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 http://www.Mustang-Town.com
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1988 IROC Camaro
A 1988 IROC Camaro
that my friend just got...I take a close look at it...than he does a few
donuts in it...very cool...check it out!!!
Steve has decided to sell this beautiful car...he is asking 11,500 but cash
talks...let me know if your interested..This car is sold!!
Test Drive - 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z 57xxx Original Miles
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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
Glance at a 1984 Z28 / Test drive.
My Camaro Z28 from
1984, 350ci GM Goodwrench crate engine with Comp Cams 268H camshaft, T5
transmission. Filmed in France, in 25 fps interlaced mode.
New Spot ManCamaro :
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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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Test Drive and Hoon of a 3rd Gen
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!
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 FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
Same Owner For 25 Years and Only 42k miles!(Driven Only Around 1,000 Miles
Per Year!),350cid TPI V-8 with 350+hp, 700-R4 Automatic Transmission, HD
3.42:1 Posi, Traction Rear Differential, Mirror Finish Gunmetal Paint,
Charcoal Interior with Premium Sport Bucket Seats, Power Windows, Locks &
Rear Hatch, Tilt Steering & Cruise Control, Premium Surround Sound System,
All Original, Limited Production IROC-Z Coupe, Factory 16" IROC-Z Wheels
with Brand New Hi-Speed Radials, Great Sounding 3" Cat-back Exhaust System, Fully Documented Restoration,
Strong Running, Driving and Handling 80's muscle!
The 5 Affordable Muscle Cars You Must Buy Right Now -- AFTER/DRIVE
Muscle cars aren't just for billionaire grandpas rocking Hemi 'Cudas. Mike
Musto, host of /DRIVE's BIG MUSCLE lets us in on a few secrets to enjoying
tire-smoking Americana on the cheap.
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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