What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by Scott Chab » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:02 pm

02 red hawk wrote:
CO_BlackHawk wrote:So how long do we have to wait for pics??? :?: :?: :?: :D
Hawk is in storage until Saturday the 6th. The front is sloooowwwlllyyyy settling. Not quite sure it's gonna drop enough to level the car out. If not, Stranos are standing by. Will post pics Saturday.
That's one of the reason I bought adjustable QA1s. :wink:
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 02 red hawk » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:03 am

Scott Chab wrote:
02 red hawk wrote:
CO_BlackHawk wrote:So how long do we have to wait for pics??? :?: :?: :?: :D
Hawk is in storage until Saturday the 6th. The front is sloooowwwlllyyyy settling. Not quite sure it's gonna drop enough to level the car out. If not, Stranos are standing by. Will post pics Saturday.
That's one of the reason I bought adjustable QA1s. :wink:
Single or double? What spring rate?

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by Scott Chab » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:39 pm

Single adjustable with 150# front and 300# rear springs.
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 02 red hawk » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:35 pm

Took delivery of my 5th set of Firehawk wheels. :D I think I'm finally done.

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 02 red hawk » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:51 pm

Just confirmed, set #5 is sitting on the receiving dock in Valencia, California at California Chrome Wheels waiting to get the show chrome treatment. The barrels on this set are perfect, so they should look stunning when I get them back. Can't wait. Like a kid waiting for Christmas.

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 8 is enough » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:14 pm

Finally finished after a couple months of on and off project. Since I had 100,000 miles, and car is 20 years old, I did the following:

-replaced all hoses
-replaced radiator with new oem
-replaced heater core with new oem
-replaced wires and plugs
-replaced opti with new Petris vented unit
-replaced water pump with new oem
-replace O2 senors
-ceramic coated headers and y-pipe( this was a pilot car that came from SLP with headers and 325hp rating) -They were originally wrapped.
-New brake pads and rotors front and rear.
-new belt
-New Bilsteins front and rear
-replaced all ball joints--(lowers were a PIA)
-replaced lower control arm bushings.
-replaced sway bar bushings
-New OEM WS6 sway bar end links front and rear
-replaced worn out steering rag joint and linkage with LS1 version.
-new tie rods

Hopefully get another 20 year of trouble free fun!
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by Hawk696 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:30 pm

Nothing today, waiting for my Harmonic balancer to come from Summit racing, figures they were out of stock and now have to wait until Feb 7th. :(
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 02 red hawk » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:31 pm

My, how time flies, or does it? Tomorrow will be the 5th, only 2 days left.

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by redhawk » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:17 pm

Performed yearly oil & filter change over the weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by sleepinghawk » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:02 pm

Finished re doing my air intake. Had to re polish my strut bar all over. Installed Mighty Mouse's valve cover adapter. Changed out all the fluids with Amsoil
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by Rhode Island Red » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:17 am

recently, from a 2 year old incident where i had a valve spring go by by ( I had a 224 224 112 lsa cam with dual springs installed at the time). After i limped home and 10k later, I had the heads replaced, stock cap put in, stock exhaust put in ( decided to be legit in California). I did not touch the bottom end. 2 oil changes after repairs no issues for 2 years... until this February 2015, heads etc, at oil change, i had metal shavings (knew something was wrong as car sounded like it was dieseling, but as no other symptoms other than sound, i had to wait). So rebuild time.


Come 3 weeks later, I had my shop have Eddings engines rebuild the engine. My mantra, when it breaks, UPGRADE! I researched a new engine etc, and found rebuilding the original cheaper. Remember I also want a legit SoCal law-friendly build. The engine was bored out, forged Ross Pistons & rods installed, and file-fit ring gaps done. To quote the shop "boykin Automotive whose owner runs 6.8's "best damn balanced engine I ever seen".

I have the hawk, work done at 98,700 miles. Currently at 99, 850 mile.

Plans for the future. I live the next town over to Granatelli, gave them a call, to plan for an open road-racing styled setup. After a medical necessary 65k into my teeth, I plan to have a ATI P-1SC blower @ 10 psi (remember I had the forged pistons/rods installed :D ), upgraded transmission, replace the rear end, strange 12-bolt or a 9" (low number geared rear like 3.23 or 2.73's vs current 3.42's). In the end I will conservatively have 600 smog-legal rwhp.

Setup will have stock compression, thus making the power (linear) at 3k, and everyday 1-3k driving near stock, with power on tap whenever desired.


The heads I installed were AFR 210's that flow over 300 cfm. 13+ years and I still love my Firehawk.
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 02 red hawk » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:07 am

Yesterday, I took delivery of my 6th set of Firehawk wheels. Finding 4 perfect ones is proving difficult. Optimism is the key.

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by 99' Cajun Firehawk 157 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:30 am

Recently replaced my rubber brake hoses with new technifit stainless hoses (in red) and gave the system a good flush and new brake fluid, all SIX hoses since I have TCS, I figure these hoses were ready to be replaced on a 15 yr old car.
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Pedal pressure *seems* much improved...YMMV
And then a nice bath too 8)
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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by Scott Chab » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:31 pm

Went to Race Proven Motorsports to talk to them about a blown, meth injected 6.0L LS swap with LS3 heads and intake, custom cam and headers for my Hawk. Waiting on the ungodly bill to get emailed to me so I can weep in private. :cry:

If It's too much, I'm going to knock my 396 down to a 383 and throw a Procharger and meth/water injection on it and probably end up with 750rwhp. Not a bad compromise if I have to say so.

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Re: What did you do to your 'Hawk today?

Post by NBrehm » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:40 am

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Actually was a couple weeks ago before I went overseas, but it will be in hibernation until late march/early April
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