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Temple, Pennsylvania
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

“Half Pint”

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24


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About “Half Pint”

This is my first brand new (almost) car. There were only 4586 miles on it when I bought him, dealer demo. I love my car. I'm working on making him a show car.

About “usmcz24”

Originally from cali. Was stationed there for four years so found a good deal on it. That's when the j-body fever hit.


Specs for “Half Pint”

* 2,189 cc 2.2 liters in-line 4 front engine with 86 mm bore, 94.6 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, double overhead cam and four valves per cylinder L61
* Multi-point injection fuel system
* 5-speed
* 140 HP SAE @ 5,600 rpm
* 150 Torque (stock)
* 203 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
* Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 37.6, rear headroom (inches): 36.6, front hip room (inches): 50, rear hip room (inches): 49.5, front leg room (inches): 41.9, rear leg room (inches): 32.7, front shoulder room (inches): 53.9, rear shoulder room (inches): 54.9 and interior volume (cu ft): 87.1
* External dimensions: overall length (inches): 180.9, overall width (inches): 68.7, overall height (inches): 53, wheelbase (inches): 104.1, front track (inches): 57.6, rear track (inches): 56.4 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 35.6
* Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 13.2
* Weights: curb weight (lbs) 2,617
* 14.1 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
* Strut front suspension independent with coil springs , beam rear suspension semi-independent with coil springs

Specs for “usmcz24”

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
Year: 1997
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Cavalier Z24
Engine Location: Front
Drive Type: Front Wheel

Engine Configuration: I
Cylinders: 4
Aspiration/Induction: Normal
Displacement: 2392.00cc | 146 cu. in 2.4 L.
Valves: 16 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Valvetrain: DOHC
Horsepower: 150.00 BHP (110.4 KW) @ 5600.00 RPM
Torque: 155.00 Ft-Lbs (210.2 NM) @ 4400.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio: 18.3 LB / HP
HP / Liter: 62.5 BHP / Liter
Bore: 3.54 in | 89.9 mm
Stroke: 3.70 in | 94 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1


Factory Options for “Half Pint”

* Sunroof
* Power windows
* Power locks
* Power mirrors
* Remote power locks includes trunk/hatch
* 15" steel wheels with hubcaps
* Upgraded Bose sound system
* 5-speed
* Tilt Wheel
* A/C
* CD Player

Factory Options for “usmcz24”

pretty much loaded except the power and premium seats. Who needs those...


Mods for “Half Pint”

From front to back...From front to back...

* Custom painted the tail lights & stripe in the back
* Custom dual exhaust (2 1/4" piping from the rear axle back)
* Debadged side moldings
* 6 Street Glow (4 of them Gold Series) yellow underbody neons
* Retro-fitted Projector headlights with halos & 6K HIDs
* Front calipers painted yellow
* Rear drums painted flat black
* Billet front Bowtie
* Vent visors for the windows
* Swapped Cavalier emblem on trunk lid
* Razzi front and rear bumpers
* Evo 5 Side Skirts
* RKSport SS fiberglass hood
* Rear Solar Wing
* "Special Edition" spoiler (Soon to be removed)

* 17" MSR 190 Wheels wrapped in Falken 452 tires
* GM 2 point bolted front strut tower bar
* Vibrant rear strut bar
* Powerslot front rotors with Ceramic brakes

Under The Hood...
* Weapons R Dragon intake with K&N Filter
* Painted blue valve cover.
* RKSport lower motor mount
* Optima yellow top battery
* Killer Glass radiator tube

* Pioneer speakers all around
* (Everything else was stolen)

* Custom painted (by me) door panels, window defroster vent, fuse box door panel, rear seat panels, kick panels, dash vents.
* Swapped rear dash for one without a brake light
* 5% tint on the front windows, 15% on the rear.
* Cosmo Racing short throw shifter
* Interior lighting: 9 blue Street Glow mini tubes - more to come
* Disco ball hanging from rearview mirror.

Waiting to install list...
* Air ride system
* TTR K Bar
* Poly urthane control arm bushing
* Front end links
* Fog lights
* GM badges
* Wind deflector for the sun roof

* Custom paint.
* Re-doing the interior
* Blue coolant for radiator tube
* 18" Wheels
* Toyota Cavalier fenders
* "Go" parts if I feel like adding them

Mods for “usmcz24”

Engine: 2.3L: cylinder head, secret cams, intake and exhaust manifold and throttle body swap, ECU reflash(partly), AEM short ram, ACDelco Rapid Fire spark plugs
Exterior: shaved emblems, Sylvania Silverstar headlights, Motegi MR7'S
Interior Sony head unit, 2 12" JL Subs
Drivetrain B&M Shiftplus Electronic Shift Improver for the auto 4T40E
Plans: Forge the bottom end eventually? Boost in the future??


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