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by NBrehm
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suspension advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Suspension advice please

Swap the springs out for the original SLP Level 2 springs and shocks and make sure you replace the mounts, bushings and isolators. That kit is based off the Level 1 suspension which is higher performance but a bit more rough around the edges. The ACTUAL original style Bilsteins (have different valvi...
by NBrehm
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.

2002 red hawk wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Watching paint dry is one of the more riveting aspects of auto restoration.
It was humid too, took FOREVER
by NBrehm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.

Got some of the work done for the 10 bolt. It is FAR from show quality but the intent is functionality and reducing the possibility of rust in the future. **Important safety tip for this post, with the exception of the soap wear a respirator for all of these chemical treatments and paints and do the...
by NBrehm
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.

Sorry I've been so quiet on this thread for awhile. The Hawk has been hiding away most of the summer, the original 10 bolt is getting a bit sketchy so I don't take it far. I also moved which has limited my ability to get rolling on the Axle rebuild at the shop. Might get some stuff done this weekend...
by NBrehm
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1994 Firehawk floor mats question
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: 1994 Firehawk floor mats question

No, both the floor mats and deckmat were an add on
by NBrehm
Sun May 27, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.

Door panel crack prevention: SO I am sure some, if not many of you have had the top piece of plastic on your door panel crack. Here are a couple of tips to prevent it and how I modded my panels. Cause: There are several possible causes from impact or sometimes slamming doors which the only way to p...
by NBrehm
Sat May 26, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: How to do a coolant change (drain and refill, no flush)
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: How to do a coolant change (drain and refill, no flush)

There s a drain on the bottom of the radiator on the engine side. Open, drain into bucket,refill radiator and overflow bottle. Done. Run the car awhile then check the level. DO NOT open the radiator cap with a hot engine and make sure you use Dexcool (red) or universal (yellow) coolant. Don't mix gr...
by NBrehm
Thu May 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual/dual exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Dual/dual exhaust

Powerflo isn't the dual/dual. He is looking for the original Firehawk exhaust. I have a couple but don't really want to sell them, but lmk if yo u strike out and I'll think about it to help you out
by NBrehm
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: birth certificate
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: birth certificate

redhawk wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Only if you get caught. :naughty:
This mentality is why we lost any chance of official repro's from the original source.
by NBrehm
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wanted to buy 97 LT4 Firehawk
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Wanted to buy 97 LT4 Firehawk

You and everyone else on here, lol. Not saying it is impossible but I think there is like, 29, in existence. I've only ever sen 1 for sale in years of looking
by NBrehm
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 93-02 Polygraphite front control arm bushings
Replies: 0
Views: 577

93-02 Polygraphite front control arm bushings

If any of you follow my resto build thread you will know about my error with the front bushings for the control arms. That being SAVE THE ORIGINAL METAL SLEEVES! Having said that, you have the opportunity to not only score a set of brand new polygraphite bushings on the cheap, but show me up and not...
by NBrehm
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.

Started taking the donor 10 bolt apart. Not much to see. Once I got axle grease on my hand I stopped taking pics but I will share more when I start putting it back together. When the weather warms up a little more I will get the axle tubes welded, then paint it up and start putting it together again...
by NBrehm
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firehawk Collectiblity
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Firehawk Collectiblity

Well, except for the 10th Anni hawk was not the end of production and will never get near the price of an LT4 Hawk in the 93-02 category, spot on!!
by NBrehm
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: 2001 Formula Hawk #293 Restoration thread.

One more quick upgrade before the car goes into storage. I love the 80-90's style tech, but not so much that crawling into the trunk to change CD's or making a mix cassette jumps out at me as something fun to do. Since I don't want to chop anything up in the dash for a double din, and I kinda like t...
by NBrehm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Tech Section
Topic: need help for a 91 Firehawk #005
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: need help for a 91 Firehawk #005

Are you adjusting the clutch when you install it or just bolting it in? This sounds more like improper installation issues than clutch issues. Do you have pictures of the any of the clutches and flywheels you took off so we can see what they looked like? Also breaking a clutch in properly is huge fo...