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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 05, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok so your going to laugh at me, yeah I should have known better and looked at it better but I'm new and the body is in great condition.

I mistakenly bought a 89 camero IROC (automatic), when my other is an 89 (5-speed).

I have a brand new standard motor and trani, I need to know if there is any way to use it in the new car without having to repace both to (auto)
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 05, 11:48 AM
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so, what you're saying is that the old one is supposed to be a parts car for the new one?
if so, swap all the manual trans stuff (pedals, console etc) into the car.
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throw them both away and get into the real CAMAROS!
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Oh, come-on!!

He's trying to ask for some advice here AND he has a CAMARO..

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 05, 04:36 PM
 
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Your right , I appologize. Sorry.
Just learn to spell Camaro correctly, all other spelling is forgiven. You also might have a problem with the computer configurations,no? I'm not sure but I would check with a chevy dealer garage for that. Still try to get to drive one of the old ones. If you live close to me/ northampton county PA/ I'll let you drive mine, Hell my wife doesnt get that treatment. Love to see the fast and delerious crowd get into the old style cars. THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEIR MISSING!!!!
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Your right , I appologize. Sorry.
Just learn to spell Camaro correctly, all other spelling is forgiven. You also might have a problem with the computer configurations,no? I'm not sure but I would check with a chevy dealer garage for that. Still try to get to drive one of the old ones. If you live close to me/ northampton county PA/ I'll let you drive mine, Hell my wife doesnt get that treatment. Love to see the fast and delerious crowd get into the old style cars. THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEIR MISSING!!!!
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welcome.......

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Re: Newb (dumbass) question

I believe the 5spd only came with the 5.0 liter or 305 and you could get the auto on either the 350 or 305. What engine came in the 89? If it was the 350, I think you will have to use the auto.

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You do know that the GM 5-speed won't hold up behind a 350 motor, b/c it flat isn't strong enough, don't you??

That's why it was never offered behind anything bigger than the 305.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 05, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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First of all you all asume I am a guy..... well im not! (THINKS LUCKYBEAR should have given it away) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

Secondly, A drunk hit my standard 305 5 speed, and my father trying to help, bought a body for 25$ from a friend. It turns out to be automatic.

My question was can I take my 305 from my first car and put it in the 2nd? Before the wreak I had just put a new trani, clutch and engine in it. I dont know that much about swapping engine's, but I have an argument with my dad about needing to lengthen the drive-train, as a automatic is front wheel drive and a standard is real wheel....

Thanks for the help,

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Rah,
I'm not sure if you're messing with us or if someone is messing with you; but, all the '89 (or any other year) Camaros I've seen are rear wheel drive regardless of transmission. Outside of the trans not being strong enough for the 350 it should be a relatively easy change over as stated above with the parts from the wrecked car.

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Every Camaro ever made is a rear wheel drive car.

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Re: Newb (dumbass) question

No big deal. Just swap the best stuff to the best car. They are really the same car. Choose what you like, auto or stick! Yeah, the stick will most likely not hold up to a beating! But if your going with the 305? I wouldn't worry too much. If the IROC already is a runner? Just take stuff you need off the other car. Good luck. Irocs look much better anyway!
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Welcome, LuckyBear, to the Club !! Lots of good people here ang good info, even for Psych 101.

You have an excellent opportunity to get back onto the road, as others have suggested here. Manual - automatic, everything will interchange.

As novederrick and others suggested, start the transfer into the better 89 body with the broken 89's drivetrain, pedals and all. You've invested money into a new clutch system and tranmission, might as well use it.

Save the automatic trans, rear axle, engine, wire harness, radiator, and ECM for later transplant from the broken one, plus any other item you may want to or think it might break for later usage.

And remember, the only dumbass question is the one not asked. Buy a Haynes manual for the car from most any auto parts store and read up. It will be a valuable tool and answer alot of questions. IROCS do look better.

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Thanks for the help. Like I said I didnt know that much about cars till I started working with this one. I really love my cam....

I will start working to get the (unbroken) one running. And post pictures or tell you all about it when im done.



(lol and all this time I thought my dad knew something about cars, Im going to kill him for making me look like a dumbass with the drive tran comment)
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