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Thread: 1986 Z28 Camaro Build (Dont make fun of me!)

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    AMS Engines. 99% of what we do is race only.
    1986 Camaro Z-28 Outlaw 8.5, Twin turbo SBC, 930RWHP on pump gas, 12-1300rwhp on race gas.

    Best 1/4 mile - 8.35 @ 170 MPH (275 drag radial)
    Best 1/8 mile - 5.40 @ 132 MPH (275 drag radial)
    Best 1/8 mile - 5.70 @ 132 MPH (26 x 8.5 slick)

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    Reaming out the stock guides in place for the CHE bronze guides.





    Guides pressed into place





    Picture taking isnt my strong point, building engines is...



    Exhaust valve job cut for 1.600" valves vs the stock 1.500" There was about 3-4 hours worth of porting after this.



    Intake VJ cut and both rough ported.





    CC'ing the chamber to figure out compression ratio.



    Spring pockets cut for the slightly larger valve springs and PPP spring seats



    some serious grinding for pushrod clearance and oil drainback



    Surfacing the heads. Had to take off approx 0.006"

    1986 Camaro Z-28 Outlaw 8.5, Twin turbo SBC, 930RWHP on pump gas, 12-1300rwhp on race gas.

    Best 1/4 mile - 8.35 @ 170 MPH (275 drag radial)
    Best 1/8 mile - 5.40 @ 132 MPH (275 drag radial)
    Best 1/8 mile - 5.70 @ 132 MPH (26 x 8.5 slick)

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    Looks like charger_guy has some competition! You posses automotive mechanic and engine building skills I can only dream of.

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    Heads ready for assembly.



    Rocker arms



    Valvespring and retainer



    Ferrea hollow stem valves



    Lapping valves



    Intake portwork.




    I had run it once on the dyno and wasnt happy with the valve train, hence the changes and the carboned up exhaust ports.

    New springs and valves installed



    Checking PTV clearance



    Finally! a long block again!!!



    Ready for the second go around on the dyno, filling it up with some Gibbs 10W30 synthetic race oil.



    Thats pretty much up to date on the engine, Im hoping soon to have it back on the dyno and hopefully make over 500Hp/ft lbs of tq this time.
    1986 Camaro Z-28 Outlaw 8.5, Twin turbo SBC, 930RWHP on pump gas, 12-1300rwhp on race gas.

    Best 1/4 mile - 8.35 @ 170 MPH (275 drag radial)
    Best 1/8 mile - 5.40 @ 132 MPH (275 drag radial)
    Best 1/8 mile - 5.70 @ 132 MPH (26 x 8.5 slick)

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    man i would love to machine engines....

    question for you when you guys work with engines what kind of tolerences do you usually have to hit? that bore gauge looks just like mine hahaha pretty usefull if you're doing 20+ parts and have to check each one.... the coolant does look a little bit wierd than what we use here at the shop....
    [if you don't agree with me, You're just a hater]

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    Very cool, this is one of the exact reasons Im getting back into cars.... Its been way too long since my last project was stolen.... Im really leaning into an all motor setup this time, after doing the whole turbo then supercharged motor..... keep up the good work and keep up the updates!

    Steve
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    Looks like it had iroc doors or decals with 91 z28 wheels.

    These 3rd gen are my fav camaro's, should be a bad ass car when its done.

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    Subbed. I love your progress so far dude. I really do miss my 86 Camaro! Good to see people still building them.

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    Man, this thread reminds me of a build I helped my ex-girlfriend's dad with...

    He was a mechanic at Canadian Tire, and guy brought is 87 or 88 firechicken in, long story short, he was unable to pay his bill and the ex's dad bought it from Crappy tire for a steal.

    We ended up pulling the TPI 305 out sent if off to the machine shop it came back as 383, after a whack of performance parts that car was monster! Until his son wrote it off...

    Although I am a ford guy, I like these cars!

    Looking forward to updates!


    Edit, BTW, I change your title, hope you don't mind
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