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Old 11-04-2012, 05:35 PM
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I bet a 4:11 would really wake one up...hmmmmm (checking Summit book...) haha

if its a tpi dont bother with the 4:10's they put the engine up out of its power band very fast most go with 3:42 and max of 3:73's with the tpi

i have owned 15 3rd generation f-bodys over the years

first word of advice is dont buy anything performance wise for the engine unless it will swap onto a 350 i.e headers/catback , aftermarket tpi manifold parts


second advice is if u want to make the thing fast 350 with vortec heads ,and vortec manifld base for the tpi if u want to keep the fuel injection


nice car btw


if u do any mods and its fuel injected u will have to get into chip burning for the ecm

check out thirdgen.org forums for the diy prom section


btw what year is it i cant tell without a picture from the rear of the car

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:41 PM
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Hey, thanks for those great tips!

Its a 1987. all stock TPI etc.

I'm sure it will stay stock, I was just kidding bout the 4:11s (well not really haha)

If you see my recent post, now my daughter wants it... I think it would make a great first car. Its drives and handles really nice.
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Hey, thanks for those great tips!

Its a 1987. all stock TPI etc.

I'm sure it will stay stock, I was just kidding bout the 4:11s (well not really haha)

If you see my recent post, now my daughter wants it... I think it would make a great first car. Its drives and handles really nice.
a ssomone who had one for a first car, i would say it is not a good first car
#1 they suck in the rain or any bad weather
#2 enough power to get into some serious trouble with
#3 they fold up like an accordian if u crash them

my first car was an 87 iroc with the 305/5 speed combo lots of fun and great car but i got in alot of trouble with that car and had lot of very close calls with it

if u do do gears get a set of 3:42 or 3:73's max, though id have to check what the 305 came with i know the 350 cars would be either 2:72 or 3:23 not sure of the 305 cars were the same


is the rpo sticker still under the center console lid ? if so take a picture of it and i can tell u what gears and suspension options the car has
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:55 PM
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is the rpo sticker still under the center console lid ? if so take a picture of it and i can tell u what gears and suspension options the car has
Yep, sure is... I knew enough to check for the IROC code BZ4 I believe it was... but thats it. I'll take a pic and post it tomorrow night.

It would be great to know what its got. Thanks.

Interior in this thing is absolutely mint. Heres a video the seller made if you are interested.

1987 Iroc-Z Camaro $3200/obo - YouTube
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i've never owned an iroc or 3rd gen z-28, but i've owned 3 3rd gen camaros (sport coupes).

1) i hope your back is in good shape because they ride rough. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but i want to point that out to you.

2) No real problems, easy to work on. i didn't have an easy time in the snow, but think this has more to do with tires than other things such as RWD, more weight up front etc. i think it's generally a well built, well designed car.

3) These cars really handle well. So, at least with me, they kind of intrinsically made me want to drive a little more aggressively than what i would normally do. This got me into trouble occasionally. So you have to be careful about that.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:42 PM
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Yep, strong back, weak mind here...

Thanks for the tips... I don't know alot about these or any "new" cars to be honest... My knowledge stops at 1972 LOL

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a ssomone who had one for a first car, i would say it is not a good first car
#1 they suck in the rain or any bad weather
#2 enough power to get into some serious trouble with
#3 they fold up like an accordian if u crash them

my first car was an 87 iroc with the 305/5 speed combo lots of fun and great car but i got in alot of trouble with that car and had lot of very close calls with it

if u do do gears get a set of 3:42 or 3:73's max, though id have to check what the 305 came with i know the 350 cars would be either 2:72 or 3:23 not sure of the 305 cars were the same


is the rpo sticker still under the center console lid ? if so take a picture of it and i can tell u what gears and suspension options the car has

I agree with not giving this car to your daughter...I'm sure she's a great kid but so was and is my son. In 1998 I bought him his first car. I was a 1979 Pontiac Lemans, 4 door, 305 4bbl ran like a champ. I paid $300 for the car and got it so cheap because the rust on the doors was horrific. They would flap in the wind while driving. So of course he wanted me to fix them. Me being the good father I am I agreed and immediately got 4 pairs of sweat sock, 4 hockey sticks and as much fiberglass in a can that I could find. My son looked at me and asked what I was doing, I told him that i was going to to a quick fix and not spend a bunch of time or money to fix the car. I got the paint for free (I was a factory rep at the time) and 2 days later at 10:30 at night he got the car. At 10:58 I got a phone call telling me that my son was involved in an accident and it was his fault and could I please come and remove my sweat socks from the intersection. He made a left turn on a red light and took out the passenger side rear door.

OK the sweat socks and hockey sticks aren't true but the rest is. I did a cheap repair because I new my son was not going to keep the car in pristine condition very long. I made him fix the car himself and he drove it all through high school and his second year of University.

He learned what I already knew.

Just a story of my experience with kids and cars. i have a few more about that car involving burnouts, myself and greasy hands I'll have to tell you sometime.

By the way, nice looking stereo in the Camaro...bonus.

Ray
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My first car was an anemic 1984 Caprice Classic sedan with the 305 and an automatic. I still found ways to make that car a terror to fellow drivers on the streets. I still have the car and now I have to fix everything I did to the car when I was much less responsible so I can have a nice sedan for the family. The misses wants a mid-size SUV so there's no chance of me getting a new truck anytime soon, so I have to dust the cobwebs off the old Grandpa car and make a decent cruiser out of it for the family.

I guess the point is that I agree. Even if your daughter wont thrash it, I'm sure whatever guy she's dating at the time probably will. You have a nice car though, I really want a 3rd gen as my next project. These cars are starting to climb in value and become real collectors. Hold on to it before you kick yourself for getting rid of it a decade from now.
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1987 Chevrolet Camaro Drivetrain List

Yr Model Trans Engine
code/type CR Displ. HP Torque Induc-
tion Manual
std. Manual
opt.
(G92) Auto
std. Auto
opt.
(G92)
87 Sport Coupe
LT
RS* M5,A4 LB8 V6 8.9:1 2.8 (173) 135@4900 160@3900 MFI 3.42 ---- 3.42 ----
87 LT A4 LG4 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 165@4400 245@2800 4bbl ---- ---- 2.73 ----
87 Z28 M5,A4 LG4 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 170@4400 250@2800 4bbl 3.23 ---- 2.73 ----
87 Z28 A4 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 190@4000 295@3200 TPI ---- ---- 2.73 ----
87 Z28 M5 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 215@4400 295@3200 TPI 3.08 ---- ---- ----
87 IROC-Z A4 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 190@4000 295@3200 TPI ---- ---- 2.73 3.23
87 IROC-Z M5,A4 LG4 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 170@4400 250@2800 4bbl 3.23 ---- 2.73 ----
87 IROC-Z M5 LB9 V8 9.3:1 5.0 (305) 215@4400 295@3200 TPI 3.08 3.45* ---- ----
87 IROC-Z A4 L98 V8 9.3:1 5.7 (350) 225@4400 330@2800 TPI ---- ---- 3.27* ----
there ya go

if u have the g92 rpo code u will have 3:23's, if not u have 2:73 gears

G92 for 1987 required the following options:

5.0 TPI (LB9) Limited slip differential (G80) Rear disc brakes (J65)
Engine oil cooler (KC4)
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Oh... yea its def 2:73's then b/c I dont have rear discs... I'm sure its gotta be the base IROC model.

So, yea, an upgrade to 3:73's from that would be quite a kick in the pants for this ride. Something to ponder if I wind up wanting to keep it.
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its not a base model ,that would be a z28 with the lg4 or the iroc badge with the lg4

u may still have some of the optional stuff suspension and or other feature wise
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I´ve had my 1986 3rd gen Camaro 20 years now and done just about everything to it that I could.
Living where I do in Spain I got lucky and am not restricted by laws on modifying it. It was imported as personal belongings and many mods were already done.
Lowering the car and adding subframe connectors made it even better, I also upgraded to a 355 from the 305, no one knows at the test center, one V8
is the same as the next.
I did use the computer Quadrajet for awhile on the 355 with another computer and chip but eventually went to non computer completely.
At the time I got it HotRod did a 1982 3rd Gen "makeover" which I devoured and would have liked to have copied.

Theirs eventually went to the crusher.... very

HotRod Part one.
HotRod Part two.
HotRod Part three.
HotRod Part four.

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I´ve had my 1986 3rd gen Camaro 20 years now and done just about everything to it that I could.
Living where I do in Spain I got lucky and am not restricted by laws on modifying it. It was imported as personal belongings and many mods were already done.
Lowering the car and adding subframe connectors made it even better, I also upgraded to a 355 from the 305, no one knows at the test center, one V8
is the same as the next.
I did use the computer Quadrajet for awhile on the 355 with another computer and chip but eventually went to non computer completely.
At the time I got it HotRod did a 1982 3rd Gen "makeover" which I devoured and would have liked to have copied.

Theirs eventually went to the crusher.... very

HotRod Part one.
HotRod Part two.
HotRod Part three.
HotRod Part four.

You didnt have to go all the way to Spain... you would have been cool in Va. All I need is antique tags on my 87 and no smog or even inspection... EVER.

It just cant be a daily driver, but even then they gotta catch ya first...
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Have you picked it up yet? It's almost like bringing a new born baby home from the hospital isn't it?
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Have you picked it up yet? It's almost like bringing a new born baby home from the hospital isn't it?
IM WAITING ON THE WIFEY TO GET HOME FROM WORK DANGIT!!! SHES MY RIDE OVER THERE...GOT THE CASH...TEMP TAGS...INSURANCE...IM READY!! LOL

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