My silly 80 z, it thinks its a circle track car

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by MrBigBlockDart, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. MrBigBlockDart

    MrBigBlockDart Member

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    I just picked up this 80 z. The purpose was to steal the motor, and dump the shell. I spent some time with it, and its grown on me. I just got a quote to paint it, and the interior parts are coming together. I'm using my 11 year old son as a reason to keep it.

    The story goes like this; the owner had 4 super late model race cars. His son wanted a car at 16, so they bought this as a roller, and it got all of the cast offs from the race cars. It has solid mounted motor, with a mid plate and no trans crossmember; howe radiator, shoenfield headers, afco rear shocks, super t-10, with a lightweight flywheel (12 lbs) and light clutch (11 lbs) for a grand total of 23 lbs back there. The wheels are Basset, with 1" lugs like a stock car. Battery in the trunk, 8 point roll bar (nasty). Some race aluminum pully's like I've never seen. Look at the motor shot at the alternator bracket!?! It supposed to be 10.75:1 compression, with a 525 solid cam, eagle rods, good crank, mahle pistons, roller rockers.

    The dash is also crazy, monster tach, shift light, monster speedo and 4 more white faced gauges, on a custom part that looks like it belongs in gravedigger at monster jam.

    It revs like nothing I've ever driven, it will pull 7500 rpm right now! It has 3:08's and still bakes the tires. I want to go to a 3:73, but I need to get it painted. (black) Really fun so far.

    I'd love to hear some feedback.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  2. That looks like a nice project car. Do you know were the altenator bracket came from?
     
  3. MrBigBlockDart

    MrBigBlockDart Member

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    It might be made by sweet: I think thats who makes the powersteering pump that's in this.
     
  4. Most all of the Sweet brackets are red. That dosen't look "finished" enough for a sweet bracket.
     
  5. Camarocore

    Camarocore Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    heheheh send that motor to here :eek:
     
  6. KylePBZ

    KylePBZ Veteran Member

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    That thing looks like it came out of a Mad Max movie! lol
     
  7. MrBigBlockDart

    MrBigBlockDart Member

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    Driving it feels like I'm in a mad max movie. The t-tops are great for the passenger to stand up and shoot people with a handheld 50 cal.

    It's too much. But I like it.
     
  8. Red70Camaro

    Red70Camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I can't remember seeing a Camaro with headers like that, do you know what brand they are?
     
  9. The header are made by Schoenfeld
     
  10. frozenbowtie

    frozenbowtie Veteran Member

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    Go for it man.....nice project...you can call it MARO DIGGER.....[​IMG]
     

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