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Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by bkmont, Jul 18, 2018.
So, what falls under the meaning of a day 2 car when it comes to a 2nd generation Camaro?
It depends on what you want it to mean. For some, it means modifying the car with newer components. But, often it ends up being a heavily modified car that doesn't work anymore.
Back in the day, after you purchased your car, you would add things like traction bars, wider tires and different rims , change the mufflers to get a better sound, and so on,
And Day 2 would mean that the add on is period correct. So efi with twin turbos would not be day 2 but the old single draw through turbo setup that was available then would be correct.
Day one - Purchase car
Day two - modify = Changing out still new parts for "go fast" parts.You can do a "Day two" today using dated parts.
Correct day 2 look for the era..................
I have heard of guys (maybe gals as well) who, on the way home from the dealer, stopped by the local speed shop and picked up all the 'goodies' they desired for their new ride. Some bought new cars for the sole weight/horsepower ratio to class race them.
I saw a lot of those mods back in the early 70s. People bought a new car, and the next week they put a long duration cam in it. The car ran rough, but the 2bbl carb choked it down so bad that it ran slower than original. So, they put on a 4bbl intake and a Holley double pumper. Then, it ran even slower because the automatic tranny wouldn't allow it to idle in gear anymore so it took a week to get rolling.
The final solution was to jack it up and put 10" wide wheels on so they hit the fenders and damaged them.
Soon, the car was sold to someone who had to try to put it back in running condition.
I see the same thing today. The cars have changed, but the saga continues. Today they buy a new ricer. Then, it gets a wing and a fartpipe. From there, they get their unskilled hands into the engine. Now, it takes 20 minutes in the morning to get the car started and running.
Crank--fire-die, repeat about 50 times until the engine runs.
In a few months, the car disappears and gets replaced by a different new one and the owner repeats the mistakes.
I had a kid a couple of houses away from here that went through 3 new cars in about 2 years with his day 2 mods.
LOL, no cynicism there! (but not far off though)
This gold Camaro gave me a woody! Love it!!!