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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
5/29/14 10:14 p.m.

I found this rolling shell a few years ago, it was a haul but I paid a miserly $500 for a proven SCCA A sedan. It was built some 10 years before I go it and very well built at that.

I had planned on going CMC racing with it but that may have changed recently.

Anyway, I got it home in one piece, it had no engine, trans and a basic 10 bolt barely attached.

The front crossmember was found to be tweaked so it was swapped out.

It did have, a legal cage, fire extinguisher system, fully race built electrics and gauges, height adjustable jackers, a Kirkey seat, window net, fuel cell and system.

I had a 305 built to CMC2 specs, added a 9 bolt and a T5.

It took time and effort but we got it painted, sorted the brakes it is now running 4th gen front brakes and the OEM 9 bolt rear discs. I added adjustable rear control arms and panhard, then relocated the 3rd link to be acceptable under the CMC rules. I added a 36mm front sway bar and installed Konis and springs in the rear end to match the set in the front.

The car came with a factory fiberglass hood.

It needed a lot of bodywork and floor repairs from previous on/off track excursion. It had been frame straightened when purchased but the floors were very rough and the body panels all were different colors.

A lot of time was spent generally generally sorted a car that needed some TLC.

Today I drove it down the road for the 1st time, I am stoked.

Pics pending

Toyman01
Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/29/14 10:18 p.m.

Looking forward to the smokey burnout video.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
5/29/14 10:34 p.m.

We might have too much tire and not enough engine for that, but I shall give it the old college try.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 Dork
5/30/14 12:19 p.m.

i love the 82 z28 cars. best of the bunch.

well, until the late 3rd gen iroc convert. omeday ill own either a late 2nd gen z28 like yours, or a late 3rd gen iroc convert.

please, give us plenty of details, pics, and in progress pics.

Wxdude10
Wxdude10 New Reader
5/30/14 2:25 p.m.

This thread is useless without picks!

HappyAndy
HappyAndy UltraDork
5/30/14 6:19 p.m.

BITCHIN CAMARO, BITCHIN CAMARO I ran over my neighbors

BITCHIN CAMARAO, BITCHIN CAMARO Now it's in all the papers.

My folks bought me a BITCHIN CAMARO with no insurance to match; So if you happen to run me down, please don't leave a scratch.

I ran over some old lady one night at the county fair; And I didn't get arrested, because my dad's the mayor.

BITCHIN CAMARO, BITCHIN CAMARO Doughnuts on your lawn...........

you know the rest.

As much as I hate GM products, I must admit that second generation Z28s look just right

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds HalfDork
5/30/14 9:21 p.m.

I approve of this thread's Dead Milkmen:Content ratio.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
5/30/14 10:41 p.m.

err, it's a 3rd gen guys.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/1/14 4:23 p.m.

and finally a pic

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Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 Reader
6/1/14 4:33 p.m.

My Camaro has the same wheels.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi SuperDork
6/1/14 4:56 p.m.

You appear to have really cleaned that area up!

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/1/14 7:23 p.m.
chandlerGTi wrote: You appear to have really cleaned that area up!

We have been working on cleaning up a lot of the shop.

Tomorrow a windshield gets installed, Friday it gets the rest of the exhaust system.

Then for some track time.

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon Dork
6/1/14 9:51 p.m.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/4/14 7:06 p.m.

Approval

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/14/14 8:28 a.m.

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mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltraDork
6/14/14 8:30 a.m.

By god that looks post apocalyptic.

fasted58
fasted58 PowerDork
6/14/14 8:36 a.m.

In reply to aussiesmg:

Nice build.

What track(s) ya gonna run?

fornetti14
fornetti14 GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/15/14 9:50 p.m.

Perfect. These cars will never go out of style. You heard it here first (maybe not, but you get the idea).

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
6/30/14 10:56 p.m.

We had the wrong headers in but got that sorted out, tuned it better and got much better throttle response. Ran it up the road yesterday, so much fun, no issue spinning wheels in 2nd with good Hoosiers on it.

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Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/3/14 1:49 p.m.

how much more goodness is gonna come out of your shop this year?

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
7/3/14 1:52 p.m.

Why oh why do I want that? Like... an unhealthy, unnatural want.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/3/14 2:01 p.m.

No, it's very healthy to want a Camaro. They encourage the hair on the back of your head to grow very long

TIGMOTORSPORTS
TIGMOTORSPORTS Reader
7/3/14 7:22 p.m.

There are a lot of these out there cheap to start with.

Thumbs up to another GM Build on the board

rebelgtp
rebelgtp UberDork
7/4/14 11:57 a.m.

I actually am quite fond of third gens. I like them WAY more than the 4th gens except for drive train of course. I really want to do a third gen with a nicely setup 4th gen drive train. It would be a very track rat or autocross car even if it would be outclassed by other cars. There is one here in town that has been sitting on the side of the road for a few months with a flat tire. Been thinking about knocking on their door.

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 Dork
7/4/14 12:14 p.m.

CMC is a fun class if you go that way. So is American Sedan in SCCA. If you do w2w in that car, I highly recommend a better seat than the "rib breaker" Kirkey in the car. Something with shoulder support so you don't break your ribs. Everyone in the local SM class got rid of theirs after two people did some internal damage with those seats in back to back races.

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