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Old 03-25-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
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Big Red A10 ZL1

This is my 5th Camaro in 7 years. That was 3 5th Gens, a 2016 M6 SS, and now an A10 ZL1. It has been a non-stop thrill ride for an old motor head.

This is My first Hi-Po car with an automatic, ever since my 1969 Auto GTO I bought for $800. It was a difficult decision for me to go auto, but liking it so far.

I am calling this thread Big Red. Everything about the car is larger than life. The color, the sound, the look. It gets a ton of attention. And it causes other cars to rev thier engines or try to pull me every time I go for a drive. Silly boys, meet me at Atco.

I have been a big fan of the ZL1 since 1969. It was and is the most legendary Camaro ever in my view. It was and is the most legendary Camaro ever in my view. More here on the ZL1-Z28-Z/28 controversy:

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114054

Here are some pics:



MT Pic: (My favorite red ZL1 Pic. Have a favorite ZL1 pic to show me?)


My Pics:

The first time I saw this car was here:





My last 4 Camaros:

The '18 ZL1 is:
  • Red Hot
  • A10
  • Sunroof
  • Navigation
  • Carbon Fiber Hood Bubble
  • PDR

Loving the car so far.

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Old 03-25-2018, 05:03 PM   #2
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Congrats! Beautiful ride! Didn't take you long to get back in the game. I guess your Atco Mustang buddy Pat had better look out now.
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:04 PM   #3
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Looks like you decided how to spend you bonus. Good choice. Congrats.
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:26 PM   #4
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Very nice Sir
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:57 AM   #5
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Plate Frames:

I bought a cheap version of the ZL1 Plate frame to try it out. First I put it on the front:


But too much ZL1, I like it better on the back:



Then I added the ZL1 Add On fender Flaps. The fronts were great and install in minutes:



The backs though are a poor fit. The plastic spacers are not wide enough and the curve is a sloppy fit. These simple pieces of plastic are very expensive and I feel a little ripped off. They say to fill the gap with black putty. In their defense I am not sure how it could fit better. Do yourself a favor and remove the wheels for a less frustrating a 5 minute install






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Old 04-07-2018, 09:13 PM   #6
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Wow.. Congrats! Looking forward to watching your build progress! I'm loving every rev in your old car My wife took it on a two hour journey today with a girlfriend of hers.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:56 AM   #7
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Old Mans's Car Blog

I have enjoyed writing since the 7th grade where I wrote my first short story which was well received at the time. Some day if I ever retire from the software business, I hope to spend more time writing, I really enjoy my drag racing thread and that has turned out to be sort of a blog. So I decided to set up a real blog to rattle on about how the automobile has been a part of my life since I started walking. I think I can thank my Dad for this life long obsession.

Comments here and there are welcome.

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Old 11-04-2018, 09:27 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I finally added DRs toBig Red:

I went with MTT-3472 ET Street S/S, P305/45-17 as these have a sticky compound but have at least a little water run off if you get stuck in the rain. But at low pressure @100+ they will wander around a bit. Spooky when you are used to the on rails ZL1 feeling.





Hint: When installing the RaceStar lugs lightly oil the outside of the lug barrels. 140 torque.
I have heard it's a good idea about lightly oiling or using no seize on the outer most portion of the lugs, but as I understand it, with RaceStars the torque down should be in 90-100 ft/lb range. Seems many folks have had problems with RaceStars lug nuts.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:25 PM   #9
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Big Red has been sold. I may be back once the LT4 goes in the last Camaro gasp.
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