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Old 07-15-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Earth
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A dollar per mile eh? Maybe Barrett-Jackson should consider this one?

Those old Camaros were good cars, even though most people think American cars are crap, it's a testament that "not all" of them were crap. Before 1973 GM did make some good quality cars.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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Oh I am so shocked... not really. They used that drivetrain up until the mid 90's, bulletproof if maintained.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:40 AM
 
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A dollar per mile eh? Maybe Barrett-Jackson should consider this one?

Those old Camaros were good cars, even though most people think American cars are crap, it's a testament that "not all" of them were crap. Before 1973 GM did make some good quality cars.
No your right, chevy and thre rest of the big three back in the day made undestroyable cars. If you took care of them they will take care of you. Even my 79 camaro was a damn good car. dd for 6 years and not pretty


side note when i was going through highschool that was my first car ( trying to sell it now) and I drove it in my junior prom dress to our dance and home with my date in heels. It was one night i'll never forget. awsome I also remember driving it in SF on a weeknight sometimes and hearing the pipes echo between the buildings on the lonely streets at night. Did anyone know that is some other language ( not sure which one - my ignorance) that camaro it means "friend"

go camaro!
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Leaburg, Or
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I actually owned a 70 Camaro,although it was a Z-28 version which I would concider higher maintenance,it would be far from low maintenance of todays cars.I really don't think the car owners of today would keep up with the maintenance nec.for these early vehicles.As a 19 year old I loved working on my car;tuning it up regularly,coolant flush,adjusting the valves(solid lift cam),adjusting the carb(holley 4 bbl),replacing t-chain and gears(45k),valve seals(usually good for 50k if lucky-sm puff of smoke out exhaust after sitting short periods of time was the sign),belts,hoses ,clutch at 60k.It was fun cause you could actually see and get access to all of the engine components(lift the hood today and what do you see?)Today it's pretty much get in,start and go and with the technology used today they really don't require the maintenance as often(except oil changes) as "the ole days"
Don't get me wrong;I'd love to still have that car but driving it as much as I do today would be expensive and we won't even talk gas economy.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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I actually owned a 70 Camaro,although it was a Z-28 version which I would concider higher maintenance,it would be far from low maintenance of todays cars.I really don't think the car owners of today would keep up with the maintenance nec.for these early vehicles.As a 19 year old I loved working on my car;tuning it up regularly,coolant flush,adjusting the valves(solid lift cam),adjusting the carb(holley 4 bbl),replacing t-chain and gears(45k),valve seals(usually good for 50k if lucky-sm puff of smoke out exhaust after sitting short periods of time was the sign),belts,hoses ,clutch at 60k.It was fun cause you could actually see and get access to all of the engine components(lift the hood today and what do you see?)Today it's pretty much get in,start and go and with the technology used today they really don't require the maintenance as often(except oil changes) as "the ole days"
Don't get me wrong;I'd love to still have that car but driving it as much as I do today would be expensive and we won't even talk gas economy.
Precisely why I rebuild my old engines/drivetrains with the latest aftermarket parts or performance parts. My old cars are as reliable and care free as anything you get today!
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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Precisely why I rebuild my old engines/drivetrains with the latest aftermarket parts or performance parts. My old cars are as reliable and care free as anything you get today!

thats awsome. you own a machine shop. Thats a dying trade.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Al Bundy would be proud!
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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thats awsome. you own a machine shop. Thats a dying trade.
Unfortunately I do not own a machine shop. I take parts out to get machined because I don't have all the tools!!! However I rebuild everything on my own. Some day I will have a COMPLETE shop... the only machining tools I have now is a lathe and a mill.
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