Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Auction Watch: 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 TPI Swap

Check out this 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 TPI Swap here on eBay bidding for $4,011 with auction ending Thursday at 6:45AM PST.





 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1g1ap87h3el248459
Year: 1984 Interior Color: Tan
Make: Chevrolet Number of Cylinders: 8
Model:

Camaro

Transmission: Manual
Trim: Silver Body Type: Coupe
Engine: LT1 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD Vehicle Title: Clear
Mileage: 131,000 Options: CD Player, Sunroof
Sub Model: Z28 Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Black For Sale By: Private Seller


Greetings Folks!

Ok, lets start this off by asking a question. How many of you have seen Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Remember the scene where the high priest slowly pressed his hand into the victims chest and ripped out his heart.... Well, this is pretty close to that.  Selling my baby is about the last thing on earth I'd like to do but the wife blew up her car so guess who sacrifices. I have put MONTHS of labor and THOUSANDS of dollars into her.

That being said.... DEEP BREATH..

I bought this car about 18 months ago. When I bought it the previous owner had started the conversion process but had stopped due to lack of funds. I have a very good mechanic hat I've been using for years so I took the car to him and let him at it. The result is what you see. The conversion was completed CORRECTLY and this is one of the fastest cars I've ever owned.

Now for the nitty gritty *Note* I am NOT a mechanic so I am relaying as best I can:

Did I mention that this car is F A S T!!

This is an L98 Conversion with TPI and the computer is installed and functioning perfectly. The interface is mounted invisibly below the dash under the steering wheel.

She has a FRESHLY REBUILT 5 speed with a NEW clutch and pressure plate as well as a new throw out bearing. The lines need to be bled a bit as, when driving normally, everything is fine but if you are putting the peddle to the floor and rocking and rolling, it will grind gears a bit.

She has 3" exhaust from manifold all the way back and she ROARS.

The AC is still installed but disconnected.. I am an old man and was going to reinstall it but never got around to it. Should take 0 money though. Hook it up, blow it out, and charge it.

The Firestone tires are at 70% ... Amazing as you can literally SIT STILL at a stoplight!

She has a brand new high volume electric fuel pump. The mechanic has her tuned "a bit rich" based on my driving habits. When you drop the hammer, you'll understand I assure you.

She will run 120 down the freeway without breaking a sweat (I've been told... Id never do this of course. *Evil grin*)

Just incase I forgot, Did I mention that this car is FREAKING FAST?!?

The interior is in very good shape for its age. You can see by the pics that the previous owner took very good care of it.

I JUST bought the smoked glass T-Tops for the car 4 weeks ago (To the tune of $600.00) and they add a TON of beauty value.

The paint is good with a few minor issues. One of my dogs jumped on the hood and lightly scratched it. You cant even feel the scratches so I'm fairly certain a buff should take them off. There are minor fiberglass cracks where we all usually see them on the soft surfaced (front bumper, back bumper)

The red you can see on the fender wells is actually the undercoating under the paint. I was going to repaint her next but she's so amazing now I haven't seen the need.

I just replaced the shocks on the rear hatch and it opens by itself now.

The stereo that is installed works fine but Id personally put a sub in.. Pink Floyd sounds better with tons of base!

Did I mention that she's INSANELY FAST!?!?!

All gages are working normally... The mechanic that completed the conversion got everything working perfectly. The tech, the speedo, and all of the gages! The only thing that doesn't work is the little clock on the armrest. Its set to 6 so its right 2 times a day :) I was actually going to look into this but haven't had the time.

 The dash (which on 3rd gens is notorious for splitting) has two small splits on the corners but aside from that...well... You can see from the pics.

The title is clean and clear and in hand.  I will assist with shipping if needed but Id drive this car anywhere.

Look, I LOVE my car... I do NOT want to sell her. Please, promise you'll take care of her as she will take care of you and don't try to nit pick my car apart. If your that kind of person, look elsewhere. I have way to much blood, sweat, and tears involved to deal with that.

She is for sale locally too so I reserve the right to end this auction is she sells.

I will do my best to answer all questions but I am not a mechanic so please be patient. What I can tell you is that she has NEVER let me down, she has ALWAYS started, and she draws looks and attention everywhere I go.

Oh, and did I mention she was FREAKING BLAZING FAST?!?!

I will expect a 500 deposit vis Paypal within 24 hours of auctions close and the remainder within 3 days. The only thing worse than selling her will be looking at her after shes sold.


***Update*** In response to the sellers question below (and many thnks to him for helping me out with this) ... I contacted my mechanic has told me that this is an L98 block (350) with a TPI system. Once again folks, I am relaying as I am not a mechanic. Frankly none of this matters to me, if I get in and it pins me to the seat and starts every time.. I'm a happy camper.

***Update*** In response to several very helpful folks, it appears that the transmission is infact a Borg Warner 5 speed and the engine is an L98... I'm sorry for the confusion and Ive made the adjustments to the listing. Once again, I'm not a mechanic. Thanks to all of the helpful folks out there!

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