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Old 07-21-2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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My 1989, G92, 5 speed, N10, DX3, IROC-Z

Since Photosucksit has now destroyed dozens of my photo threads, time to start a new one.

Sprucing up my black '89 for the Illinois Camaro Club All Camaro Show tomorrow.

It was looking like rain, but the forecast seems to be changing. I was getting ready to substitute my '87 convertible. That car has never seen rain, but that one getting rained on, actually not rained on but driven in the rain would be less traumatic to me.

With the changing weather forecast, the black one is back in the bullpen.

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My new $100 NOS TPI emblem.






Copy of original window sticker.

















Shot of N10.










I'll put on my original assembly line rubber door protectors. I'm certain no one will know what those things are about. LOL!
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Very nice car Chaz. You even have the grey valve stem caps!

Is that a no mile car? looks like it.

Wasn't somebody on the forum making a fake "green eye" battery cover?
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11k miles, Carl. Yes , Andy made the battery decals based on my original battery. Now my battery lives on in other '89s. LOL!


Doesn't look like I'm going to make the show today. Disappointed about that . Bad storms here yesterday. Power has been out since 4:00PM yesterday. Streets are a mess near me. Mine and my neighbor's sump pumps are running off my generator right now. If the power comes on soon I'll take a ride over there. It's nearby. Took the pics and got the car back in the garage minutes before a crazy microburst storm hit Hail was insane!

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Hi, chazman.


I've seen your photos before, but that car still looks wonderful!


I am impressed at the appearance of your exhaust manifolds, as I have
noticed that even low mileage garage queens (mine is a 4K miles example) usually show brown corrosion of the iron.


Did you somehow treat them so they never corroded (since you were the original owner)? Or restore them after they showed some corrosion?


Also, what do you use to clean the aluminum TPI stuff?


Thanks for any tips!
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Hi, chazman.


I've seen your photos before, but that car still looks wonderful!


I am impressed at the appearance of your exhaust manifolds, as I have
noticed that even low mileage garage queens (mine is a 4K miles example) usually show brown corrosion of the iron.


Did you somehow treat them so they never corroded (since you were the original owner)? Or restore them after they showed some corrosion?


Also, what do you use to clean the aluminum TPI stuff?


Thanks for any tips!
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. Hi John. I used a manifold dressing called Calyx. I'll post some pictures later when the power hopefully comes on
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Your car is the reason that the Gatorbacks need to be reproduced.
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Your car is the reason that the Gatorbacks need to be reproduced.
Thanks! I guess Kelsey Tire doesn't want my money.
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. Hi John. I used a manifold dressing called Calyx. I'll post some pictures later when the power hopefully comes on

Thanks, chazman, for the tip.


I'll have to try some Calyx then.


One question: do you apply the Calyx directly to the manifold (after
scraping off some loose rust)? Or do you first apply some
painting prep first, such as Eastwood's PRE:


http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-pre-painting-prep.html


Eastwood recommends applying PRE before Calyx, but of course they
are trying to sell extra product :-)


Your manifolds look great, so I think I'll trust your advice!


-- John
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Thanks, chazman, for the tip.


I'll have to try some Calyx then.


One question: do you apply the Calyx directly to the manifold (after
scraping off some loose rust)? Or do you first apply some
painting prep first, such as Eastwood's PRE:


http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-pre-painting-prep.html


Eastwood recommends applying PRE before Calyx, but of course they
are trying to sell extra product :-)


Your manifolds look great, so I think I'll trust your advice!


-- John
You don't need that stuff, just put the Calyx on with a toothbrush, rag or your finger. Then fire it up for a few minutes to cure. It's gonna stink for a bit.
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You don't need that stuff, just put the Calyx on with a toothbrush, rag or your finger. Then fire it up for a few minutes to cure. It's gonna stink for a bit.

Okay, I'll try that then. Thanks!
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Okay, I'll try that then. Thanks!
You've got that really nice red car, right? Hope you post a few more pics of it!
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Yes, I posted some pictures of the beautiful red 1987 IROC I picked up a couple of years ago. When I get a few more nice pictures, I'll add them to the thread I started.
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A little exercise today...



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Love it!
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Love it!
Thanks!

You can't spend all of your time just polishing and looking at them in the garage!
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11k miles, Carl. Yes , Andy made the battery decals based on my original battery. Now my battery lives on in other '89s. LOL!
My '89 IROC is one of those cars that now carries DNA code from Charlie's car! BTW your car looks great Charlie.
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My '89 IROC is one of those cars that now carries DNA code from Charlie's car! BTW your car looks great Charlie.
My '89's blood brother! Arnold and I have determined that our cars were built the same week and shared time in the Van Nuys holding lot.

We should check our VINs to see how far they are actually apart, Arnold.

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A little exercise today...
Haha! Loved the video!!! Short and to the point.
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The funny thing is that I posted this video on FB and a couple of people want to know what mods it has.

Bone stock my friends.*



















*Except for the free mods from back in the day.
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We should check our VINs to see how far they are actually apart, Arnold.
Last 8 characters of my vin:
KL194251
bulit May 1989
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KL196190

Built May 1989


You're my big brother!


1,939 apart. Certainly built within a week of each other.

I think we've done this before?

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You're my big brother!


1,939 apart. Certainly built within a week of each other.
Very cool!
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Haha! Loved the video!!! Short and to the point.

Also the second gear chirp adds a nice touch!!
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Also the second gear chirp adds a nice touch!!
yes a very nice chirp it was
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yes a very nice chirp it was
I'm glad you guys noticed. You know, making videos is an art form.
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