Zora Duntov’s “Stealth Fighter” Corvettes featured at The Revs Institute

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Interesting article from Kurt Ernst on the history of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s  racing Corvettes and the display at the Revs Institute.

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Visit to Richard Edmonds Auctions – Chippenham UK

Took a visit to Richard Edmonds Classic Car, Motorcycle, Automobilia and Parts Auction viewing day.

Not a great deal of American stuff, but what was there was pretty good 🙂

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Very well run viewing day with some interesting Cars, Bikes, Parts, Automobilia and Tools all ready for auction.

Richard Edmonds website is here

 

2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 3

Last lap for the coil replacement.

Cleaned out the river holes with a drill and bolted the new coil onto the frame using the bolts provided. Once the unit was complete it was bolted back on the truck. After a good road test all seems well, so let’s wait and see 🙂

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Not only a new coil, a good clean followed!

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2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 2

Due to the horrible weather the coil change is taking longer than I’d like, but it’s getting there!

To fit the aftermarket NAPA coil the factory rivets needed to be ground down to facilitate the removal of the old unit

Once removed I tidied the ground areas up and applied some paint to stop things from rusting and make things look a little better.

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2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 1

If you’ve been reading the blog you’ll know that the S10 has been having some breakdown issues which appear to have been corrected by the replacement of the ignition coil. Now the coil I have is an aftermarket unit from NAPA.(kindly bought in the States by a relative :))

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To remove the coil you need to remove the throttle cable bracket and then remove the bracket that contains the coil and the ignition module. As you can see the original coil is riveted to the bracket. The NAPA coil comes with a little fitting kit. To remove the original coil I think the rivets will need to be ground or drilled out.

More next time!

The Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Was Unwell

About two weeks ago the Chevy started to run a little rough and this had become worse ending up in a couple of breakdowns

I scanned the truck using the WiFi OBDII Wireless Dongle, using the Dash Command app on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

No codes were found and all the diagnostics looked fine, but the truck would still stall out after about 4 miles and refuse to restart until cooled.

Luckily I had asked a friend to bring back some ignition components during a visit to the States after some previous issues, this meant I was able to swap out the coil.

(You may notice that the coil was made in Poland, so it’s had a long round trip back to Europe!!)

I have driven twelve miles in testing so far and all seems OK, I never like to have “cured” a fault without being 100%

Solar Charging for the S10 Xtreme

As I don’t use the S10 an awful lot it used to suffer a lot from the battery running down.

To get around this issue I went with a solar panel solution from Photonic Universe, initially starting with a single solar panel and then adding a second panel.

5A 12V solar charge controller / regulator for vehicles, boats and off-grid solar systems with solar panels up to 60W

5W 12V Photonic Universe solar panel for trickle charging 12V battery in a motorhome, caravan, camper, car, boat or any other off-grid system

 

 

10W Photonic Universe solar panel for motorhome, caravan, boat or any other 12V off-grid system

Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH in New Video – Article by Alex Nishimoto at Automobile

Top speed isn’t a very important metric to the average driver, but when it comes to numbers you can brag about to your friends, it’s one of the most important stats there is. Because of this, the folks at Hennessey Performance took their Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 out for a top speed run to give their customers a 200-plus-mph reason to buy their roughly $120,000 car.

Read the article here