3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

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3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby Asylum » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:12 am

This came up in conversation the other day with a couple of friends when I was moaning about the rockers on my Beretta going to need some attention again.

And I found a Cobalt with fairly minor front end collision damage for $2500 that still drives and has leather interior (although I think a G5/Pursuit would be neater!)

Problem of course is you can already buy a Cobalt that will run 13's, so the WOW factor of the Beretta goes out the window, but I think it would be interesting.

OBD-1 of course.

Thoughts?

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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby Barry » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:50 am

It won't pass emmissions here.

A lot oflittle issues like abs alarm etc



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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby Asylum » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:05 pm

Our emission laws would classify it as a "Hot Rod" and it would therefore be exempt except for a visual smoke and gas cap test.

In fact my '92 is classified as such, but that was BS baffles Brains for the most part.

Now about this ABS stuff? I think retro to OBD-1 would likely get around most of those little annoyances.


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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby Cliff8928 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:52 pm

Well, with the newer cars, most things electrical are in some way controlled via the GMLan network. Right down to the gauges and radio.


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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby Barry » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:19 pm

I like the fact that it would be one of a kind, but people are gonna give you alot of crap for it. You can buy a ss/tc brand new and run mid 13's so easily. Its ALOT of work to get to the 13's in a v6 as you and I know...



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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby Asylum » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:54 pm

Well while the motor is out it's getting a cam and Lord knows what else Rodney can talk me into, but yes, it wouldn't be all that much quicker than a stock one, so the fun is somewhat mitigated.

Maybe I'll keep looking for a SunFire.

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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:52 am

Keep the Beretta. Or if you need to, find a donor shell that is in better shape. But I may be biased...


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Re: 3500/3t40 Cobalt/G5??

Postby wicked-irocz » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:01 pm

Your just racing it. Don't worry about the rockers. I know all about being anal but some things are just too far past practical.


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