View Full Version : The story of Camaroholic's 98 Z28 / First post


Beaflag VonRathburg
12-06-2006, 09:08 PM
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618332

Well, seeing as how I was really bored I decided to read it. I really like your car and now you seem to have me hooked with slowly updating it. Hint Hint finish, want to read more. Any idea on what sort of raceweights you were at?

Brandon Boomhauer
12-06-2006, 10:28 PM
Camaroholic's story is great, I wish I had kept such a log of my (old) car, I have most information though.

Camaroholic
12-07-2006, 07:56 AM
Thanks guys, I'll finish, just wasn't feeling too well last night.

I do have more pics and vids and dyno charts. :D

I could also post the scariest part of the story - the bill from Thunder. :eek: Then again, naah. Wouldn't want my wife to see it. :P

Beaflag VonRathburg
01-23-2007, 12:19 AM
Saw the update. It's nice to see that you're making it much more street oriented. That's all I plan on doing with mine. There's not a track around here for many miles, so street oriented it will be.

Camaroholic
01-23-2007, 08:03 AM
Thanks. :) Yeah, my 'list of annoyances versus street driving' is pretty long, but they included:

-fixed front torque arm
-manual rack
-race seats
-5 pt harness
-rollbar sidebars (fortunately mine are removable)
-pro shifted trans
-skinnies and no swaybar
-spool
-no front bumper support
-no windshield wipers or reservoir
-no cats (err, or exhaust at all for that matter)
-no carpet padding (noisy interior)

And "stage 2" would be:

-A/C
-ABS
-maybe airbags

I've still got all of my stock parts (except I sold my A/C compressor). So everything I 'need' to go back to the street, I still have. So my total cost to get back on the street won't be that high. The wheels were the most expensive part of that, and heck, they weren't too bad. :)

Unfortunately, stuff takes me a while to do, and the easy part (the transmission swap) is done. Now it's time for the time consuming stuff. :lol:

PowerShift408
01-25-2007, 02:20 AM
Camaroholic's story is great, I wish I had kept such a log of my (old) car, I have most information though.

Ahh witholding information eh? Haha just kidding man. Got some new wheels in the mail today, I'll get you the pics I promised this weekend. It looks a lot different than it used to :)

Beaflag VonRathburg
01-25-2007, 05:45 PM
Thanks. :) Yeah, my 'list of annoyances versus street driving' is pretty long, but they included:

-fixed front torque arm - Good
-manual rack - Bad
-race seats - Depends on what kind they are
-5 pt harness - Not that bad
-rollbar sidebars (fortunately mine are removable) - Removable = good
-pro shifted trans - No way in hell
-skinnies and no swaybar - With new wheels it should be better
-spool - That's gonna be rough
-no front bumper support - Fab up a sheet metal piece
-no windshield wipers or reservoir - major pain in the ass
-no cats (err, or exhaust at all for that matter) - That could be annoying
-no carpet padding (noisy interior) - Meh

And "stage 2" would be:

-A/C - I couldn't live without it now, Florida = death in summer with no ac
-ABS - Maybe - I drive like a maniac so it would be nice
-maybe airbags - Meh, I always like that quote ChocoTaco369 said about how a real man in a crash takes a steering wheel to the face. The 5 points should prevent that though

I've still got all of my stock parts (except I sold my A/C compressor). So everything I 'need' to go back to the street, I still have. So my total cost to get back on the street won't be that high. The wheels were the most expensive part of that, and heck, they weren't too bad. :)

Unfortunately, stuff takes me a while to do, and the easy part (the transmission swap) is done. Now it's time for the time consuming stuff. :lol:

Added what I thought. Definetly sounds like it's going to be nice and a hell of a lot more fun to drive when it's done. :nod: