Enne's 1998 Chevy Camaro coupe 3.8 L - Harlock

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  1. Enne

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    -Engine / Performance
    Stock V6 3800 series II engine
    Solid V8 drive shaft (upgraded from V6 two-piece)
    Pace Setter "shortie" headers
    Magnaflow 12266 stainless steel muffler (2.5 offset inlet and 2.25 dual outlets)
    Stainless Magnaflow "camaro style" exhaust tips
    OEM V6 mid-pipe
    New catalytic converter & o2 sensors
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    -Suspension
    New rear shocks and springs
    New front calipers
    Upgraded sway bars: 30mm front and 19mm rear
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    -Interior / ICE
    Gauge cluster bulbs replaced with green LED bulbs
    Dash cover
    Sony stereo
    ABS plastic t-top headliner
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    -Cosmetic
    93-97 Camaro wheels
    RKSport Camaro Sport Wing
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    I've resurrected this thing from a royal POS to somewhat of a nice car. Still needs more work and I'll post any updates here.

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    Re: Enne's 1998 Chevy Camaro coupe 3.8 L - "Harlock"

    My brother had a '93 Z28, then a '01 SS 6spd w/T-tops. Always liked the old F-body Camaros. I remember looking through old RK Sport catalogs at Camaro/Corvette accessories, they made some decent stuff.
     
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    Re: Enne's 1998 Chevy Camaro coupe 3.8 L - "Harlock"

    The RKSport wing was installed when I bought it, but they left two pieces of the 3-piece spoiler bolted and glued to the rear quarter panels...I'll post photos of the carnage when I'm allowed to upload pictures.

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    Photo dump

    Shot caliper
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    Burned plug wire
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    Filthy engine bay, notice the bottle of stop leak
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    Torn up headliner
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    Exhaust manifold held together with one of those emergency c-clamp things because the bolts were snapped off, rusted fast
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    There were little slices in the front brake lines
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    This is how the exhaust was hanging on the left side
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    The other tail pipe was missing and there was just a hole in the muffler
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    Nasty
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    The two piece drive shaft was about to break in half so we replaced it with a solid one, that's the old one sitting next to the dog
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    There's more but that's all I have on my phone right now. Haha.

    Yes, I'm an idiot for buying this car in this condition. I paid $1,700 for it. But as of right now, it needs a crank seal, a windshield, brake switch, brake interlock solenoid and a valve for the evap canister. I think that's it. No problems with the engine at all which is good. I had to replace the valve body with an upgraded remanned one, that was the biggest problem the car had.

    Here's a nice photo to cap off the post lol

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    Dang it was a little rough, nice job fixing it up. That engine bay shot reminds me how much front overhang these cars had hah. Always liked those wheels.
     
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    I had those put on because the car had 17" Konig wheels on it and I didn't like them. They're the 93-97 OEM wheels and I like them a lot more. I gave the Konigs to my dad and he powder coated them black and put them on his Z28. The center caps were missing from them so he took a set from a newer Camaro and they fit perfectly:

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    1 year ago today, Harlock became my second car. It's been a bumpy ride in that year, but with a little more work, he'll be good as new, and I'll have three working cars!

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    Uuuupdate.

    Pace Setter headers
    Magnaflow stainless exhaust tips and muffler (2.5 offset inlet and 2.25 dual outlets, stock size)
    Thicker sway bars in front and back
    New sway bar bushings
    New catalytic converter
    New brake light switch
    New windshield
    Fixed the radio from buzzing
    Ordered a new all-plastic headliner
    Emissions exempt inspection sticker :D

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    Ever thought about spacing the wheels or putting newer Camaro rims on it? I think that would do a lot. Coming along nicely though.
     
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    Thanks.

    I specifically wanted these wheels, so I don't plan on changing them any time soon. I commute to NJ five days a week so larger wheels would increase the risk of tire/wheel damage. These are 16" stock wheels. I-78 is currently under construction where I drive on it as well, so I'm already trying to be careful lol. Huge drop-offs and bumps where they mill the pavement for the new stuff to get put down. Hitting them even at 65 MPH is scary. Like you're just waiting to hear something break or fall off afterward.

    Not only that, but larger wheels make this car ride like crap. Like I mentioned previously, the 17s that were on it made it feel like it was riding on wagon wheels. Very bumpy. I know big wheels are the cool thing, but I personally prefer stock ones.

    I may end up having them done a different color, but that depends on when I get the rest of the car wrapped and what color I go with.
     

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