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:
GM Performance 290 HP 350 c.i. crate engine
Baer T4 Cross drilled and slotted brakes
Flowmaster 3" Exhaust
Spohn tubular control arms and torque arm
Koni adjustable shocks
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!
Camaro Drift 2
Playing around at a Drift event in Mineral Wells, TX - taken on 6/28/09.
1989 IROC Camaro, with
LS1 & T56, more steering angle, Ground Control height adjustable spring
setup (with stiffer springs). Flowmaster Exhaust, Spec stage 3+ clutch.
Derrick Rogers was driving while i was filming. Fabricated Motorsports
event (for schedule of events go to www.FabricatedMotorsports.com
Towards the end of the long burnout the tire shreds the tread :)
Had a great time! www.BubbaDrift.com
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.
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!
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:
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 :
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
LS1 Third Gen Camaro Z28 LS1 Swap Comp Cam
This is my 85 z28 with a LS1 in it. We just finished this car and this was
after the first drive. This is before we tuned the car.
This car has original paint and interior!
This is a LS1 with 241 heads and LS6 intake.
Cam: comp cam 275hr