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Cars > Challenges > “BadA$$” Vs “Black Betty”

 

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Gramps

M–63
Port Orchard, Washington
United States

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76camaro

M–32
Cookeville, Tennessee
United States

 

1992 Chevrolet Camaro

“BadA$$”

1976 Chevrolet Camaro LT

“Black Betty”

 
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About “BadA$$”

Originally an RS, there is not any RS appearance, handling, or performance equipment left. Virtually all have been replaced, or upgraded with aftermarket or IROC/Z28 equipment, hence the name. Screw the purists, I made the car my own, and it's faster, much better handling, and more aesthetically pleasing than the bone-stock 3rd gen Z/28's.

Bought in 1994, the day I made my last child support payment, I drove this car up until 2 years ago as a daily commuter and travel for my job. Logging no fewer than two dozen trips to San Diego and five cross country trips.

Since just about everything on tis car has been replaced, I drive it only from May to October now, mostly weekends, and never in the rain. I drive to about a dozen shows during the season, as well as the local strip. Because of all the chrome, and the resulting spots from water, the car hasn't even been washed in over two years!

About “Black Betty”

I bought it as a heap. I have been through most of the car and have it running in a descent fashion (check mods) and looking like a K-ro should.

 

Specs for “BadA$$”

EXTERIOR:
Correct grill w/Z/28 fogs
Optional billet grill (see-through fogs)
Door protector strips removed
2002 35th Anniversary SLP 17"x9" wheels
Nitto Z rated tires-
Z/28 rear spoiler
New Ultra-temp windshield (never touched by blades)
Lifetime tint all around
Etched door window glass
Custom etched GTS headlight covers
All Xenon headlights
Z/28 hood
Factory ground FX
Factory Heritage red paint
Cobra keyless entry
Chromed license plate mount
Chrome license plate frame

SUSPENSION/EXHAUST
Flow-Tech headers
3" collectors and hi-flow cat (is it really a cat?)
3" cat back to
Polished Magna-flow muffler and tips
All IROC suspension, including:
Chrome 36mm front sway bar
Chrome frame rail wonderbar
Chrome idler arm, pitman, tie-rods and centerlink MOOG
Powder coated spindles
Powder coated lower control arms
Chromed strut tower bearing housings and caps
Chrome front IROC springs
All nylon bushings
KYB gas front struts
KYB adjustable gas shocks rear
Edelbrock tie-rod connector sleeves
Drilled/slotted rotors
Dual piston calipers from Jeg's
Russell stainless braided brake lines
Quick ratio steering box
Stainless air dam
Aluminum driveline
Chrome torsion bar
Adjustable billet panhard bar/Performance Engineering
Boxed trailing arms from Performance Engineering
Posi rear with w/ Trans-am aluminum drums

ENGINE/COMPARTMENT
5.0 liter L69
TBI w/350 injectors
NOS wet Nitrous system (subplate) w/100 100hp shot orifice
MSD billet distributor
MSD high output coil
8.5mm solid core wires
Chrome dual snorkel air cleaner
Powdercoated intake
Flow-Tech headers
Air Conditioning deleted
Smog/AIR system deleted
IROC dual cooling fans
Chrome 160 amp alternator
Optima battery with billet "bow-tie" box
Edelbrock hi-flow water pump
Chrome crank, p/steering/water pump/smog pump pulleys
Billet two piece timing chain cover
Pete Jackson timing chain
Stainless radiator hoses, top/bottom by Spectre
Jet Stage II chip
Borg-Warner "World Class" 5 speed trans
CenterForce dual friction clutch
Chromed dual snorkel (Ram-Air) air cleaner
Custom billet air cleaner nut
Jamex strut tower brace
Chrome heater box
Chrome hood hinges
Chrome hood latch assy
Chrome latch/radiator mount
Chrome nose filler panel
Chrome transmission X member
Chrome clutch slave cyl cover
Chrome Australian daggar dipstick
Chrome linkage bracket
Chrome relay brackets
Custom billet radiator cap/master cyl. cap
Chrome wiring looms by Summit
Chrome factory fender-to-firewall brace
Chromed belt pulleys (all)
Chrome power steering cap
Chrome fuel pump block off
Chromed clutch slave cylinder box and mount
Chrome oil filter cover
Chrome triangle frame stiffeners
Steel braided heater hose
Steel braided radiator overflow hose
Chrome custom hood rests

INTERIOR
2002 Camaro ebony buckets
2002 Camaro ebony rear seats
Custom leather 3d flamed door panels and sial panels
Custom aluminum door sill plates
Custom (correct) embroidered mats
Factory CD player
Factory amplified BOSE trunk speakers
Custom amplified Q-Form kick panels with Sony X-plodes
Auto-Meter programmable tach
Reverse glow gages w/rheostat
Z/28 145mph speedo
Grant Lemans billet & Mohagany steering wheel
NOS 10lb Nitrous bottle
Billet, custom Nitrous bottle mount
Braided, stainless nitrous feed and vent lines
Hurst T-Command shifter w/nitrous switch
Aircraft "fail-safe" switches
Hurst roll control
Dual gage piller pod
Auto-meter programmable clock and nitrous gage
Cobra keyless entry

Specs for “Black Betty”

Tell yourself its stock if it will help you sleep at night.

 

Factory Options for “BadA$$”

These are the remaining factory options. See "Modifications for a list of the options that were ripped out and/or scrapped.

Power: windows/locks/mirrors/hatch
AM/FM CD Player

Factory Options for “Black Betty”

Roll up windows

 

Mods for “BadA$$”

Too numerous to mention, but it dyno'ed at 12,000 horsepower and runs in the 6's. But seriously.....

The following are GONE AND UPGRADED
NO MORE CRAPPY:

Air conditioning
Smog system
Soft RS front suspension
Steering box
single cooling fan
crappy gray tweed interior
Wheels
Complete rear suspension
Cast iron exhaust and choker cat
Un-sexy hood and rear spoiler
All glass now limo-tinted and etched
Crappy headlights
Cast iron rear drums
Very under-achieving front calipers
Cumbersome steel driveline
crummy factory ECM
Crummy struts
Ugly rubber/plastic grill
Ugly plastic air dam
Funky plastic nose filler panel
Crappy plastic door protector side strips
Bulging factory brake lines
Undersize injectors

Mods for “Black Betty”

Small Block v8,
heads,
headers,
Race ready cutouts
mild cam,
Functional snorkel hood,
traction bars,
weld on subframe connectors,
shift kit,
373 posi rear end,
true dualled flow masters
10inch Sub for a little bump
and a few odds an ends.
And even some blue neons neons in the snorkel.

 

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Points for BadA$$ Total Votes Points for Black Betty
30 12 30

 

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