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Cars > Challenges > “Black Beauty” Vs “MoneyPit”

 

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HottLips

F–23
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
United States

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RiceburnerZ28

M–31
Plano, Illinois
United States

 

2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“Black Beauty”

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

“MoneyPit”

 
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About “Black Beauty”

My brother Dean enlisted in the Navy recently and asked me, his 18 year old little sister, to take care of his Camaro SS convertible for him while he is in the service. (He's either very trusting or very stupid!) He knew from the day he bought the car that I loved it, but until now he never even let me drive it! He lived a couple hundred miles from us, but came home for a week visit before leaving for basic training, and he checked me out on the car before he left. To make everything official, he put the car in my dad's name (so the insurance would cost less!), but I'm taking care of paying for everything including basic upkeep, regestration, inspection, and insurance. Dad even volunteered to park his car outside so mom's car and the Camaro can be parked in the garage. The Camaro will only come out to play on clear days with no chance of rain or snow. My Cavalier will still be my daily car. I want to be able to return the car to my brother in as good a shape as it's in now!

About “MoneyPit”

I brought this car in June of 04 and I loved it the moment I saw it.The day I drove it home from the dealer I was so scared cause it was my first rear wheel drive V8. For the first week I was doing a lot of cruising and some qtr mile runs until one day I went to get some gas and noticed the engine temperature started to creep up so I shut it off and gave it some time to cool down then went to pay for the gas. About time I got out I saw antifreeze on the ground...me being a newbie I didn't think to much about it other then it being too much coolant in the system. So as I pulled away (like a dummy!) the temp went up! I drove as quick as I could to get back home and before I did the cars power was steadily dropping and I was like oh sh8t! When I got it to my driveway it overheated. The result cracked heads and blown headgasket then eventually spun rod bearings.

 

Specs for “Black Beauty”

V-8, Automatic transmission, beautiful and FAST!

Specs for “MoneyPit”

Engine
5.8L V8 LT1
Eagle Crank
Scat Forged I-beam 5.7in rods
Speed Pro 4 valve relief pistons
Meiling HV oil pump,Clevite "H" bearings
Arp Main studs/Rod bolts
Comp Cams "306" Cam
LS7 Lifters,Trickflow 7.150 pushrods
Comp Cams 1.6 Roller Rockers
Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
Max Rpm:6500 Redline:6800
Hp:350 TQ:360

Exhaust
B&M Shorty Headers
Off-Road Y Pipe
! Cat
Hooker Catback Exhaust
3.5 Slant exhaust tips

Drivetrain
Borg Warner T56 6 speed transmission
LT4 Pressure Plate
Mcleod Clutch Disk
B&M Short Shifter
Lakewood Safety Loop
LS1 Driveshaft

Fuel System
Svo 24# injectors
Walbro 255 lph fuel pump

Ignition
Msd Ignition coil
Mallory ignition 6AL Box
Jegs 8mm ignition wires
NGK Tr55 spark plugs

Suspension
Prothane Motor/Trans mounts
UMI Boxed Weld-in Subframe Connectors
UMI Tubular Control arms
UMI Control arm relocation brackets
BMR Adj panhard rod
Moog rear coil springs
KYB Gas a Just Shocks

Interior
Alpine iDA-X303
Ipod
Dual Autometer Gauges:Cylinder head/Oil temp
Sony Xplod 6.5 speakers
B&M Shifter knob
Battery Relocation box
Proform Shift light

Exterior
!Side Molding
Berger Panel
Red painted calipers
Weld Prostars 15x8 rears
Smoked turn signals
Black taillight covers
10% Black tinted windows

Pcm Tuning
Mail order tune by Madtuner

 

Factory Options for “Black Beauty”

SS package, convertible top, automatic transmission, power windows, power locks, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM/CD stereo, leather seats, dual exhausts, and a lot more...

Factory Options for “MoneyPit”

6 speed manual trans
RPO code Z28 performance package
Oil cooler
Bose sound system
Limited slip differential /3.42 rearend gear
Power Doors/Locks etc.

 

Mods for “Black Beauty”

I have not and will not do anything to this car. I'm keeping it the way my brother 'gave' it to me so he'll get it back the same way. I don't know what he may have done to it. I didn't ask, but he didn't mention anything.

Mods for “MoneyPit”

Mods listed in Spec section

 

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Points for Black Beauty Total Votes Points for MoneyPit
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