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Forum: Body
01-16-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,113
Posted By ATH

No... nor do I name my firearms. Although a...

No... nor do I name my firearms. Although a friend of mine used to call her V6 Camaro "Sissy," which I thought was apt.
01-16-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By ATH

What did you do, just disconnect the belt? I...

What did you do, just disconnect the belt? I can't imagine you'll enjoy driving it like that. A power steering box is geared differently from a manual box, so if you want to go manual, you really...
06-22-2002, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 663
Posted By ATH

Same here... I have no formal driving training,...

Same here... I have no formal driving training, and I don't have 20 years experience. Hence, I can't really say I'm better than a large majority of the population. Granted, I take driving more...
06-19-2002, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By ATH

I have... um, one, I think. And that's only...

I have... um, one, I think. And that's only because it features a Daytona hood with stripes (something none too common, and which I plan to do in a short while), so I wanted it for reference. I keep...
06-19-2002, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By ATH

I don't care much for stripes that start at the...

I don't care much for stripes that start at the rocker panel and go over the grill... try a set of standard-issue Camaro stripes.

Here's a thread with a lot of pics- not my car, I'm sad to say,...
06-13-2002, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By ATH

Wow, $1200? Sounds like a pretty good deal.

Wow, $1200? Sounds like a pretty good deal.
06-13-2002, 07:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,192
Posted By ATH

Re: job

No sh!t, me too. Assistant manager, actually, but I spend most of my time on the counter. Our DC sucks, they lose all our stuff... ;) It's good money though, not to mention comission. Aww yeah.
06-04-2002, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By ATH

Damn, that's a wack-*** looking car. And, just...

Damn, that's a wack-*** looking car. And, just for the record, the Sledgehammer 'Vette still wins on top end. ;)
Forum: Body
06-01-2002, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By ATH

Aftermarket carpeting

I'm planning on replacing the carpet in my Z, and I've been looking at Year One's selection of carpet. I like what they've got to offer, but before I buy anything, I want to hear from anyone else...
05-30-2002, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By ATH

When I build a new engine for my car, the block...

When I build a new engine for my car, the block will be painted Chevrolet Blue, and the car will by then be grey with blue accents. Should be cool.
05-29-2002, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,284
Posted By ATH

Ecotec... they've got a few different versions....

Ecotec... they've got a few different versions. The tube-frame, alcohol-burning, single-turbo Cavalier is pushing about 750 horses, iirc. There's also a Sunfire, much closer to stock, with turbo,...
Forum: Body
05-29-2002, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By ATH

Another 4th-gen seat question

I've seen the pics of the two-tone red/black seats, and the grey/black seats... but did GM ever use a blue/black color scheme? That would be absolutely perfect for my Z, but I've never seen any. Any...
Forum: Engine Swap
05-28-2002, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By ATH

Hey, no problem... like I said, I love using this...

Hey, no problem... like I said, I love using this book. :)
Forum: Engine Swap
05-28-2002, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By ATH

That's a popular block #... there's one sitting...

That's a popular block #... there's one sitting in my driveway right now. :)

This block was used for both the '69 Camaro 302 and a number of 350's. The four-bolt main means it can be any of the...
Forum: Engine Swap
05-28-2002, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By ATH

Rather than using mortec.com (though they're...

Rather than using mortec.com (though they're pretty good) for the casting number, just post it here and I'll bust out my book of casting numbers... I got it for $20, and it's got pretty much every...
05-28-2002, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By ATH

GM Storm Grey Metallic. Failing that, you...

GM Storm Grey Metallic.

Failing that, you can't go wrong with Sunset Orange Metallic.
05-28-2002, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By ATH

Bitchin'... I don't care for Firebirds, usually,...

Bitchin'... I don't care for Firebirds, usually, but this one's nice. Love the color scheme. I would have gone with some tasteful stripes rather than the lettering, but I certainly agree that the car...
05-28-2002, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,107
Posted By ATH

Depending on your mechanical aptitude and...

Depending on your mechanical aptitude and willingness to get dirty, I'd suggest an earlier Camaro, or a late-model that's more of a fixer-upper. I bought my '82 for $1800, and it's just fine the way...
05-28-2002, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By ATH

You have to copy the links and paste them into...

You have to copy the links and paste them into your address window.

I'd like to see some daylight pics... looks kinda red in that light, but seems like a decent paint job.

On an unrelated note-...
05-27-2002, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By ATH

It's a good sort of gold, more bronze really......

It's a good sort of gold, more bronze really... I'll see if I can find a pic.

Anyway, I definitely approve of the ram air idea, especially if it's functional. Much better than the hood bird.
05-27-2002, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By ATH

I have trouble getting past the hood bird- I'm...

I have trouble getting past the hood bird- I'm against that altogether. That having been said, either red w/ black interior, or black w/ red interior. 'Course, I myself would do something weird- most...
05-27-2002, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By ATH

My only question is, are those rims really on the...

My only question is, are those rims really on the car? The spoiler is fake, the exhaust is fake, the red rocker panels are fake... but I think those rims are real.
Forum: Body
05-27-2002, 07:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,300
Posted By ATH

Re: F body pickup, do i dare to build it?

It's not like he's cutting up a pristine TTA here, guys. I still think it's a waste of time (like that kid in my town who lifted a station wagon), but what the hell, do whatever you want.
05-27-2002, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By ATH

Looks like the Grant wheel I've got in my Z,...

Looks like the Grant wheel I've got in my Z, though I'm not sure of the size (mine is smaller than stock, which is why I'm tossing it when I replace the steering column).
05-26-2002, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By ATH

EDIT: double post, again.

EDIT: double post, again.
05-26-2002, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By ATH

Bitchin'... I don't care for Firebirds that much,...

Bitchin'... I don't care for Firebirds that much, but I definitely wouldn't mind having that car. ;)
05-26-2002, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By ATH

Mustang5L5- For what it's worth, whenever I...

Mustang5L5-

For what it's worth, whenever I see "LX," I remember what one of you 'Stang guys on here once said: "LX = Less Xtras." And, of course, when I think "less extras," I think "stripped...
Forum: Engine Swap
05-26-2002, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By ATH

I'm actually pricing out the cost of a stroker...

I'm actually pricing out the cost of a stroker kit vs. a stock 350 buildup right now, so I'll PM you about it, if you like. It kinda depends on what you've got to work with- if you've got a 350...
Forum: Engine Swap
05-26-2002, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By ATH

A carb'd 350 is the definitely the simplest,...

A carb'd 350 is the definitely the simplest, easiest, and cheapest engine to build from scratch. However, if you're talking cheap 300 hp, an engine swap is probably not the way to go. Try a new cam...
Forum: Engine Swap
05-26-2002, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By ATH

EDIT: double post, sorry. Damn modem.

EDIT: double post, sorry. Damn modem.
Forum: Engine Swap
05-26-2002, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By ATH

No, you're absolutely right. I'd also...

No, you're absolutely right.

I'd also suggest a carb, but I think everything ought to be carb'd, so I'm biased. ;)

I think that attitude mostly comes from my basic lack of experience with EFI...
05-26-2002, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By ATH

You <i>broke</i> a breaker bar? Damn. I had...

You <i>broke</i> a breaker bar? Damn.

I had to take off some rusted-solid nuts from a junkyard spindle recently, so I definitely concur with the suggestion of using heat. When all else fails, get...
05-25-2002, 10:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 8,684
Posted By ATH

I'm in Chester, right on Rt. 206 in Morris...

I'm in Chester, right on Rt. 206 in Morris County... when I get my Z finished, you'll definitely see it at Island.
05-20-2002, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By ATH

Gah, sorry... I'm a moron, for some reason I was...

Gah, sorry... I'm a moron, for some reason I was looking at the car in the original post, not the reply (hence my comment about the Daytona hood). I now reverse my opinion, that is definitely a hole...
05-19-2002, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By ATH

Verbal whiplash forthcoming: that's a reflection....

Verbal whiplash forthcoming: that's a reflection. :)

More accuratly, it's glare. I'd like to see a better pic of that hood, actually... I like the Daytona hoods, and I'm always interested to see...
Forum: Body
05-19-2002, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By ATH

I thought he was referring to the rocker panels...

I thought he was referring to the rocker panels with the scoop-like things in them... like he's already got them on the car, and they were damaged in an accident and need replacing. I don't know...
05-19-2002, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By ATH

Nice... you documented the process very well, I...

Nice... you documented the process very well, I think.

I'm curious as to what that setup run you- could you do a rough breakdown of prices on the various parts?
Forum: Body
05-19-2002, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By ATH

'glass F-body?

As mentioned elsewhere, I'm putting a Daytona hood on my recently-acquired Z28. I'm in the process of modifying it slightly at the moment, and then I'll primer and paint it. I really like the...
05-19-2002, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,243
Posted By ATH

I think, on the whole, the car is more an...

I think, on the whole, the car is more an excercise in "look-what-I-can-do" than a well-planned concept. As someone else said, "A+ for skill, C- for style." I'd love to have whoever did that work on...
05-19-2002, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By ATH

*starts chanting* Sleep-er! Sleep-er!...

*starts chanting*

Sleep-er! Sleep-er! Sleep-er!

Actually, I just prefer clean cars... I'm probably going to remove my exterior Z28 emblems when I get all the bodywork done.
05-19-2002, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,543
Posted By ATH

Speed and power, of course. Although power and...

Speed and power, of course. Although power and appearance are sorta tied together... see, I just picked up an '82 Z28 not too long ago. The hood is screwed up, so I'm putting a Daytona-style 'glass...
Forum: Body
05-19-2002, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By ATH

I've seen that happen on a work truck that had...

I've seen that happen on a work truck that had been hit right around the seam of the fender and the door. The fender was pushed in, which caused it to impact the door at certain points. Granted, this...
05-18-2002, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By ATH

Why doesn't he just sell the SVO and pick up a...

Why doesn't he just sell the SVO and pick up a Camaro or something? That'd be a much better idea, really, especially since an SVO will go for a lot more than a base F-body (I'm basically talking...
05-18-2002, 01:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By ATH

I thought the new GM 4-cyl was a 2.2... it's...

I thought the new GM 4-cyl was a 2.2... it's actually a pretty bitchin' motor, in its own way. I'll never dig the OHC stuff, and I wouldn't buy any car with a 4 cyl- but still, they wrung 750 hp out...
05-18-2002, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By ATH

They do not make a new (fwd) Impala SS. And...

They do not make a new (fwd) Impala SS.

And a damn good thing, too... putting SS emblems on a friggin' rebadged Toyota would be all sorts of heresy. I hate this stupid "Let's rename a Toyota and...
05-17-2002, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By ATH

Well, at least the kid is racing... you can't...

Well, at least the kid is racing... you can't hang out at a dragstrip and not learn something about how to make your car faster.
Forum: Engine Swap
05-17-2002, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By ATH

To anyone with a 400...

Where'd you get the engine? I've been thinking about putting one in my Z, but I'm undecided as to how to go about it. I imagine the best way to go is to buy a Dart block and build it from the ground...
Forum: Engine Swap
05-17-2002, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By ATH

Looks bitchin'... I'd rip out the AC stuff, but...

Looks bitchin'... I'd rip out the AC stuff, but that's just me- I like a nice clean engine bay, and I have no particular need for AC.

It also looks like some of the plug wires are kinda close to...
05-17-2002, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By ATH

There's plenty of people on here saying "I went...

There's plenty of people on here saying "I went to the track and ran 16's;" that ain't much to brag on either. Now, I'm not defending people who have a window covered in stickers and think they're...
05-17-2002, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By ATH

The original post says the TA has a slushbox, so...

The original post says the TA has a slushbox, so that won't be a problem.

I agree with everyone else thus far: it's a driver's race.
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