Hey guys, I have a few Camaro/TA questions. I have been a die hard Mustang guy for a long time, and I will continue to be, but I want to try either a Camaro or Firebird/Trans-Am now. I need a new toy before I go insane from driving my grandpa-mobile. What are the cons of getting an LT1? I know the plusses of the LS1, but the reality is that if I do get a new toy, I might have to settle on an older LT1. I know the LT1 had the crappy opti-spark that seemed to go out on my friend's cars every few months. How bad is the opti-spark system? How often can I trully expect to replace it? I don't remember it being dificult to replace, but I remember it being expensive, and that is a problem. I want this to be a fun car, but it has to be a reliable car too. Are there any after market replacements that are more durable? Does the LT1 have any other issues I should know about? I remember my friend's taking some beating and still pulling strong, but I do remember a couple of engine swaps through the years. Those were mostly caused by the bottle, but I know someone who beat their engine to death naturally aspirated. Not stock, but no forced induction. Anything I get will probably have 100,000+ miles. Assuming the owner has taken care of the car, can I expect it to last a while? I'm not woried about the T-56 tranny, and I know about the crappy rearends in them, but the car won't ever see slicks or the track*. All I want is a nice street car to do some small modifications to like maybe exhaust, air intake, etc. I doubt I'll crack it open for heads, cam, etc**. IF, and that's a big IF, I can get an LS1, I will. But probably not. So any information you guys can help with would be great. Thanks. By the way, my requirements are t-tops and a 6 speed, cuz real sports cars have 3 pedals. *Disclaimer-My wife was here, so I had to say that. We all know it's going to the track. Isn't it a rule you can't own a V8 powered Bowtie without taking it to the track for it's break in? ** Disclaimer Disclaimer-Ya right, that'll last a solid week.