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Old 08-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #1926
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Drag-raced Z/28s from back in the day: Here's just TWO that come to this feeble mind...

Ben Wenzl

Dave Strickler

...and FAR more success in Class and Eliminator racing than any year/model BOSS anything...
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #1927
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And, for those with a penchant for numerology, how about this for my 2700th post:

What is the cubic inch displacement referred to as for the LS7?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #1928
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Why would the ZL1 have anything to do with the Z/28? The cars target a different buyer within the Camaro, Muscle Car segment. They can live side by side. The down side is the price of the Z/28 will be higher than what many are hoping for.
What are you guessing?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #1929
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What are you guessing?
1LE, LS7, 6 POTS, ZL1 DIFF AND SHAFTS $49,999 Best case, more likely, $52,900
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:00 PM   #1930
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Interesting...
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #1931
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Well...based on discussions over this past weekend @ WDC with "known sources", the chances of an RPO'd Gen-5 Z28 with an LS7 are...apparently...ZERO...although there is NO known plans cast in aluminum to cease operations @ Wixom...yet...

Pete, IF such a devise was to arrive, your numbers are pretty darned close to what they would have to be, to make the Case work...BOSS LS-type shekels...using present practices for costing. Which simply proves what an outstanding deal the 1LE is...
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #1932
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Drag-raced Z/28s from back in the day: Here's just TWO that come to this feeble mind...

Ben Wenzl

Dave Strickler

...and FAR more success in Class and Eliminator racing than any year/model BOSS anything...
And more recently, Jerry MacNeish who set a D/S record in 2010 with a '67 Camaro Z/28, 10.45 @ 126.21.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #1933
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And more recently, Jerry MacNeish who set a D/S record in 2010 with a '67 Camaro Z/28, 10.45 @ 126.21.
What changes have been made to the car?
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #1934
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What changes have been made to the car?
Whatever changes NHRA D/S class allows. General engine rules are as follows:
Cars must not exceed factory specs. Camshafts must retain factory lift numbers, though any duration is allowed. Crankshafts can be balanced, but not lightened beyond OEM specs. Cylinder heads may not be ported, neither can intake manifolds. Rod and/or piston assembly can not be lighter than factory specs. Valves can not be larger than OEM. Carburetors and fuel injection throttle bodies can not exceed factory specs either. Certain aftermarket and replacement parts are allowed, but must meet the weight, volume, and other dimensions of OEM parts.
Wheelbase must meet manufacturers specs, +/- 3/4 of an inch. Slicks are limited to 9″ wide. Hood scoops are not permitted, unless that combination (car/motor) came with one.

Now there may be some other things that are/are not permitted, but I'm no expert on NHRA drag racing. I do know the cars have to meet at least minimum manufacturers shipping weight and they allow 170 lbs for the driver.

Here's one of Jerry's runs of 10.57@124:


Jerry also found and and bought/restored Dave Strickler's "Old Reliable" Z/28, and he also wanted to thank Ben and Dave Wenzel and Tim Bishop for all of their support as well as Bub Whitaker at Whitaker Racing Engines who builds his engines.

So that's a quick rundown about Jerry's cars and his Camaro Hi-Performance, Inc. business. You can find plenty about him on the internet.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #1935
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Crazy fast. How does a little 302 with only those changes have enough power to run in the 10's let alone pull a wheel stand???
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #1936
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Got to be lots of revs (courtesy of that unlimited cam duration), really deep axle gears, and a fully optimized suspension.


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Old 08-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #1937
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GM will need something to excite buyers especially when the new Mustang shows up. Notice how the game is played; GM the ZL1, Ford introduces the most powerful production V8 ever. Ford introduces their newly redesigned Mustang, GM will trump it with the Z**.
Outside of gm fans and camaro fans, I don't see the intro of a z28 trumping the all new mustang release. Try to think about this rationally, the mustang is finally joining the 21st century with IRS, it's going to ditch the retro design and be completely new. It's going to be a big deal in the automotive world even if the camaro nation could care less.

For s&g that would be like me saying ford bring back the Mach 1 (just pulling an old name out) is going to trump the introduction of the 6th gen camaro on a newer lighter platform with new generation v8s under the hood. Not gonna happen.

I think it would be cool to see the z return, but saying its going to be a bigger deal than a completely redesigned mustang is silly, also bc it will be on the mustang s 50th birthday
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Working' the base, working' the base.
However trust me bringing back a legendary name the most revered in the Camaro community will be a BIG deal.
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I betit will be a big deal in the camaro community. But in the general automotive world, it will not trump the all new mustang(in terms of being a big deal)
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #1940
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So that's a quick rundown about Jerry's cars and his Camaro Hi-Performance, Inc. business. You can find plenty about him on the internet.
I have done business with Jerry and he is the best with 1st generation Camaros and hard to find parts. No one stands behind his work like Jerry does.


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Old 08-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #1941
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I betit will be a big deal in the camaro community. But in the general automotive world, it will not trump the all new mustang(in terms of being a big deal)
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How is that a face palm? Please explain
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I know, what does he want me to say?

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I didn't sayit won't be a big deal, I just said it won't be as big of a deal as the all new mustang. To many things working against the camaro
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I didn't sayit won't be a big deal, I just said it won't be as big of a deal as the all new mustang. To many things working against the camaro
We're not arguing your point, it's just that your in probably the most hardcore section of "THE" Camaro forum wanting consolation on an upcoming Mustang(?).
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Oh hahaha then I misread your posts after your initial one lol. I know if/when the z comes back it will be a big deal to the camaro nation
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Oh hahaha then I misread your posts after your initial one lol. I know if/when the z comes back it will be a big deal to the camaro nation
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #1948
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Oh hahaha then I misread your posts after your initial one lol. I know if/when the z comes back it will be a big deal to the camaro nation
Yep! and if I was on a Mustang forum, Z/28's wouldn't be brought up in conversation.
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Yep! and if I was on a Mustang forum, Z/28's wouldn't be brought up in conversation.
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