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03-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,822
Posted By Drew

Re: Why no "platform sharing" on 3rd gens?

BTW, turn off "infinite scrolling" and "related threads" in your profile, and you won't accidentally reply to the wrong topic.
03-18-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,822
Posted By Drew

Re: Why no "platform sharing" on 3rd gens?

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Forum: TPI
03-17-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Drew

Re: 87 Formula fuel tank removal?

When you get it to a certain point you've got to rotate the tank a bit, then it'll practically fall out.
Forum: Engine Swap
03-17-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Drew

Re: Has anyone regretted going from a 350 to 454?

Buddy of mine put a 454 into his Impala. It came out right after and had to go to the machine shop to fix the previous builder's mistakes. In the end it cost a ton of $$$ and ended up with a Vortec...
03-14-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Drew

Re: Nice 49k mile 1992 GTA

That stuff will grow on you FAST. But bright red is forever. <Mr Yuck here> ;)
03-14-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By Drew

Re: Well this looks familiar...... BizJetTech's car he just sold

Hey, this is just what people on this board have been asking to happen for a decade. They're finally worth enough to swindle someone into/out of a thirdgen. Wish you guys didn't post this kind of...
Forum: Brakes
03-12-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Drew

Re: Rear brake calipers

Yeah, no... If your existing rear calipers don't work, no biggie, they didn't work shortly after they left the factory anyway. The Iron calipers used before 1989 were basically a design flaw. I...
03-12-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Drew

Re: IROC 15 Inch Tires

The best thing about the 15" Iroc styled wheel is that if you're not looking too close, you could mistake them for the 16" wheel. Always viewed them as an affront to the spirit of the Iroc. A...
03-12-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 47,627
Posted By Drew

Re: If they still offered 245/50/16 Gatorbacks, would you buy them?

I call Shenanigans. This is a low down dirty trick question... No one can answer since they'll never make these repros.



Must admit, I was a bit shocked when I looked back and this thread is...
03-12-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 47,627
Posted By Drew

Re: If they still offered 245/50/16 Gatorbacks, would you buy them?

"Just be patient. The rubber trees are planted, and the plan is in place. We expect to have the first batch of reproduction 245/50R16s ready for market in approx another 15 years. Thank you for...
Forum: Electronics
03-10-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Drew

Re: main fuse block mounted pics please

For which car? I can think of at least three different mounting setups off the top of my head... If it's a later car I've still got a 91 firebird dash sitting in the corner. LOL
03-09-2019, 12:40 PM
03-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By Drew

Re: Rear Window Wiper

A little welding, grinding, filler, and paint - we can fix that right up in a jiffy. :imo:

Never saw the point of the rear wiper, but I also don't mind rear window louvers or 5% tint on the...
03-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Drew

Re: How much should I offer?

A few things kick the value in the balls right off the top. 1986, LG4, auto, hardtop, mileage. Doesn't mean a person could buy it or one like it for a pittance, it just means the lack of...
03-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 829
Posted By Drew

Re: Thinking about selling. Scrutinize this! 1982 Pace Car

If you don't have photos of Boyd Coddington giving you a foot massage at a meet & greet, this car will never garner the attention it deserves!

Car is beautiful even with it's "flaws". 82 Pace...
03-08-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,909
Posted By Drew

Re: factory amp and subs?

I'd expect that at a certain point the limitation and age of the stock switch/slider, would be an undesirable element in a decent sound system. As much as I hate the block off plate, I'd predict...
Forum: Cooling
03-08-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Drew

Re: More Cool Air Into The Engine Compartment

By design, air flows into a thirdgen's engine compartment after meeting the air dam under the radiator support, and being pulled up through the radiator and condenser, over the engine, and then the...
03-08-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Drew

Re: Wanted slp y pipe for slp headers

Planning to do a production run?
Forum: Cooling
03-07-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Drew

Re: More Cool Air Into The Engine Compartment

Please put down the Sawzall, and step away from the Camaro.

If you've got an overheating problem, fix it right. In stock config there is plenty of cool air under the hood. There's nothing you're...
Forum: TPI
03-07-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Drew

Re: TPI intake painted silver at factory?

Seriously though, don't waste your time. The inside is naturally a chocolate brown color, the PCV system and EGR system circulate oil vapor and exhaust into the plenum. You can clean the inside...
Forum: TPI
03-07-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Drew

Re: TPI intake painted silver at factory?

Dish washer. "Pots and Pans". Just hide Helga's fry'n pan first, lest ye be wantin a concussion.
03-06-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Drew

Re: This Isn't Factory, Is it?

Red poly endlinks are really common. It used to be that if you went into any chain auto-parts store, and bought the HD endlinks you got red poly bushings and yellow zinc plated hardware. I'm sure I...
Forum: Exhaust
03-05-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Drew

Re: Closest I can get to open headers

Wouldn't it just be easier to just cut up your driver's license and toss it in the trash? Just say no to obnoxious exhaust.
Forum: Exhaust
03-05-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Drew

Re: No Exhaust?

Someone should take away your Sawzall, and your keyboard.
03-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Drew

Re: Need help decoding the 350 in my trans am

Don't be that guy.

A 3970010 block is probably about the most common 70's 350 block in history. If you want to know if it's a 4-bolt block, pull the pan and look. No one cares if it was...
02-28-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 662
Posted By Drew

Re: Yellow 1987 IROC LB9 G92

Early thirdgens are miles from the refinement of late thirdgens. It's a total package world of difference. I really don't see the appeal of most of them until about 1989. 89 was really the turning...
02-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,049
Posted By Drew

Re: Wow! Nice Medium Gray '88 IROC!

Rear brackets were black. Front are gray, probably a Zinc Phosphate or other plating.
02-27-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By Drew

02-27-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,049
Posted By Drew

Re: Wow! Nice Medium Gray '88 IROC!

If you want to know the reserve, place a ridiculous bid, say $10,000,000. Observe where your bid "stops", that's the reserve or the previous high bidder's bid. Then quickly cancel your bid claiming...
02-27-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Drew

Re: Spare tire jack question

That pile of crap didn't even all come out of the same car! That jack handle doesn't go with that jack. That jack was common in early cars, but by 88 they'd switched to a screw-drive jack, hence...
02-22-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 58,444
Posted By Drew

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

That's a bummer.



Really Chaz? Well fine! I did this one just for you. :lmao:

...
02-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/640x426/wheelch_0225442aea10166fb5ab5f9250aac567e75b1d99.jpg

Geeze, I was so dangerously close to making a wheelchair joke... Hate speech...
02-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/1024x768/7458347972_d7858b97c0_b_3c8263a72b5f7d3235876e3d3d7969340f53e611.jpg

Ohhhweee! Talk about your Sweeet rides! And here I thought...
02-22-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

Kinda.... It reads like "Hey guys, rate my classified ad" and then when we point out the pure optimism of the "450-500hp" on rebuilt iron heads, he gets all defensive. Like clearly we were...
02-22-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

I know I'm an *******. So what? By "here", do you mean the internet? Because compared to most public forums, I think we are pretty good about welcoming new members and supporting our community. ...
02-22-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

I kind of got that vibe, but then...


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/1162x192/old_75a3091988afb686fd8ff2c958daa8335abb1e20.jpg

Turns out, Mr Bander is a boomer. Blows...
02-22-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/f5/f5a3309ff72782bd6618b816ba7d3d7f231a2867aa56ff51d4d78d2a2321dd41.jpg

Pretty sure we were mocking the seller yo. But after that outburst, maybe you deserve to be...
Forum: Exhaust
02-21-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Drew

Re: Factory Heat shield plating

If it were me, I'd want to splurge for replating, but in reality, I am fairly certain I'd end up cleaning the heat shields extensively, then they'd be treated with a high temp rattle can Mexi-Chrome....
02-21-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 58,444
Posted By Drew

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

LOL Don't look at me. I don't have the patience to do a Downfall dub. I can only take credit for a couple Photoshop edits, masking the identity to protect the innocent. Wayne Carini shouldn't be...
Forum: Brakes
02-21-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Drew

Re: Clear Lube for rubber parts/Caliper Rebuild

I'd like to see someone try to stop me. :)

I've been lubing damn near everything with silicone plumbers lube for years now. If it's rubber or poly and it's supposed to slide...
02-21-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 58,444
Posted By Drew

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

I cannot take credit for this. It was sent to me by multiple individuals and I haven't seen anyone claim authorship.
...
02-21-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 58,444
Posted By Drew

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/732x975/iccone02a_baed1e6fae5a219d1f7d2b7558c2ad3ab27cad8e.jpg
Forum: Body
02-21-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Drew

Re: Opinion on how to handle spot rust

Leave it alone until you're ready to repaint.
Forum: Convertibles
02-21-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Drew

Re: Trunk motor on 91-92?

Sounds like you have a later 91. Because early 91 convertibles have the pulldown assembly like a regular hatchback. As far as converting from one to the other, you're on your own there.
Forum: Exhaust
02-21-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Drew

Re: Factory Heat shield plating

Always figured they're a low grade of stainless.
02-21-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 58,444
Posted By Drew

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/1024x651/icconeblurred_e08e4940d2be1f39e40691b934caad6eeef17842.jpg
02-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 634
Posted By Drew

Re: Looking at a 87 Camaro, loaded

That's not what I said. I said the description reads like a used project car classifieds ad, and that often the spiel is far from reality. Test drive the thing, if it runs like poop and can't get...
Forum: Brakes
02-20-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 798
Posted By Drew

Re: How to identify brake combo valve

No can do, bro-migo. Original take off from my Formula, so I'm married to it. LOL I had to replace the original prop valve because of an aftermarket cast iron master cylinder that filled the...
Forum: Brakes
02-19-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 798
Posted By Drew

Re: How to identify brake combo valve

LF Spring
==========
1.48 Free Length
0.505 overall diameter
0.055 wire diameter
9.5 - 9.625 total coils

MB Spring
==========
1.625 Free Length
Forum: Brakes
02-19-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 798
Posted By Drew

Re: How to identify brake combo valve

Fine. I'll pull out the LF and fight the dying battery in the caliper...

Red LF Piston (91 J65 PBR Rear)
==========
Spring Tube Diameter = .261
Shelf Diameter = .420
Spigot Diameter = .334
...
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