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.
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!
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Jay Leno's Garage
2014 Chevrolet Camaro
Z28. Nimble, incredibly powerful and ready to rip up the track, the
long-awaited Z28 is at the garage, and Jay is the first person outside GM
to give it a test drive!
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Z28 - Jay Leno's Garage
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Third Gen Camaro Z/28
This is my 1984 Z28 Camaro, currently equipped with a
"H.O." 305, 5 speed, and 3.73 Posi in the rear. Exhaust is custom.
In the process of building a 383 Stroker for it.
AFR 195 heads
Forged Scat crank
Forged Scat 6" connecting rods
Forged pistons (10.5:1)
Victor Jr. Intake
Crane roller rockers
Custom grind LSM roller cam
and a few other odds and ends which I can't remember right now.
Shout out to Thirdgen.org
This site is a must for all your Third gen Camaro / Firebird needs
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 my
website http://www.streetshowdriftdrags.com/Camaro.html or the Mustang guys can check out
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my 3rd gen camaro painting
Another 2nd gear burnout from a couple years ago when the car had an
automatic and Pro Stars. Hard to tell from the video but this was about
250 feet or so... not bad for 2.73 gears
700 Horsepower & 2,400 Miles! Crusher Camaro Engine Swap Aftermath - Roadkill Ep. 24
More than any other episode, this Roadkill reveals what it's really like to
work at HOT ROD Magazine. Follow along to get the behind-the-scenes dirt on
how we pulled off the Roadkill Live engine swap in the Crusher Camaro at the 2013 Performance
Racing Industry trade show, then watch the 2,400-mile trip home from Indy
to LA in the Crusher Camaro--including visits with
Funny Car Racer Tony Pedregon, Steve Schmidt Racing Engines, and Finnegan's
dad! It all ends with a session at the drag strip where the Crusher went
quicker than it ever has.
See the entire 24-plus hours of the Roadkill Live engine swap on instant
Thanks to Holley, Ironclad Gloves, ACDelco, GoPro and Classic Industries
for sponsoring Roadkill Live. Also thanks to Mast Motorsports, Gearstar,
Moser, Continental Tire, and BeCool for the products used in the Crusher Camaro during this
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Corvette loses hat & control, camaro & porsche burn it up
This is a clip from the SCCA Beech Mountain hill climb turns 7,8,9 and
finish. The finish line is really hairy, lots of spin-outs and wrecks.
The corvette is pushing hard and gets it loose. On the last day a Mustang went right through my
camera position. If I had been there well...splat!
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition! - Head 2 Head Ep. 52
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman travels to Barber
Motorsports Park for a head to head matchup with the brand new Chevy Camaro Z/28 and a well
known heavyweight, the Nissan GT-R. But not just any GT-R, the 2014 Track
Edition which packs a 545 hp twin-turbo
V-6, a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, sticky Dunlop tires and AWD
traction into a car without rear seats. The Z/28, by way of contrast,
features a massive 7.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-8, a 6-speed manual
transmission, and tail-out RWD. While it does still have rear seats, nearly
every other non-essential component has been removed. Moreover, the Z28's
tires might be even stickier! The front ones, enormous 305-sections, are
certainly the widest tires ever bolted to a production car. Both cars are
phenomenal, and both cars make rational men scream, "Gimme!" But only one
can come out on top. Watch and find out!
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