daytonajimKeymasterDecember 15, 2014 at 11:20 pmPost count: 4138
2002 GMMG Hot Rod Edition Camaro #2000
Link with photos…………. http://www.daytonapacecars.com/id87.html
Built by GMMG for Hot Rod Magazine & sold from Berger Chevy in Grand Rapids, MI
1 of only 36 (plus 2 prototypes)
ONLY Navy Blue Metallic with Red stripe (1 of 1)
Phase II/435 hp – 6 speed – Line-Lock – Sub-Frame Connectors
Special Hot Rod Edition two tone red/black leather interior
Fiske FM5 (17X9.5) Wheels………… (Just like the Dick Harrell ‘wide-body’ GMMG wheels). The wheels make the car POP & look so good!
GMMG Phase II Heads, Headers, GMMG Open Chambered Exhaust with Electronic Cut-out
GMMG Suspension & brakes
Bought from Original Owner –
HRE #2000 was very expensive in the day –
MSRP was $54,065 plus over $20k in new motor & recent mechanicals (over $74k).
New LS1 Short Block with new insides was built as a nice street motor putting out about the same horsepower. (See story below) – Over $15k in receipts
New GMHP Clutch, disk & pressure plate
Recent new tires…BFG g-Force TA – 275/40/ZR17
New Delco Battery
HRE #2000 History
The original owner owns a Body Shop & restores & builds cars. He special ordered the car from Berger Chevy. I met him many years ago & always loved the car. It looks so good & was always ‘over-detailed’ in his body shop.
It has always been stored in a climate controlled environment & now in my GMMG Showroom.
The car has been driven & shown often & has a great history on at least 4 Power Tours & has attended the Chicago Muscle Car show many times.
There are 37,047 miles on the car BUT only 500 test miles on a brand new LS1 block from GM. Let me explain…………..
I bought the car spring 2014 intending to drive it on the 2014 Power Tour (Long Hauler).
The first thing I noticed is the clutch was more of a race clutch & not a user friendly street clutch. I took the car to my GM mechanic & installed a new GMHP clutch, disk, pressure plate & all the other parts. ($1,500)
I headed out to Charlotte & the 2014 Power Tour & started tripping engine codes. I had problems in Charlotte & shipped the car to Vengeance Racing (Mike built the motor while @ GMMG). It sat for 2 months with nothing being done because they were busy.
I had the car picked up & shipped to Parks Automotive near Madison, WI. Jim is a GMMG Car owner. They pulled the motor & sent it to his engine guy Warren. Upon inspection it was determined that the ONLY way to fix it right was to order a new LS1 block from GM. The engine was built with new parts & re-installed in the car. When it was first started there wasn’t any oil pressure. A defective oil pump was suspected.
The engine was dropped out again & sure enough the oil pump was stuck open. New pump & the engine went back into the car a second time. (over $16k in the motor alone)
The car was shipped to NicKey Chicago & Stefano & Corey reprogrammed the computer, ran it on the DYNO & dialed the motor in. It runs fantastic & smooth.
For anyone not aware…. If your GMMG is running the ‘old-tune’ have it reprogrammed with the new software. Your car will run so much better. Vengeance Racing, NicKey or Berger Chevy can do this for you.
When NicKey was all done I picked the car up & drove it home to Wisconsin breaking in the motor. I drove it home for two reasons…….it’s an absolute blast to drive & I needed to know the motor was spot on. It is & the re-tune smoothed out the rough running between 1500 & 1900 RPM (like most Phase II & up GMMG’s).
For anyone that does not know me I do the GMMG Registry with Aaron Thornton & Jim Simon. JD passed away in October & he was also part of it. In addition I’ve owned over 17 GMMG’s & currently have eight in the collection along with 3 of 4 ‘real’ 2000 Dayton 500 GTP’s & a few other fun rides. Check them out @ http://www.daytonapacecars.com/id21.html
Why am I selling HRE? I have too many GMMG’s & not enough room. Now that I’m 70 I just need to cut back & find good new homes for a few cars. Take a look at my collection. If there is another car of interest let’s visit. (715) 529-0898. Every car in my collection is spot on perfect & just like GMMG built it. Ask anyone that knows me.
You know how to reach me. $35k
HRE #2000 could never be replaced for this money. HRE #2000 ‘talks the talk’ & walks the walk’ & is an amazing car to drive.
It’s just sooooooooooo faaaaaaaaaast!!! If you want an amazing GMMG to drive consider this one. No disappointments.
Driving HRE #2000 home – May 2014 along with the ’46 PontiacGMMG ZL1 41ParticipantDecember 16, 2014 at 4:50 amPost count: 741
The car has never run better! Nice options as well!!daytonajimKeymasterAugust 6, 2015 at 8:52 pmPost count: 4138
August 8, 2015
There was a problem with the new LS1 motor – spun a bearing.
I’ve decided to go with a new Thompson Motorsports LS1 motor with forged pistons & rods. More money gone!
I am so anal & just want this to be right so I’m starting over again.
By the time I’m done I will have OVER $20K in the motor repairs. I’m not a happy camper!
JimdaytonajimKeymasterSeptember 3, 2015 at 9:12 pmPost count: 4138
– New Motor – Sept, 2015
5.7 Aluminum Forged piston only short block
Balanced & Blueprinted GM block L33 core
King Racing main bearings
King Racing rod bearings
Thompson Motorsports single piece racing cam bearings
GM Nodular crankshaft turned core
GM connecting rods TMS remanufactured core
Diamond – 2cc 3.902″
TMS performance rings
Melling Oil pump
Block is rated to 700HP
Gen III 24x
Melling Select High Pressure oil pump 10295 129.99 129.99T
Bottom end gasket set including:
Front & rear main seal & cover gasket, oil pan gasket, oil pump 0 Ring & water pump gasket set
GM MLS head gasket 2 49.00 98.00T
Roller rocker arms
Roller Tip Rockers
Built to GMMG Phase 2 – 435HP specs using original GMMG CNC Phase 2 Heads
Ready to go back in the car – 9/9/15daytonajimKeymasterOctober 8, 2015 at 9:21 pmPost count: 4138
Mike will be sorting out the motor & tuning the car so I know it’s perfect. 10/9/15daytonajimKeymasterOctober 13, 2015 at 8:07 pmPost count: 4138daytonajimKeymasterOctober 15, 2015 at 7:06 amPost count: 4138
Good news from Mike on HRE 2000 – it’s fixed already
Loose crank position sensor was not torqued to 22 foot pounds. It was finger tight.
Mike drove he car 50 miles – will drive it a bunch more – put it on the Dyno.
Cut oil filter apart – nothing out of the ordinary there – looked good.
Tune was not to his liking – Mike retuned it – a ground on passenger side of engine was in the wrong place.
Things are starting to look better.
Thompson is OK – motor was built right.
Warren & Parks are not OK.
Now I need to figure out a way to get it home – I asked Mike to drive it awhile & put miles on it.
JimdaytonajimKeymasterOctober 16, 2015 at 11:52 pmPost count: 4138
October 16, 2015
Mike knows his stuff – figured out the issue in a few minutes while Parks messed around with it for weeks with no fix & only guesses.
If you want your motor done right ship the car to Mike @ se Vengeance Racing – they know GMMG’s better than anyone.
241 Castleberry Ind Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
678 513 7105daytonajimKeymasterOctober 22, 2015 at 5:34 amPost count: 4138
October 21,2015 – 7pm
Mike Carnahan really has the car dialed in. The sharp/raspy/snap is gone & it runs smooth & the way it should have been all along. It’s quiet until you hit the loud pedal then hang on. Mike really knows how to set these motors up. Thanks pal. Jim
Kathy & David loaded within 24 hours of placing the order with Inter-City on 10/19/15
Delivered the car to me within 48 hours. Amazing.
What I liked best……….. Kathy called & kept me informed of their progress – met them – super/super nice people.
They normally run between Minneapolis & Miami. Estimate $1 per mile – enclosed.
Please call them for your shipping needs.
Diamond Express – 262-510-9227 – Marshfield, WI
Inter-City – Christi – 800-991-8004 – email@example.comKeymasterNovember 2, 2015 at 9:35 pmPost count: 4138
Forum Photo Upload
In this post, I am going to show you how to insert an image inline.
First go to the “Upload attachment” button below: click it.
Then click the BROWSE button and select a file to upload !
After selecting the file, you can add a comment to it.
Next, click “Add the file” Now you can see the image in blue text … it says c7000.jpg on mine, because that’s the name of the image i uploaded.
Now you can place the image … “inline” or in the page… by clicking “Place Inline”
That’s it, it’s now in the post, and once I submit it… you will see the image is “inline” in the post.
So… here we go, clicking the submit button!
OK – photo upload was easy BUT it’s way too big & I don’t know why. Ideas?
[attachment=1:387oz60t]6.JPG[/attachment:387oz60t]daytonajimKeymasterNovember 5, 2015 at 1:21 amPost count: 4138
Finally I figured it out!
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