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 :
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - 3RD Gen Road Thrash Six Speed!
A simple morning drive featuring a 1982 Camaro Z28 with a few mechanical
updates. This car was built to be driven and I do... a lot.
Here's a list of some of the additions:
Baer T4 Cross drilled and slotted brakes
GM Performance 290 HP 350 c.i. crate engine
Flowmaster 3" Exhaust
Koni adjustable shocks
2002 Standard Corvette Rims
Flaming River quick ratio steering box and leather wheel
OMP racing seats
6 point mild steel cage
6 Speed manual transmission built by Hanlon Motorsports
...and the seriously sweet Alpine cassette stereo from the 80's!
5.0 Camaro G92 vs 5.0 Mustang GT ('90s Street Race)
Most car guys don't know much about the top performing 5.0 liter 5-speed
cars from 1990-92 with the G92 performance package that were packing the
230hp version 5.0 coupled with the 5-speed and 3.42 gears... these cars
were a different breed and cut above the "run of the mill" automatic
cruisers... also the earlier G92 optioned 5.0 TPI cars from 1987-89 which
also had the performance rear and hotter cam, as well as the even earlier
G92 optioned L69 code High Output cars a few years earlier (the pre-EFI
4-barrel models). The L69 H.O (high output) 5-speed cars ordered with G92
could actually be ordered with factory 3.73 gears... all these performance
optioned 3rd Gen F-body models gave the 5.0 Mustang absolute hell and were looked
over from this era as they were so outnumbered by the regular automatic
In 1990 the G92 option code became a full performance package rather than
simply a rear axle option as in previous model years, the G92 RPO code now
included multiple performance upgrades, from performance rear-end and
engine oil cooler to performance Exhaust and hotter more aggressive camshaft. GM
also offered an answer to the Saleen Mustangs by way of option 1LE, which
consisted of the G92 option without A/C which triggered the elimination of
other creature comforts and power accessories, and the addition of larger
Corvette brakes and other road racing equipment.
During this period of the mid-late '80s and early '90s, the 5.0 Mustangs were dominating the streets
and the only way an IROC-Z Camaro could hang with or take
out a 5.0 Mustang of the
era was with these performance optioned models, the G92 5.0 cars, L98 5.7
cars... the rare 5.0 and 5.7 1LE cars and the ultra rare, wolf in sheep's
clothing B4C 5.7 cars, which was the 5.7 liter equipped, bare bones
stripped down RS Police Interceptor models.
The TBI powered Camaro
were not even 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 models, take a
few minutes and check out my websites
http://www.streetshowdriftdrags.com/Camaro.html or V8ponycars.com and
the Mustang guys can check
Produced by nedaCFilms
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.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the
reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Edition Mustang. Pro race
driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in
Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
Read the full story here:
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