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 http://www.Mustang-Town.com
Produced by John (Trae) King @ nedaCFilms
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We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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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.
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
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Test Drive - 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z 57xxx Original Miles
This 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28 has a 5.7 Liter
Tuned Port Injected V8, Automatic (700-R4) Transmission, 3.27 Limited Slip
Rear Axle Ratio, P. Steering, P. 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, P. Windows, P. Locks,
P. Mirrors, P. Hatch, Air Conditioning, Overhead Console, Buckets/Console
w/ P. Drivers Seat, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM/Cassette, Rare Auto
Dim Inside Rearview Mirror, Beautifully Maintained Original Interior, Rear
Window Defogger, T-Tops w/ Storage Bag, Factory 16in 5 Spoke IROC-Z
Aluminum Alloy Wheels, Rear Window Louvers, Newer Radial Tires, Clean Auto
Check, Has 34 Out of 36 Available Options, 3 Owner Car w/ Only 57,xxx
Miles! These are Investment & Collectable Cars Now! Very Original &
Meticulously Maintained IROC-Z!! Thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Camaro Vs Mustang Brawl (Spectator Drag Finals)
I am not the driver of either of these cars.
This race is for a $500 prize
Transmaro vs Foxbody Mustang 5.0
The Finals are best of 3 races but the Mustang forfeited after the first.
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Articles on this vid:
2 days old about 30 miles or less. the sound on my htc Amaze does not even
come close to doing this 580hp SUPERCHARGED monster justice!
1986 IROC-Z Camaro In-Depth 2011
Freshly painted engine bay! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tLB6CGefk
*Small Block 350 + .060" (5.9L, 360cu)
*10.5:1 compression, 93 octane fuel
*71' Corvette Heads - Pocket porting, double spring, 1.60/2.02 valves
*XE274 Comp Cam, 230/236 @ .050, .487/.490 lift
*Holley 750 DP w/ Holley HP main body
*Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap intake
*Hypereutectic Domed Pistons
*Fully Balanced Rotating Assembly
*Pro 5.0 Shifter
*Stock LT1 T56 clutch/pressure plate
*Custom built crossmember
*Hedman Longtube Headers
*True-Dual 2.5" Straight pipe Exhaust
*Flowmaster 40 Series 2 chamber mufflers
*BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, 245/50/16 front, 255/50/16 rear
*Spohn rear lower control arms, tubular, polyurethane bushings
*Spohn lower control arm relocation brackets
*Spohn poly panhard bar, polyurethane bushings
*Edelbrock tubular torque arm
*36MM front/24MM rear sway bars
*Polyurethane front and rear sway bar bushings
*Polyurethane transmission mount
*Polyurethane torque arm mount
*Bilstein shocks/moog springs
*Aluminum girdle w/ support caps
*Moser 28-spline axles
*Moser wheel studs
*Zexel Torsen differential
*Solid pinion spacer
*GM Victory Red base coat/clear coat
*Tint: 5% rear/20% sides
*Custom made aluminum nose emblem
5.0 Camaro IROC-Z (230hp G92 performance package)
A little montage/compilation vid of the old G92-code Camaro... more info on the G92
optioned F-Body, below...
Produced by nedaCFilms, http://www.StreetShowDriftDrags.com and
Unlike the 1985-89 models, G92 option in 1990 was expanded and purchased as
a full "performance package" rather than requiring other options and simply
being a performance axle option. G92 could be ordered two ways:
with or without air conditioning. Ordering G92 `without air conditioning
(C41 standard heater) added the 1LE "Road Racing Performance Package". The
G92 package was only available with 5.7L 350ci B2L code or 5.0L TPI 5-speed
All 5.7L 350ci IROC-Z's were required to have the G92 package in 1990 and
G92 with air conditioning (C60):
- Optional axle ratio (5.0L 305ci w/ 5-speed = 3.42 ratio and/or 5.7L 350ci
= 3.23 ratio)
- Rear disc brakes (J65)
- Performance Exhaust system (N10)
"dual Y-pipe w/ dual catalytic converters"
- Engine oil cooler (KC4)
- 5.0 liter TPI (LB9) with 5 speed gets revised and more aggressive cam for
- Weight saving spare (N64)
G92 w/o air conditioning (C41) in addition to above adds
1LE "Road Racing" performance package consisting of:
- Fog lamp delete
- Aluminum driveshaft (JG1)
- Larger (11.86 inch) front rotors and PBR Australian built HD
front dual piston aluminum calipers
- Special swinging fuel pickup in gas tank and special 18 gallon
baffled fuel tank for fuel pickup down to .5 gallon reserve to
prevent fuel starvation in hard cornering
The 1990 model year was only a half year of production. Due
to the termination of the Chevrolet IROC contract, no IROC-Z's
were produced after 12/31/1989. Instead, the 1991 Camaros were
introduced early during last half of the normal 1990 model year...
1990 IROC's are easily identifiable: 1990 was the first
year for the updated interior which included drivers side airbag,
redesigned instrument panel, yellow lettering on dash, rounded
controls, etc. So 1990 IROC's are the only IROC's with the new
In 1990, the base engine for the IROC was finally the higher
horsepower LB9 TPI
305 rather than the base lack luster economy
version TBI LO3 V-8. However, G92 had to be specified now to get
the more aggressive cam and 230hp LB9 motor in the 5 speed LB9
IROC-Z. Previously, all 5 speed LB9 IROC-Z's got the higher
output LB9. One other difference between a 1989 5.7 IROC and a
1990 5.7 IROC are the pistons.The 350 (only) received lighter
weight pistons thus a slight horsepower increase of 240
245 (1990). In 1990, TPI Camaros switched
from MAF air metering systems to MAP systems.
This eliminated the mass airflow (MAF) sensor...
IROC-Z convertible now came standard with 16 inch wheels and
G80 limited slip differential became standard equipment on IROC-Z.
The Borg-Warner HD rear end was dropped and replaced with the
old 7.625 (7 5/8) inch rear end. Because the Borg-Warner axles
were no longer being used for the G92 option, optional axle ratios
changed slightly: LB9 305 TPI 5 speed went from 3.45 (1989) to
3.42 (1990) and the B2L 350 TPI went from 3.27 (1989) to 3.23 (1990).
Many late-model enthusiasts consider the 1985-86 years being the models
that ushered in the rebirth of the American Performance PonyCars, with the
introduction of GM's 5.0L TPI (Tuned Port) and Ford's 5.0L EFI, the
High-Output PonyCar wars were again in full force... By 1990 and with GM
tired of the lighter 5.0 LX having its way with the Camaro and Firebird, the G92
option was offered as a full "Performance Package" rather than simply a
performance axle option... with G92 consisting of multiple performance
upgrades and weight saving options and the 5-speed cars getting more
aggressive cam specs, GM and their F-body twins were finally getting the
upper hand on the street again, and getting revenge for all the 5.0L F-body
automatics that were getting outrun on the streets and dragstrips by the
infamously quick Fox-Body platformed 5.0L Mustang. The
G92 code was GM's Ace in its sleeve. But Ford also had a secret weapon... A
bare-bones, and couple hundred lbs. lighter than the LX & GT hatch models,
the 5.0L Notchback Coupe (trunk models), that could run documented 14
second flat 1/4 mile times...
My first attempt at real editing software with real footage.
Music in this video is
Skrillex "With you, Friends (long drive)"
I do not own rights to these songs.
Please visit socalmuscle.net or truestreetcars.com for more info on this
The Cherry Bomb '68 Camaro
Check out Cherry Bomb's '68 Camaro. This sucker has 800 hp
from is LSX 427 engine. And in true Cherry Bomb style, it disturbs the
peace everywhere it goes.
Stock 3rd Gen Camaros (170hp TBI vs 230hp TPI vs 245hp TPI)
Not all 3rd Gen models were created equal... they ranged in horsepower from 170hp on up
to 245hp. From the economy version 170hp L03 TBI 5.0 to the hot version
230hp LB9 5.0 TPI manual 5-speed model with G92 option and the 245hp L98
5.7 TPI with G92 option. This is just to open a few eyes out there on the
many different options and engines these cars had back in the late-'80s and
For more on these cars check out V8ponycars.com and Mustang-Town.com
Shot many years ago by John @ nedaCFilms