1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
“I ROC U”
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z / Z-28
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About “I ROC U”
I got her in 93 and was used for a daily driver for a few years then in 98 she was stolen in front of my work and was driven to california which they were about to sell it off but got pulled over by an officer and found out it was stolen. She was then towed back to oregon which i found out they stripped the car's floor mats, stereo, tires, and some other random stuff and they also stole a good 5k of personal items in the car.
She was gone for a 3 month period so I was forced to buy another car as I exepted to never see it again, so when i got the camaro back i used the other car as a DD and the camaro was kept in the garage for several yrs rarely started let alone driven. then back in around 05 I moved and was forced to keep the camaro outside which she was again never started so in mid-09 I got enough money to get her running which cost me $1500 because of injectors needed cleaning, fuel tank needed cleaning, all fuels flushed and filled, and some other small stuff.
well now i have my girl back and running strong and hoping sometime to get enough money for tags, reg., and some other requirements so she can be driven again!
she will not be left stock for to much longer as I have BIG plans for her when I can afford to get parts. Also this is the car I learned my mechanical experience on.
Iv since got the car fixed up Iv competly restored the paint to near as perfect as i can get it but I still try to get it nicer!
Also while this sound strange, Everytime I drive her even if its just down the street I feel like me and my car are an million bucks and she sure does get plenty attention, exepecially with no muffler lol.
I cant wait for the day to get her street legal and a few mods in her to go crusin down the freeway on a nice warm summer night with the t-tops off (which dont leak btw) listening to boston going 80+mph without an care in the world. Now thats the life! dam I cant wait!
It was in 1989 when I bought this car, it was a real sharp looking machine way back in the day...considerably new...only 4 years old at the time.
The color was Red and it had a Red/Grey interior, completely stock until the modifications started in 1991 and really haven't stopped to this day, there is always something new to do.
I fell in love with the car when the 3rd Generation Camaro first came out in 1982 and I just had to have one...but when the Camaro got some upgraded Ground F/X, Spoilers, Hood Blisters in 1991 I fell in love alot more because the cars really looked out of this world and just plain Georgeous!!!
Into the present now and you really don't see alot of these cars on the road that are in good shape anymore...only a few are around and I am proud that my car represents the beauty & lines on what a 3rd Generation Car should look like.
I have owned this car for 20 years now...I hope to have until the day that I die!
Specs for “I ROC U”
Stock 305tpi with 700r4 tranny with 3.23 rear. puts out 200hp 300tq. 0-60 is probaly somewhere in the 7's and quarter in low-mid 15's with top speed of 130
Specs for “Rocinrol”
383 C.I. Stroker...6.3 Litre, 515 H.P.
4th GEN. Camaro Leather Seats.
ALUMINUM: Rearend Stud Girdle.
ALPINE: Amplifier "V-Power 5 Channel"
ALPINE: CD/MP3 Head Unit.
AUBURN PRO: Posi & Carrier Unit.
AUTO METER: Ultra-Lite Gauges "Complete"
B&M: Ratchet Shifter.
B&M: Race Tranny/Oil Cooler.
B&M: Stage 2 Shift Kit.
BMR: Adjustable Pan-Hard Bar.
BORLA: Stainless Steel Exhaust.
BOSTON ACOUSTIC: 4X6 Mids & Tweeter Speakers.
BOZE: Forged Billet Wheels "Octane" 18X8 & 18X10
COVAN'S CLASSIC: Guage Panel "Silver"
CVR: Billet Fuel Pump Plate.
CVR: Billet Throttle Bracket.
CVR: Billet Water Neck.
CVR: Pro Starter.
CHROME: Chevrolet Air Cleaner.
CHROME: Chevrolet Valve-Covers.
CHROME: Radiator Fan Shroud.
CLEAR: Bumper Park Lenses.
CLEAR: Side Marker Lenses.
COMP CAMS: Cromoly Pushrods.
COMP CAMS: Endure-X Solid Roller Lifters.
COMP CAMS: Pro Magnum Roller Rockers.
COMP CAMS: Solid Roller (XR286R-248/254 dur. 576-582 lift).
COMP CAMS: Beehive Springs.
CUSTOM: Billet Engraved with L.E.D.'s Stereo Face Plate.
CUSTOM: Embroidering on Headrests "Camaro Logo"
CUSTOM: Leather Interior.
CUSTOM: Hockey Stripes with "383" Flag Badges.
CUSTOM: Hood Stripes with "383" High Performance" Badges.
CUSTOM: Billet IROC-Z/Z-28 Badges.
CUSTOM: 3 Point Strut Tower Brace.
DEMON: "Mighty" 750 Double Pumper Carburator.
EDELBROCK: Aluminum Waterpump "Endurashine"
EDELBROCK: Gear Drive.
EDELBROCK: Lower Control Arms.
EDELBROCK: Performer R.P.M. Heads 2.02 "Ported & Polished"
EDELBROCK: Torque Arm.
EDELBROCK: Victor JR. Intake Manifold "Endurashine"
EIBACH: Sportline Springs.
FLEX-LITE: Dual Electric Fans.
GM: Calipers "Painted Red"
GRIFFEN: Aluminum Radiator.
HAWKS: Ceramic Brake Pads.
HOLLEY: Electric Fuel Pump.
HURST: Roll-Control "Line-Lock"
HURST: Sidewinder Shifter Knob with Line Lock Button.
JL AUDIO: 10" Subs.
J&M: Billet Caster/Camber Plates.
K&N: 14" Filter.
KICKER: 6X9 Speakers.
KVR: Cross Drilled Rotors.
KYB: Shocks & Struts.
MARCH: Billet Alternator.
MARCH: Billet Brackets.
MARCH: Billet Power-Steering Case.
MARCH: Billet Serpentine Pulleys.
MARCH: Billet Timing Chain Cover.
MARCH: Billet Wire Looms.
MOROSO: Aluminum Racing Oil Pan (7-Qrt).
MSD: 8.8mm Wires.
MSD: 6-AL Box.
MSD: Billet Distributor.
NGK: Spark Plugs.
OPTIMA: Yellow Top Battery. "In the Rear"
PAINT: 2005 Ferrari Modena Yellow.
RICHMOND: 3:73 Gears.
RUSSEL: Fittings "Complete"
SLP: 1 3/4 Ceramic Coated Headers.
SPAGHETTI ENGINEERING: Digital Sequential L.E.D. Tail Lights.
SSBC: Billet Master Cylinder.
STAINLESS STEEL: Braided Lines "Complete"
STAINLESS STEEL: Lower Radiator Hose.
STAINLESS STEEL: Upper Radiator Hose.
SYLVANIA: Silverstar Bulbs "Throughout"
TCI: 3000 Stall Converter.
TCI: 700R-4 Transmission.
TOYO: Proxes T1-R's Tires.
UNIVERSAL SPINNERS: Billet Overflow Tank.
UNIVERSAL SPINNERS: Billet Winshield Washer Tank.
XENON: H.I.D. Projector & Halogen Headlights.
John Schnieder "Bo Duke"
Scott Settlemire "G.M."
Stacey David "Gearz"
Factory Options for “I ROC U”
fully loaded excluding leather and 350tpi
5.0 tuned port injection, 700r4 auto, 3.23 posi rear end, sapphire metallic paint, grey deluxe cloth interior, bose sound system w/ equalizer, a/c, rear defroster, tinted glass, t-tops, power seats, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power hatch release, folding rear seats, quite sound group, grey floormats f/r, luggage compartment trim, rear locking storage compartment, f/r disk brakes, cruise control, engine oil cooler, tilt steering column, heavy duty battery, gage package, IROC-Z package 3. You could expect to pay 20k atleast for this new, base msrp was around 15k
Factory Options for “Rocinrol”
4-Wheel Disc Brakes.
Clock on Console.
Mods for “I ROC U”
aperance mods: leBra, dual polished exhuast tips, chrome liscence plate frames, polished valve stem caps, dark grey sheepskin seat covers, blue steering wheel cover, silver instrumental benzel/silver ashtray/antenna/lugs/calipers.
peformance mods: pretty stock exept the usual slighty better maintence stuff and a 180* themostat sticky tires and no muffler, also a few free air mods.
future mods apperance wise: chrome lugs, refinish wheels, paint calipers, fix dents, fiberglass functional iroc hood, new paint (same color), tint, fix interior, new lights, polish engine parts, and other odds and ends.
future mods Peformance wise: magnaflow exhuast/cat, hooker headers/ y-pipe. then replacment brakes and shocks/struts, ram air, porting of tpi system/heads, rebuild tranny with shift kit / vette servo, new rear end with ls1 f-body brakes, small weight reductions, new tires, cooling items, and other stuff i just cant think of right now. future big power adding mods will be either an full work over of the 305tpi or maybe sometime an lt1 or 350/383 tpi
Mods for “Rocinrol”
Hmmm, let me think about that one...everything so far has been replaced except for the doors and the shell LOL!.
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