IMG_7543Work begins to adapt 2002 Corvette Z06 air filter assembly to Solstice.
Work begins to adapt 2002 Corvette Z06 air filter assembly to Solstice.
IMG_7546Exhaust system ceramic coated in black & re-installed.
Exhaust system ceramic coated in black & re-installed.
IMG_7648OEM Solstice A/C parts require some fabrication to play with V8 and Griffin rad.
OEM Solstice A/C parts require some fabrication to play with V8 and Griffin rad.
IMG_7686A/C lines were fabricated to connect various A/C componets.
A/C lines were fabricated to connect various A/C componets.
IMG_7861Front body panels re-installed except half-fenders.
Front body panels re-installed except half-fenders.
Visible dry sump tank will not be visible when fender is installed. Too bad, because it would be a pretty intimidating sight to those who know what it means...
IMG_7921LS7 looks as if it was installed at the factory!
LS7 looks as if it was installed at the factory!
IMG_7937Weight distribution is 52% front - 48% rear.
Weight distribution is 52% front - 48% rear.
IMG_8145Clutch Pedal Modification
The Z06 Clutch Pressure Plate requires a bit more travel on behalf of the throw-out bearing in order to release properly. According to GM, the Solstice Clutch Master Cylinder can push enough fluid to handle the task, but the stroke must be increased by about 5mm. So I removed the pedal assembly to do the mod.
IMG_8146Clutch Pedal Modification
Note position of CMC stud in 'stock' location.
IMG_8147Clutch Pedal Modification
First step was to drill & tap hole for adjustable 'stop' made out of a 1/4 x 20 screw and jam nut.
IMG_8149Clutch Pedal Modification
Next step was to grind bracket to allow pedal to travel further back towards the driver.
IMG_8150Clutch Pedal Modification
Now the pedal swings approximately 1/4 inch further back towards the driver.
IMG_8151Clutch Pedal Modification
Installed in the car, the screw and jam nut are adjusted to allow 100% travel of the CMC rod, but without forcing the CMC to act as a 'stop' for the Clutch Pedal.
IMG_8319Clutch Master Cylinder
The CMC was modified to increase the stroke and increase the amount of fluid sent to the Clutch Release Bearing. This is needed to fully release the Corvette Z06 clutch.
IMG_8320"Stop" removed from CMC rod.
The OEM Solstice CMC's stroke is limited to 24.1mm by a 'stop' that is crimped onto the rod. We need about 29.5mm, so the 'stop' must be removed.
IMG_8325Spacer made on lathe.
CMC rod is extened by 5mm. This mod, along with the pedal mod; produces plenty of release bearing travel to operate the Z06 clutch.
IMG_84726-speed shift pattern added to shifter knob.
Plastic cap was painted black, then the pattern was laser-etched at the trophy shop. Silver paint was used to highlight the pattern. Last step was PPG Clearcoat.