3rd Gen Camaro - Fox-Body Mustang (the good, bad and the ugly)
Most car guys don't know the difference between the 230hp G92 optioned
models, or the 5-speed and automatic models, or the 170hp lackluster TBI
versions (not to be confused with TPI versions)... Mustang guys smoke the 170hp TBI
models, as well as the "run of the mill" TPI automatic models, and believe
they can do this to any and all. Well, not all 3rd Gen F-bodies are created
equal. Optioned from the factory with the 230hp TPI (not TBI) engine,
manual 5-speed tranny and 3.42 gears, these 3rd Gen F-body sleepers gave
5.0 Mustangs absolute hell.
In 1990 the G92 option code became a full performance package rather than
simply a rear axle option as in previous model years... GM also offered an
answer to the Saleen Mustangs by way of option 1LE, which
consisted of the G92 optioned without A/C and other creature comforts, and
the addition of Corvette brakes and other road racing equipment.
About the only way an IROC-Z Camaro could take out a 5.0L Mustang from this era was with
the Tuned Port Induction and addition of these performance options: G92,
1LE, L98 or B4C.
The TBI powered Camaro
were not at all in the same league as the performance version TPI Camaro, or 5.0 Mustang, these 170hp TBI models were
GM's economy de-tuned versions and were around 50-60 less horsepower versus the
performance optioned TPI models. These non-performing models gave the 3rd
Gen F-bodies a bad rep on the street... many think that these were the
example of 3rd Gen F-bodies, when in fact, and unlike Ford, GM offered many
models, with many engines, camshafts and rear-gear ratios...
For more info on these rare optioned Camaro & Firebird, check out
http://www.V8ponycars.com or the Mustang guys can check out
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For more details on the G92-optioned F-Bodies, check out:
LT1 3rd Gen Camaro Playing Around
Its almost impossible to pull out of this corner without getting some slow
retard in front of you at the turn... *sign* Just getting the car up to
about 90 on the freeway to run some errands. It Sounds Great!
My carb converted LT1 6-speed 3rd gen Camaro starting for the first time! - Part 2
Starting up my carb converted LT1 3rd gen for the first time!
-1995 LT1 from a Trans Am
-1995 LT1 T56 6-speed trans from a Camaro Z28
-Comp Cams XR270 camshaft
-Edelbrock Victor Jr Intake Manifold for SBC custom modified to fit an LT1
-Comp Cams 1.6' Pro-Mag Roller Rockers
-Comp Cams Chromeoly pushrods
-Comp Cams 977 Valve Springs w/ Titanium Retainers and 10* locks
-Taylor Wire Co. HEI Distributor
-Holley 650 Double Pumper Mechanical Secondary Carb
-Hedmen 68460 Long Tube Headers
-3" Magnaflow Catback
-Spec 3 Clutch
-4th gen rear end w/ 3.42 gears
-Holley Blue Electric Fuel Pump & Regulator
-LT1 Rad w/ matching dual electric fans