Camaro is back to the action....finally!

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Camaro is back to the action....finally!

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:29 pm

Hello Gents,

I'd like to give those who helped me with my car/engine project a little update. :)

Last Sunday I raced my car with the new 427" SBC , after four years away from the Dragstrip building the engine and upgrading the drivetrain, suspension and brakes.

I'm happy because my car accelerate and brake straight, and looks like the engine is making some steam, although it need fine tunning to maximum performance.

The suspension also need a few tweeks to improve the sixty foot.

So far the best 1/8 mile ET is 1.81 60 foot and 7.004@ 106MPH and is kind of impressive (overhere in Brazil) for a street/strip gas burner, heavy car .

The Velopark Dragstrip was full of cars and lines, so I didn't have time to test engine and suspension changes, I just tweeked tire pressure.

I'm very happy with my car performance and I believe I can hit the high sixes on the next race.

So, once again, thanks everybody for the great, and I mean GREAT help you guys gave me, these results wouldn't be possible without your help =D> =D> =D>

This is my baby in action:

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'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by jim_ss409 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:34 pm

Way to go!
The car looks great! =D>

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:47 pm

jim_ss409 wrote:Way to go!
The car looks great! =D>

Thank you very much Jim,,, ohh and its not a Gasser, its the suspension reacting and lifting the car all the way through the strip a little to much for my liking :mrgreen:
'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by wyrmrider » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:51 pm

Get that nose down at the top end
It's not an airplane

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:54 pm

Ohh I forgot to mention the strip was unprepped! Next race it will have some VHT....things may improve :)
'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:56 pm

wyrmrider wrote:Get that nose down at the top end
It's not an airplane

:lol:
Sure will...I have to tweek the front shocks a bit.

There is any other thing I can do on the rear suspension to help on that?
'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by F-BIRD'88 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:51 pm

Very cool car.

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Post by Old as Dirt » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:04 pm

Looking GOOD! miss my 70 SS350.. Love the short spoilers on that Model yr. Try some limit straps on your front suspension and lower the rear if you have tire clearance..
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Post by roc » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:25 pm

Nice job Diego. Car and engine look sharp. Any videos yet?

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Post by blwilliams » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:29 am

Your car looks great. Congratulations on your hard work all coming together.

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Post by enigma57 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:35 am

:hello2: Outstanding, Diego! You've done a great job with the new engine. Very impressive.

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:14 pm

F-BIRD'88 wrote:Very cool car.
Thank you F-bird, your machine is Badass too!
'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:18 pm

Old as Dirt wrote:Looking GOOD! miss my 70 SS350.. Love the short spoilers on that Model yr. Try some limit straps on your front suspension and lower the rear if you have tire clearance..
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Limit straps...won't they impede front end rise at launch and weight transfer?

Unfortunatelly I haven't any more tire clearance at the rear,,,the tires are 1" from the fenders with the suspension unloaded.

That Pro Street Camaro looks awesome too! =D>

Thanks !
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'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:22 pm

roc wrote:Nice job Diego. Car and engine look sharp. Any videos yet?


Here is one cool video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfg3Qy6yG7w

First pass against a four banger turbo VW , second pass against a Brazilian Dodge Charger.

Thanks a lot!
'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:24 pm

blwilliams wrote:Your car looks great. Congratulations on your hard work all coming together.
Thank you very much. I didn't save efforts to build this car the way I aways dreamed. :)
'71 Z28 Pro-Street Camaro
Pump gas -T-ram - All motor SBC 427"
3308 lbs- leaf spring/Caltrac Car
29x10.5 Hoosiers
New best 1/8 mile ET
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@109mph :D

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