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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 01, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have been looking for an 85-90 Camaro with an 8 cyl. engine. My daughter will start driving in a year and will be using this car also, do you think that engine would be to much for her or should I compromise and just get a very nice looking 6 cyl.? Also, I know what TPI is but what is TBI?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 01, 06:01 PM
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for a first car i would opt for the v6 driving alone is a hard thing to learn then add rwd and then add big motor equls trouble,tbi means throttle body injection.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 02:50 AM
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If you can, stay away from the 2.8's. They were REALLY gutless. To much so, if you ask me. I like to be able to pull out in traffic. Some of the same year Firebirds have 3.1 's and are a bit better. There were also some 305 cars that were not badged as RS or Z. They were just coupes with 305's. They have low HP and insurance was easier on them.


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