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Old 01-10-2008, 01:55 AM   #35
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^You have seen the better off dead link where it shows the history of the ACTUAL Camaro used in the movie, right?

http://www.betteroffdeadcamaro.com/

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I couldn't tell you my first memory. I know I've loved musclecars ever since my Dad had a vette way back when.

I guess my first memory, off the top of my head, would have to be the black 68 Camaro from Better off Dead w/ John Cusak..."I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!" lol...I loved that movie and after seeing that Camaro, I wanted one bad.

The first time I really got serious about getting a Camaro was when my roommate bought a brand new 97 LT1. It was bad...and it was FAST...and I wanted one!!!
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:55 PM   #36
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DUDE! That is like a brother from another mother moment!

Can't wait to fulfill the destiny! I looked but couldn't find the year you look forward to buying?


Checked out the movie link before..that is .
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:29 AM   #37
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I looked but couldn't find the year you look forward to buying?
You confused me on this. You could find the year of the Better off Dead Camaro? Sorry... just left that w/ a question mark...

Do I look forward to buying the 5th Gen? Hell yeah!!!
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:08 AM   #38
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Re-Reading it, I confused myself!

I know the Better Off Dead camaro was a '67...

I meant to say that I ed through other threads and didn't see what year 5th gen you look forward to buying. Like I am looking forward to a 2010 to buy!
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #39
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Austin Texas, y'all! Hook 'em!

Has anyone taken the heads off their Camaro? Good God it's a pain in the @ss! I started my Camaro up the other day and she wan idoling funny, so I checked the fluids, and sure enough, COOLANT IN THE OIL!!!! Yeah. I wish I bought an engine hoist. I would have been done by now if I pulled the motor out (or at least pulled it forward) before starting this project! Oh well, too far along to turn back now.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:50 PM   #40
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Ahhhh...think it's going to have to be a 2010 year model. I have a few things to finish paying off...like the wifes car. We can only afford one car payment and the more we pay off on her vehicle, the more we can afford for my new Camaro. Plus, we will get better stuff as the first year Camaro gets out there and in the hands of the buying public. Let the bugs get out, let the additions get in, and then I'll get mine....mainly a financial thing, but still.

Hey smike...never tried to pull heads on my own. Don't think I'd try it either...too complicated and I'd kill myself if I screwed anything up. Coolant in the oil? I've heard of that before...not good...ouch.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:53 PM   #41
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Sweet....I agree with you...see what they change/update and make things even better for 2010! Which is crazy to say now!!!

And yes, save money for it also

Can't wait 'til we can all get together and over our camaros! And watch others look on with envy!
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:46 PM   #42
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Ahhhh...think it's going to have to be a 2010 year model. I have a few things to finish paying off...like the wifes car. We can only afford one car payment and the more we pay off on her vehicle, the more we can afford for my new Camaro. Plus, we will get better stuff as the first year Camaro gets out there and in the hands of the buying public. Let the bugs get out, let the additions get in, and then I'll get mine....mainly a financial thing, but still.

Hey smike...never tried to pull heads on my own. Don't think I'd try it either...too complicated and I'd kill myself if I screwed anything up. Coolant in the oil? I've heard of that before...not good...ouch.
Don't worry Tag. I'm right there with 'ya. At least you've got an SS. That's a lot better than my V6. Don't get me wrong, she's been great. I just want something with a little more umph behind it. 200 horses just doesn't cut it for me. About the heads... I'm using this as an opportunity to give her a port and a polish. Even another 20 horses could come in handy. Who knows, maybe I'll do a little more work and squeeze another 100 ponies out of her to keep up with you guys. An intake, headers, a chip and a larger throttle body should do it. Maybe I'll improve the intake flow by polishing the intake manifold up a bit. That's cheap too since I can do it myself. However, time is not on my side. Sleepers are worth it though..
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:20 AM   #43
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^Hey, I've been there. I had a 2000 V6 and she was good to me. Like you, I had to have more. There's so little in additions for V6'ers that it is almost more cost efficient to sell off the V6 and get into a V8. I know...the sleeper fact. I wanted it too. But, just too much cash to do. I'd rather buy the Z28, pull off the badges, paint the roof the body color and call it a day. There ya have it...V6.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:11 AM   #44
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^ I remember in 1997 my mom & dad bought a new 97 Camaro. It was a V6 and I learned how to drive, using that. I remember my dad taking me to empty parking lots a bit after we had it when I was only 14 or so. Even then I remembered saying it was too slow.. lol... meh, but maybe it was because I grew up on 2 stroke dirt bikes. My Z28 is fast.. have flow masters, msd, cold air induction, ext ext. Still I'm hungry for more power :@
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am I the only one whose parents and grandparents (well, actually just my grandmother on my Dad's side) took them to empty parking lots or wet parking lots and taught them to do donuts and power slides?
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Austin Texas, y'all! Hook 'em!

Has anyone taken the heads off their Camaro? Good God it's a pain in the @ss! I started my Camaro up the other day and she wan idoling funny, so I checked the fluids, and sure enough, COOLANT IN THE OIL!!!! Yeah. I wish I bought an engine hoist. I would have been done by now if I pulled the motor out (or at least pulled it forward) before starting this project! Oh well, too far along to turn back now.
I dont know how I missed this part of this thread, but if you ever have any problems where you need tools or an engine crane, I have that kind of stuff for rent... I usually charge $40 to rent the engine crane for one week, so you'd have been done alot quicker

do you know about our local forums? www.afbforums.com that's the local Austin F-body forums that are also combined with the Austin Y-body forums... not the best place on the web, but we do some gtgs and stuff and there are alot of AFBers on there that like to do weekly gtgs
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:54 PM   #47
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am I the only one whose parents and grandparents (well, actually just my grandmother on my Dad's side) took them to empty parking lots or wet parking lots and taught them to do donuts and power slides?
I was doing that on dirtbikes before I started driving cars lol. My dad doesn't like driving his Vettes hard, but he has a Camaro he toys around with doing that. Eventually after I got driving a car down we messed around with cones. That was years ago... lol
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I was doing that on dirtbikes before I started driving cars lol. My dad doesn't like driving his Vettes hard, but he has a Camaro he toys around with doing that. Eventually after I got driving a car down we messed around with cones. That was years ago... lol
the first car I ever did a powerslide in was a 1982 Olds Delta88 4dr... want to talk about unstable :rofl: but that car was the beginning of alot of thigns for me... first time I made out with a girl was in that car... ahhhh, the memories
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:35 AM   #49
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Anybody got advice on bodycolour or sunroof considering the TX climate?
I love my current car colour = black, but Holland is a different climate.

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Possible near future Houston resident here!

Anybody got advice on bodycolour or sunroof considering the TX climate?
I love my current car colour = black, but Holland is a different climate.

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Well during the summer it will be burning hot. For me, I won't let the climate change my mind. I want either a red or black. It just depends on the individual I guess, heat never bothers me. It would also depend on if it was going to be your "daily driver" or your "weekend car".
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:31 PM   #51
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Possible near future Houston resident here!

Anybody got advice on bodycolour or sunroof considering the TX climate?
I love my current car colour = black, but Holland is a different climate.

Thanx.
It doesn't get that hot during the summer. Last year, the temps got into the lower 90's all summer but never got above 100. A few years back, temps were consistently over 100. It has been really nice lately.

Now...if you are going to leave your car out in the sun all day long, it'll get hot as heck....and a lighter color sure wouldn't hurt. Plus, you really should use those sun shades in the dash. If you are parking it in a covered garage, don't worry about it. Look at my sig. I have a black SS and it's no problem really in the summer.
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