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GaryK
post Jan 17 2009, 11:06 PM
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I'm looking for a 4th gen f-body with hardtop, manual trans, and 350 engine. Camaro or Firebird, doesn't matter. I'd prefer an LS-1 car, but due to the scarcity of the combination of my other constraints I'll definitely consider an LT-1 car. The car will be set up for autocross in ESP, so most mods generally won't be of much value to me. If you know of something in the mid-atlantic area, please let me know. I'll even buy a car without motor, trans, or both as long as it started as a V8/manual trans car.

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post Jan 18 2009, 05:13 AM
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Howdy,

Budget?

Mark

(Yes, I have an ESP car ('99 camaro) that meets those requirements. Of course, my wife is planning on autoxing it this season...)
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post Jan 18 2009, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE (marka @ Jan 18 2009, 12:13 AM) *
Howdy,

Budget?

Mark

(Yes, I have an ESP car ('99 camaro) that meets those requirements. Of course, my wife is planning on autoxing it this season...)


I don't really have a budget. The ideal car would have 80k to 100k miles and in good shape...but I'm willing to consider anything.
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post Jan 18 2009, 03:59 PM
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Here is my car. I am considering getting out of autocross and going to off-road as a hobby. Let me know if this is of interest:

2002 Camaro SS hardtop (hardtop SS is rare), 6 speed, street/race car in Silver. One-owner car.

Professionally-installed with receipts [Speed Inc, Finish Line Performance, Alston in Chicago area]:
-Heads, cam, headers with dyno tune
-Welded roll bar and subframe connectors
-Koni shocks
-McLeod single-disk high performance clutch

Garage kept, no crashes. Car is in great shape. Most of the original stock parts go with the car. Full synthetic oil changes. 94k. 390 RWHP - have dyno documents. It's been to a road track maybe an average of 3x/year. The track events are high-speed autocross which is a time trial essentially. Otherwise a fast daily driver.

Self-installed upper control arms from Global West.

(IMG:http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/12912/2202408290089012211S425x425Q85.jpg)

(IMG:http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/43238/2145770800089012211S425x425Q85.jpg)
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GaryK
post Jan 18 2009, 04:44 PM
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Machine - Looks nice, but too much done to it really. Heads, cam, and rollbar mostly rule it out for me. Of course I can 'undo' those things, but it wouldn't be very cost effective unless you really need to unload this car cheap for what it is.
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post Jan 18 2009, 06:37 PM
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Howdy,

QUOTE (GaryK @ Jan 18 2009, 06:23 AM) *
I don't really have a budget. The ideal car would have 80k to 100k miles and in good shape...but I'm willing to consider anything.


My car is a '99 z28 (so, LS1), dark blue, hardtop manual trans. 75k miles or so? Don't actually recall. Well under 100k.

No a/c, no emissions, no radio (I have the parts IIRC, but no promises).

driver seat is a Corbea Forza on a slider, passenger seat is a Cobra fixed mount. Bolt on detachable steering wheel, accelerator pedal cover/extender. Seven point G-Force latch/link harnesses.

4 point rollbar & legal SFC's (well, as legal as anyone else's, given the goofy rule wording).

Two sets of 17x11 ZR1 clones with something like 20 used & still have life 315 A6's.
Two sets of 17x9.5 wheels, one set with street tires, one set bare.

GC coilover front spring w/700 in-lb springs, GC rear jackers with 175 in-lb springs.
35mm hollow front bar (Strano bar). Stock rear bar.
Koni singles front & rear.
T2R diff
offset front upper control arm bushings.
Carbotech pads front and rear (XP-12 & XP-10? Can't remember, I'd have to check) with stainless lines.

Airbox lid, underdrive pulleys, Spec (??) clutch/flywheel, Bassani (??) mid length headers, gutted stock cat housings, Borla (??) exhaust. HP Tuners programming software (with stock tune but with emissions checks turned off).

Car is generally in good shape, except there's a miss that I haven't been able to figure out.

I've got the stock front bar, a 22mm hollow (Stranoparts) bar I'm halfway through converting to be adjustable, and another stock rear bar. Spare rear axle assembly with 3.73 gears, drop brackets, vent modification, complete except for the diff. Another rear axle with stock gears with a stripped ring gear bolt hole. I've got various front springs as well. A set of wilwood front brakes (hub mount, so not legal in ESP) with modified spindles for them. A couple sets of spare used hubs. Some extra calipers & rotors.

I think that's it?

Feel free to make me an offer that forces me to sell you the car. :-) Fix the miss and there's no reason you can't win nationals in the thing.

Mark
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post Jan 18 2009, 09:30 PM
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QUOTE (GaryK @ Jan 17 2009, 06:06 PM) *
I'll even buy a car without motor, trans, or both as long as it started as a V8/manual trans car.


I have a 1996 Z28 hardtop 6 speed car minus motor, tranny and exhaust. The fuel tank has been removed and the lines were cut in the process. The body is straight, needs paint and the interior is rough but there. I realize it's far from ideal but it is cheap. I paid $750 for it as it sits and will let it go for that or possibly a little less.
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post Jan 18 2009, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (Jeff94TA @ Jan 18 2009, 04:30 PM) *
QUOTE (GaryK @ Jan 17 2009, 06:06 PM) *
I'll even buy a car without motor, trans, or both as long as it started as a V8/manual trans car.


I have a 1996 Z28 hardtop 6 speed car minus motor, tranny and exhaust. The fuel tank has been removed and the lines were cut in the process. The body is straight, needs paint and the interior is rough but there. I realize it's far from ideal but it is cheap. I paid $750 for it as it sits and will let it go for that or possibly a little less.


A bit far away, but it's a possibility. I'll keep it in mind.
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post Jan 20 2009, 05:17 AM
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Gary,

Got a 94 (LT-1) hardtop, Z28, with a 6-speed for sale for $2,900. And it's black.

It's in California now, but I personally bought it in Virginia, and drove it across the country in a few stretches.

I'm the second owner, only put 7k on it or so, and only autocrossed it twice.

It has 149,500 miles (haven't driven it since I posted it for sale a month and a half ago) but has some new stuff, like an upgraded MSD opti and new water-pump (that have less than 1,000 miles on them).

See this thread for more info --> http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=12539
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post Jan 20 2009, 05:01 PM
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just to let you know...it is much cheaper to buy a well set-up ESP car from the start than to build one yourself....so if marka is willing to part with his car it might be wise to look at that.

Otherwise bug Sam on everything you would need to buy and the time it would take to turn a stock car into ESP show stopper.
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post Jan 22 2009, 01:15 AM
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QUOTE (Cr0usEEE @ Jan 20 2009, 12:01 PM) *
just to let you know...it is much cheaper to buy a well set-up ESP car from the start than to build one yourself....so if marka is willing to part with his car it might be wise to look at that.

Otherwise bug Sam on everything you would need to buy and the time it would take to turn a stock car into ESP show stopper.


Found one that's not far away with some goodies already on it...including Sam's springs and nearly new Koni's. It's looking like the chances are good that I'll be bringing home another Camaro this weekend. Fingers crossed (IMG:http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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