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Cars > Challenges > “SickSpeed” Vs “Badass LT1”

 

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SickSpeedMonte

M–28

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Devin

M–25
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

 

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

“SickSpeed”

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 30th

“Badass LT1”

 
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About “SickSpeed”

Let me start off by saying that this car actually gets raced. I've taken it to quite a few autocrosses. Last time out, I was beating about 60% of the WRX's in the field, with a 3700lb curb weight. Plans for next year include road racing at summit point.

This is my first car, and I have had it for 3 years now. It served as my daily driver for the first two years until I got my other car, the 1991 corolla that is still in my virtual garage here. This car is my pride and joy, and I have invested over 20k into it, including the initial purchase price of 2400.

Check out the Specs and Albums to see what all has been done!

Last time to the track indicated somewhere slightly north of 300 RWHP which means about 340+ at the crank.

She's been in Chevy High Performance magazine and was chosen to be the "face" of MonteCarloSS.com, by being printed on the official merchandise. See http://www.ca...teCarloSScom/ if you are interested

About “Badass LT1”

This is my 1997 Chevy Camaro Z28 30th. When I bought this car I was actually not into cars at all, I had no intentions to modify this car at all. I have owned this car since Decmber 5th of 2005. In the last year I have put 315 miles on her by taking her to car shows, and cruise nights. All the modifications were done by me, and by the help of a family friend who works on cars, and who is currently restoring a 52 chevy pickup into a hotrod. The car came from AutoExtocia in Ohio. I paid 9k for this car, it had 68,200 on it and now it is at 73,489. My furture plans are to put possibley a cam in this car with a full kit from Thunder Racing. I have done a rear seat delete cause I like to only carry one passenger at a time. I wash my car always by hand and try to in the cool shade. When I am not driving it, it sits in my garage with a car cover over her at all times. From the first week following December first my car goes into storage until April 3rd which is my b-day. I dynoed my car stock at Dynosport of Lincoln, NE and it did 245 and 270. Once the long tube headers were installed by me, I re-dyoned and it jumped to 266 and 294.

 

Specs for “SickSpeed”

**For a full, detalied write-up on this car, visit www.sickspeedmonte.com

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Engine:

-350 GMPP Crate motor, rated from the factory at 260 hp.
-Crane cam, .440/.454" lift, I/E, 265* advertised duration, 114* LSA
-Edelbrock RPM Performer Q-Jet intake
-Edelbrock Performer 600 cfm carburetor
-Dynatech Monte Clip circle track headers, full length, 1 5/8" Primaries, 3" collectors
-Flowtech Race Readies (cut outs) 3" in and out.
-Flowmaster Ball/Socket flanges 3" in, 2.5" out
-Custom mandrel bent H pipe and "invisible" Tail pipes
-Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers, 2.5" in and out... these things sound NICE
-Ramcharger dual electric fans controled by a Flexalite fan controler and auxilary switches
-Rebuilt water and power steering pumps
-High output alternator
-A/C delete (R-134a conversion from an '87 IROC coming soon)
-Polyurethane motor mounts
-Judging by trap speeds and the vehicle weight, it should be putting out around 350 hp at the flywheel

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Trans:

-1993 Corvette ZF 6 speed
-Dual friction clutch
-Single mass flywheel
-C4 Corvette gear driven starter
-S10 Clutch master cylinder
-S10 clutch hydraulic line
-C4 Corvette Clutch Slave cylinder
-1978 El Camino 4 speed brake and clutch pedals
-3" shortener than stock driveshaft built from scratch and balanced with heavy duty universal joints
-Modified stock crossmember with B&M polyurethane Trans mount.

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Rear End:

-8.5" rear from a Gran National
-4.10:1 gears
-Rebuilt posi
-Hardened Moser axles
-BMR lower control arm relocation brackets

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Suspension:

-Front cut stock F41 springs, 1 coil
-Belltech 2" S10 drop spindles
-Cut rear cargo coil springs
-Tokiko gas charged shocks all around
-Polyurethane bump stops
-Falcon upper control arm offset shafts
-Freshly rebuilt front steering components (Center link, idler arm, tie rods and sleves, control arm bushings, ball joints and sway bar bushings.

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Brakes:

-Stock 9.5" front rotors with EBC "Green Stuff" performance pads
-Stock rear drums
-Coming Soon! 13" C5 rotors on modified Monte drop spindles with modified monte rotors (turned down to hubs) are waiting in my room for a set of C5 calipers, abutments, and lines to replace the factory front pieces.

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Wheels/Tires:

-17 X 8" and 17 X 9.5" Forged aluminum wheels
-235/45/17's up front, 275/40/17's in back

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Interior:

-Custom fiberglass console to mate with 6 speed shifter. Wrapped in vinyl along with a vinyl shifter boot to match the leather stock C4 knob.
-Autogage (by Autometer) gauges for: Tachometer, water temp, oil pressure, vacuum, and air/fuel ratio
-Pioneer head unit (AM/FM, CD), rockford fosgate front speakers, and Pioneer rear speakers.

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Body:

-Dupont Bright Violet paint and PPG show quality clear.
-4" Outlaw Z harwood fiberglass bolt on, show version hood
-Matrix "Angel Eyes" simulated HID headlights with Halo rings
-Shaved antenna (antenna going in windshield soon)
-Grill modded to remove verticle slats

Specs for “Badass LT1”

It is an automatic with the all-powerful 5.7 liter LT1 engine! 350 cubic inches of displacement.

Specifications

Type: Midsize Coupe
Where Built: Canada


Dimensions

Exterior
Length: 193.2 in. Width: 74.1 in.
Height: 51.3 in. Wheel Base: 101.1 in.
Curb Weight: 3442 lbs.
Interior
Front Head Room: 37.2 in. Front Hip Room: 52.8 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 57.4 in. Rear Head Room: 35.3 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 55.8 in. Rear Hip Room: 44.4 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.9 in. Rear Leg Room: 26.8 in.
Luggage Capacity: 12.9 cu. ft. Maximum Seating: 4
Performance Data

Performance
Acceleration (0-60 mph): 5.8 sec. Braking Distance (60-0 mph): 118 ft.
Road Holding Index: .88 g Base Number of Cylinders: 8
Base Engine Size: 5.7 liters Base Engine Type: V8
Horsepower: 285 hp Max Horsepower: 5200 rpm
Torque: 325 ft-lbs. Max Torque: 2400 rpm
Maximum Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs. Drive Type: RWD
Turning Circle: 40.1 ft.
Fuel Data

Fuel
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.5 gal.
EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway)
Manual: 16 mpg / 27 mpg Automatic: : 17 mpg / 25 mpg
Range in Miles: (City/Highway)
Automatic: 263.5 mi. / 387.5 mi. Manual: 248 mi. / 418.5 mi.

 

Factory Options for “SickSpeed”

True SS car with Z65 (SS) Package. VIN number verified to be an SS.

A/C (deleted), power windows, power locks, rear defrost, power stearing, power brakes, 3.73:1 open rear, bench seat/column shift, dual remote mirrors, AM/FM cassette player.

Factory Options for “Badass LT1”

T-tops with the t-tops sunshades, automatic transmisson, 10 disc compact cd player, leather interior, tinted windows, power driver's seat, 30th anniversay emblems in the back seat and the front two seats, stationary antenna, automatic lights, alarm system, keyless entery, radio, driver and passanger side airbags!

 

Mods for “SickSpeed”

The entire car just about... see specs.

Mods for “Badass LT1”

Modified airbox
Chrome painted capliers
2000 Camaro Z28 chrome rims
Pacesetter coated long tube headers
Pacesetter uncoated y-pipe (soon to be coated over storage)
Custome turndown
Chrome exhaust cross-bar
UMI gloss black subframe connectors
Ksport black powdercoated lowering springs
Underdive pulley
New opti
MSD 8.5 super coductor wires
LT1 throttle body cover plate
Mirror chrome battery cover
Custom made chrome Z28 emblems
Custom made chrome CAMARO fill-ins in the rear
Shorty antenna
1 in wheel spacers
5% Limo Tint on the sides and back
Tuned by Dynosport, made 266 and 294 (stock it made 245 and 270)

 

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