1990 Camaro IROC Turbo + 1967 Impala tow car

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  1. droopz

    droopz New Member

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    This is my 1990 Camaro IROC Turbo. I've been building the car over the last few years and like many projects such as this, it is an on-going process.


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    The car was brought over from the USA and converted to right hand drive by a previous owner. When I purchased the car it was stock as a rock, apart from an electric sunroof that had recently been installed.
    For a while I left it as-is, only adding a small 100hp NX nitrous kit to wake up the 5.7 TPI motor a bit.

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    Since removing the N2O kit the car has received the following mods;

    Engine
    - Garrett GT40 BB Turbocharger
    - Hybrid 630x300x75 front mount intercooler
    - 30 pound Bosch injectors
    - Malpassi Adjustable EFI Rising Rate FPR
    - Bosch 044 booster pump
    - 2ltr surge tank
    - 4 inch dump pipe through to a 3 inch 'short' exhaust
    - MSD 6A ignition unit and a Blaster SS coil

    Gearbox
    - Stage 3 TH400
    - TransGo Manual valve body
    - Hurst conversion bracketing
    - Transmission oi cooler with 5 inch thermo fan
    - Custom built 2800 stall
    - Custom 3 inch tailshaft

    Chasis/Suspension
    - Subframe connectors (weld in)
    - Kmas lowered springs
    - Boxed rear LCAs and parhad rod
    - 'Superior' forged axles
    - B&M brake isolator
    - Polyurathan bushes throughout
    - Centreline Convo-Pros 15x8 front and 15x9.5 rear

    Interior
    - extensivly stripped
    - R1 racing seat & OMP 4pt Harness
    - Mounted Dry Chem Fire Extinguisher
    - ALDL PC Uplink Port
    - Speco gauge cluster
    - Momo wheel with billet quick-release boss kit

    Exterior
    - Resprayed Maranello red
    - Harwood fiberglass 4 inch outlaw hood
    - Custom 'IROC-T' badges
    - Electric sunroof
    - 'Euro' clear side markers and drive-lights

    Phew... thats about it for now. Plenty of little mods here and there that arn't worth mentioning I guess.

    Unfortunatly I only have an older pic of the engine bay here on this computer, so I'll put it up for now. I have to say though, it looks a fair bit nicer now :p

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  2. droopz

    droopz New Member

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    And then this is my daily driver and tow car for when I need to trailor the Camaro for some reason.

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    It's an Australia delievered right hand drive Fisher bodied car. I bought it sight-unseen, not even knowing it was a pillarless car.

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    It looked very rough when I finally got it, so it got an emergency coat of satin black after a quick weekends worth of sanding. I was very fortunate to not only get a pillarless car but one that was completely and totally rust free.

    Not too much to mention mechanicly really. Someone swapped in a 350ci back in '89 and recently fitted a TH350 with a stage 2 shift kit. A bit savage for a big boat like this but it nice to know the box is firm. Apart from that I've just replaced a heap of old bushes and ignition gear and dropped on a 600 Holley.

    I've just recently ordered one of the 350/390 GM performance crate engines that we'll drop in over the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Not a fan of the hood in all honesty :o
     
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    droopz New Member

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    Fair enough. Its shape/size or the fact i havn't painted it yet?

    That old engine pic doesnt show it but the new plumbing setup I have uses a good bit of the space under the cowl. And after a good session of driving you can see the heat distortions in the air coming out over the windscreen. So looks aside, I think it has value on the car.
     
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    That '67 is bad ass. :bowdown: It is freaking impossible to find 4 door '67s in the states. :sad2:
     
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    The shape. I've never really been a fan of hoods like that, especially when there isn't a big block under there, and you NEED the hood for the intake at that point. I would say invest in better cooling, wrap what you can, and then have hood louvers or something like that.

    I also like the sleeper/stealth look though, so big hoods aren't my thing.
     
  7. Heimdall

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    what power that iroc making? turbo's a bit small isn't it for an engine of that size? :p
     
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    I see you point. Unfortunatly the way in which the turbo is positioned now means that it needs the clearance the hood offer.

    Even in the config that the pic above shows I needed a custom hood. This was the hood I made for it back then.

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    Unfortunatly it was constantly flexing and cracking paint and eventually the heat started effecting the fiberglass.
     
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    Why not just bulge the hood upward over the turbo?
     
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    Because then I'd have all the same dramas with another custom hood. This off the shelf hood fits my needs and is much lighter and stronger than anything I could make myself.

    Plus my mild OCD always went off have a bulge/scoop off to one side. :p
     
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    Bleh at 3rd gens. Although it's neat that it'd RHD and if the hood was painted would look like a really nice track car. But you should've LS swaped it and turbo'd that.:p That motor is better served as an anchor. lol
     
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    ignored my question/comments, just because i've got a bigger turbo for my daily :p
     
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    Ha! Sorry man, missed your post. No turbo envy here :p

    The IROC has been my daily for nearly 2 years since its been turbo'ed. The last time I was on a dyno it made bearly 450hp at 6psi. Standard injectors and ECM with a RRFPR was as much 'tuning' as the poor girl had lol.

    Now that I have the Impala I'll be able to spend more time working on the IROC since I wont need it to get to work each day. I'm not really chasing much more power, 500hp would suit me fine. But the chasis and suspension need plenty more work to remain competative in the events I'm hoping to start playing in. Although the intention is for it to remain a street registered car.
     
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    Well the new 350 is in and running like a dream. Leads are a mess but they are just temp until the MSDs show up.

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    And a few afternoon shots ;)

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    what makes the fisher built cars better?
     
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    sweet cars to drive around AUS I'm sure
     
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    Nice - I like your style.
     
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    what does pillarless mean?
     
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    no B pillars.

    Only A and C. There is no pillars inbetween the doors.
     
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    hey man i got a question about that turbo TPI..how much power did it put down? Ive been thinking about going with a similar setup on my car
     
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    The IROC's never been on a dyno so can't help you with figures I'm afraid.

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    sweet impala and cam
     
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    The old girls got a new throat today. Finally got the shits with the 600 Holley that came with the crate motor. Bloody thing was just a POS.

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    So glad to be rockin mechanical secondaries again.
     
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    Good to see that people are still having issues with the needle and seat of the 4160 holley's. They need to scrap that design.
     

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