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PostPosted: March 23, 2019, 10:50 pm 
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https://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/cto/d/ross-1974-kelmark-race-car/6838169626.html

How can you guys resist this? The parts reads like a who's who of good pieces and the guy is a race car fabricator.

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Posting up an old 70's Kelmark that I rescued from a barn in Ohio almost 15 years ago. I have likely put more money and time into this project than I care to remember but it's time to part ways as my job and other pursuits really don't allow me the time to finish it. Here goes for the description.

Engine:
2009 Chevrolet 3.5L LZ4 - 350 miles (yes you read that right) - Engine is from a car that was junked out due to damage in transport - I got the whole car at a GSA auction back in 2010. It is COMPLELTE with all GM wiring, fuse box, computers and OBD-II plug. I did have it running and will come with an HP Tuners Cable and Interface for programming. All of the anti-theft features have been disabled in HP Tuners.

Transmission:
1996 Cavalier F23 5 speed with 3.91 Final Drive (Spare Included). Car also uses cavalier half shafts. Clutch is a tilton 900 series hydraulic throw out bearing and 2-disc tilton rally clutch with organic plates. I machined a custom adapter that allows the use of the tilton setup. The clutch plates are new from Tilton and replacements can be ordered from Tilton or your local clutch shop.

Front Suspension:
Corvette C4 uprights with custom upper and lower control arms with high quality US Made Heims. Shocks are QA1 sprint car shocks (large body) that are fully rebuildible. Steering is a 1988 Fiero rack with C4 corvette tie rod ends. Center crossmember is a modified 1988 Fiero unit.

Rear Suspension:
1988 Fiero cradle modified to accept heim joints on the transverse links. Uprights are 1988 Fiero with stock poly bushed 1988 Fiero lateral links. Upper control arms are custom fabricated with US made heims. Shocks are small body QA1.

Brakes:
Front brakes are 6 piston Wilwood superlite calipers with Polymatrix A pads running on 13" x 1.10 C4 corvette grand sport rotors. Rear brakes are Wilood 4 piston superlite calipers with Polymatrix J pads running on 11.25 x .81 NASCAR style rotors. Master cylinders and pedal assembly are all Tilton.

Chassis:
Custom fabricated square and round tube chassis. I recently had the cage and bracing redone by Race Fab in Rusk TX. They build some of the worlds best GT1 race cars. This alone cost almost half of the asking price.

Cockpit:
Seat is a cheap ebay fiberglass seat that i was using for mockup. Gauges are all Autometer SportComp Ultralite and include, 5" Memory Recall Tach, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Voltage (All 2-5/16). Dash is a custom fabricated aluminum unit used in GT1 race cars.

Body:
The body is in a sad state. It needs a lot of work but has been modified to be a 3 piece design with front and rear clams.

Accessories:
ATL Fuel Cell with 2017 date code (10 Gallon), JEGS high pressure fuel pump, Aluminum Radiator. D-Shape steering wheel with quick disconnect on Fiero column. Flowmaster single chamber muffler. Corvette C5 ZO6 Alcoa wheels (18x10.5 rear and 17x9.5 front).


All of the associated wiring and plumbing for the car to run has been completed including custom hard lines for fuel, oil, brakes, water etc. I took it all apart for the cage redo in 2017 and haven't gotten around to putting it back together. I really don't want to sell it but I have too much going on and I'd like to see it pass on to someone who will finish it.

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 Post subject: Re: Kelmarkish
PostPosted: March 28, 2019, 12:24 pm 
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Saw that on FB the week before last. If I wasn't all in on the Jag Special...

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PostPosted: March 28, 2019, 2:43 pm 
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Not a good sign that there aren't any pictures of the nose or tail sections.

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 Post subject: Re: Kelmarkish
PostPosted: March 28, 2019, 7:43 pm 
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I like it but I'd have a hard time justifying this over a well equipped fiero.
If he'd just used a bunch of arc'd exhaust tubes and called it an At*m, or used the ls4, there'd be a line to buy.

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PostPosted: March 28, 2019, 11:55 pm 
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It's not a Fiero. Custom frame with Fiero subframes worked in and Vette suspension pieces.

Front & rear body pieces are rough but not truly all that bad.

He was converting them to clamshells but didn't have the pivots complete.

To me the worst part was the fact he was getting rid of the roll up window doors and and was using glass over foam to "smooth" out the edges and was going to just use netting cause RACE CAR

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PostPosted: March 29, 2019, 5:50 pm 
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I know what it is. I'm saying it might as well be a fiero. Everything on it has been fit to fiero.

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