Operation: Candle
Last modified:
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Chevrolet Camaro
1999 Z28 LS-1
I've always wanted a Camaro. I know they have a rat-cheese reputation, but I've always liked them. I got my 89 Firebird in 1995, the sister car to the Camaro, but it just wasn't the same. I spent a lot of time and money trying to beef up the 305 TBI motor, but it still wasn't a 350. (It was probably near an honest 250 hp at the engine... compared to 170 stock... echh.)

This year I finally had my chance. Brian, my cow-orker (heheheh) and bandmate wanted a better year-round car (or truck) and was looking to get out of his lease. Right away I mentioned that I was interested. (But wasn't sure I could afford it.) Finally money from some side jobs came in and I was able to afford a nice down payment and work out financing with the dealership. As of 10:00, Tuesday, December 12, 2000, I own a Camaro.

Performance Data
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 5.3 sec.
  • Braking Distance (60-0 mph): 124 ft.
  • Roadholding Index: 0.86
  • Base Number of Cylinders: 8
  • Base Engine Size: 5.7 liters
  • Horsepower: 305 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Torque: 335 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
  • Length: 193.2 in.
  • Width: 74.1 in.
  • Height: 51.3 in.
  • Weight: 3439 lbs.
  • Wheelbase: 101.1 in.
  • Front Headroom: 37.2 in.
  • Rear Headroom: 35.3 in.
  • Front Shoulder Room: 57.4 in.
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.8 in.
  • Front Hip Room: 52.8 in.
  • Rear Hip Room: 44.4 in.
  • Front Leg Room: 43 in.
  • Rear Leg Room: 26.8 in.
  • Luggage Capacity: 12.9 cu.ft.
Safety Features
  • Anti-Lock Brakes: Standard
  • De-powered Air Bag: Standard
  • Traction Control: Optional
Fuel Efficiency
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.8 gal.
  • EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway)
  • Manual: 19 mpg / 28 mpg
  • Automatic: 17 mpg / 24 mpg
  • Range in Miles: 319 mi. / 470 mi. (city/highway)
  • Type: 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 SFI
  • Block: Cast Aluminum
  • Cylinder Head: Cast Aluminum
  • Hydraulic Lifters: Roller
  • Bore & Stroke: 3.90 x 3.62
  • Redline: 6000 rpm
  • Displacement (Liters/CID): 5.67/346
Latest News:
Another year is upon us and the holidays have come and gone. I'm sorry that updates have been delayed. Gina and I were on the road or entertaining company every day (except 2) of the last week-and-a-half. Christmas was full of family time on the East Side, Northeast, West, and just about everywhere in between. We gave and received many gifts. One of our favorites was a wine tower that allows us to store bottles, glasses and accessories. Gina's wardrobe got a substantial update as well as her movie and cd collections. I scored some great stuff including a REALLY nice pipe lighter and a badly needed robe.

We started planning our Honeymoon over the holidays as well. We've decided on the Mayan Rivera in an all-inclusive resort. We met with a close family friend at Omega Travel and things are underway.
Latest Changes:
The new Leinninger.com server is up and working well. It's a Compaq ProLiant with dual 200 mhz p-pro processors, 287m of ram, approx 200 gigs of ATA100 storage, a 6-drive RAID5 SCSI array, and a few other goodies. It should be very stable now (running Gentoo Linux) and easier to maintain and upgrade. This site is not hosted on Leinninger.com in it's entirety. The good peeps at The Collective keep things frosty right now. However, I'm hoping to move Etcetera to the Leinninger.com server(s) within the next 9 months.