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.
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!
LS1 Iroc 1st track run
86 iroc Camaro LS1
making its first few runs at the track, 2nd run started spinning when it
shifted into second so i had to get out of it, then floored it again and
still managed a 12.5, not too shabby if you ask me...
1999 s10 ls1 swap
It took me 2 months and 3 weeks to complete the swap after I built the
engine. Cab was removed and everything under the truck cab forward has
been detailed and painted. Battery is under right rear of cab,
transmission cooler and fan are under the bed. Engine is out of a 01
Corvette and has a Lunati Voodoo cam 60510. Home built 1 3/4 stainless
fenderwell headers into 2.5" Exhaust
into dynatech mufflers with C6 Vette tips. Home built air intake that goes
straight down into 3.5" aluminum tubing off of the throttle body and into a
T with 2 air filters tucked under the front bumper. Truck has A/C and all
the creature comforts. It drives like a beast thanks to Pete for the
perfect tune. Truck is not finished but I do drive it. Have a couple more
connections to finish out under the hood then Ford 9" rear and new wheels
and tires. Hopefully in the fall I will remove the bed and detail out the
frame back there.
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 :
91 Camaro LS1 with Magnaflow Mufflers
Part 2 in my LS1 swap videos. This time its my custom Exhaust. Hawks / StainlessWorks headers with
2.5 inch collectors, custom Y-Pipe consisting of 2 2.5 inch pipes into a 3
inch pipe then to a 3 inch intermediate pipe back to a Dynomax muffler. Its definitly
much quieter now, which is what I'm going for.
Intellitronix digital dash cluster for 3rd gen Camaro
okay I just recently got this, was always wanting to have a digital dash
display like this. they use to sell this for Nordskog digital gauges. then
you couldn't find them on the market. A company Intellitronix has them
again for sale on ebay. I believe they was the makers of them for Nordskog,
which no longer has them from what I know. you can find another style made
by Dakota digital. but I went with this cause I like the look. but I found
out one main issue for install, this cluster can't relate to the cars
computer on how fast ts going. I can pull the bulb out for check engine
light. but I don't want to do that. anyone with info on how to solve this
My uncles 3rd Gen Camaro
This is my uncle's third gen Camaro a while back..i honestly
have no idea what he's done to it...i just know he ran a...a...10.8 a month
back...and said he was having problems haha
GM LS1 V8 Engine Swap Part I
Catching up on the times.. I have thrown in the towel on old obsolete
engines and have moved forward into a newer technology. I have given up on
my 455 for the simple fact that it is expensive to drive with high fuel
prices.. and an LS engine will provide me with better all around
performance and economy..
UPDATE: I ended up tossing a Q-jet on the 5.3 and calling it a day with the
LS1 cam this little guy pulls to 6000 no problem and melts the tires
without a problem.. You simply can't beat these little motors.