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Old 07-29-2008, 07:45 PM   #136  
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Sorry for the long delay in updates. Here is an update on the progress:

We ran out of money on the project and the donations dried up. I am in the process of searching for a shop close to me that might be interested in finishing up the car. I am selling my 74 AMX to finish up the Camaro. I also started up a new business to make money for the car. All of my pay that I make in my business will be going to finish the Camaro. EVERY CENT of my pay will go to finishing the car. I WILL finish the car.

If anyone knows of a shop that might be interested, please let me know. I will not be checking the boards much because I am SWAMPED with my business, so please email me at [email protected] or [email protected] if you want!

Also, I know I'm not a sponsor on some of these boards, but please forgive me for this plug. I am trying like hell to scrounge together the cash to finish the Camaro, so every bit counts. If anyone needs any industrial coatings, I am now the Triangle area Scorpion OEM and installer and also sell a DIY kit called Al's Liner for truck bed liners/undercoating/etc. If anyone wants a DIY kit, or would like me to install a Scorpion spray-in bed liner in their truck, please visit our site at http://www.tscoating.com and let me know.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:08 AM   #137  
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any updates? i knew i hadnt seen this thread in some time
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #138  
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I give you a lot of credit for what you are doing but why did you go with such an exotic/expensive driveline?
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:12 PM   #139  
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Since it has been forever and I don't want you guys to think it was dead.

We had a little change of plans. The project was dragging on and on, and really was going nowhere. We still had a lot of money to spend on the LS1/T56 swap and we lost our T56. Rather than spend $1k on a trans that needed a rebuild, and then have to buy all the expensive swap parts, we've decided to sell off the LS1 and T56 parts and go with an old-school 327 and Super T-10 4-spd.

A local serviceman heard we needed an engine, so he gave us a complete running 350 and 700R4. HRT Performance is going to turn it into one mean little 327. We sold off some of the LS1 parts and bought a rebuilt Super T-10 4-spd that is headed our way now. A guy came by the house to pick up some parts and heard we decided to go to a 4-spd, so he gave us a 4-spd crossmember and driveshaft.

All we need now for the swap is a 4-spd bellhousing and the shifter and linkage. All we really need for the engine is an oil pan, good intake and a good carburetor.

We are headed in the right direction and can see real progress for the first time in a while. And do not worry, any sponsor donated parts we have will be sold and a comparable replacement for the new drivetrain will be bought from the sponsor. We will make sure all of our sponsors are taken care of and will do everything we can to make this project come to fruition!
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #140  
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The new engine is sitting in the back of the truck right now, headed to HRT to begin the build tomorrow!
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:39 PM   #141  
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oooo...any updated pics?
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:55 AM   #142  
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Headed to the shop today for the build!
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:58 PM   #143  
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Crappy cell pic, it came to work and I took a pic before I took it over to HRT.

286HR Magnum cam, springs, locks and retainers thanks to Comp!

And yes, my office is a mess.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:58 PM   #144  
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Got the new axle in the car finally! 12-bolt with 3.55 gears and an Auburn posi, new axle shafts, etc. I converted it to LS1 brakes, too.

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Transmission is here! Super T-10 4-spd, SPEC traded out the T56 clutch and flywheel they donated for a ST-10 clutch and flywheel, and Hogshead Trans Am parts donated a bell housing. I'm working on Hurst to see if they'll hook us up with a shifter and linkage, should find out tomorrow.

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We had a good week with the project. ARP donated all the engine bolts, Flowmaster donated a complete exhaust system, Harland Sharp donated a set of 1.6 roller rockers, EPN donated a set of stainless 2.02/1.60 valves, and I'm working on a few header companies to see what we can score there.

IT IS COMING TOGETHER!
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:47 PM   #146  
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New clutch is here! SPEC traded out our T56 they donated for a new Stage 2 clutch and billet steel flywheel.

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Doug Thorley also hooked us up with a set of longtube headers, we'll post pics as soon as they get here!
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More goodies! Got some main, rod, and head bolts and some 3/8" studs that ARP donated to the project!
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Also got in some stainless 2.02/1.60 valves that Engine Parts Network donated to the project!
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:47 PM   #148  
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And more goodies!

Got a 4-spd bellhousing and fork that Hogshead Firebird and Trans Am Parts donated!
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Also got a set of 1.6 roller rockers that Harland Sharp donated!
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And more!

Got a new oil pan thanks to 1badchevelle!
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And a full exhaust system donated by Flowmaster!
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looks like its really coming a long again!

when do you think you will have the motor back from the shop?
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