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I was asked to provide pictures of the cutouts necessary to clear the VDI vertical hinges. Here you go

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We were able to take several RMSSC cars this year to NASSAM We had a great time. We were honored to be recognized by the attendees as
Best accessories. Minion Sky
Best Stock Ruby SE Sky
Best Paint PunisheR
Best Modified PunisheR

the cruises were great
The people were the BEST!
See you all next year
 

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Pics of replacing the inner door handle. I figured out a technique using a magnet that actually worked very well.

I popped lose the top rear plastic weld which allowed me to rotate the mount enough to slide the pivot pin out of the fixture which allows the handle to come out easily.

The challenge is getting the return spring back in place when reinserting the pin. After failing with several different pliers, I grabbed one of my super magnets. It worked great. The magnet held the spring in alignment and allowed me to push down on the spring to preload it and get the spring back in place.
this is not bad at all, but no need to break loose the housing, just trim about 1/4" of the tab that go's scross the top of the latch box so the pin will go past it. then drill a 3/8" hole above the pin in the other "wing" so the pin can com up far enough to remove latch, the pin stays in, then instal the latch I just used my finger to hold the spring with no issue and slid the pin back down. connect cable and your done.well reinstall pannel now.
 

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I just had to round file all my pre printed checklists. At the Nationals this year we ran across cars that were overheading because the radiators were contaminated with dirt clinging to the fins. We are adding a line item to treat the radiator fins with coil cleaner from Home Depot which will clean out much of the accumulated crud. Big improvement.
 

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I just had to round file all my pre printed checklists. At the Nationals this year we ran across cars that were overheading because the radiators were contaminated with dirt clinging to the fins. We are adding a line item to treat the radiator fins with coil cleaner from Home Depot which will clean out much of the accumulated crud. Big improvement.
100% agreed. My buddy is an HVAC tech and turned me on to that stuff. Works like magic :)
 

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Thanks for the feedback.

I just updated the list.

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1Pop open the key fobs to verify the integrity of the solder joint to the battery retainer
Exterior
1Verify operation of exterior lights
2Inspect body panels for fit, condition
3Check TPMS for function and tire pressure
Engine Bay
1Visually inspect engine bay for condition clean as necessary
2Verify brake fluid level and condition. DOT 3 change 3 years DOT 4 Change 2 years
3Visually inspect condition of all charge tube clamps.
4Check air cleaner filter element condition
5Inspect the PCV valve for proper operation and connection
6Check tightness of exhaust bolts, mounts
7Check tightness of turbo shield
8Inspect turbo oil lines
9Inspect oil fill level and condition (fuel contamination)
10Inspect / service battery terminals
11Inspect / service engine ground terminal
12Check all fluids. Verify mileage / life are within required values
13Inspect forward fuse box and terminals for condition
14Inspect hood / fender latches, lube as necessary
15Inspect electrical cables for condition
16Check condition of inner fenders
17Check ECM is properly mounted and condition of connectors
18Check radiator intake for blockage. Clean radiator with coil cleaner from Home Depot
19Check status of anti corrousion fuel treatment and add as required
20Check on age of belts and hoses
Cockpit and Top
1Check tightness of top when up and locked. Adjust as necessary (left and right)
2Query owner about wind noise. Adjust windows if necessary
3Check condition of door handles, tighten / repair if required
4Lubricate the sliding portion of top mechanism over the doors to preclude pinching.
5Inspect side slider and lube as necessary
6Visually inspect the slide plate over the doors for tightness and wear. Replace if necessary
7Check operation of the roof latch, tighten as necessary
8Visually inspect the windshield to top gasket. Looking for tears, holes etc. Lubricate
9Check operation of buttress latches, lubricate / adjust as necessary
10Verify proper operation of convertible top folding mechanism.
11Verify condition of rear window glass and defroster
12Treat all rubber seals with di-electric grease
13Pull the center console and check for cracks. Install support if required.
14Cycle both cupholders and check operation. Lube as necessary.
15Check operation of dash trunk release button.
16Pull the right carpet front and visually inspect BCM area
17Visually inspect BCM fuses.
18Cycle driver's seat height adjustment to verify operation. Lube as necessary.
19Check operation of hood release latch, lube as necessary
20Check dead pedal for condition
21Check door hinges for operation, service as necessary
22Verify condition of door body latches
23For vertical doors verify fit and adjust. Lubricate
Trunk
1Verify trunk latch operation
2Check trunk operation. Verify condition of torsion bars / hinges
3Check / service trunk lid hold down rubber feet.
4Visually inspect trunk pressure release valve
5Visually inspect flap cables for operation and condition. Adjust / Lube as necessary
6Visually inspect trunk cable assembly, connectors etc.
7Visually inspect and lube as necessary buttress latches
8Check trunk light for operation
9Check rear trunk drain area. Clean as necessary.
10Verify operation of trunk forward drains, left and right. Clean as necessary
Underside
1Inspect intercooler drain tube, check for presence of oil, water or contaminates
2Inspect radiator for blockage, clean as necessary.
3Inspect the front bumper and "chin" for scuffing or damage
4Visually inspect inner fenders for rubbing / wear inside rear wheel wells
5Inspect condition of wheel electrical connections
6Check break pads / disks for wear
7Visually inspect shocks for condition / leaks / operation
8Check wheel hub bolts (three per wheel) for proper torque (or if missing)
9Inspect the bottom attachment points for fenders and condition of fenders
10Visually inspect the differential for leaks and condition of mounts
11Verify condition of wheel bearing condition.
12Inspect exhaust system for condition and tightness
13Inspect condition of O2 sensor wiring
14Check / torque wheels
15Inspect tires for condition, wear
 

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I just had to round file all my pre printed checklists. At the Nationals this year we ran across cars that were overheading because the radiators were contaminated with dirt clinging to the fins. We are adding a line item to treat the radiator fins with coil cleaner from Home Depot which will clean out much of the accumulated crud. Big improvement.
is there a brand name or specific name of this product-would like to do mine.
 

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where is the easyest place to get to your coils to spray them? remove the outsice air inlet? or is there a door inside where they should of put the filter :eek: :rolleyes:
 

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good idea. My shroud is fully enclosed on Punisher. And stock on the Sky but I have not done that one yet.
 

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@rob the elder

OoOOO.. why don't we mold a 40" monitor into the inside of your deck lid.. Yeah yeah... LOL

I did this come some 12 years ago.. But it gives the idea. I know the Solstice deck lid opens the other way. it would still be watched from the front of the car.

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Or actuate the hood and deck lid so they are a motorized open and close.
 

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