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
Produced by John (Trae) King @ nedaCFilms
For more details on the G92-optioned F-Bodies, check out:
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.
Rebuilding a 1988 Iroc-z Camero, replacing the old Chevy 305 engine with
the Ford 460 7.5LTR.
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
2010 Camaro V6 custom Magnaflow Exhaust
2010 Camaro 1LT/RS.
SAE certified 312HP (newly certified over the advertised 304 HP). A
comparison of stock versus my custom Magnaflow setup...cold start and
reving. I also have a drive by video now, so check that out if you want.
Plan to make a few more tweaks to get additional rumble and not be so
smooth as it is in this video (Exhaust
was brand new in this vid and sounds a bit better now). All magnaflow
parts used: Resonated X-pipe (# 11385), Satin Oval Mufflers (# 11235) and
double walled 4" tips (# 35177). Just putting this as an example for
others that may be interested in a similar magnaflow setup.