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    by Published on April 6th, 2014 02:49 PM

    After a very tight race for most of the week we had one vehicle jump out in front and stay there till the end. Help me in congratulating our April ROTM Winner.

    Congrats Jim!!!!!

    BlackBirdDaddy

    Here's what Jim has to say about his 2000 Firebird:

    This car started out as a "yard find" and I thought what a great tool to teach my "kids" a few things about car modifications. Well, I got carried away and this turned out to be more of project than what I first envisioned.

    We removed the fried 3.8 and after a lot of cleaning and painting the entire vehicle, dropped in a used fresh 6.0 aluminum with a built trans and a newer rear end compliments of my buddy Brent. Not being a "cheap ass" or anything, but I showed the kids that you can buy "used" parts and make them work and look like new at times. The first build was completed over the winter of 2012 and ready for the summer where we put down 446rwhp.

    Then, the next winter I had worked with Jonny on fitting an A/C Huron Speed turbo kit to the ride. Smooth sailing over the winter install, although during the tune, I was told that more fuel was needed. Well, the summer of 2013 saw some "spirited driving" after a night out on Woodward. That took care of the rest of the driving season for the Bird (piston was ugly) but my spirits were not down as now I am just completing the final phase of the third build for this car!


    Here is a list of modifications made to the "black bird"
    Engine
    Swapped toasted 3.8 to a ' 06 Vette 6.0
    LS6 intake w/ported throttle body
    Multiple injectors (42lb, 60lb and now 80lb)
    Livernois Stage II heads
    Two cam swaps and springs
    Stock bottom at first now forged dished pistons and rods

    Transmission
    460le rebuilt by GM Powertrain specialist
    B&M cooler
    Larger aluminum driveshaft

    Rear End
    Brent's stock 3.42 then moved to a stock 3.73 now back to 3.42

    Suspension
    QA1 adjustable up front and I forgot out back!
    Poly bushings all around
    UMI control arms front and rear
    Adjustable panhard bar
    Lowered as far as I dare!

    Exhaust
    Kooks headers with Dynomax axle dumps
    Now - Kooks catbacks out to the back from turbo with electric cut-out

    Appearance and Interior

    Acquired used Trans Am parts - front and rear fascias, rocker mldgs. & hatch
    Complete repaint piece-by-piece w/painted hood graphics
    Hot Rod black on rockers and lower fascias
    C6 fog lamps used as park turn/dlr's
    Modded fog lamp cans with 1/4 glass lens to accept hid bulbs
    Close-outs fabbed for: intercooler, old fuse box location, old battery location, pcm cover
    Modeled and fabbed f/g covers for shock towers
    Modified hood snorkel opening and created heat exit at rear cowl of the hood
    Replaced targa f/g part with newer
    Deleted key hole from center tail panel
    Tinted rear lamps
    Interior ambient lighting work
    Reworked radio face plate to accept double din radio, installed new speakers
    Installed McNord cluster graphics
    Retrimmed steering wheel and shifter knob (C5)
    Installed sound deadening mat and installed new carpet
    Had headliner retrimmed

    That's about it. This is a fun project and I can't wait to get it done for another season of fun!




























    by Published on March 9th, 2014 02:46 PM

    After a very close race I'm happy to announce our March ROTM Winner-Best Burnout.

    Congrats to mcalus!!!!.......Help me in congratulating Mike.



    To read more about Mike's '93 Camaro Z-28 check this thread......


    http://www.mifbody.com/vbulletin/sho...me-TLC/page239






    by Published on February 9th, 2014 02:42 PM

    Congrats to our February Ride of the Month winner, Bowtie-Bri and his beautiful 2013 Nickey Camaro.....


    Bowtie-Bri

    Here's what Brian has to say about his 2013 Nickey Camaro:

    2013 Stage II Nickey Camaro Convertible #10
    Special Edition
    Red Magnuson Super Charger w/a rear cogdrive
    ZL-1 fuel pump, Nic
    key cnc ported heads
    Nic
    key spec. custom grind cam
    Roto FabCAI Kooks LT's
    No Weeds dual mode elec. diverters

    Pedders eXtreme XACoilovers
    Pfadt ZL Spec sway bars
    20" AR Torq Thrusts wheels w/ polishedbillet Nic
    key centers
    Nic
    key pistol grip shifter
    Upgraded1400hp rear axles
    780hp @ the crank, 655RWHP w/600ft. lbs. of torque @11 lbs.boost!







    by Published on March 27th, 2013 01:52 PM

    2014 Camaro Z/28 the Most Track-capable Camaro Ever
    General Motors




    NEW YORK – Chevrolet today introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line at the New York Auto Show, including the return of the Z/28, the most iconic model in Camaro history.


    The 2014 Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. The new Camaro Z/28 also features a full aerodynamics package that creates downforce at speed, which helps make it the most track-capable offering in Camaro’s history.

    For more information -
    http://www.mifbody.com/vbulletin/sho...le-Camaro-Ever
    by Published on March 24th, 2013 05:24 PM

    Eight years ago the site was started on a simple "Why doesn't Michigan have our own FBody site when other states do?" 8 years later, 2500 members, tons of bandwidth per month, etc. It's amazing what we all have built here. I know I've said it in the past, but it needs to be said again -- anyone can throw a forum on the internet and hope it does well. But it's everyone on here that makes it home, that makes us all a second family. I never thought 8 years ago that I would find a second family here, but Angie and I definitely have, and it's one of the most rewarding parts about this site. Just like any other site, we have our drama and our disagreements - but I challenge everyone to compare us to any other forum out there and ask if they're as close knit as we are or if they have as little drama as we do. As a lot of you know and experienced first hand - 2012 was very challenging and we lost great friends last year. The latter portion of the year was very hard for Angie and I, but you guys on here are one of the main reasons why Angie and I didn't lose our sanity. Angie jokes about how we have no private life - that our lives are played out on Mifbody, and to a lesser extent on Facebook, but having such a strong support network on here helped us through our hard times immensely. I try not to brag too much about the site here and what we have, but you guys make me proud to be the one who started the site, and I hope you all are proud of our home here and take ownership of what we've built too. Again - without you all, we'd just be a boring blip on the internet.

    Happy 8 Year Anniversary to Michigan FBody, and let's hope 2013 is a better year for all of us.
    by Published on November 21st, 2012 02:25 PM

    For those that have been around year to year, you know on the holidays I like to write a heartfelt message. Well - this year is no different. If there's one thing that I think all of us on Michigan FBody has learned over the past 6 months it's that life is short. Every day we're above ground is a blessing, and tomorrow is the official day to be thankful for it. But let's be honest - every day we should be thankful for what we have, for another day to be around, and another day to spend with loved ones. We never know when it will be gone.

    In addition to the normal things to be thankful for - family, friends, health, wealth (mentally/emotionally/spiritually), I also want to take the time this Thanksgiving to be thankful for knowing Mike Greenan, for having the opportunity to be friends with Tom Halley, and for Baby Meissen guiding us to Angie's tumor growing inside her. The past 6 months have been trying for a lot of us - from the aforementioned to Ken's diagnosis of cancer - we've all leaned on each other at times when we needed strength and support. For that I am truly forever thankful for everyone here on this site. We may ***** at each other, we may quarrel with disagreeing opinions on politics, technologies, engines, or brands but through it all we've always been here for each other and that means a lot to me - that's the environment I am proud to have here.

    With that - please take the time to reflect on what you're thankful for this weekend, be sure to let those who matter know, and at least for a few moments try not to take advantage of what we have because it can all be gone in a heartbeat.

    Please don't drink and drive, please buckle up, and have a great Thanksgiving everyone.
    by Published on August 9th, 2012 07:57 PM

    I just got the worst news from Brenna. Tom passed away last night.

    He had a bad asthma attack and the ambulance didn't make it in time.

    I'll provide details when they become available, but please pray for Brenna and the Halley family.

    I love you Tom... Gonna miss you bud