’ lock solution working for me.  I struggled with it for about a week before giving up and moving on.  Try as I might, I just couldn’t ever get the spring to work well enough…

71. Sting like a bee

Without further ado … Before putting the car back together I applied 3M clear PPF to the area just behind the front wheel.  This vent opening gets a TON of debris thrown at it from the front tires.  Plastidip is pretty tough stuff but I didn’t want the rocks to tear it up so I…

70. The emperor’s new clothes

We’ve been getting into the high heat months in San Diego and I’ve been splitting my weekend time between popping by the local Cars & Coffee events and taking the SLC out for drives on the back roads.  I’ve found a local loop that’s about 100 miles and if I leave early enough the roads…

69. I got squished! And other updates

I came across @SquishMyRide’s instagram account and was really impressed with Eric’s work.  I commissioned him to Squish the SLC and I think it turned out great! OK, so when last we met I was feeling a bit down about the fuel system.  I’d gotten burned a few times and was feeling pretty beat up…

67. 20 hurts so bad

WOW.  I’m stunned.  No words.  This thing is cursed. So I have an explanation for my weird fuel and startup issues and it’s such an incredible story I feel the need to share it.  There are nuggets of knowledge sprinkled herein but most of it is just me sobbing at this point. So a few…

65. Catch me if you can

With the SLC down for fuel issues I thought it would be a good time to knock another item off my to-do list.  Something I wasn’t keyed in on when I originally installed my engine was the fact that these LS motors are somewhat notorious for oil ingestion via the PCV system. The LS3 has…

64. Fake! Fake! Fake!

OK, so I’ve pretty much decided that my Bosch 044 pump is a counterfeit – a very good counterfeit.  I did a fairly thorough websearch trying to find out as much as I could about these counterfeit pumps but most photos/comparisons are a few years old.  I purchased this pump within the last year and…

63. It’s all fun and games until someone runs out of fuel

The teething issues continue… I recently started shooting a few segments to post on YouTube.  I have no starry-eyed dreams of becoming an “influencer” (I hate that term) but I thought it was about time to get some fresh SLC content onto the second most visited website on the World Wide Web.  What’s it saying…

62. A sound addition

As I’ve been driving my car more I find myself slightly irritated by cabin noise.  It’s primarily engine/exhaust noise that I believe is coming in through the rear bulkhead.  It’s no surprise really, the engine is about a foot behind your head and the total exhaust from manifold to tips is about 3 feet long….

61. Org changes

It’s time to shake things up a little.  My time working on the SLC as a full-time project is coming to an end and I’ve had some ideas about how I would like to leave this site.  I’ll continue to write blog updates as I find time to update folks on how the car is…