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Cars > Challenges > “Drag car” Vs “Rocinrol”

 

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Toronto, Ontario
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1978 Chevrolet Camaro

“Drag car”

1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z / Z-28

“Rocinrol”

 
Photo of: 1978 Chevrolet Camaro
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About “Drag car”

-78 Camaro body

-Fiberglass One piece front end

-Fiberglass doors

-Fiberglass trunk lid

-All Windows Lexan

Chassis

-Cage NHRA Certified to 8.50

-Tube Chassis, Round tube Strut front end

-Motor set back 15 inchs

-Ladder Bar Rear with Coilovers

-New Strange Single Adjustable Shocks

-Ford 9” Rear with 5.29 gears

-Strange Aluminum Case (9")

-Morser axles

-1350 U-Joints

-Wheelie Bars

-Strange Strunt front end

-Strange Front Brakes

-Wilwood Rear Disc Brakes

-Fits 32/14.5 Slick Goodyear

-15 x 15 Rear Welds

-15 x 3.5 Front Welds

Engine

-434 SBC (650 HP on dyno)

-MSD Dist

-Roller Cam, at .682 lift

-Brodix Heads (Ported) Flow 324

-2.08, 1.60 Stainless Valves

- Jessel Aluminum Roller Rockers With Shafts1.6 Ratio 7/16” Stud

-SRP Pistions 13.5:1

-Oliver Billet Rods

-Magnum Callies Crank

-Dart little M Block (4.030)

-Brodix Single Plane Intake (Flowed and Ported)

-975 Demon Race RS Carb

-Electric Water Pump

-7 Quart Oil Pan

- Custom Made Headers

-Transmission

-1.76 First Gear Powerglide

-BTE Transbrake

-JW Ultrabell

-Hurst Quarterstick Shifter, with elec. Solenoid

-Electric Fan Transmission Cooler

-5700 Coan Stall Converter

-Ignition

-MSD 6AL

-3 step

-RPM Activated Switch

-RPM Dial for Launch

-Biondo Elite 400 Delay Box

It runs a 6.01 @ 113.50 MPH in the 1/8 mile
with a 1.293 60' time and a 3.855 330"

About “Rocinrol”

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 “Drag car”

Body

-78 Camaro body

-Fiberglass One piece front end

-Fiberglass doors

-Fiberglass trunk lid

-All Windows Lexan



Chassis

-Cage NHRA Certified to 8.50

-Backhalf Chassis, stock front end

-Motor set back past crossmember

-Ladder Bar Rear with Coilovers

-New Strange Single Adjustable Shocks

-Ford 9” Rear with 4.71 gears

-Strange Aluminum Case

-1350 U-Joints

-Wheelie Bars

-Moroso Springs in front with Comp 90/10 Shocks

-Fits 32/14.5 Slick (Toyos on now with good life left)

-15 x 15 rear Welds

-15 x 3.5 Front Welds

-Setup for BBC and SBC (BBC Plate and Headers inc.)



Engine

-383 SBC

-Burns Pump Gas 10:1

-Solid Lifter Cam, Around the .575 Range

-Dart 200 cc Straight Plugs

-K Motion Valve Springs

-2.02, 1.60 Stainless Valves

-Crane Aluminum Roller Rockers 1.6 Ratio 7/16” Stud

-Keith Black Hyperutectic Pistions

-X Rods

-Scat Cast Crank

-4 Bolt Main Block

-Hurricane Single Plane Intake

-750 Quick Fuel Carb New 6/08

-Electric Water Pump 6/08

-7 Quart Oil Pan

-Schoenfeld Headers

Transmission

-1.76 First Gear Powerglide

-BTE Transbrake

-JW Ultrabell

-Hurst Quarterstick Shifter, with elec. Solenoid

-Electric Fan Transmission Cooler

-5200 Stall BTE Converter (2 Years old)



Ignition

-MSD 6AL Box

-RPM Activated Switch

-RPM Dial for Launch

-3 step

-2 Red Top Optima Batteries

-Alternator (14.2 volts when running)

-Mallory Unilite Dist

old motor, 2008

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.
MSD: Coil.
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.

Signatures by:

Chip Foose
John Schnieder "Bo Duke"
Scott Settlemire "G.M."
Stacey David "Gearz"
Zeke "S.L.P."

 

Factory Options for “Drag car”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Rocinrol”

4-Wheel Disc Brakes.
Air Condition.
Clock on Console.
IROC Package.
Overhead Console.
Power Brakes.
Power Mirrors.
Power Seats.
T-Tops.

 

Mods for “Drag car”

Car runs a 6.990 in the 1/8
60' 1.576
330 4.533
1/8 6.990
MPH 98.12

best run in 2009
6.51 in the 1/8 @106 MPH
With my 385 motor

Fastest run with my 434
60' 1.293
330 3.855
1/8 6.015
MPH 113.50

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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