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2001 Chevy Camaro Z28 - Full House
We Picked Up This Sweet '01 Z28 As Our Next Project Car.
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April 01, 2010
Nothing special under the hood. The only mod here was a K&N filter Russ had recently added. Keep in mind that buying a car with modifications is both good and bad. On the good side, you end up paying pennies on the dollar for those mods. Just make sure they were installed correctly so you won't get screwed when you go to smog or register the car. Mods can also be a tip that the Camaro has been run hard. If you see that the car has, or had, nitrous solenoids, are you really going to believe the seller when he tells you he never got around to filling the bottle?
Nothing special under the hood. The only mod here was a K&N filter Russ had recently added
If you're going to have leaks, then where the T-top meets the A-pillar is a likely spot. Again, since this car spent it's time in a garage, the rubber was still pliable and looked like new. That equated to no leaks. Sure, we would have preferred a hard top, but T-top-equipped Camaros can be made nearly as stiff with a good set of subframe connectors.
If you're going to have leaks, then where the T-top meets the A-pillar is a likely spot. A
Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding LS1-powered fourth-gens: In 1998 the heads had perimeter bolt valve covers, but in following years, the design was changed to center bolts. This makes the 1998 heads less desirable, and if you do a head swap, you'll need new valve covers and racks. Plus, nobody will want your cores. In 2001, the LS1 ditched the EGR valve and started to get the better flowing LS6 intake developed for the Corvette.
Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding LS1-powered fourth-gens: In 1998 the heads
Our new Z28 came to us with brand new Yokohama tires, but they and the 16-inch wheels they're mounted on, won't be around much longer. Along with dropping the stance, bigger rollers with wider tires are high up on the to-do list. The factory brakes work great and Russ had recently added the slotted and cross-drilled rotors. This is good since a common problem with the factory rotors is that they warp rather easily.
Our new Z28 came to us with brand new Yokohama tires, but they and the 16-inch wheels they
We found this '98 Z28 on Craigslist. It was a contender based on the price. The seller was willing to go down to $5,200. That was the good news. The bad news was that the car was uncared for both cosmetically and mechanically. It needed a new clutch, the driver side power window "occasionally" worked, and it needed a ton of TLC in the looks department. The $2,300 more we spent on the '01 was well worth it. We don't have to deal with the on-off 1998 heads, we gained the super slick steering wheel controls, and the newer LS engine. Plus, we won't have to deal with manycosmetic fixes. Still, if you had under six grand in your pocket, this was the best deal we found for an LS1-powered Camaro.
We found this '98 Z28 on Craigslist. It was a contender based on the price. The seller was
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