Rich Grayo Jr.


Location: Cape May County New Jersey
Joined: Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Last Update: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Last Seen: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Email: unlisted

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

About This Vehicle:

i bought this car for $200 with what was described to me as "it just blow'd up one day at the stop light over yonder". i figure, what the hell, cant be too bad of a deal, a cherry body, very good interior, and less than 87K miles. of course i jumped on the rebuild, yanked the motor, tore it down, to find that it did indeed "blow'd up". the timing tensioner disintegrated, spewing shrapnel throughout the crankcase, through the oil pump, to all the oil bores, eventually clogging #3 main, seizing the engine. so, with a little help, i have changed the crank, the cam, lifters, new oil pump, all bearings, the freeze plugs, all gasgets, all pistons and one new rod from the dealer ($120 for one rod... ouch). after a new set of tires, this car was as good as it had been the day it rolled off the factory floor.

Body Style: Coupe
Color: Factory Raspberry
Engine: 2.2L I4 OHV
Transmission: Manual
Interior: charcoal
Purchase Date: 06/15/05
Purchased From: a guy named frank
Build Date: still

Manufacturer Options

  • base plus none.


  • stock bottom end
  • solid billet cam
  • 1.6 ratio roller tipped rockers
  • upper and lower polyurethane engine mounts
  • short ram
  • k&n rb-0910
  • pacesetter ceramic coated header
  • 2.25 thunderbolt ceramic cat
  • thrush glasspack (20"overall)
  • 2.25 stainless pipe back dynomax superturbo muffler
  • short throw shifter
  • Rebuilt atlernator with HO kit from Spring Hill Auto
  • 105A @ idle
  • 220A @ 2000 rpm
  • stock 14" steel/hub caps
  • green gauges/hvac
  • clear hvac knobs
  • black projector headlights (now with H.I.D 6000k)/corners
  • z24 front bumper
  • z24 factory fogs and clear turns
  • LED signal lighting in corners (amber)
  • 95-99 toyo tails
  • jensen vm9213 dvd/ 7inch motorized screen (with bluetooth)
  • 2x12" lanzar opti 1232d subs
  • Swappable Port box built by Lanman31337 DD tune 33hz
  • MA Audio HK401Sx amp (for subs)
  • Lanzar Opti 6.5 Coax in doors
  • Lanzar VX830 8" triax on back deck
  • MA Audio M500Xe 4 channel
  • 2 GA big 3
  • single run of 1/0 welding cable
  • optima 75/25 - 925 underhood
  • optima 34m in trunk
  • satin black paint (maybe)
  • replace all bushings with polyurethane
  • 16" wheels/tires
  • road magnet springs + DSPECS