Burger Quest. Are You Up For It?

Lew's Portland, OR

Burger Quest. Are You Up For It? I was sitting in my car today at lunchtime, munching on a burger, thinking about another place and time long ago. I was living in Portland, Oregon back in the mid ’90s, and had been doing some freelance writing and photography for Tom Shaw at Muscle Car Review […]

Jake Farley’s 1981 Camaro


My buddy’s dad bought the car in ’81 drove it for about 10 years. Then he got a new car in ’91 and let it sit until 2013, when his kid turned 16. They got it running and he drove it for 2 years. The car was then sold to a guy I work with […]

Oil Pump and Pan Installation


Oil Pump and Pan Installation Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, long screwdriver or pry bar, gasket scraper Cost: approximately $50 for pump, $50-$250 for pan Tinware: pan and pump, oil pan gasket, gasket sealer Tip: When working with an engine on a stand, make sure it’s on a flat level surface and the rotation […]

Just Drive Them

1987 Camaro IROC

On the topic of cars– as I get older, the more I think how important it is to just drive them. Back in mid-January, I had the privilege of attending the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. I’d only been to an auction once before– just a small local event back in Oregon. All I can […]

Car Show Knick-Knacks


Car Show Knick-Knacks Granted, in most parts of the country, car shows are winding down for yet another season. I’ve been to more than my fair share this year, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to do so. Of course, every show is flush with incredible Camaros– that’s a given. What’s also […]

Installing New Fan and Fan Belt


Quick Tips: Installing New Fan and Fan Belt in Your Camaro Time: 1 hour Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, long screwdriver or pry bar Cost: approximately $40-$70 Tinware: replacement or aftermarket engine fan, aftermarket fan spacer (if needed), fan belt Tip: Always be careful of loose clothing, jewelry, or hair when working around engine […]

10 Cheap & Easy Restoration Tips


10 Cheap & Easy Restoration Tips for Show or Go Keep your car scoring higher at the shows, without blowing the budget! Story and Photography by Tom Shaw Sometimes the cash flow is up, sometimes it’s barely a trickle. Either way, you don’t always need to throw huge money at your car to get it […]

Become an online Rick’s Camaro advocate!


Become an online Rick’s Camaro advocate! Here is something you can do from the comfort of home. Work part time and become a Rick’s Camaro online advocate! Help other customers shop for parts at RicksCamaros.com. Earn cash, accessories and parts for your Camaro! We’re looking for knowledgeable people, people who know Camaros inside and out. […]

Transmission Removal and Replacement


Transmission removal and replacement Time: 4-5 hours Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, floor jack and jackstands, torque converter holding tool (optional), transmission jack (optional) Cost: varies depending on tools required or transmission selected Tinware: transmission fluid, transmission tailshaft plug, new transmission mount (recommended) Tip: After removing the driveshaft from the rear of the transmission […]

Steering Wheel Restoration


How to Restore Your Steering Wheel Text and Photography by Jeff Ford Time: 3-4 hours (approximately) Cost: Approximately $45 for Eastwood’s Steering Wheel Restoration Kit (available at Eckler’s) Tinware: Dremel tool kit, or similar brand. Steering wheel puller, selection of putty knives, various sandpaper grits ranging from 80 through 600-800 grit Tip: Thoroughly degrease the […]

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