This video chronicles the transformation to my wife's first car, a 1985 Camaro. She bought the car in 1995 and when we first met she was driving it. We decided to sell it to my brother a few years after we got married. During the summer of 2008, I reacquired the car and secretly brought it back to its original glory.
3rd Gen Camaro Build
A (lotta) work in progress. I started this project to swap a 191cubic inch
V6 to a 350 V8 (along with performance parts, and swapping & upgrading the
transmission) in 2009. (see modifications list below.) These are pictures
and videos as I progressed and the very first engine start and test drive.
I applied primer to protect the metal as I knew I would have to put the
project on hold, which is where it has been since. Plan to start again by
gutting & redoing the interior here in 2012.
350 block swap
moddified Vortec heads
CompCams XE268 cam
Edelbrock Performer RPM Vortec intake
Edelbrock 750cfm AVS carb
Headman 1 5/8 headers
- .500" line pressure Boost valve
- huge servos
- servo release check valve
- TCI throttle valve
- TCI Breakaway 2400 stall converter (lockup)
- B&M ratchet shifter, front oil cooler, TrickShift oil.
1985 IROC Z28 BRAND NEW
Anyone that would like to see what happened to this car after I sold it
should visit www.thirdgen(dot)org. Go to the message boards and do a search
for "4.3 mile IROC-Z". There are informative comments along with videos and
pictures of the car cleaned up and running. All the people that have
commented how much work would be needed to clean it up and get it running
are proved wrong. The car was sold by that owner over a year ago at a Mecum
auction for $27K and has yet to surface again.
1984 Chevrolet Camaro z/28 Project
This is the edited version of my other video. I must say I despise windows
movie maker, the song always goes out of sync when you're trying to edit.
This 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is my first car.
Purchased without a motor I got a great deal. It came with relatively
fresh paint, 85iroc gfx, and almost no rust except for on the LCA's (which
i plan to replace). The body has 118k km's on it as well as the T-5
tranny. The previous owner has bought a 3" mandrel bent stainless header
back Exhaust with a cat delete. it
came with a set of hooker competition headers as well as weld draglites all
around, 215's in the front, 255's in the back.
Since i bought the car in may, '08 I've bought a '69 010 sbc longblock.
tore it all down and rebuilt it to make sure it was done right. (good
thing i did, somehow the previous owner managed to get a seed inbetween the
deck/heads.) So far the engine is rebuilt, bored .060 over with
hypereutectice pistons, a .477 lift cam with 112 LSA, '72 883 heads,
edelbrock rpm air gap intake, holley 650 dp w/ squarebore mech secondaries
and hooker headers. Nothing fancy, but as a student, cars are bloody
expensive. one day i want to built a nice all-aluminum roller 383.
As for the car, nothing much has been done to it yet, all i've done is put
new e-brake cables in. However, once the motors in and running, i'm going
to put my funds into a pile of UMI suspension stuff, such as SFC's, LCA's,
LCARB's, Adj PHB, Wonderbar, Koni Yellows all around, Eibach Pro-kit and
maybe a hurst shifter / shift knob ( i feel it gives the car a more late
60's muscle car look), and maybe some 4th gen seats and audio equipment
(since theres absolutely nothing now).
Anyways, the video's not as good as i was hoping, i was patient with movie
maker for a while, but now eventually i just gave up. would rather do it
Kristy's Surprise-1985 Camaro
As a surprise for my wife's birthday, I was able to get her first car,
which was a 1985 Camaro
Sport Coupe. When it arrived, it was in really rough shape and over the
course of 3 months, with the help of many individuals I was able to install
new springs, ball joints, wheels, tires, interior and have it painted.
Mini City Auto Body did all of the paint and body work during this time and
the results are amazing. Needless to say, Kristy was shocked.
Note: In between Kristy's first ownership of the car and now, my brother
had been driving it. After the ball joints wore out, it was parked and had
not been driven regularly since 2005. He graciously gave the car back to
me when I told him about my idea. It arrived in Wake Forest, NC on 6/23/08
and I gave the car to my wife on 9/27/08.
Camaro 2.8 85' The pedal to the metal
Having fun before the winter.. New Exhaust on the car, straight pipes to the
muffler in the back, no more leaks. The timing was adjusted by ear, might
be too advanced.. oh well, Gotta loves them 80's
My first attempt at real editing software with real footage.
Music in this video is
Skrillex "With you, Friends (long drive)"
I do not own rights to these songs.
Please visit socalmuscle.net or truestreetcars.com for more info on this
Camaro Drift 2
Playing around at a Drift event in Mineral Wells, TX - taken on 6/28/09.
1989 IROC Camaro, with
LS1 & T56, more steering angle, Ground Control height adjustable spring
setup (with stiffer springs). Flowmaster Exhaust, Spec stage 3+ clutch.
Derrick Rogers was driving while i was filming. Fabricated Motorsports
event (for schedule of events go to www.FabricatedMotorsports.com
Towards the end of the long burnout the tire shreds the tread :)
Had a great time! www.BubbaDrift.com
1988 CHEVY CAMARO IROC Z - FUEL INJECTION AGAIN FOR THE IROC
THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR THE Camaro IROC Z FEATURED FUEL
INJECTION TO MATE WITH IT'S 5.7 LITRE, AND SECOND YEAR FOR FUEL INJECTION
MATED TO THE 350 CID, 230 HP ENGINE. THE FIVE SPEED TRANSMISSION IS STILL
AVAILABLE ALONG WITH AN AUTO TRANNY WITH OVERDRIVE.. OTHER ENGINE OPTIONS
WERE 5 LITRE TUNED PORT INJECTIONS 305 CID, 195 HP, 5 LITRE, FUEL
INJECTION 305 CID, 170 HP. NINE PAINT COLORS WERE OFFERED THIS YEAR - THIS
ONE FINISHED IN BLACK WITH RED PINSTRIPE. INTERIOR CHOICES WERE LIGHT
BROWN, GRAY, RED, BLACK, AND A COMBINATION OF THESE. THIS INTERIOR HAS THE
GORGEOUS BRIGHT RED AND BLACK INTERIOR WITH EMBOSSED IROC SEATS, HATCHBACK,
AND T-TOPS. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS EXTRAORDINARY IROC Z.
1974 Pontiac Firebird Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1974 Pontiac Firebird
The Pontiac Firebird was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors
between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the
automaker's platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro. This coincided with the
release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform with another
pony car, the Ford Mustang.
The second generation debut for the 1970 model year was delayed until
February 26, 1970, because of tooling and engineering problems. Replacing
the "Coke bottle" styling was a more "swoopy" body style, with the top of
the rear window line going almost straight down to the lip of the trunk
lid. This look was to epitomize F-body styling for the longest period
during the Firebird's lifetime. The 1974 models featured a redesigned
"shovel-nose" front end and new wide "slotted" taillights.
Completely Rotisserie Restored! Original Owners Manual Included
1967 400ci Motor -- Block ID 9786133
turbo 400 Transmission
Cross Flow Radiator with Dual Fans
4bbl Holley Carb
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Rebuilt Springs, New Shocks, Front and Rear
New Gas Tank
Stainless Steel Lines
Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust
System with X Pipe
Headers with High Heat Paint
10 Bolt Posi-Traction Rear End
Parking Brake Hooked Up
Stainless Steel Brake Lines, New Rotors
Valve Covers are Painted with Wrinkle Paint
Intake is Painted Bronze
Motor is Painted Bronze
A/C Compressor is Painted
Pulleys are Painted
Inner Fenders are Nicely Painted
Nice Radiator Cover
Black Paint with Two-Tone Stripe
Boss Wheels, Painted Bronze to Match
BF Goodrich G Force T/A Tires - 245/40/18 Front, 275/35/18 Rear
Very Nice Fit and Finish
Door Gaps Look Great
Nicely Finished Trunk
All New Rubber on Trunk
Coated, Solid and Clean Undercarriage
Rockers Look Fantastic, Weep Holes, Spot Welds and Part Numbers Visible
Bronze Painted Sway Bar and Springs
Beautifully Painted Drive Shaft
Cross Member is in Great Shape
AM/FM CD Player
All New Kicker Stereo System
Tan Leather Interior
Gauge Panel Painted Match Stripe on Body
Deluxe Door Panels
Steering Wheel Painted to Match
Very Nice Carpet and Headliner
Dash is in Great Shape
All Gauges Work
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