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« on: March 27, 2016, 02:38:31 PM »
thought I would start this here, because we don't have a topic / area devoted to cars per sey.  also, there has been some de-railing on a couple threads because of vehicles of this nature.  if you posted something that could go in this area in another thread, could you please move it over here and delete those posts, if you need assistance moving the posts please let one of us know and well git er done.

now in saying that, I came across this gentleman's build on another forum and thought I would share.

http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44381

https://www.facebook.com/duramaxcamaro/

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=duramax+camaro

I have followed this thing from the beginning and I am impressed.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 02:54:44 PM »
I think the owner of the thread you're referring to, was the first to derail it...jus sayin'. :)

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2016, 03:18:24 PM »
 this is true..... ;)
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 03:34:59 PM »
Yeah I agree^^.

To my dads surprise I picked up a 69 mustang coupe a couple years ago. He knows I'm a die hard Bowtie guy, but there's something about that era, all brands theres a model or two on my I will buy given the opportunity to.
Has a 351W in it, and I'm not sure on my plans on it. Once I find time to determine if it's all original, that will determine the course of action on it.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 06:41:06 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monteverdi_Hai_450

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 08:53:37 PM »
Besides the pre requisite Ferraris and such, a 458 Italia specifically.  I would love to own one of these.




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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2016, 11:15:21 PM »
This, because I inherited one just like it from my grandfather and some oxygen thief stole it.

Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2016, 11:40:12 PM »
I had a FJ40 back a long time ago. That thing was stout from the word go. As much as I liked it I was not a huge fan of the inline 6. Of course rebuilding it in the driveway will do that! ha.

I love the new Icon versions. Would love one of these:



http://icon4x4.com/fj


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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 12:36:50 AM »
This, because I inherited one just like it from my grandfather and some oxygen thief stole it.



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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 07:54:37 AM »
This, because I inherited one just like it from my grandfather and some oxygen thief stole it.



I had a 67 small back window. 327 4 speed. Same deal. It disappeared. Found it at a chop shop. There were a bunch of other stolen cars and a skid loader. Guy got probation. Wonder who He ratted out.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2016, 08:10:51 AM »
Too many vehicles I've seen lately and in the past that I'd love to have. Everything from 6.0s, 6.4s, 6.7s, 6.6s, 5.7s, Jeeps, Cars, and once I even saw a tractor that I thought was awesome. There's always something out there to catch your eyes, usually when you aren't thinking about it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2016, 08:15:10 AM »

I had a FJ40 back a long time ago. That thing was stout from the word go. As much as I liked it I was not a huge fan of the inline 6. Of course rebuilding it in the driveway will do that! ha.

I love the new Icon versions. Would love one of these:



http://icon4x4.com/fj

I learned to drive a stick in my dads FJ.  I don't know why he ever bought it but he had a yellow 77.  It rusted down to almost nothing and I told him I would give him $5 more than whatever price he got when he talked of selling it.   It sat for 15 years at his place in MI rotting away and he had someone put it on eBay and sell it for him while I was away for work. He got $6500 for a rusted out heap that had serious electrical gremlins and wouldn't even run.  The guy who bought it was on the east coast and paid $1500 to have it delivered to him.  $8000 for a vehicle that needed a full frame off restoration.

When asked about my $5 over bid for it he replied you didn't want that piece of junk. Grrrrrrrrrr. 


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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2016, 08:56:46 AM »


Unimog Doka

Very impressive capabilities especially with the diesel
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2016, 09:11:30 AM »


Unimog Doka

Very impressive capabilities especially with the diesel


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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 10:39:50 AM »
Yes..Uni's are freakin awesome! unless you have a bad back :(

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2016, 11:27:35 AM »
Several vehicles I hate looking at:
Any Mog
International Scout II
Early Suburban
Crew cab square Dodge

Reason

I always want to buy one after seeing one...
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2016, 12:45:16 PM »
This is as close as I will come, but I own it. Been mine for around 15 years. Just not smog exempt in Ka. Well over 400k, burns no oil but tired.

Already has a BNG 8.5posi rear, getting LT1 front brake, SSBC rear discs and Tubular front control arms (all in hand) Plus I have a 5.3 LS for it with all that is needed to bolt in.

Just waiting its turn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2016, 12:49:15 PM »
There is a guy around here with a few of these;
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2016, 08:14:20 PM »
Pinzgauers are cool but way underpowered for the most part.

Here is my buddies radio wagon (full enclosed) parked next to the Lambo in the valet lot....

He also has 2 unimogs (no doka) and some CUCVs

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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2016, 08:28:14 PM »
Husker mine was a 76 in blue that my Dad bought new. But rust was insane with those things.

Ditto the comments on the Scouts and Mogs. So great.

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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2016, 01:26:27 PM »
I had a buddy who passed away who had 4-5 unimogs. Guess the closest I will get is my 6BT Suburban.
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2016, 03:13:07 PM »
Yep. Made about 15 miles from where I sit. The vette they have is pretty awesome too. I'm trying to get a buddy who knows the shop manager to get us a tour of the faculties. Helps they have a drag strip in their back yard too.


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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2016, 07:30:25 AM »


Something along these lines...it's got to happen soon.

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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2016, 01:19:12 PM »
Dad and I are shopping powerplants right now on the '69, so I guess it still fits into what we want to have? 1969 ss Camaro new touring suspension setup w/ tremec 5spd w/ small block in mind. Any friendly suggestions? I'm thinking 383 longblock, alum heads, roller cam/rockers, performance intake around 350-400hp is a the goal.
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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2016, 01:35:30 PM »
Dad and I are shopping powerplants right now on the '69, so I guess it still fits into what we want to have? 1969 ss Camaro new touring suspension setup w/ tremec 5spd w/ small block in mind. Any friendly suggestions? I'm thinking 383 longblock, alum heads, roller cam/rockers, performance intake around 350-400hp is a the goal.
You really ought to consider the new LS engine over the venerable small block.
A truck 6.0 topped off with the LQ-9 square port heads and the Chevy hot cam makes well over 500 HP. And a ton of low RPM torque.
Those LSX series engines are really hard to beat, and cheap too if you cobble the parts together yourself!
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2016, 01:40:28 PM »
Just re-ran the all new wiring harness but did not make any provisions for EFI; can these motors be run w/ carbs? if not, then i'll be focusing on the best of what I have to work with. if so, TELL ME MORE!
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2016, 01:57:01 PM »
If you going non stock, just go with an LS1. It will drive so much better, no carb tuning and it is bolt in now even with EFI.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2016, 02:42:01 PM »
hey, it's dad's budget not mine, i'll run it past him worst he can say is no.
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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2016, 03:17:10 PM »
I thought the LS was a smallblock?

You can get a 572 crate.....720 HP and 685 torque....its not your budget after all.... ;D

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2016, 03:34:29 PM »
Find an lc9 truck motor stock 320hp, swap a cam in and easily over the 350 mark. Won't break the bank either. It's a light motor alum block etc.......
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2016, 03:37:39 PM »
You can get an LS motor with tranny for under 2K. Wiring harnesses are around $250, retro fit motor mounts about $50 (SBC to LS)

LS is a smallblock, but known as the old SBC. The SBC as it is known and still well used is a 1960's design.

The LS motors (4.3 to well over 6ltr) appered in the 97 and is the standard now. It is lighter, more powerfull and about the same size as the SBC.
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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2016, 03:40:57 PM »
Find an lc9 truck motor stock 320hp, swap a cam in and easily over the 350 mark. Won't break the bank either. It's a light motor alum block etc.......

I have the 5.3ltr (called LMM, 300hp) for my elky with a cam upgrade, injectors and tuning I am well over 350hp. Hooker makes a great cast exhaust manifold for it that flows as good as headers.

Get a 6.2ltr from a cadi and hold on!!
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« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2016, 05:01:11 PM »
I will keep you all posted on his decision, and get some pics of course.
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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2016, 05:08:40 PM »
Tate, I have an extra 24v layin around. :)

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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2016, 05:10:02 PM »
Alright Ken. My Dad and stepmother have a place in Scottsdale. I'll set up a time and place and keep it for myself. any suggestions on the Camaro?  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2016, 07:42:15 PM »
I'd go LS no question Tate... the drive-ability and economy alone is reason enough. They sell them here for $379 at the pick a pull. Grab the engine/trans electronics and then with some help from the aftermarket, they are plug and play almost.

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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2016, 09:13:24 PM »
LS1 forums is a great source, been a member for years. They have nice FAQ section.
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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2016, 11:57:25 PM »
Check this out guys. This is what I have planned for one of my Studebaker "sleeper" trucks. Be sure to catch the clincher at the end of this article.

http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/hrdp-1109-stock-gm-ls-engine-big-bang-theory/

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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2016, 06:43:55 AM »
wow
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2016, 08:07:53 AM »
That is simply unbelievable!

I have some LS history.

I owned a 1999 Camaro SS with all the goodies. The motor was making a strange sound after I added headers, so GM opted to tear it all down. When it was down I talked them into allowing me to send the heads off. I picked up a cam while I was at it and ended up with the 440 horse package.
That car turned scary fast all of a sudden. That 6-speed car could melt the tires in 1-2-3!

Next was my Z06 Vette. A 2003 with like 2,500 miles on it. It was making 405HP stock. So we did heads and a cam along with a good intake system and headers with cats. I can't recall what that thing made on the dyno, but on the street, and weighing in at a tiny bit over 3,000 lbs, it was simply a race car. I tangled with 11 second cars and put them away. He tuned it with a 7300 RPM redline which means to me, that is where the motor belongs. I'd routinely pull 140MPH in 4th, and fifth would pull so hard I worried about spinning the tires at 150+ MPH.

I think if a man took a decent 6.0 liter with some ported LQ-9 heads and a simple basic cam, it would start to make whatever you dropped it into a bit uncontrollable. I think 500-600 HP is at the absolute limit of streetability unless you like flirting with death (You are already flirting with diaster!) These days you can drop a carb on that and call it a day!
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« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2016, 09:11:51 AM »
You are already flirting with diaster

Settle down Molly Hatchet!
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« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2016, 09:14:30 AM »
Big D with 80's rock band long hair?!? Now there is a vision...... Rofl
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« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2016, 09:14:58 AM »
You are already flirting with diaster

Settle down Molly Hatchet!

Hey, how's bout a LS in your Heep??? ;-0
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« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2016, 09:16:14 AM »
Big D with 80's rock band long hair?!? Now there is a vision...... Rofl
Dude, in the 70's I was rockin a M-60A1 or an OH-58A model!

Not much long hair there...

Edit: Oops, you said 80's...I didn't actually exist, nor can I talk about the 80's ;-/
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« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2016, 09:18:27 AM »
I understand, however the fact it came from Bobby & the idea of you as a long haired hippy tickled my funny bone this am

Edit: & I said 80's because I don't recall the 70's......
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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2016, 10:09:33 AM »
Hey, how's bout a LS in your Heep??? ;-0

Thought about it, still thinking about it. I think it would cause XJ to fall apart, too much rust shaking going on at that point.  8)
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« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2016, 10:39:33 AM »
Yeah Don.... the 6.0 with heads, cam and tuning in a 1987 Porsche 944 was nothing short of "super car" fast. And hardly for the feint of heart. I remember driving around a farmer friends hennessey cadillac cts as he went WOT so did I. Latter he commented he may have passed me but he couldn't see because of all the oil smoke from the Porsche. When I told him that was tire smoke I was peddling the car in third trying to hook up and finally just short shifted to 4th and drove away, he was quiet a minute and said...ok fine... I couldn't pass your $6000 beater, but the middle aged chicks dig my car LoL

Ken that link was awesome....
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« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2016, 12:29:43 PM »
Yea,

I just don't get it how the LS motors are so doggone fast!
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