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Tonglebeak
02-07-2009, 04:30 PM
Just wondering if anyone has a video of a 0-60 with a 2.8 camaro? I might be getting one for $1200

Prospeeder
02-07-2009, 05:00 PM
its not pretty....the 2.8 cant haul such a large car well.

dcjredline
02-07-2009, 05:08 PM
My friend had a 86 2.8 5speed and it really wasnt anything special. With T-tops and a 5speed it was cool for what it was. Unless its in GREAT shape I wouldnt pay $1200 for it though.

Electra_T_Type
02-07-2009, 08:54 PM
Walked my buddys in my Century T easy. I can't imagen a Camaro with the iron duke.

86euro
02-07-2009, 09:12 PM
Yeah, they're pretty weak. They even feel gutless with a five speed. The only reason I would own one would be for a parts car.

Prospeeder
02-07-2009, 10:10 PM
Oh god, a Duke Camaro/Firebird.... thats almost as bad as a Duke astro Van.....

cutlassburnin
02-07-2009, 10:44 PM
yea man..id wait for something different.

This is gonna happen to you one day : youll be at a light next to some 18 year old kid in a civic. Seeing you have a camaro with a 5spd he'll challenge ya..he'll drop the hammer..AND WIN. Bad...bad day. :lol:

86euro
02-07-2009, 11:52 PM
Oh god, a Duke Camaro/Firebird.... thats almost as bad as a Duke astro Van.....

Lol at the Astro/duke! There couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 of those:lol:
I actually did see one once, it was even a four speed (you almost had to reach BACK for the shifter:rofl:

LordDurock
02-08-2009, 03:15 AM
could prove to be a good car if you go find a rwd 3.8

anything bigger will require better springs i read.

Pontiac6ksteawd
02-08-2009, 08:52 AM
The 2.8 Camaro is a very solid, and reliable car. It runs better than the TBI 305 variants, and gets better gas milage. In the 5 speed format, are faster than the v-8's due to gearing, easier to work on for the most part. I loved my RS T-top 2.8. Never let me down except for that damn VATS system.

ochy38
02-08-2009, 03:39 PM
my buddy had an 83? berlinetta i do believe, with the 2.8 it was slow as a dog. But that was the early variation of the engine i believe (im assuming it changed when our 2.8 got updated, or atleast around the same time). Transmission was weak, though, granted it didn't help he did a neutral drop, but he was only 16 or 17 at the time and didn't know any better, he was trying to impress some girls lol.

86euro
02-08-2009, 04:08 PM
The 2.8 Camaro is a very solid, and reliable car. It runs better than the TBI 305 variants, and gets better gas milage. In the 5 speed format, are faster than the v-8's due to gearing, easier to work on for the most part. I loved my RS T-top 2.8. Never let me down except for that damn VATS system.

I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with the performance comparo. My '92 TBI 305 auto RS with 2.73:1 gears could spank ANY V6 F-body (stock, of course), and had no problem knocking down 28-30 mpg on the highway. It was simply a fantastic car:rock:

turbokinetic
02-18-2009, 01:23 AM
I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with the performance comparo. My '92 TBI 305 auto RS with 2.73:1 gears could spank ANY V6 F-body (stock, of course), and had no problem knocking down 28-30 mpg on the highway. It was simply a fantastic car:rock:

Agreed. My Nova with 305 TBI (froma Camaro) will whoop a 2.8 Camaro, and gets 26 MPG.

Tonglebeak - Not to discourage you from buying this car - look on 60degreeV6 and there is at least one F-Body with a very stout 60° engine.

My 86 T-Type has an iron-head 60°V6 just like the Camaro. It makes 300 HP with ease (turbo intercooled) and has lasted for many years. Since the car is so loaded and nice, go for it but expect to spend alot of time on the engine to make it fast.

Just my opinion!!
David

LordDurock
02-18-2009, 03:05 AM
^ true like i said a good 350 core/ running well enough plus the spring work would do you well and cost less (350s around here are a dime a dozen) i also have gotten a hold of a free 305 (need a cam and lifters (lost exhaust #3) but that easy to do a $200 cam upgrade

besides no muscel car is complet with out a V8 or a 3800 rwd turbo (go GN)

a1veedubber
02-18-2009, 03:38 AM
I'm sorry, but I completely disagree with the performance comparo. My '92 TBI 305 auto RS with 2.73:1 gears could spank ANY V6 F-body (stock, of course), and had no problem knocking down 28-30 mpg on the highway. It was simply a fantastic car:rock:

Totally agree. My old 87 30th ann. LT vert had the LG4 carbed 305. It would absolutely rock the world of my friends 87 2.8 Firebird. It also put down an easy 28mpg highway too. I never should have sold that car.........

On the other hand, a 2.8 F bod would make a nice daily.......

a1veedubber
02-18-2009, 03:40 AM
Lol at the Astro/duke! There couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 of those:lol:
I actually did see one once, it was even a four speed (you almost had to reach BACK for the shifter:rofl:

Those were a LOT more common than you might think......though I would prefer the 4.3/manual trans combo. Sadly, it was no longer available when my 93 was built.

brp2z
02-18-2009, 05:47 AM
i had a 2.8 in my 2dr blazer (that actually weighs less)
and it was SLOW
really really SLOW

unless you just want it to cruise in dont get it
cuz every honda from 85 up will hurt your feelings lol

86euro
02-21-2009, 11:31 PM
Totally agree. My old 87 30th ann. LT vert had the LG4 carbed 305. It would absolutely rock the world of my friends 87 2.8 Firebird. It also put down an easy 28mpg highway too. I never should have sold that car.........

On the other hand, a 2.8 F bod would make a nice daily.......

Holy crap! Do you realize how rare that car was? IIRC, there were only around 200 '87 verts that were not an IROC or Z28. Plus the LT was uncommon to begin with.