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Old 03-17-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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87 IROC 305CI/5SP Man... Ripoff?!

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I have a line on an '87 IROC Z... 305/5SP. The guy is asking 3000.00 but will take 2500.00. He claims that it won't run due to a bad fuel pump. I'm looking at turning this into a LS 376/480....6SP T56 with a possible Maggie car in the not-too-distant future. Do you think it's worth it?.

P.S. the first car I ever really monkeyed with was my first Fiancee's '89 IROC 305 AUTO. I have a decent amount of XP messing with the 3rd gen F-bodies. Alright Spike, I haven't asked you for jack S#(t prior to now... what's your opinion?! P.S. ... That means I VALUE your opinion!!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:40 AM   #2
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Well its hard to judge the value without pics or further info on condition haha, but to me it sounds like a good deal, an 87' Iroc 5-speed is starting to become a pretty penny these days, lots of people preffer the 5-speeds over the 350s since you cant get the 350s in anything but Auto, and for most thats not a good trade off, so if it's in good condition and just needs some hardware TLC then totally go for it man...as for your LS swap, first off great idea i had the same maybe check out the LS454 also its a beast for just 2 grand more off Jegs, also a 5-speed is a great place to begin for a swap like that, now a few things to keep in mind, first if it is a T-top car be very careful to brace the frame before hand since T-top cars are VERY prone to bending the frame at even mediocre power levels, aside from that just know that the T56 is a bit longer than the T5 and there will be some slight cutting and re-placing involved to get the shifter to fit through the console area, the rest should be typical restomodding, changing brackets, computers, etc.

Me personally? Id totally go for it, just keep those tips in mind and let it be a project car. Id love to do the same thing actually but i would probly stick with an LS1 or something simple just to keep the car a nice cruiser/hot rod and drive it regularly, maybe not every day but much more than weekend-cruiser status.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #3
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$2500 not bad if the paint and the interior are in good condition.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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I'm a little busy tonight, another member just called me and asked me to step in. I'll give you some info in the morning.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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need pics first and foremost.

what kind of condition is it in? inside? underneath?

you are planning to swap the motor out anyway, so keep your eye peeled for other gen III's out there, maybe v6s and such that might go for a lower price to help you on the financial end of the motor swap. unless you want the IROC-Z nameplate to be original.

but does the car turn over at all? go under the car and tap on the fuel tank with a screwdriver handle then try to start the car.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:07 AM   #6
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If it is a mint body and nice paint, it is well worth it.
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