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Old 08-10-2015, 02:16 PM
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1989 Iroc-Z Build

New to thirdgen! And to Chevys as well! All advice is welcomed. I just bought a '89 Camaro Iroc-Z28 for a price I won't reveal
Anyhow, it was a deal I couldn't turn down. Sat on blocks for 4 years, from VA and transported up North. 130K Miles. Frame has little rust, floor pans are rusted pretty good though. I plan on making this car awesome by spring time! So I have plenty of time to get to it.
V8 350 5.0L (I believe.)
Gunna order parts Friday to have her running, hopefully. Will post pictures soon!





When we first got her





Now she's home!
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:40 PM
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It looks like someone tried to turn it into a 91 Z28...
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:28 PM
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Welcome!!
nice. no such thing as a V8 350 5.0...
Generally all sbc are V8.
A 350cid is a 5.7L engine.
A 305cid is a 5.0L engine.

What are your plans with the car??!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:21 PM
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Re: 1989 Iroc-Z Build

Originally Posted by -=Z28=- View Post
Welcome!!
nice. no such thing as a V8 350 5.0...
Generally all sbc are V8.
A 350cid is a 5.7L engine.
A 305cid is a 5.0L engine.

What are your plans with the car??!!
Oops sorry! I looked up the vin and it's a 305 5.0L. I'm going to restore it to a one of a kind car, for me. Has rust on the back passenger quarter panel, both wheel wells in the back. So I'm going to replace the wheel wells to prevent any more damage (spreading of rust).
I want to replace the quarter panel because I'm not going to bondo the any rust holes, I want it to be in top shape top to bottom. Needs floor pans as well. Any advice on welding either one or let a body shop do it? I'm getting it repainted when Spring is here. Putting all new interior. Dash is surprisingly in good shape! No cracks! Needs a tune up. Needs new tires. Doing that Friday, pictures will follow.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:23 PM
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Re: 1989 Iroc-Z Build

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It looks like someone tried to turn it into a 91 Z28...
Yeah I don't understand why they did that. Maybe personal preference? I don't mind it though. Maybe when I get the exterior almost done, I'll turn it to a '89 looking Camaro again
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:25 PM
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If you search the threads here, a few ppl have done complete floor replacements, documented very well with pics as well. It is a lot of work. If you have a shop do it, plan on dropping a boat load of cash... GL
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:02 PM
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Finally got the parts in for the big day tomorrow! Will keep everybody posted. Got a new problem. Truck lock is siezed but we managed to get it opened and found a puddle of water at the truck bed. Got the water out, now she's airing out. Got the T-Tops off of it for ventilation.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:28 PM
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Re: 1989 Iroc-Z Build

Put all new plug wires in, new oil plus filter. Air filter, and battery. New connectors. Electronics come on, won't turn over. Fan is running when trying to turn over but it won't actually turn over. Going to test the starter tomorrow. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:21 PM
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Re: 1989 Iroc-Z Build

I would make sure the engine isn't locked up. I would remove the belt and try to turn the crank by hand. If it will turn, check power at the starter.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:22 AM
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Make sure the security light isn't on it will flash for a second then should go off but if it don't you have bigger problem.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:19 AM
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Got the car started. I fiddled with the with the wires for awhile then she cranked over and ran for about 5 seconds. Gas is leaking from the back so the lines are gone. Needs a pump too. Will post pictures soon
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