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327

By chevygirl_78

I finally got a 327 for my car, now i have to build a set of heads to work with the cam. I have vortec heads for it, but i am wondering if they will work since i believe the vortec is a roller motor and my 327 is flat tappet. The motor has a very nice cam and is .040 over.

Cam Specs:
1.5 Ratio
cam lift int. .3567
cam lift exh. .3700
int. dur. 291
exh. dur. 299
valve lift int. .5351
valve lift exh. .550

any advice

I got recovered

By chevygirl_78

So yeah, by title of one of my positions held with in the Southern Express company, I am a Recovery Agent...This recovery agent got her bike recovered haha. Not upset at all actually, I thought it was rather funny. I mean it sucks because my credit is beyond ****ed, but otherwise it was funny. We facebook stalk people to find their vehicles...This company aparantly does the same thing lol. They gave me a courtesy call and i told them to come get it. The guy was pretty cool, I learned how to load a bike on a wheel lift style truck like mine. Moral of the story...Dont buy things you cant afford. I used to be able to afford the bike but since i have been at Southern i havent been able to afford a damn thing.

crash

By chevygirl_78

This is what happens when someone rear ends a tow truck. I was on 95 the other day and I had to hit my brakes to avoid running over a bucked that fell off a truck in front of me...and a Nissan altima ended up going up my ass...

hotchkis drop spring install

By chevygirl_78

For christmas my parents got me some 2" drop hotchkis springs. I want to install them but I have no idea where to begin installing these springs. I havent done extensive front suspension work like this before, and no one will help me with this project. What do I need to do? I already know i need to replace the ball joints and what not. From what I can tell they are original since they are riveted in and not bolted in or pressed in. Help please!

Bel Air overheating

By chevygirl_78

I cant figure out why the 57 keeps overheating. I took it out for the labor day catfish festival and parade and because we were constantly moving for this parade i couldnt keep the car cool. The temp gauge pegged out at 250 so i had to pull out of the parade and get the car cooled off immediately. I spent all day and night yesterday working on the car. I replaced the lower radiator hose because of a pin hole leak in it. I replaced the thermostat, the old one was drilled out so there was no restriction, did a cooling system flush, and I rebuilt the carb. The car takes a little longer to warm up now and takes a little longer to overheat, which is a step in the right direction, I dont know what else it could be other than a head gasket being blown, but there are no signs of that. I took the fan shroud off because it didnt do any bit of good, the fan keeps hitting it as well. Its making me mad. The carb rebuild was good the car runs a bit better, but still needs to be timed.

july 4th celebretion

By chevygirl_78

Ok so happy 4th first off! Salute to our trooos, and public defenders alike! I took the Bel Air for the parade, she ran a bit warm which concerned me. 210 was the highest i let her get. On the other hand today was an achievement for the car as well as for me. I as some know am in the south east georgia car and truck club. As I was sitting in the line up for the parade a gentleman came up to the window and handed me a ribbon. The car placed first in the car show! I am super proud of myself and the car!

HELP!!!

By chevygirl_78

ok so i need some help to figure this out. Up here at the shop we have a 2006 E350 box truck that has an obvious vacuum leak on the ac system. While you are sitting at idle the ac blows out of the vents, but while driving the ac blows out the defrost. All the colored vacuum lines from the controls to the actuators are in good condition and all connected...All other vacuum lines appear to be in good shape and connected, and all the actuators and blend doors are working like they should be. Please help me figure this out if you can.

offical paint colors

By chevygirl_78

I have offically decided on the paint colors for my lovely camaro. My original colors were a dark but bright blue with the silver stripe from the 1970 Baldwin motion camaro. The blue was inspired by an early eighties gmc sierra...well the other day I was towing a car to fernandina and I saw a 2010 camaro driving down the highway. This camaro was a teal blue color. Just gorgeous. I did a little research and found the paint code. Says aqua blue metallic is the name of the color. That is the official color of the car with the silver stripe.

Friday the 13th

By chevygirl_78

Friday wasnt a bad day until...dun dun dun...I went on a police call with Jr. A pink Hyundai was rearended by a 74 buick. We are getting the rollback ready to load up the car when i feel a little pressure on my big toe on my right foot...didnt think nothing of it, until it started to hurt and there was a lot more pressure on my toe. I look down and the bed of the rollback was on my toe. I Look at Jr and a cop, and start yelling UP! UP! UP! Him and the cop are looking at me like im crazy, and im still yelling UP! By this time there was several hundred pounds or more of pressure on my toe. He raised the bed and i backed away, and I said I got caught under the bed, hes thinking great workmans comp...Me...I am thinking im alright. I walked it off and went back to loading up the car, we get back to the shop and werent sure if the car was drivable, neither door would open...I forced a window down and drove the car off the rollback and into the impound lot. My toe still hurts a bit and i cant put any pressure on it. I get into the shop and did some work for a minute, then sat down. They had me take off my sock and shoe so we can see my toe, and since Pops is a retired medic/firefighter. My toe was swollen but not black blue and purple like you would expect. I was thinking it was bleeding and i was expecting my toe to have exploded under the pressure or something. I didnt go to the doctor because i dont have insurance, and i didnt think it was that bad. Pop gave me a pain killer which did nothing but make me sick lol. Here it is a couple days later and I can put some pressure on it and i can pretty much walk normal...I got lucky as hell. Moral of the story...Pay attention! Haha Thats why i got hurt because i didnt pay attention to where my foot was.

HMMMM!

By chevygirl_78

I need to make up my mind of what i want to do. Yeah I got my 78 back...thats great...But now im borrowing my boss' Avalanche. My family used to have one, and I loved it! Like that one I love this one. He was selling it and im sure he still would. Its an 04 5.3L with 92k miles. It has been very well taken care of. Everyone who sees me in this truck is like is this yours, my response...I wish...and they are like you should buy it. I dont know what to do. Technically the camaro is not mine yat, we havent signed the title over, i just put insurance on it and thats it and the $2500 i sold the Z28 for went straight to my boss for the camaro, but if i could use that as a down payment on the truck...that would be great, so I technically do not have a vehicle right now. I want this truck, and I have wanted a truck since before i started driving. What should I do?

HA!

By chevygirl_78

Can you say Im happy? I can. I sold that piece of crap Z28. I have never hated a car that much...except the olds I had...I hated that one with a passion. I had the car up for sale for half a day and it sold...the Transmission in that one was a TH400 apparantly. I bought my 78 back, and we are doing the paint and body work on it now. Bright blue with the silver Baldwin Motion Stripe. I will keep yall posted.

78 Camaro

By chevygirl_78

Ok so Im going to buy my camaro back. I miss her so much! Well today I stripped most of the interior out of the car, seats, molding, console, and carpet. I am in the process of putting everything back together, and i took the back part of the seat out...you know what I found? The freakin build sheet for the car. I got so excited, I have beeb wondering if the car still had it, and 3 years later i find it! That makes me very excited because I now know a little bit more about the car. The car was born in the Norwood, Ohio plant, then sold to a dealership in Tacoma, Washington. IM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!

Fall Apart II

By chevygirl_78

Ok so I bought the Z28 last night as many of you know. Well on the way home, I had a blow out...first one ever, on the driver front. No damage to the rim or the car. I also was able to control the car very easily. While on the side of 95 I noticed the hazzards did not work with the headlights on, but would work with the headlights off, and the front signal lights did not work at all. I worked on the car from 9 this morning until 8 tonight. i got all the exterior lights working except reverse, i think the switch is bad, got my power steering belt lined up better by removing an ac bracket, and got the wheels swapped. I put the rims from the 78 on this one, we are putting the Cragar SS's off this one on the bel air and the rims from the bel air on the 78, I washed the car today...sorta. I got my wiper blades fixed. I also cut the rediculious tips off the exhaust. The shop I get work done at let me use their shop for the day. THANK YOU GUYS! I still need to adjust the kick down cable. It dont down shift when you step on the gas, and I dont think the car has a posi rear end, which is weird since its a Z28. The car has torsion bars, and it clanks into reverse which is weird. Reverse works great, just that clank conserns me....More to come.

decisions

By chevygirl_78

I hate making decisions, and right now i have a pretty tough one to make. My dad wants, and is almost begging me to sell my car. He told me he would buy me another car, he just wants me to have something better than what I have now. I found a z28 for 3k, but I can not for the life of me come to part with my car. I have been thinking pretty hard about this, but the more I think about it the more it hurts. It may be sad to some but next to my ole man, my car is my pride and joy. I dont have a whole lot to show for it right now, but i have the experiences and memories of the car and everything that has been done to it. I CANT DO IT!!!! what should I do? Keep my car and restore it, knowing its going to take alot of time and money to fix her up, or bend against what i feel, and make my dad happy and let him buy me another camaro?

GRRR!

By chevygirl_78

I really hate when s**t dont go as planned! I found a 79 z28 for $1500...I txtd the guy about the car, and I told him i would be out there friday to pick up the car. I texted him this morning to remind him I would be out there tomorrow afternoon, he said he sold the car! WTF! He had the car sold to me then he sells it from under my nose! Im so pissed!

NFS

By chevygirl_78

Ok so I have determined that after playing and owning several of the Need For Speed games, Shift is definitly one of the better ones! I have a somewhat built 2010 Camaro SS, and Its pretty sick looking. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves racing games! GET THE GAME, PLAY THE GAME, OWN THE GAME! As far as races go I am 22 wins to 8 loss'. I havent done any online racing yet though.

Epic Driving Fail!

By chevygirl_78

Ok, so here I am at work, having a pretty descent day...I am getting a part for a commercial account when we hear a loud thud. We look around and then look outside...Across the street there are a few cars on the side of the road...We are thinking ok someone hit something. We keep watching when the phone rings, we find out that it was one of our employees. She flipped the delivery truck in the woods. Now I aint completely dumb and have some CSI skills...I can pretty much tell you what happened. She claimed that the brakes went out and she lost control...HELL NO! I know good and well they didnt go out. I had the brakes replaced a couple of months ago, and the brake fluid was full. You know what happened? I do. She wasnt paying attention, veered off the road, plowed over a cable box, and I mean flattened it, snapped the spindle, the tire , hub assembly, rotor, and caliper flew off and bounced down the road. She then lost control, and flipped the truck into the woods. I WILL NOT give her the benefit of the doubt at all. This is her third accident! Her husband is trying to defend her by saying the spindle was already broken. Well how can you tell it was already broken? I can tell you it was NOT, there was no rust where it snapped. The spindle broke when she plowed over the cable box, I have a pretty good feeling she was speeding too, I have seen her drive so its not hard to believe. Needless to say the truck is totaled. She got out ok, but I think she is out of a job this time.

wheels

By chevygirl_78

Here lately I have been lookin at getting some different wheels for my car, now I like the wheels I have, but I want something nicer. I have found a wheel style I like. They are very similar to the 2010/2011 Camaro wheels. I was wanting to do 18x8's on the front, and 20x10's on the rear. they are made by Konig, and they are called Airstrike. They are black rims with a machined surface. I think they will look very hot on the car and will go really well with the look I am going for. Now keep in mind I am not normally one who likes oversized wheels, but i think that they will be a very nice look. What do you think?

Body work

By chevygirl_78

Ok, so I have a local shop that is allowing me to use their shop to do some body work on my car, I have been hangin out up there for a few days now, and started on the car today. All we are doing for now is trying to stop the cancer as best as we can. The rust hole in both front fenders oddly enough hasnt gone through the fenders all the way but with out the proper parts to fix the problem, I am grinding away as much rust as i can then using some body filler to fill the holes (temporarily). I moved on to my driver side door. the skin at least needs to be replaced on that door. Now, I moved to the passenger rear quarter panel. Thinking the rust bubble was more less surface rust, oh was i wrong, i ground off some rust and that rust was all the way through the quarter! I was a bit shocked, but i was kind of expecting that. I took a little more awat to try to find some good metal, and as I did I noticed something in the quarter panel. I looked, and looked, pulled something out, I looked at it, and what do you know, I had fire crackers in me rear quarter panel! and they were old. we tried to lite one thinking maybe it would still lite...Nope it smoldered for a second and went out. Now that being said, I am curious to know if there are any more mysterious things in my car!

court

By chevygirl_78

Remember that ticket i got for the blue light violaton? Well that court date is tomorrow morning. Not looking forward to it...I am trying to get everything ready. I was told to get a trial by jury, and to keep postponing the court date so that it will get dropped...but i dont know how well that will work. either way i am going to try to win this case! wish me luck!!! Now I think about it, i may not get a trial by jury...waste of time to go that far with the ticket. Then my dad starts bitching at me bacuse i want to fight this ticket. when i told him before my boyfriends mom said to fight the ticket...and shes a cop! I talked to another cop and he said to fight it. so you know what screw my dad im fighting this ****!

cops

By chevygirl_78

Ok so I pretty much dont like cops. especially in a fairly small town. I got pulled over a few days ago because I have blue "HALOS" in my headlights...but when my headlights are actually on you cant see the halos. Unfortunately however, i was just turning my headlights on and i guess the cop caught a glimpse og the blue ring. Now be honest...how do you get a light blue classic camaro that has a deep rumble to it confused with a cop car, speciffically a charger? one cop gave me a warning for pretty much impersonating a police officer, now like i said a second ago how do you get camaro mixed up with charger, adn also my headlights were on and it was like 10 at night. Of course this cop was a deusch to begin with he hates muscle cars, and he thinks his honda can out run anything. Back to my ticket, my court date is on june 9th I got advise from my boyfriends mom who used to work as a county deputy, now shes in atlanta as an officer in covington. she told me to try and fight it. I got an email from the company stating that the headlights are 100% street legal. I deleted the first email after i got the headlights, so i had to re send it. and i have a pic of an acura with blue tinted headlights...stock...saved on the computer. and on top of that, the cop tapped on the rear quarter of my car as he was coming to get me to sign the ticket, that irritated me even more. I know my cars not in the greatest shape in the world, but dont disrespect someones car like that.

454

By chevygirl_78

I have recently become aquainted with a guy that has a 67 camaro with a 454 that has been bored over. He is wanting to put a SBC into the car, a big SBC not a 305 or 350. I plan on buying the motor off of him and put it into my car. I am just curious though if a 454 will bolt up to my th350 and the motor mounts and what small changes I might have to make. and how much should I offer for the motor.

light kit

By chevygirl_78

I was surfing the net looking for an after market HID kit for my car...I ended up finding some for really outrageous prices. I also found a headlight kit that had a "Halo" concept to them...and let me tell you I got it...pretty cheap too on ebay. I paid $28 total for the kit. $16 for the parts and $12 for the shipping...now, it looks nothing like the Halos on the new Camaros but its still a really sweet after market addition for a 31 year old car i think. I cant wait till the kit gets here...I hope it looks great!!!

Engine Restoration

By chevygirl_78

I have started the restoration process on my engine. It is all going quite well, the cleaning process took about 3 days...if you can imagine 1/4 inch layer of oil and crap all over the block, that is why. I am currently half way done with the process thanks to my boyfriend for all of his help. All we have to do is finish putting it together, paint the block and the heads, and put it back in the car. Just about everything else has been painted...including half of my hand haha. I cant wait till its finished...I miss my car!

2010 Camaro

By chevygirl_78

I was going to eat lunch at Sonny's, when driving by the Bennet dealership, a car caught my eye. I looked to see that is was a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS 2LT. It was beautiful, but I didnt stop to look at it. Later on I went to the local mall, also known as Walmart to get some apples and some carb cleaner, I told the guys I work with that there was a new Camaro in town. They were shocked. After I left the 'mall' I went to the dealership, and looked at this magnificent car. I live in a fairly small town so obviously news travels fast. I think the car was about $40k...i don't remember. I also think it only had a V6 in it. Either way it was a beautiful car. and the first one in Camden that I know of.

random cars for sale.

By chevygirl_78

So here i was just cruisin around town with my boyfriend, coming back from his friends house. We were looking at different cars for sale. One car caught my eye when we passed it. I said lets turn around and look at it. We turned around, and in the T & C Pawn parking lot there was a 1978 camaro for sale...it was black. Under the hood was done up pretty nice, all black. From what I could tell it had a Voodoo cam in it. It also had a 4 speed trans in it, as well as a small block 350. The guy wanted $3,200 for the car. I was half way tempted to call and ask if he would make a trade...all i wanted to keep was my wheels and tires. Then as I looked at the car closer, I noticed the interior was in worse condition than my car, and it had about as much rust. Not only that, it was missing a piece of the window trim around the back window, and some of the weather striping was missing...I would put my finger between the window and the body...I then decided that i did not want this car...for the reason it needed more work than my car did...but i wouldn't mind having the motor and tranny. Now that I think about it, that cat wouldn't be a bad project car. I could turn it into a dragster or something.
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