Five 2008-08-18 23:49:15
I have a 1989 camaro convertible IROC with a 383, and
ported lingenfelter intake, 17×9 ZR-1 Corvette wheels,
SS rear end from a ’96 SS camaro, aubrun posi with
3.42 gears, borla exhaust
good tires, rebuilt transmission with kevlar clutches.
All new energy suspension bushings including motor
mounts so it rides stiffer than stock. Also have
sphoon subframe connectors that have not yet been put
on, and are made especially for the convertible.
Powerstop drilled rotors. KYB struts,
Engine: 350 bored .030, decked .010 clearanced for a
SCAT 5140 steel crank, Sir 5140 Eagle connecting rods
with ARP rod bolts, SFI approved 400 balancer, SRP
forged aluminium pistons, with teflon coated skirts,
most parts were honed and polished by hand.
A comp cam dual pattern roller cam was installed that
is very streetable (could probably take 2 sizes higher
and remain streetable due to the aluminum engine
parts). The engine gets remakably good gas mileage
for a V8. The engine also has a melling high volume
oil pump, and B&M oil cooler. The heads are L98
aluminum corvette heads that are ported to match the
Lingenfelter intake. Of course new valves, keepers
and springs were installed. Crane 1.6 gold race
roller rockers top of the heads with comp cams, HD
guide plates, and hardened pushrods.
INTAKE: Lingenfelter SuperRam- extensively ported and
polished to match heads, gaskets, BBK 58mm throttle
IGNITION: – MSD6AL with 8.8 ACCEL WIRES with soft
touch rev limiter.
EXHAUST: SLP stainless steel headders with 13/4
primary tubes, smog legal, passed PA emmisions as well
as VA inspection. Currently has VA inspection.
BORAL cat back exhaust.
AC- 134a converted, blows cold
Known problems: small stitching wear on convertibvle
top, at the base, not affecting the top, only
Tach reads higher than acutal engine speed- most
likely due to the newer model year tach/speedometer
Car runs strong, and has no leaks. Can be a daily
Engine is worth what I am asking for the entire car.
It is in Richmond Virginia.
I would be willing to trade for newer 4×4 or BMW.
Reason for selling: I am too old for this type of
I bought it because I always wanted this type of car,
and could only afford it when i got too old to enjoy
Call me at 804-641-6286 if enterested.
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Terry 2008-08-18 23:49:16
Sounds like a great car. I don’t know about being too old for it,
h***, I’m 45 and I still drive a red ’68 Camaro down to the grocery store!!
(of course I get looks from people, I know they are thinking ‘who let their
dad driver their car??’) lol!
Five 2008-08-18 23:49:18
Well maybe I don’t mean too old. What I mean is, with
the poly bushings, the low ride height (even thought
it is stock), and my gaining 40 pounds more than when
i was in high school, The car is just not practical
for ME. I don’t drive fast anymore, i don’t race, I
don’t do most of what I did as a kid.
My daily driver is a (POS) toyota corolla, that I
hate, it just gets 40mpg. I drive 200 miles a day,
and it is basic tranportation. I use my 4×4 chevy
truck, for picking up stuff from Lowes, or weekend
The Camaro might get 100 miles a year driving on mild
summer days, with the top down. I like it, but think
I could better use a soft riding caddy, lexus or BMW.
If your an enthusiast of Camaros, this car definately
is something where 95% of what you might want to do,
has been done.
Actually a ’68 camaro might be an easier car to just
cruise in. Mine seems to be too low (stock height) to
make me want to get in and out of it. Perhaps I just
need to go on a diet ;-0
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Thund3rstruck_ 2008-08-18 23:49:18
Five spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed in
My suggestion is to diet and keep it. You’ll be kicking yourself down the
road for letting it get away…
Terry 2008-08-18 23:49:19
I second that motion. Of all the muscles cars I’ve sold along the way over
I’ve regretted selling every one, it still wakes me up at night….
But yes, this ’68 Camaro is really easy to cruise around in. Expandable lap
is nice for an expanding waist too! I was just talking about older folks
driving muscle cars today, we hang out
(when it is warm enough out) at Porky’s drive-in in downtown St Paul MN,
of the hot rodders there have grey hair, I guess it’s just the way it is
18 year old can afford one of these cars, insurance, maintenance, etc??
Thund3rstruck_ 2008-08-18 23:49:19
Terry spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed in
I agree. Here there are cruise-ins every summer, at a lot of places. A good
number of cars there only get driven to them and car shows. I would be
suprised if these classics get more than 250 to 300 miles a year put on
them, too…but it’s up to the OP…
Terry 2008-08-18 23:49:20
Porky’s in St Paul is mainly a hangout for lower-budget hot rodders or
yes there are some who bring perfect cars there,
but most are cars in various stages of being restored. It really amazes me
to see how
many younger kids are into it, maybe they have a Monte Carlo, primered, with
a big block
stuffed into it…you got to love it! And the teenage girls just hang around
them, some things
Really, one of the main reasons I got back into old cars was (besides the
of everything I got into in my old Camaro or GTO or even….do I dare say
because it crosses all generation gaps–
When you go to those cruise-ins, you see everything from 15-year-olds who
want to know if
your car’s ‘for sale’, to the grey hairs. I remember last summer during the
Car Craft nationals
in St Paul, early in the evening on the cruise route we were parked along
the side of the street,
next to us was an older man, must have been 70, with his early ’60s Impala,
He just stood outside his car, overalls on, we saw him late at night, still
standing by his car, all by
himself, obviously enjoying all the memories from the oldest cars…I also
love the old-timers who sit
along the side of the street, they can tell you exactly what kind of car is
coming along while it
is still a couple blocks away, without even looking down the street.
S***, I have spring fever, and it’s -10degrees this morning in Wisconsin!
Five 2008-08-18 23:49:21
Thanks for the stories guys, maybe I will hold on to
this camaro. I do love convertibles, and I guess it
can only go up in value once the other non-irocs
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Terry 2008-08-18 23:49:22
NOW you ‘re talking! Keep the car, get a treadmill and a carton
of “Grecian Formula”, and you’ll be fine!
Kittvskarr 2008-08-19 02:22:03
Screw Spring-Fever.. I’ve got Summer-fever!!!! I’m outside ripping out the
driveshaft on the Chebbie to replace the rear leaking tranny seal! Its not
even 10 here!!! GRR!!! I HATE Winter…. too bad here in WI, there are
only 2 seasons… Winter.. .and Road construction.. and sometimes they run
1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/T-tops (151k and going… getting worried)
1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/T-tops
1985 Brown Firebird 5.7L w/5-Speed (No T-tops though)
Still looking for an ’82-’84 T/A w/T-tops or parts from one