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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jun 30, 2009 6:07 pm

im going to claybar my car next month. i have to have a few things taken care of first. plus claybarring it and then a roadtrip would be like double work.

urs looks good though!
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jun 30, 2009 6:59 pm

How much time does it take to clay bar the whole car? and how hard is it on the back muscles (bad back).
I bought all the Meguiar's products last year but ended up paying someone to do it before the winter.
Now I need to do it myself and it needs a good cleaning.
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jun 30, 2009 7:13 pm

when matt was explaning it to me it looks like it takes a a few hours. id be weary of ur back rick. have u ever talked to a physical therapist or doctor about ur back? if u need some advice..PM me. im a CPT
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jun 30, 2009 7:23 pm

Have been to pain management specialist's, chiropractor's, physical therapy, neurologists, Osteopathic doctor (actually did some good until he moved to CA).
Am currently waiting on an appt. with another Osteopath, continue to go to Physical Therapy (6 years now), perform stretching exercises daily, to the health club 3 times a week. I'm sure there are other specialists I'm forgetting, have been everywhere and to some of the "Best". Have had every test imaginable, have another MRI scheduled next week. It's been 6 years of hell. I do have good days where I can accomplish stuff though, sometimes I just pay the price afterward.
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jun 30, 2009 9:11 pm

Rick, clay barring is a PITA, a lot of elbow grease to make it work. I did my car and decided it was never worth doing again, no noticeable difference. Just give it a nice wash and wax.
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jul 28, 2009 9:56 am

well, the old rockers came out of my engine this past weekend.
Took me half the day to get the SC off, pop the valve covers, put in the YT 1.8 roller rockers, and get it all back together.

I pulled the SC cause the rear VC is a PITA to get to on the 95.

Got to say, it runs nice, pulls harder all up the RPM range, quite a difference so says the butt. It really needed the extra pep in the high RPM range, since the series one really strats to loose its stride at that point.

anyway, pics will be up later this evening, with any luck. Also I'll put up a writeup when I get the chance.

I might break it into two parts; removing the SC on the 95, and doing the rockers.

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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jul 28, 2009 7:49 pm

Well, the removed rockers:

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It was interesting, the rockers from the back bank were much more covered in hard black crud, I suspect its related to the extra heat in that location. They were all like that, vs. the nice shiny of the front ones.

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Front:
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Now I'm rockn!:
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I also re-painted the VC's. The blue looked really good, but only when clean. And its hard to keep things under there really clean for a daily driver. THis time I went with pickup truck bed liner spray. Its thick, its textured, and its black. I think it turned out really nice:
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And sticking them on:
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And finally, the finished product:
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jul 28, 2009 8:11 pm

NICE
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Jul 28, 2009 9:29 pm

Clay Bar and 3 stage wax plus spray detailer to get rid of any dust. Figure an half an hour per stage.

It helps to have a teenage son who wants a new video game.
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyWed Jul 29, 2009 3:50 am

yeah my back rockers were also in bad shape. very dirty. instead of clay bar why dont you just buff her out? its easier and cheaper. just stay away from the edges. i claybard a 32 ford hot rod for a friend and it was such a pia! more trouble than it was worth. i was afraid to hit the car because it had a $50.000 dollar paint job and DID not want to f..k it up! by buffing it. but i sed ta hell wit it. i used fine compound and she turned out allright.
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue Aug 25, 2009 2:52 pm

just found this thread, totally cool! very nice job on the pics and videos.
kudos to karma!
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon Oct 18, 2010 9:22 am

Well, I finally have a video to share.

I shot this shortly after doing my exhaust and supercharger work, but its been sitting on my brother's computer waiting to be edited. Well, he finally did it.

This video is supposed to show how the Dynomax VT mufflers sound. I've always felt that a simple idle and rev video is not enough and that you need some in car and drive-by. I tried to get normal driving sounds, drive-by, drive-by with throttle, WOT, as well as a rear facing shot where the mic picks up the exhaust sound coming out the rear nicely.

This video was interesting to hear/watch for me because, quite honestly, in-car at WOT the SC is so loud you can't hear the exhaust. So I never really knew what it sounded like.

Also being showcased here, is the custom output plate on the SC, and the insane banshee whine that results. I see *just* under 10 psi with the 2.4" pulley, and it is really, really, not subtle at all. All video in-car was taken with the windows *up*, and I insisted that all video levels remain unmodified to provide the closest example of what it sounds like. To reference the volume, listen to the bird chirps at the beginning, as all the sound levels reference-match to that.

And yeah, it turned out more like a Riviera car commercial, but what can I say...

So turn up the volume, or plug in some good headphones!



As before, its hard to tell how fast the car is moving, since our roads around here are so friggin straight.


Also, if interested, the music is from Borderlands, one of my favorite games.

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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 10, 2011 7:45 pm

big difference!
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 10, 2011 8:36 pm

like that....only the antenna needs a fix a?
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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 10, 2011 8:41 pm

Nice improvement! I like that music, too - very fitting. At 1:50 I think it would be so cool if the tail cam were mounted to another car, and the Riv popped up over the hill and then took off quick to pass. Just a thought. Mount cameras lower on the car for the appearance of higher speed. Still, It's very cool like it is! (+)

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PostSubject: Re: Karma's Riv   Karma's Riv - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 10, 2011 9:46 pm

stan wrote:
like that....only the antenna needs a fix a?

Antenna needs a fix?

Its a CB....

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