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  1. KENCO

    KENCO Formula 3

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    #1 KENCO, Feb 16, 2010
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    1993 Camaro, 500HP. Vortech Super charger with remote boost control, headers, 3" exhaust system, Strange rear end, 3.73 gears, Hotchkis suspension, power door locks with keyless entry, power windows, CD player with after market sound system, Corvette wheels, Hurst short shifter, pillar gauges, 6-speed manual transmission.

    39k miles!

    Real sleeper for chewing up Z06 Vette's!
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  3. ag512bbi

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    Fun! All these older muscle cars are starting to catch my eye these days. Enjoy and let us know when you do chew up a Z06.
     
  4. WILLIAM H

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    Nice, that was always a great looking car. Its got a lot of Ferrari in the styling
    What are you going to do with it ?
     
  5. KENCO

    KENCO Formula 3

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    Nothing, drive and maintain it. Put a few thousand miles on it, no drag strip, no beating on it.
    The car already has everything done to it that I was looking for.
     
  6. TexasF355F1

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    Very cool! What exhaust is on it?
     
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  8. KENCO

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    3" Borla.....
    and a few other goodies........electronic fuel pump, MSD ignition, new Optima battery, K & N high performance oil & air filter, drilled and slotted rotors....
     
  9. TexasF355F1

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    Thanks.:)

    I'm a dumbass, all I had to do was look at the tips to determine that. Is it cammed? Thought of doing it?

    My cousin had a '98 and my god that thing sounded so beautiful, loping.
     
  10. KENCO

    KENCO Formula 3

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    I do not have the car yet, so if its cammed that would be bonus! I'll let you know.
     
  11. CMY

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    Very cool.. I had a '94 Z. Thinking about getting another optioned the same way as yours.. but around here they are all turning into Donks (22"+ wheels). Really weird.

    Good thing it's already got the headers.. nothing like spending a week on a plug change! :D
     
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  13. SSNISTR

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    Nice man. I have a '00 SS with heads/cam/long tubes/12-bolt/intake/full suspension/tune/etc. Great car for the money.

    Who told you the car has "500 horsepower"? The early LT1 cars take ALOT to hit that number compared to the LS1's. I had a '95 Z with a Paxton and it was nowhere near 500.

    If you have any questions let me know. I have owned a few F-bodies.
     
  14. nthfinity

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    #11 nthfinity, Feb 16, 2010
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    Initially 500 was a lot; but development continued, and it's not totally unusual to see 500 RWHP LT1's around these parts... I know of a few naturally aspirated 450+ RWHP LT1's even.
     
  15. Cozmic_Kid

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    No offence to anyone.

    IMO these 80's and 90's Camaros, Corvettes, Mustangs, Firebirds etc. are some of the most hideous cars ever made.

    The one above may be fast, but my god is it boring looking. The interior.. WTF?!?

    They are the complete opposite of 60´s and early 70's muscle cars.
     
  16. KENCO

    KENCO Formula 3

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    Thats the point, it looks like a six cylinder and then you walk them. :D
     
  17. KENCO

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    500 from the previous owner estimated, but as soon as it hits my parking lot, I will take it to the dyno and see whats up.
     
  18. SSNISTR

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    #15 SSNISTR, Feb 17, 2010
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    Me too, but they have big cams and head work I'm sure. If this car just has a blower and headers it's not gonna have anywhere near that at the wheels. F-Body LT1's dyno around 250ish stock. A blower and headers won't double that. I'd say high 300's or so. Still good for 11's with a good driver, low 12's with an average one. LTx's are good motors, I'm actually looking for a '96 LT4 Vette to play with.
     
  19. SSNISTR

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    #16 SSNISTR, Feb 17, 2010
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    Your opinion, I think they are pretty cool looking. Plus your from Denmark, what do you guys know about muscle cars anyway....ha.
     
  20. Cozmic_Kid

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    We have them over here as well. :)

    What's cool looking about such a plastic design?

    Besides there wasn't much muscle car over them in the 80's and 90's. They were more like slowmoving roadblocks :D
     
  21. Cozmic_Kid

    Cozmic_Kid F1 Veteran

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    I can understand that :D
     
  22. DriveAfterDark

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    #19 DriveAfterDark, Feb 18, 2010
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    As much as you guys know about making sports cars :)


    Edit: Congratulations dude. The two tone paint (black roof) reminded me of the NSX.
     
  23. bounty

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    I had a '94 back in high school. It had the 3.2(?) instead of the RS 3.8 liter engine...and it was a complete dog, but a great looking car to be tooling around in back in high school. Stick shift made it a little more fun.

    I'd love to get one like the one above now that I'm older...sadly you don't see a ton of them still on the road. I don't think they've held up well over the years?
     
  24. hotrod406

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    I don't see where he claims it's 500 at the tires.
     
  25. SSNISTR

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    #22 SSNISTR, Feb 18, 2010
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    I agree about the 80's and early 90's, but by the mid to late 90's the modern muscle cars were quicker then the 60's and 70's ones for the most part. A stock LS1 F-Body will beat a '69 396, and believe it or not, the 4th gen F-body with a few tweaks is a very good handling car and has won many, many SCCA races.
     
  26. SSNISTR

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    #23 SSNISTR, Feb 18, 2010
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    They actually are VERY durable if taken care of. Fact is as they got older teens bought them and ran them into the ground. Still, many nice ones can be bought if you look around for sure and they ('93-'02 F-bodies) have a die-hard following.
     
  27. SSNISTR

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    True, but when doing major mods nobody I know quotes anything but RWHP.
     
  28. AnotherDunneDeal

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    #25 AnotherDunneDeal, Feb 18, 2010
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    When you get it home and can get it on the dyno I would be very interested to see the results. From what I am finding out you can expect about a 70 hp increase with the addition of the supercharger to a stock motor. To reach 500 hp that engine will need to be heavily cammed, headwork done, valvework done and several other tricks. Not saying it cannot be done. Did you not drive it before you bought it? I am surprised you have not even heard the engine run.

    The car looks in very good condition for 17 years old. Have a lot of fun with it. I have had a lot of muscles over the years and some pretty fast drag cars and appreciate what can be done with the old technology.

    Does your installation look anything like this? This is a Vortex on an LS2...Fact is, you showed us a lot of other pictures. Some of us old gearheads like to see the engines also. Do you have any pictures of it???
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