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Old 03-12-2010, 10:52 AM   #18
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bump!!!! OP updated with a little backstory!
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:55 AM   #19
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That's an awesome story!
Congrats on getting her back.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:37 PM   #21
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:34 AM   #22
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just picked up a couple carb's for her. 1's a 600cfm holley that I got for free... rebuilding it at the moment. it will be the primary carb when I'm just out cruising. and the other is a holley 750 double pumper.... for the fun times when Im just out bruising.

other than that... I'll tell you that the motor is a solid lifter small block and a 3 speed trans.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:08 AM   #23
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rebuilt the carb yesterday... got bored waiting for some of the cleaning solvents to dry....so I added a touch of paint to a few portions

here's some pics.... and this carb had been sitting for a while.

and if anyone wants... I have about 400 pictures covering the teardown and rebuild of this carb... screw by screw, step by step.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #24
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Wow Spike! You two ended up back together after all ~ Congrats!!!

I've always loved your stories and I know how much you love this car.

I can't wait to see what you do with her
I told you before how much I prefer the older one. I told myself that I would have her back after watching her be with someone else for too long.

she's a little rough around the edges, but I'll straighten her out and drive her like she needs to be driven...hard.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:21 PM   #25
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Awesome story. My first car was a 78' too. Now, I wish I had mine.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:43 PM   #26
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No one has the talent to make her purr again like you do. And then, there will be the 1,423 8x10 step-by-step photos to document the process.

I've got over 300 pictures from the 600cfm carb rebuild alone....


every clip, screw, bolt, gasket, o-ring, bearing... everything is getting documented. its a good thing I have a 4Tb hard drive for storage...lol

and yes. I will post them all up.... some of them are kind of funny. I'm thinking about making an animated gif out of them
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:57 PM   #27
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Wow, small world. I remember seeing that car back when I was stationed at Charleston AFB. I think I chatted with you briefly too when I had my white '78 there. This was early 2004. Sound familiar? It's always cool to read about a personal car story. She looks a bit rough now but it definitely has potential. What kind of condition are the floor pans in?
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:35 PM   #28
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You should pull the rear seat and look for the build sheet.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:52 PM   #29
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Wow, small world. I remember seeing that car back when I was stationed at Charleston AFB. I think I chatted with you briefly too when I had my white '78 there. This was early 2004. Sound familiar? It's always cool to read about a personal car story. She looks a bit rough now but it definitely has potential. What kind of condition are the floor pans in?
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did that 11 years ago when I first got her.
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My name is Chris. I had my white '78 Type LT Camaro (white/blue interior) at Charleston AFB from Jan 2004 to Sep 2004. It was shipped back to CA for storage and I bought a new black single cab Silverado to replace it. Not sure, but are you the same guy who had a black primered 3rd gen Camaro in the dorm parking lot who was building a carb'd LS1 for it? You might have also know Bill who had a 3rd gen Camaro with a 4th gen Firebird interior in it.
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My name is Chris. I had my white '78 Type LT Camaro (white/blue interior) at Charleston AFB from Jan 2004 to Sep 2004. It was shipped back to CA for storage and I bought a new black single cab Silverado to replace it. Not sure, but are you the same guy who had a black primered 3rd gen Camaro in the dorm parking lot who was building a carb'd LS1 for it? You might have also know Bill who had a 3rd gen Camaro with a 4th gen Firebird interior in it.

yup, I remember you now. My buddy Josh is the actual owner of the 86 camaro with the carb conversion.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21225

I remember bill's car. We were thinking about swapping the interior out of the 94 over to the 86.
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one little picture from tonight



if I can get out of work early enough... I'll be firing her up tomorrow evening.
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So spike any interior pics?
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Man thats a great story. You need to fix her up and pass her down to your kids for their first car.
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