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  • 1988 Camaro

    Got a new toy! Same exact thing as my old camaro, but it has a 700r4, and no t-tops. Want to see how fast you can make a car go on a ridiculously tight budget?... The car came with lots of rust bits underneath it, a leaky brake line, and some incredible read paint inside! P.O. was a Sh* head, and lied about everything. Its all good though, I wanted a camaro so I looked past it.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

  • #2
    Re: 1988 Camaro

    Doesn't look bad from the top. Looks as though a/c box on the fire wall is gone,good . A/C delete pulley next to get rid of the cmpressor?

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    • #3
      Re: 1988 Camaro

      Yes, and yes. the downside to him removing that stuff, is I believe that it is letting lots of exhaust fumes into the car. I about passed out driving from Ironwood, MI to Superior, WI here.

      What I would like in the near future:

      3.73 ring and pinion with an LSD
      The 1LE aluminum drive shaft...
      A not so ugly harwood hood
      Plug that firewall
      Remove the rest of the A/C
      http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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      • #4
        Re: 1988 Camaro

        on that list i would put plugging the fire wall number 1 just for your safty

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        • #5
          Re: 1988 Camaro

          I would like the beauty and simplicity of your firewall on my GTA . But since I live so much further south .(Indy) (lol) I want to get mine fixed.

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          • #6
            Re: 1988 Camaro

            also that story reminds me of how i got my 84 z

            car runs fine he says, car has fresh paint he says

            secodaies don't open paints peeling has rust under the paint no interior no floors

            i got it for $200 and i had the trailer makes a nice field beater anyways lol

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            • #7
              Re: 1988 Camaro

              His "Tennessee car", brand new aftermarket cam and lifters, only a couple rust bubbles, 76,000 miles, runs perfect! He should run for office with that attitude...
              http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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              • #8
                Re: 1988 Camaro

                Originally posted by hairysox33
                Yes, and yes. the downside to him removing that stuff, is I believe that it is letting lots of exhaust fumes into the car. I about passed out driving from Ironwood, MI to Superior, WI here.

                What I would like in the near future:

                3.73 ring and pinion with an LSD
                The 1LE aluminum drive shaft...
                A not so ugly harwood hood
                Plug that firewall
                Remove the rest of the A/C
                Learn from my mistake and by GM gears from randy's ring and pinion the first time
                Hard Work Guarantees Nothing - Lack of it Does!

                Drew Gerth - Newburgh, IN

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                • #9
                  Re: 1988 Camaro

                  Looks like a great foundation for a cheap fast car. I think the hood has potential - if the car can back it up!

                  I promise I'll get that BS lighted hitch picture - just as soon as I get the truck back and un-screw up the trailer wiring -
                  (scotch locks should be banned - especially when used to butcher factory harnesses under the car where they are horribly prone to corrosion -- I may have to start from scratch and solder/shrink wrap in a new harness pigtail from the frame rail)

                  The PO of this car sounds like a real peach! Sounds like you're making the most of it! Nice work
                  There's always something new to learn.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1988 Camaro

                    So, i have been running new brake lines lately. Probably the least enjoyable thing I will ever do on a car.
                    http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1988 Camaro

                      Originally posted by hairysox33
                      So, i have been running new brake lines lately. Probably the least enjoyable thing I will ever do on a car.
                      Said it before and I don't get tired of saying it. "who needs brakes.....they just slow you down !"

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1988 Camaro

                        Gotta love the Golf Tee jammed into the Vacuum Line.

                        Looks like a nice project to start off with compared to ones I've seen around town lately for sale.
                        "I live for myself and I answer to nobody."

                        -Steve McQueen

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1988 Camaro

                          So, after many hours of wrenching, sweating, and crying over this brake problem. My solution just might be this adapter: http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Det...35_0214478714# I ended up munching the threads in te old proportioning valve, so I went to the local pick and pull for a new one. Lucky me, there was one there. Did you know that 1985 and up Camaro's came with a 6mm brake line from the factory? STUPID. So with many adapters, lines, brake bleeding, and deep thought, it should be done tonight or tomorrow. Then back on the road she goes. Juggling moving, work, and not having your own car to use is becoming a real headache.
                          http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1988 Camaro

                            The car has been back on the road for well over a week now and is still running fine. Did a quick burnout that was captured for eternity on film by a buddy. The Catalina is leaving Monday, and in its place will be a 454/700r4 with wiring harness' and the pcm out of a 1991 Chev 1-ton. along with $500. The motor runs great! And will ideally retain fuel injection when it goes in the camaro.

                            So, here is the epic burnout------->http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...305Burnout.mp4

                            I also picked up a flat hood, a nice tail light lens, and an extra fuel door he tossed in for $60. So much progress will be made in the coming months. I need a good welder...
                            http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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                            • #15
                              Re: 1988 Camaro

                              Sounds like you're gonna have a pretty roudy Camaro. The TBI is gonna hurtcha though. Sorry to see the Cat go, but at least you got something hot cookin'.
                              Bakersfield, CA.

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