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

Post photos/videos of anything* you own - Or, ask to see something.

Moderator: Team

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:29 pm

enigma57 wrote::hello2: Outstanding, Diego! You've done a great job with the new engine. Very impressive.

Best regards,

Harry
Thank you very much my friend, my power estimate is around 620 HP...car weights 3414lbs with me in it.

Lets see how she does on a good prepped strip :)
'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

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:31 pm

'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

Old as Dirt
Pro
Pro
Posts: 278
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:09 pm
Location: Monroe Washington

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

Post by Old as Dirt » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:03 pm

BrazilianZ28Camaro wrote:
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..
Image
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 !
Good site for some reading... http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/info ... ag_Car.htm

enigma57
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1234
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:59 pm
Location: Galt's Gulch

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

Post by enigma57 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:24 pm

ImageImage

bigjoe1
Show Guest
Show Guest
Posts: 6171
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:16 pm
Location: santa ana calif-92703
Contact:

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

Post by bigjoe1 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:09 pm

Did you push it ALL THE WAY to the floor ???


JOE SHERMAN RACING

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:45 pm

bigjoe1 wrote:Did you push it ALL THE WAY to the floor ???


JOE SHERMAN RACING

At the starting line no, the track wasn't prepped, I had to pedal it gradually ,,,next race the strip will have some VHT, and I'll floor it off the line like it should be :)

I'm sure I have power to lower the sixty foot, but I need to find the correct weight transfer ratio & best tire pressure to hook like it should.

Thanks for reply Big Joe..
'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

Old as Dirt
Pro
Pro
Posts: 278
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:09 pm
Location: Monroe Washington

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

Post by Old as Dirt » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:50 pm

next race the strip will have some VHT, and I'll floor it off the line like it should be :)

We talking a big 'ol WHEELIE here? :mrgreen:

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:03 pm

Old as Dirt wrote:
next race the strip will have some VHT, and I'll floor it off the line like it should be :)

We talking a big 'ol WHEELIE here? :mrgreen:

...then I would cry like a baby after that... LOL seriously, this is my childhood dream.

I'll keep all of you updated :)
'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

wyrmrider
Guru
Guru
Posts: 6932
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:52 pm

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

Post by wyrmrider » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:33 pm

any chance of a wheele and you should have already tied your chassis together or a cage hate it when they bend in the middle or even start showing wrinkles on the quarter panels

User avatar
Baprace
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1585
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:57 am
Location: Henrietta NY 14623

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

Post by Baprace » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:20 pm

You did a magnifcent job putting that car together, looks sharp , also the video from the grandstands shows the power of the car, nice job.

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:36 pm

wyrmrider wrote:any chance of a wheele and you should have already tied your chassis together or a cage hate it when they bend in the middle or even start showing wrinkles on the quarter panels
Car is already tied :)

I made the subframe connectors with braces in the middle welded to the stock floor reinforcements.

I also built a ten point roll cage, tying all the chassis to the sobframe bars and frames. Car feels pretty solid.
Last edited by BrazilianZ28Camaro on Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
'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

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:38 pm

Baprace wrote:You did a magnifcent job putting that car together, looks sharp , also the video from the grandstands shows the power of the car, nice job.

Thank you very much Baprace, these words coming from a experienced racer means a lot to me! :)
'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

mk e
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3009
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Location: Elverson, PA

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

Post by mk e » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:25 am

Great work! Congrats!

....I'm SOOO jelous anytime I see a car that actually runs
Mark
Mechanical Engineer

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:02 pm

mk e wrote:Great work! Congrats!

....I'm SOOO jelous anytime I see a car that actually runs

Thank you! these things take time...My car was stored in the garage on jackstands for more than three years, waiting for parts.....overhere parts are five to six times more expansive than they are at USA, so have $$ to get the parts also takes time..I sold a 283 and a 350 to have funds to build this 427...

The thing that matters is , someday your car will be ready to rock, build it like you dream and will worth it!
'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

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3792
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

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

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:37 pm

UPDATE........ with pics & video

Last Sunday I drove the Z28 to Velopark Drag strip to test the performance on a good prepped strip (finally, thanks GOD)....I weighted the car on a four corner scale, its race weight is 3308lbs with me in it. Yep, needs a diet.

My friends, I still can't belive how well she did!!!!

I ran six times, all launches with the front wheels IN THE AIR!!!!!! I never would even imagine that could happen!!!

Best ET was 1.52s sixty foot (very good to a street strip car overhere), 4.25s @ 100 meters and 6.57s@ 108.25 MPH in the 1/8 mile :o

First pass I hamered it off the line, it felt strong and she hooks now, but car pulls to the left two times and I had to abort the pass.

Second pass, lowered the tire pressure from 14 psi to 13 psi, car launches better,but still pull to the left , I lost traction and had to pedal it on second gear still runs seven flat.

Third pass, lowered the tire pressure to 12.5 psi car launches hard ,runs sorta straight and its the first time I'm is the six seconds zone with a 6.78s!
When I arrived in the pits , my friends and a few strangers were all there to congratulate me for the ET!

Fourth pass, I increased the left hand Caltrac's bar preload half turn, now car launches like a scalded dog, runs straight and I'm faster than ever :) I saw the 4.28s time partial after the finishing line and now my eyes are wet, because I did know the ET was even better than before. And it was! 6.59s@ 108.25 mph

The fifth and Sixth pass are pretty much like the fourth, car now is consistent, launches like a MFKr, but I believe it can be quicker off the line , maybe lower gears, other caltrac setup... lots of things to test :)

I didn't even touched the engine, its with the "tune by ear" :mrgreen: I did for the street yet so I think I can have more power from it. I believe , by the car weight and 1/8 speed the engine is making now around 62-630 HP.

I'm very very happy,, all my friends couldn't believe what all of us were seeing...a Street car, all steel , heavy ( comparing with the other cars racing) ,all motor pump gas burner, wheelstanding and running mid sixties, and out running A LOT of race only cars...AND I even got a thophy of first place in my seven second class...all in the same day !!!

I just can't belive yet. I feel like God blessed me, because everything ran soo well, I didn't broke a part, car ran strong, didn't hit the wall and got new friends.

We don't know other car with the characteristcs above that runs that fast in the ENTIRE COUNTRY. So I guess I'm the Brazilian version of Larry Larson right now :lol:

So, I'd like to thank all of you again, that took the time to give me a hand and had patience to teach me the secrets of this amazing sport.

To me this is a victory and it's also yours! =D> =D> =D>

This is the video & pics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI6S2HJ86l4


Image
Image
Image
The writing on the rear spoiler says : God Bless my Z28 Pro Street
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Looks like she's hooking!
Image
'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

Post Reply