Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 1988 Camaro - 4.3L V6 Engine Swap


BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
RE: 1988 Camaro - 4.3L V6 Engine Swap
Permalink  
 


Thanks fatchuk. Definately lucky to have a dad that has helped me this much. It would still be in the old paint if not for him.

This car really has been a learning experience for me, and I think my dad did too. I learned front and rear end stuff, and some body work as well.



__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Had the car out in the sun today... looks good, and the idle problem is better.



__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Last Saturday Don from Dons upholstery and auto glass came by and installed the front windshield.  Great guy and would recommend  him to anyone.  

Tonight was the first test drive in the car and Ben's first time driving it other than in the driveway. Car ran flawlessly.  We will make it to the Camaro nationals as was our goal but there is still lots of detailing to get done. Some for the show and some after.  Ben was extremely happy to be behind the wheel of the car he had worked so hard on for so long. 

 

It all came together Ben......nice work.

 

 



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



MILTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 753
Date:
Permalink  
 

Congratulations Ben and Rich!!!! Job well done.

__________________

I DO WHAT THE LITTLE VOICES TELL ME TO DO.



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks Kurt.

Made the deadline of Saturday for the nationals and will have pictures of the car. the show following.

__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Cars all shined up and ready to roll to the Camaro Nationals and then home for the Piston Pushers cruise.

Well actually ... Ben's still out there in the shop cleaning the interior up ! He's pretty happy with the whole experience.

Rich

__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



SOUTH RIVER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1771
Date:
Permalink  
 


Great jobs Rich and Ben!! And yes, pics or it didn't happen.

__________________

Janice



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

I didnt take too many pictures my self, but my cousin got like 200+ from the nationals. Either or the car drives great and made it to the show no problem at all. Met some cool people, and had a great time

As for the brantford cruise, I could almost say it was even better! Besides parking in the Canadian parking lot with a bunch of jerks who wouldnt let me park, it was an awesome night. Cruised along with quite a few people, side by side by Glenn for a while, and with Ken and his nova for a while too.

Awesome experiance. For anyone who may read this that hosted the event, thank you very much. 



__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



DORCHESTER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2127
Date:
Permalink  
 

The car turned out great Ben! I guess you can do all the TIG welding and let Dad do the painting!LOL!!! I'm proud and jealerous all at the same time!!!

__________________

"If I could get back all the money I've ever spent on cars...I'd spend it ALL on cars !!!

GO HERE!    http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/roaddawg



BELLEVILLE, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 807
Date:
Permalink  
 

Awesome job guys. I am sure Ben learned a whole lot during this build. Wish my first car was that cool and nice looking.


__________________

Custom CNC plasma cutting. PM me for your custom parts.

www.lightspeedmetaldesign.com



STROUD, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 399
Date:
Permalink  
 

Good job Ben, the car looks great! All that hard work cleaning, sanding, prepping and painting really paid off. You should be proud of what you have accomplished!

__________________

Don't Ask Me I'm As Dumb As a Shoelace!



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks a lot everyone. I certainly learned a lot during the project, and look forward to a good summer of cruising.

__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Here's a picture of the Father and son team at the Camaro Nationals. 

Thanks for all the comments.

Rich



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Just a quick update for those interested in what Ben's up to:

Hey Kurt
Hey Oldguy
Hey Glen

And a public thanks to Slim for his offer of parts for Ben and this project.


His some pics of the next project of his. "the winter beater"

This will be Ben's chance to do some metal replacement and bondo work so to speak. Truck doesn't look to bad but needs lots of work.
A Buddy at work sold him the truck for $250.00 plus a couple plastic model kits.
Another buddy at work sold him a parts truck which by the time he parted it out and scrapped it cost him the big "zero $$$" and we have the rear end for our Nova project. Not looking to make this a posted build project but here some pics of the before shots.

20Uploads/IMG_20141213_162706188_HDR_zpscilz0qct.jpg">
20Uploads/IMG_20141213_162722871_HDR_zps96ycyojk.jpg">



-- Edited by slab on Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:44:13 PM



-- Edited by slab on Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:46:22 PM

__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



MILTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 753
Date:
Permalink  
 

Excellent! Nice little truck and sounds like the price is right.

__________________

I DO WHAT THE LITTLE VOICES TELL ME TO DO.



ONTARIO

Status: Offline
Posts: 733
Date:
Permalink  
 

PM sent

__________________

E.L.T.A. ...................No Goofs !



NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 545
Date:
Permalink  
 

Great deal! Your son did well with this pinch and should have it wrapped up in no time.

__________________

Nick M.

A journey in design and fabrication begins with a vision, a single pen stroke ... and in some cases the blow of a hammer.

JPB


AYLMER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1620
Date:
Permalink  
 

Cannot beat that when cost come down to  $0.00 !  Great work Ben & Rich.



__________________

Reality; A test of Mind and Spirit And BODY.               (`-`)               



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Truck was a great deal. Its got new exhaust, a mint set of winters and starts and runs no problem.
Im gonna blob some tremclad on the frame after I get the reat shock mount installed and fixed.
Off of the other truck, I got a mint hood, chrome front bumper stuff, the different colored box shown in the photos, and a new door.
Car will be color changed to silver by the end of the journey, and will have new brakes because a wheel cyl blew in the black.


__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



DORCHESTER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2127
Date:
Permalink  
 

slab wrote:

Just a quick update for those interested in what Ben's up to:



His some pics of the next project of his. "the winter beater"

This will be Ben's chance to do some metal replacement and bondo work so to speak. Truck doesn't look to bad but needs lots of work.

Not looking to make this a posted build project but here some pics of the before shots.

 Why not? It's a build project and will be something to remember, look back on and be proud of! And will show others, young and old, how to do it right and still be on a small budget!!!



__________________

"If I could get back all the money I've ever spent on cars...I'd spend it ALL on cars !!!

GO HERE!    http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/roaddawg



BRANTFORD, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2269
Date:
Permalink  
 

Good on you Ben

If there is anything i can do to help Let me know


__________________

"If you don't pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you"



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Fordy Acres Car Farm wrote:
slab wrote:

Just a quick update for those interested in what Ben's up to:



His some pics of the next project of his. "the winter beater"

This will be Ben's chance to do some metal replacement and bondo work so to speak. Truck doesn't look to bad but needs lots of work.

Not looking to make this a posted build project but here some pics of the before shots.

 Why not? It's a build project and will be something to remember, look back on and be proud of! And will show others, young and old, how to do it right and still be on a small budget!!!


This one is more about learning than it is about anything else.  Not really a Hotrod either.   But we can throw a few pics up if you'd like. 



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Dont worry, I was going to start a thread anyways showing what was done. It will be quite quick as its being done over the christmas break. Ill title it, " 'Ol Bessie - (Really) Low Budget Winter Beater"

Thanks for the offer Glenn, I will keep it in mind. Just that number for parts source is going to come in handy, Im sure.

This friday Im going to try and have a lot done on the truck so I will probably make the thread then.

__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Just about finshed doijng the intake manifold gaskets and cleaning up the top end of the motor. Put a new coil, cap and rotor, wires and temp sensor into the car and cleaned it up a little. Just hoping it starts tonight when I put coolant in it. 

Before Picture

After Pictures

 



__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



MILTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 753
Date:
Permalink  
 

Looks great Ben.

__________________

I DO WHAT THE LITTLE VOICES TELL ME TO DO.



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks Kurt

__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Well...he backed it up and out of the shop. so I guess it runs. Looks like he is setting the timing now.


__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Ben took his car down to the Camaro Nationals in Oakville this weekend.  He stayed in the hotel Friday and by the time I got there Saturday with Jacob, Ben was already met a bunch of other Camaro owners and was fitting in like he'd known them for years.  He decided to get the car judged this year in the "driven" class. We have to wait for the results though.  Cool show.  Saw the 2014 Z-28 up close.  Very cool car.  Anyways...no pictures and it didn't happen.

Rich

 



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



MILTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 753
Date:
Permalink  
 

Got my vote. Award winner for sure

__________________

I DO WHAT THE LITTLE VOICES TELL ME TO DO.

JPB


AYLMER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1620
Date:
Permalink  
 

69SS454 wrote:

Got my vote. Award winner for sure


          Mine too  



__________________

Reality; A test of Mind and Spirit And BODY.               (`-`)               



BRANTFORD, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2269
Date:
Permalink  
 

X3

__________________

"If you don't pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you"



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

The kid is still driving the Camaro and having a blast.  Car is working real nice. We were camping in the lake Huron area and Ben had to drive himself.  Got a couple shots by the lake.

Cheers

 



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Some updates....Ben did a LS swap and replaced the 2.8 V6 with a 4.8 out of a 2000 chev truck.  Car has been to the track and went from a 17.1 car to a 14.49 AT 95MPH car.  

 

I know everyone likes pictures.....so Cheers!!!  Pictures are also from the Camaro Nationals 2016.



-- Edited by slab on Saturday 9th of July 2016 07:06:19 AM

__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Some video from the drags.

 



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



DELAWARE

Status: Offline
Posts: 59
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

__________________

Tango's Ultilmate Hot Rod House



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1114
Date:
Permalink  
 

Ben did some more upgrades late in the summer.  He added a 4th generation rear end with 3:73 posi.  The new rear is 2 inches wider on each side, making new rims(corvette) necessary.  To stay with the plain jane kinda vibe he chose a simple star style rim.  17's front 18's rear. The new rear was a disc brake set up.  

 

 

In the spring he is looking to up grade his exhaust, bigger rear tires and maybe bigger discs on the front.  

Rich



__________________

slab----67 chevy II 2dr post

plus the kids 87 Camaro and 68 SS Camaro



MILTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 753
Date:
Permalink  
 

Car looks AWESOME Ben and Rich. Great job!!


__________________

I DO WHAT THE LITTLE VOICES TELL ME TO DO.



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 175
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks Kurt, cars working great

__________________

Ben Davis - 1987 Camaro

http://imgur.com/a/L4LjK#0



DORCHESTER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 245
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice upgrade and super clean install , not a easy project . Keep at it.

__________________
gotta be young and dumb before you get old and wise
«First  <  1 2 3 4 5 | Page of 5  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard