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03-19-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: TPI Dual Fans

Stupid question...are the fans/brackets the same on Firebirds and Camaro?
03-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: IROC 15 Inch Tires

In my case, the car had been cursed with Weld DragStars by the previous owner. I hated them, and found the 15” IROC wheels for an irresistible price on Craigslist. I then sold the Weld wheels to my...
Forum: Interior
03-12-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: rear hatch switch

Mine is wired through the clutch switch. Push in the clutch, and the hatch switch works.
03-12-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: IROC 15 Inch Tires

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/aa16151e_a205_4874_9973_d5cfbc8c73eb_8b773854294cf8ebfd8eec7c52a40c8124a306bd.jpeg
I have 15 inch wheels, and BF Goodrich 235 60...
03-07-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: New 10 bolt pics

Very clean, beautiful work!

You have my all-time favorite IROC vanity plate.
03-06-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: This Isn't Factory, Is it?

The end links look just like the Energy Suspension links on my IROC....my originals were completely rotten, and had to be replaced shortly after I bought my car.
Forum: Interior
02-25-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Steering wheel swap, what is your favorite?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/8536e0db_e091_4606_8b5d_a03098aa85a5_e1075f32560d60d69a2eea91794b7c7213e1f79b.jpeg


Thanks! My wife actually helped me pick it...
Forum: Carburetors
02-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Plug and Play Replacement for 1987 LG4 E4ME

If it’s leaking from both sides of the carb, all you likely have is either a bad float, or a sticking needle/seat. Went through this last year with my sons ‘87 305 El Camino. O’Reilley sells a brass...
Forum: Interior
02-25-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Steering wheel swap, what is your favorite?

Grant 1066, with the “no wheel no steal” keyed wheel removal device.
...
Forum: Cooling
02-25-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Overheating Z28 1984 after winter

Check for mouse nest stuff between the radiator and whatever that thing is in front of your radiator. Had the same issue for ages on my '88, and found it stuffed with leaves, rags, and cigarette...
02-13-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Vibration

I have this very flywheel setup still in the box, awaiting for warmer weather, and for me to recover from the heart attack I had last month. As a result, my freshly rebuilt T56 is sitting in my...
02-12-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Starter "heat soak"

Classic symptom of a failing ignition coil, too....
02-06-2019, 12:52 PM
02-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Best order to replace the following:

As a general rule, go ahead do the rear stuff first, then all the front stuff.

The car will likely need minor alignment after replacing the rear stuff, but will need a complete alignment after...
01-31-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: v6 t5

I have a V6 T5 behind my L98.

Definitely poor gearing, particularly 1st, at 4.03. I'm shifting into 2nd before I even clear most intersections...part of the reason I have a T56 rebuilt, ready for...
Forum: Electronics
01-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: in line fuse busted need help with trunk/rear lights

IIRC, the Camaro and Firebird use different wiring methods for the pull-down.

What model/year are you working on?
01-29-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: East Tennessee Roll call... almost car season

Still in Knoxville..I frequently take the IROC to the Cars and Coffee that's held at West Towne about 3 times a year.

My wife's health issues, and a stalled T56 swap have meant the car isn't...
01-28-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: True 1989 IROC-Z? NO Z28 RPO?

You live in a beautiful place...spent a couple of days in Nanaimo a few years ago...I'd made the mistake of not allowing for extremely heavy ferry traffic for BC Day, and spent most of one of those...
01-18-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 60,091
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

I copied this directly from the Barrett-Jackson listing.

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1989-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-IROC-Z/28-224975

...
01-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 60,091
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

Another angle from Phil's posting of the car back in November. Granted, not the best possible angle, but I don't seen ANY misalignment of the fender relative to the door. The fender in the newer...
01-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 60,091
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

Here's the pic Phil posted a few weeks ago. Note the alignment of the door to the fender, and then compare this to the picture showing the horrendous door alignment in the new pictures.

I have...
01-17-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Using Craigslist ads to spot problems or fakes w/o RPO

For some reason, the text I had attached disappeared.

Anyhow, I recognize the buildings, and the phone number seems right for the area (it's a really small town)...so I'm pretty confident it's...
01-17-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Using Craigslist ads to spot problems or fakes w/o RPO

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/camaro_2__37454008cbd28b456bf980862b4862eba094baab.jpg
01-17-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Using Craigslist ads to spot problems or fakes w/o RPO

Best bet would to find a member local to the car...like me.

I’m seeing rust in the driver door sill, a badly aligned driver fender at the door.
01-17-2019, 01:36 PM
Forum: Interior
01-17-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: electric seat conversion ?

Much easier to find 3rd 4th gen power seat tracks...they’ll bolt right in without modifications.

Only mod needed is with 4th gen seats, you’ll need the electrical connector in the floor, it’s...
Forum: Interior
01-16-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Steering Wheel Swap

I’d never thought of those, but it sounds like it would be nice..

I’d be tempted to replace the Grant wheel in my IROC with one of those.

...
01-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 60,091
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 1989 IROC 344 original miles

It's simply impossible to predict what will be hot, and worse, WHEN.

Ages ago, I bought my '64 Galaxie500XL from the original owner. 39,000 miles. All original. I lost count of how many people...
01-14-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,148
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Now I remember why we sold the IROC

Bottom line, for all the warm memories many have of the muscle car era of the 60ís and early 70ís, the golden era of performance is RIGHT NOW. Never has there been a time that it was possible to buy...
01-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: car sitting cattywompus

What front springs did you install?
01-11-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 799
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Ignition control module, any difference in brands?

Making sure to thoroughly clean the baseplate before reinstalling new heat paste is important, too. Alcohol,and a rag do wonders, making sure the surface is completely clean helps with thermal...
01-10-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 2000 Trans Am WS6 front seats

BTW, I discovered several years ago that if you’ll remove the cover, and find a shoe repair place, a busted seam is actually a cheap repair...had a ‘95 Cutlass with leather, and a couple of bad...
01-09-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 732
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: (PA) 89 Camaro V6 part out

Most likely, since it's an automatic, a 3.23...

I'm waiting for warmer weather anyway, but if you find it's a 3.42, I'd likely be interested in the spring/summer.
01-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 732
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: (PA) 89 Camaro V6 part out

What rear axle is in the car? Looking for a 3.42 for my T56 swap.
Forum: TPI
01-08-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Mixed results from search - SD Vortec Manifold and runners - Stock or Aftermarket

My son and I have been trying to decipher just what to expect, best guess with stock runners is about 300 HP at the crank, and around 400 foot-pounds. The torque curve is a little broader over...
01-08-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Are Slap Shifters and a Built Auto as fun as a 6 speed?

My ‘88 L98 IROC was swapped to a 5-speed by a previous owner. Once I got everything sorted out (it was a badly done swap), I’ll admit the first few months I wondered if I’d made a mistake buying a...
01-04-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Looking for TPI vortec intake base

Scoggin-Dickey had some fairly recently, if you wanted a new one...
Forum: TPI
01-02-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 305 tpi Bad miss at idle

If that doesn't get you anywhere, a compression test, coupled with hooking up a vacuum gauge would be a good next step. A burned valve often manifests itself as a miss at idle that becomes less...
12-20-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Potential Daytona Pace Car?

My brother in law had a brand new one back in the day...looks like what I remember...
12-20-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 9" Rear End

The gear ratio of the axle you’ve found is important. If it’s one of the 2 series ratio axles, you won’t be able to put anything above a 3.08 in it.
Forum: TBI
12-18-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Ignition coil or Icm?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thirdgen.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/e5fb8071_daa4_4dc3_b22b_61e639b7cf23_dd8480ece7cbc27c9e61823ebd643611cfd68177.jpegSurprisingly, the car was still running with this...
Forum: TBI
12-18-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Ignition coil or Icm?

The rust issue can't be overstated. I had a bunch of issues with my L98, until I realized the rust was causing some odd triggering. Replacing the distributor two years ago resolved the problem.
12-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Idler arm adjustment

If itís not absolutely horizontal, bump steer will make it an absolute misery to try to drive in a straight line.
Forum: Brakes
12-16-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Clip sizes for T5 pedals?

Are 4th gen F-body the same clip?
12-13-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,959
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

KMK454...isn't that a Ruger stock number?
12-12-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,959
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

Same here. My IROC had Weld wheels on it when I bought the car...I couldnít get them off the car fast enough once I found a set of OEM wheels..sold the Weld wheels to my son for his Ď87 El...
12-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: '88 IROC 'vert. 36K miles or 136K?

Never mind...went back in, and now i see extensive pics. Don’t know why I couldn’t see them the first time..
12-12-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: '88 IROC 'vert. 36K miles or 136K?

I’d be suspicious of anyone what provides only pictures of the left side, and front...did I miss something? Because I see no interior pictures, no under hood pictures, and no passenger or rear...
Forum: Car Audio
12-10-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Galaxie500XL

Re: Best sound from sails

Polk Audio 6x9's in my '88...now I need a larger amp. :)
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