Spike 1986 LS1 swaped Camaro
A day at the Dyno for
calibration. April 30, 2011.
About the car (from my brother SpikeIROC) :
- The car is an 1986 Camaro IROC.
- Headlights are eBay cheapos that will soon be swapped for LED
- It put down 400 whp and 390 tq thu a T56 and a fabbed 9" rear end.
- Brakes are C6Z front and rear.
- I swapped hatch to get the cleaner look I was looking for.
- It was trailered to the Dyno because it was not tuned
and I was not willing to risk damaging my new engine.
- The car The wheels are Bonspeed Intense 5. They are now powdercoated
Some more information about my brother's car can be found here :
1969 Camaro Z28 zz502 chasing a ferrari 355
This was unplanned. The 355 driver was weaving in and out 3 lanes over to
catch up to me to prove a point. He continued to drive a bit nuts for my
Considering a F430 is no problem from 60-160 a 355 is smalltime peanuts.
1988 camaro 468 BBC
Traded my s10 for this and thought id do a little video of how it is now
that i just got it, if i decide to keep it ill post more of the progress.
920 horsepower Firebird Acceleration
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DT records a 1988 Pontiac Firebird with 920 horsepower and 910 ft-lbs of
torque at Cars & Coffee.
Here are the specs:
'88 Pontiac Formula Firebird
400 cid SBC with a single 76mm turbo
920 hp and 910 ft-lbs at 18 psi Boost (engine Dyno)
T56 trans with Strange Engineering 12 bolt rear axle
Formula 43 RAD14 18" 3 piece wheels (made in Livonia Michigan)
Bilstein shocks/struts; Hotchkis & BMR suspension bits
World's Fastest Camaro - 1800rwhp
Twin turboCamaro built by LMR and owner
This car made 1800rwhp and ran 244mph in a standing mile. In October it
will try for a new standing mile world record. Watch the video and see how
much of a handful this car is to drive, Josh does a great job keeping the
car from crashing.
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Just got the new combonation running, its an F3 procharged 540. This video
is us getting it out the door for the first time and testing out our
Thumping 370 Forged LS3...NASTY (first start)
First start on initial break-in tune so please forgive stalling issues
(actually throttle screw just needed tightening - doesn't stall anymore).
Forged 370 - LQ9 Block
ARP studs/fastened everything
Advanced Induction worked/ported 267cc LS3 heads
N2O Outlet direct port and dedicated fuel cell (pill'd to 500rwhp)
Pat G spec'd nasty n2o Cam
self-ported LS3 intake manifold
Koni/UMI everything (suspension)
ASP 3.5" driveshaft
QP Wavetrac'd 9"
2012 Pioneer flagship Nav/Audio/Video Screen
Fully leather wrapped, double french stitched interior, and backseat
FOUR 10lb n2o bottles, FOUR NANO 4500 bottles
Two 13.5" JL W6v2 (one behind driver and passenger seat)
19x14(R) 19x9(F) iForged Aeros (flared rear quarters, rear bumber and
C6 Z06 front brakes (laser blue) with "Trans Am" and firebird decals. Clear
So much to list, just know it's done right. New vids on the way.
UPDATE: It's a wide body now -
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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1985 Camaro Start to Finish
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