1979 Camaro

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1979 Camaro

Postby Atomic Fusion » Tue Sep 03, 2002 5:12 pm

I found a '79 Camaro 302, the underbody is in great condition, there are a few small rust spots around the wheel wells and a small crack in the front bumper on the left. New brakes and new tires. The rear exhaust system is new but the connection between the system and the headers at the front needs to be replaced. Also the breaklines need to be replaced. I dunno how many miles on it. The car overall looks to be in quite nice shape. It will need a bit of body work and a paint job eventually.

He said he'd let it go for $1800 canadian, which includes replacing the break lines and the rotted part of the muffler up front. Thats around $1200 American.

Any comments? I have been looking for a '69 Camaro, but they are almost impossible to find around here....

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Postby nismo » Tue Sep 03, 2002 5:19 pm

sure its a 302? i know if you drop a 283 crank in a 350, its 302, but its rare to find them done up like that. if it is, youve got you one helluva high revvin engine :D

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Postby Atomic Fusion » Tue Sep 03, 2002 5:23 pm

I just called him it was a 305 not a 302, my bad.

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Postby Spyda » Tue Sep 03, 2002 6:33 pm

I'd hold out for the 69....you'll be kicking yourself after you start dumping some money into the 79....never settle....always start out happy and there's a better chance of ending up happy.

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Postby CS1 » Tue Sep 03, 2002 8:47 pm

BIG difference between a 69 and a 79. i'd go Trans Am if you're gonna go late 70's GMs.

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Postby karkid » Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:27 pm

do you have a mullet? lemme see lemme see!!!
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Postby sirsloop » Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:11 pm

Id definitly hold out for a 79 Trans Am!! A lot cooler engine, and it looks better. If you are gonna get a Camaro the old school ones are a lot cooler IMO. $1200 seems a little steep for a 305 camaro that needs new brakes, exhaust, paint, ect ect....

My guess is that when you get half way into the car you will find a CRAP load more that will need to be fixed.

And finally, its totaly uncool to have a wimp watered down 305 in a car thats supposed to be fast! Whats in the 79 trans am...a 403ci or somthin? I think its a 6.6L. My friend Will had a 79 trans am and that SOB had gobs of torque. I guess you can make the argument that it is a lot easier to find performance parts for a 350.

What will the car be used for? Like crazy racing going fast or just cruising around makin a little V8 rumble?
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Postby sirsloop » Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:13 pm

Originally posted by karkid
do you have a mullet? lemme see lemme see!!!


Let me guess...you own a Honda Civic Si type R V-SPEC :p

I own a 87 Mustang GT and dont have a mullet or act like I have one.
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Postby nismo » Wed Sep 04, 2002 1:25 pm

iirc, those 403's sucked...pretty poor design, even if they did have plenty of torque.

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Postby Atomic Fusion » Wed Sep 04, 2002 2:37 pm

Thanks for the advice guys.

The brake lines and the exhaust were part of hte package, meaning he'd repair the whole thing and sell it for that price tag. For now I was just planning on cruising pretty much, but I wanted to soup it up and possibly race in the future.

I think I might hold out for the '69 and start looking sometime in the spring. It'll give me time to build up a better credit rating, so I can take out a bigger loan and get one that's in better shape.

Thanks for the advice!

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