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Old 07-09-2024, 05:15 PM
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I've been looking for a long time. Finally bought a donor car for my '64 GTO and whatever else. lol! It's a '13 Camaro RS/SS manual with 41k miles. It's a wreck from Copart. I just about have it repaired for test driving. Got it fixed enough to pull off of my trailer the other day. Finishing the other repairs for full test driving. I have a 2001 5.3 in the GTO now. So, this will be a major engine upgrade. Will start by pairing the 6.2 to the 400 turbo. Later will return to glorious manual transmission service. Doubt I will try to put the TR-6060 in. I really want to reinstall the factory console. Trying to decide on PCM and harness. I modded the factory harness for the 5.3. Leaning towards Holley Terminator X for this. I'm just not going to get to full late model tuning proficiency status. Also trying to decide on throttle body control. Currently have DBC. Read that manual trans can be hard to tune with DBC. So, should I convert to DBW? Head spinning...



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Old 07-09-2024, 06:13 PM
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Looks like that one kissed the K-rail on the interstate.

Shame it looks like a nice car otherwise.

All for a worthy cause in the end.

https://www.speartech.com/

Got my LS3 to 4L70E harness from Speartech, tell them what you’re trying to do and they might help steer you in the right direction. I left my LS3 crate engine stock so as not to have to fiddle around with tuning, 430 horsepower should be plenty fun.

Now if I can just get the car finished…..

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Old 07-09-2024, 06:33 PM
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Looks like that one kissed the K-rail on the interstate.

Shame it looks like a nice car otherwise.

All for a worthy cause in the end.

https://www.speartech.com/

Got my LS3 to 4L70E harness from Speartech, tell them what you’re trying to do and they might help steer you in the right direction. I left my LS3 crate engine stock so as not to have to fiddle around with tuning, 430 horsepower should be plenty fun.

Now if I can just get the car finished…..
It did hit hard! I was surprised how much got bent. Just control arms mainly. Busted the tie rod end out of the knuckle. Yikes!

It's almost too nice to part out. But GTO is more important. Might see if I can keep it for a future project. Wife is not liking that discussion! LOL!

I'll look into Speartech. I'm just gonna leave it stock long block with headers at first. I held out for an LS3 vs. L99. Better suited for cam upgrade and reliability.

Good luck with all of your projects! I have too many also. In the middle of building a cabin too!


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