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      09-17-2015 01:43 AM #27
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      09-17-2015 07:01 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      This looks glorious! Can the engine be converted to EFI?
      Why would you want to?

      Nice car!
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      09-17-2015 07:14 AM #29
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      Why would you want to?
      Because reasons.


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      09-17-2015 07:48 AM #31
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      Firebird tho...

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      09-17-2015 08:13 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Firebird tho...
      I believe that is a flamingo.

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      09-17-2015 08:21 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Because reasons.

      While sexy, this setup cost more than the car.

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      09-17-2015 09:15 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Because reasons.

      Because money.

      I would rather have a well setup carb, and the other $5K in the bank.
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      09-17-2015 10:47 AM #35
      I'm still in awe of how well tuned this car is. First turn of the key and it fires right up. Even after sitting all night, and settles down to a nice lumpy idle.

      I'm pretty sure it has solid motor or transmission mounts, because it transmits a ton of vibration into the car.

      On another note, I'm trying to decide what to do with the heat/air situation. I checked inside the fender, and the fan was removed, which isn't really a big deal, but the box is missing too. The wiring for the fan is there, but the switch in the panel is missing, and the controls appear to be pretty jacked up. Right now, I'm looking for the right parts just to get heat up and running, but I don't even know where or if there's a heater control valve with this car.

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      09-17-2015 10:53 AM #36
      That thing is awesome!

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      09-17-2015 11:16 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      I'm still in awe of how well tuned this car is. First turn of the key and it fires right up. Even after sitting all night, and settles down to a nice lumpy idle.

      I'm pretty sure it has solid motor or transmission mounts, because it transmits a ton of vibration into the car.

      On another note, I'm trying to decide what to do with the heat/air situation. I checked inside the fender, and the fan was removed, which isn't really a big deal, but the box is missing too. The wiring for the fan is there, but the switch in the panel is missing, and the controls appear to be pretty jacked up. Right now, I'm looking for the right parts just to get heat up and running, but I don't even know where or if there's a heater control valve with this car.

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      I doubt there's a heater control valve - F-body HVAC systems all the way through '92 were fairly primitive, and I don't ever recall seeing a heater control valve on an F-body older than '86 or so.

      You can probably get the heater box (both firewall and cabin sides, depending on what's missing) along with the cables etc. from Year One, or go scrounge one from the junk yard.

      I know there's a TCL regular with a really nice early second gen - 91GTI20V or something along those lines - who I'm sure knows far more than I.

      Nice car.

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      09-17-2015 11:59 AM #38
      Awesome! One of my favorite body styles of any cars are these Camaro and Firebirds.

      The stance and wheels are period correct 80'/90's red neck for sure
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      stance + wheels/tires + exhaust tips (IMHO) then you can Wooderson the local school (just not the one referenced earlier)
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      09-17-2015 01:26 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      Because money.

      I would rather have a well setup carb, and the other $5K in the bank.
      Or spend $2K, and be done with it. I know, I'll do it soon.



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      09-17-2015 05:55 PM #41
      I decided to go with this box.


      Its an a/c delete panel that allows you to plug the big hole in the firewall without having an enormous a/c box in the firewall and still use your heat. I discovered I'm only missing the blower relay and blower motor, but I went ahead and ordered a new heater core. You know, because like most cars, they built a heater core and designed a nice car around it.

      I also ordered pre-bent tranny cooler lines to replace the hoses they've got running through the engine bay that attach to the radiator via barbs.

      I also ordered a couple of armrests because the driver's side is missing and the passenger one is janky.

      I love ordering new parts!
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      09-18-2015 09:32 AM #42
      Stupid question, but which blower fan should I order? THere are two, one for a/c and one for non-a/c. Since I'm deleting the a/c, but still have an a/c car, I'm assuming I should order the fan for cars with a/c.

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    18. 09-18-2015 09:35 AM #43


      Good stuff!

      I have no idea which fan to order, like you, I would think the non AC fan.

    19. 09-18-2015 10:15 AM #44
      Torque Thrust II wheels look really good on that body style.

      And I think the car would look better with an L88 style cowl hood instead of the hood it has now. L88 is has more rounded edges.


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      09-18-2015 10:20 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by CodeMan View Post
      Kennedys, milkmen, who's keeping score. The cool factor is off the charts with that car.
      D'oh!

      Sorry, it's been a long, long while. I'm more into the Psychedelic Furs and stuff of that ilk, anyway. C'est la vie.
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      09-18-2015 10:52 AM #46
      looks really clean!

      as im not familiar at all with the aftermarket for these... why do nearly all of them have the wheels sticking out and appear to lifted slightly to compensate?
      is this some kind of throwback, or people putting pickup truck wheels on them, or?...

      i assume whoever built it took the time select that wheel set and suspension, so i imagine there was a reason...

      anyway, i think itd look 10x better with some properly fitting wheels.

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      09-18-2015 11:13 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      looks really clean!

      as im not familiar at all with the aftermarket for these... why do nearly all of them have the wheels sticking out and appear to lifted slightly to compensate?
      is this some kind of throwback, or people putting pickup truck wheels on them, or?...

      i assume whoever built it took the time select that wheel set and suspension, so i imagine there was a reason...

      anyway, i think itd look 10x better with some properly fitting wheels.
      No, it's because that what Cletus was selling in front of his house with the spray-painted/plywood sign. They "fit", and the previous owner "needed tires anyway" so there they are!*



      *No, I don't think Camaro owners are like that, but I can poke a little good-natured fun, can't I?
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      09-18-2015 11:17 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      looks really clean!

      as im not familiar at all with the aftermarket for these... why do nearly all of them have the wheels sticking out and appear to lifted slightly to compensate?
      is this some kind of throwback, or people putting pickup truck wheels on them, or?...

      i assume whoever built it took the time select that wheel set and suspension, so i imagine there was a reason...

      anyway, i think itd look 10x better with some properly fitting wheels.
      I believe second gen F-bodies use the same 5x4.75" bolt pattern that many, many other GM cars and trucks used for many, many years, so there's lots of wheels floating around out there that will bolt up, even though they don't really fit. Air and water's explanation is probably pretty close.

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      09-18-2015 11:19 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Stupid question, but which blower fan should I order? THere are two, one for a/c and one for non-a/c. Since I'm deleting the a/c, but still have an a/c car, I'm assuming I should order the fan for cars with a/c.

      Chris
      I would think you need the fan for a non-AC car if you are going to run a non-AC heater box.

    25. 09-18-2015 11:20 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by 4.OMG View Post
      I believe second gen F-bodies use the same 5x4.75" bolt pattern that many, many other GM cars and trucks used for many, many years, so there's lots of wheels floating around out there that will bolt up, even though they don't really fit. Air and water's explanation is probably pretty close.
      F-bodies do have 5x4.75 but most trucks are 5x5, except for S10's.

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