Camaros & Firebirds....
1980 Firebird, V6, 90K, paid $750 on 10/4/90. This was my first car. It was definatly a POS. Sold it on 2/24/91 for $850.
1982 C... Show moreamaro, V8, auto. Paid $2700 on 6/25/91 , 64K. What went wrong; wheel fell off(loose lug nuts, thanks to a friend), front brakes went out & hit a deer. I put on Z28 rims, accel filter & a flowmaster exhaust. I never ran it at the strip but beat - 85 Z28 & 87 Mustang GT convert, stayed with 89 Maxima & 89 Laser turbo, got beaten by 84 Corvette, 89 Camaro RS(had nitrious), 78 Camaro, 90 GP turbo & a 92 Lebaron convert. Sold it on 8/1/92 for $1100(never got the fender fixed from the deer accident).
I bought this for $7900 with 29K, on 7/1/92. It already had the tinted windows and supposidly had a 350TPI, which I never verified, but I did beat a 87 IROC with a 350, so who knows. The only thing that ever went bad was a heater core. It had an airfoil, flowmaster & K&N. I only got beat by 2 cars in this, a 86 vette & a 81 Camaro with cam, headers & a 4.10 rear. Out of all the cars I've owned, this is probably the one I regret most by trading it for the 84 Corvette, although the trans was slipping pretty badly by the time I got rid of it.
I bought this for around $8K on 6/95 with 50K. It had the slow ass 170HP TBI 305 with a 2.73 rear. The first thing I did was to remove the "Formula" stickers on the doors. I had the following mods; ram air from a L69 Z28, ADS stage 3 chip, gutted cat, K&N, custom exhaust, and it only ran a 16.1 @ 84, not to mention the governor at 120mph. THe one wierd thing that happened was that the altenator, starter & battery all went out withen 2 days of each other.
1989 Formula 350.
I got this as part of the trade from the 85 Corvette. The previous owner said it did low 14's with a chip, flowmaster, free mods, K&N & airfoil. It had dual gutted cats & a 3.27 rear. I had to replace the trans , but that was it. I sold it for $2800 on 4/08/02.
This was my 95 Formula. . It has 122K on it and is "bone stock". I haven't driven it has much as I would've liked because of this damn snow! The interior & exterior is in VGC, alot better then some of the other cars I looked at that were more $$$$ with less miles. I even found the original window sticker for the car, it listed for $22,403. I think this car has everything but the leather interior & t-tops. The engine is rated at 275HP@5200 & 325@4200 TQ , with a 2.73 rear.
Update 3/29/03, took it to the track and ran a 14.02 @ 99 mph , not bad for being bone stock.
Update 7/26/03 ; New mods include TB bypass, silencer removed, Dynomax/ LT1Dave.com exhaust,MAF screen removed & CAT removed .
More mods 8/27/03 ; homemade CAI, 160 stat & airfoil.
I used 3" PVC pipe. I bought a 3"- 3" coupler and used a Dremel to grind out some of the ID on one side so it would fit over the MAF. From the other side of the coupler, an 8" length of 3" PVC to a 90 degree elbow. From the other side of the elbow, another PVC piece that was about 6" long to a K&N Filter. I used silicone to basically glue all the PVC pieces together, so far, so good. I also had to bend up part of the frame near the opening where the original filter was so I could get the K&N down there. I also had to cut some of the ID of the filter off so I could fit the PVC pipe into the filter. I should've gone with a 3.5" ID on the filter. There is also a slight dent inbetween the MAF & 90 degree bend to clear the ABS. I got everything at Lowes, since Home Depot didn't have any of the 3" ID pipe I needed. Its not pretty , but you can hear it sucking the air in.
PVC 3" - 3" coupler $3
PVC 3" id X 10' sewer pipe (only way to buy it around here) $4
PVC 90 degree elbow $3
K&N RC-2530 filter $35
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The "other" cars...
The one car thats older then me. Bought it for $1200 , 64K , 2/23/91. I've always liked the 69 look with the ... Show morehigh beams inthe grill. It had the 302 V8, 220HP. This POS would stall on me, caught fire once, and blew black smoke
1979 All Mistakes Combined Carry All.
This was a winter beater I got for $1500 in 92. At the time, I had the IROC, and after one day not being able to get out of my driveway, it was time to get this.It had a Chrysler 360 with an Olds 400 trans. It threw 3 rods in the 2 years I owned it. It drank a quart of oil a week, but it made it up when I went four wheeling in it. I actually had to replace the rocker arms one time at a cost of $300(and that was just for the rocker arms). This thing would push over street signs, port-a-potties, anything...it even pulled a couple people out of the mud & snow. Sold it to a friend and about 5 months later, the engine blew.
1985 Sunbird. I bought the car for $300 from a friends g/f. The fan didn't work, so when it got hot, I'd have to pull over for awhile. I never had a chance to get it fixed and a friend borrowed it, cracked the head, off to the junkyard it went. No pics.
1984 GMC S15 with Corvette 350.
I paid too much for this POS on 6/94. It had a 74 vette 350, turbo 400, 650cfm Holly, manifold & headers. I had to replace the driveshaft, radiator & had to d-arc the rear springs because I cracked one of the lowering blocks. It had a real nice system though. I did a partial trade with this for the white 89 Formula.
1988 Cavalier, 65K, paid $1400 10/96. This car went through everything, It would not die. This was one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned. In the 4 years I owned it, the only things it need was a water pump, TBI rebuilt , exhaust from the cat back. It wasn't pretty to look at, but it was the true definition of a beater. I sold this (read- gave away) to an ex girlfriend. Ever since I had my IROC, I'd usually have a beater for the winter, and a nicer car for the summer.
I got this car as part of the trade with the 85 Corvette. When I first got it on 5/21/01 , it had 216K miles on it, it now has about 231K, on the original motor & trans. The things that have been replaced/rebuilt; altenator, clutch & fuel pump relay. I'm not really a Ford person, but this is one of the few Fords I like, mainly because of the 220HP , its a 5 speed, leather interior & power everything. I ran this at Tristate Dragway last year and ran a 16.1@86 mph in the 1/4. Not too bad as this is the first "stick" car I've owned. Its not pretty, but its gets me from point A , to point B. At 236K , the car started going down hill fast, sold it for $400. Show Less