1986 IROC-Z Camaro Ride Along - 2014
Thank you to all my subscribers who have been waiting a long time for an
update. Sorry for the less than stellar audio on this one - we're
experimenting. I wanted to get a video up since I haven't posted since
last year when I posted my Dyno video. Check it out here:
Now, I'm back with a simple ride along video. Nothing crazy to see here,
but this will tide you over until I put together my 2014 update video where
we will cover the car in great detail. Expect to see that within the next
month or so.
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:
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.
Camaro puts aggressive Acura back in its place
100% stock (right down to the paper air filter) 1993 LT1 powered Camaro automatic, out for a
cruise after a couple base Dyno pulls, and ran into an
Acura Integra with a few bolt-on mods... The Acura fellas started it,
lol... actually chatted with the Teggy fellas after, and they were really
cool guys, so don't bash 'em... The first thing they asked us was, "man,
whatcha got done to that thing?..." and they were a bit shocked when we
replied that it was just a stock Camaro LT1 version and not the
more powerful LS1 model. I don't think they had ever messed around with a
V8 engined Z28 before.
"Surely a Domestic VS Import war will start from this video... but it is
what it is, and mature and true car enthusiasts know this and appreciate
all cars for what they are. Anything can by made FAST if you have the
bucks, but don't race an American Performance car with an economy run-about
and get mad when it loses" and cry about it in the comments... A V8 powered
Camaro is supposed to
beat an economy car, unless of course you don't have a mortgage or kids, or
live in your Mothers basement, or have dropped 10 grand in it...LOL!!!
More LT1 Camaro footage
at www.V8ponycars.com and www.Mustang-Town.com
Shot and produced by nedaCFilms, with background music produced by Rick
Clarke (aka: Rickvanman) @ "Free Music 4 your vids"
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 :
1988 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z LS1/T56 H/C/I
1988 Iroc-Z LS1/T-56 Swap, I'm gauging interest on possibly selling it. I
have it listed here. The tune needs to be gone through so it will idle
right off a cold start.