Daily Archives: August 15, 2013
Lots going on today on the Camaro. Wiring, Fat Mat sound deadening material, and the engine and transmission getting installed today. While I was wiring the rear of the car, Chris started installing the Fat Mat. This product turns a hollow tin can sound into a super quiet thud when the doors are shut. We put this product everywhere we could. The roof, floors, rear package tray, inside firewall, even on the inside and underside of the dash. Even with a big block this car should be quiet as a mouse inside. When the doors close, the sound will resemble a new car.
I have all the wiring done on the back of the car now. Tail lights, back up lights, fuel gauge wire were all buttoned up today.
The controls for the heat and A/C have to be converted over to electronic to work with the Vintage air system. I had to completely disassemble the original controls. Then I cleaned it up and painted the arms that the knobs go on.
Somewhere in the middle of all this work, the owner came by with a truck load of goodies, including the engine. Here you see Chase muscling the big block 396 ci motor into place.
Here you see the electronic slides that control the Vintage air unit. Wires will connect to these and plug into the unit. Once I got it all back together, every moving part was lubed for smooth operation.