Ceramic Coating

Now that my 1968 Camaro RS has been LS swapped and updated it’s time to give the exterior some TLC.

The paint is not too bad, but it has a lot of swirlies, chips, and a nasty stain on the hood from when the car may have been stored underneath another on a lift.

I went to the July 2019 Caffeine and Octane at Perimeter Mall and met 2 guys, John and Sean. John has a awesome 72 Red and Black Chevelle while Sean has a gorgeous 67 Black Buick. The Buick is ceramic waxed while the Chevelle is ceramic coated.

Check out the rest of my review and experience on the YouTube video below.


 

Theragun Review

When I first saw this device, I thought it was brilliant. What a great recovery tool!! I have used foam rollers, car buffers, selfie massagers, etc. Then I saw the price! Holy Cow!! I thought to myself that is so expensive!! $600 US!!

Then I thought, surely someone has come up with some attachments to a jig saw, but those were in the $50 – $75 range and I thought… no way!!

I decided to see if I could find one used. So I went to FaceBook Marketplace and voila!! Found one for about $300. I was so excited and arranged to buy it. The guy selling it was a CrossFitter who thought he had a tendon issue on his foot. He discovered it was a bone issue that the massager could not fix so he decided to sell it.

When I met him, we chatted for a minute, then right before we made the transaction he dropped a bomb on me that I should have not overlooked. The NOISE level. It is loud!!! I was so excited that I went ahead and completed the transaction and ignored his disclosure.

Came home and started to use it on my hamstring and inside the house it felt like the loudest power tool ever!!! BUT…. it worked. It felt good in the area I was using it. I had bought the attachment to my Ryobi Jig Saw but it was too heavy and extremely harsh.

Now there’s tons of ads for this type of device and they all boast it is quieter. Theragun also has a quieter model available.

If you find a used one under $200 it’s worth overlooking the noise level. Otherwise, hold out for a quieter model and do your research before you buy. Caveat emptor!!

Here is a video of my review

1968 Camaro RS Build Project

Purchased a 1968 Restomod Camaro RS from Northshore Classics, a truly horrible experience. Read more about that here and other issues before I decided to go with Jed Reilly with Patriot Rods and Customs

UPGRADES:

  • Engine: GM Performance LS3 6.2l 525hp Connect and Cruise kit. Concept 1 pulley kit with ac, alt and power steering pump
  • Hedman headers
  • Transmission: 4l70E 4speed auto
  • Suspension: RideTech complete coil over system with tubular control arms, drop spindles, sway bar, and triangulated 4 link
  • Rear end: Speedway complete Ford 9″ housing 3.89
  • Brakes: Wilwood 12″, 6 piston front and 4 piston rear
  • Fuel tank: Tanks Inc EFI ready tank with pump and level sender
  • Exhaust: 3″ stainless steel including headers, hangers, v bands, mufflers
  • Vintage Air Heating and Cooling System
  • Cooling: AutoRad radiator
  • Gauges: Digital Dakota HDX
  • Console: Complete 68 center console with cool gauge pod, horse shoe shifter and linkage.
  • Radio: Retro Souths USA Hermosa Radio with bluetooth 1 12″ sub and 4 way speakers
  • Train horns with on board air set up
  • Electric Life power window conversion kit, front and rear glass. Classic window crank control
  • Dapper Lighting Head Lamps and Turn Signals

 

East Lake History

LOCATION

East Lake is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, situated in Dekalb County. It is the easternmost of the 238 neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta. it is home tot he East Lake Golf Club, the site of the PGA’s annual Tour Championship. East Lake is one of Atlanta’s more historic neighborhoods. East Lake is located 4.5 miles (7.2km) from downtown Atlanta. With its 1910 to 1940s bungalows and cottages and its convenience to local eateries, shops, and transit, East Lake has enjoyed a rebirth in recent years.

HISTORY

East Lake is on part of a 19th-century plantation owned by Lt. Col. Robert Augusus Alston, whose home, known as Meadow Nook, was built in 1856 and still stands across from the East Lake Golf Course. It is the second-oldest home in the city of Atlanta. In 1892, the East Lake Land Company was chartered and land was acquired and divided up into lots. A.C. Bruce was president of the East Lake Land Company

 

Diego’s 21st

prior to the festivities we went to watch The Avengers End Game at Regal Atlantic Station.

He chose to go to Rusan’s for dinner. Here he is being carded.

Then his first legal drink

Later that evening we went to District, a night club.