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Old 09-04-2011, 11:44 PM   #18
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I grew up with Z/28 verbage like that. Consider me completely assimilated.
And I as well...
Z/28 was the badass car with mystique. Camaro SS? That was your friend's mom's daily driver.
Back in the day SS's were were more than Mom's car, but as for the Z-28 badging is concerned, well that calling card carried a do or die attitude.
Sure hope GM can find that special magic again....
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Drivers must know who to mess up with the stop light. They know they wouldn't win with a Z.
Way back when, for the most part, the guys who were running one had their _hit together..they "got it", as in it was understood of their place in the street heirarchy. They were "hopped up". Sorry, we didn't say modded.

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Okay here it is. When was the last time GM built a car worthy of the Z/28 badge. I have a 67 and it is a great car. Owned a 2001 not any different than an SS. Is it all about the badge? If the Z/28 does come back I hope it is a special car worthy of its badge.
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"Putting you first, keeps us first" they need to bring that back.
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Agreed.
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The 2SS/RS is a pretty mean dog, but the Z28 should be a pretty mean BEAST!
Agreed, and it can be produced so much more above the formidable 2SS. It GM wants it, so it will be done. They have all the hardware laying around to do it without alot of trouble.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:32 AM   #19
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I also hope they can recapture the greatness of the name Z28, which holds more importance to the Camaro than any other really. BTW, 1st Gen Z28s were also great drag cars besides track cars.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:45 AM   #20
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Unhappy With there be a 5th Gen. Z28...only time will tell!

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Makes me miss my 81' Z28...
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:17 AM   #21
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I would also love to see the Z come back.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #22
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GM is working on a 5.5 OHC V8. I imagine that will be in the new Z28. and a larger S/C version of that (detuned from the Corvette) will be in the newer ZL1s.

OHC is a different animal that pushrod. and GM seems to be giving development that time it needs to have the right power, while being the most reliable, and having the least complexity possible.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #23
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GM is working on a 5.5 OHC V8. I imagine that will be in the new Z28. and a larger S/C version of that (detuned from the Corvette) will be in the newer ZL1s.

OHC is a different animal that pushrod. and GM seems to be giving development that time it needs to have the right power, while being the most reliable, and having the least complexity possible.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #24
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GM is working on a 5.5 OHC V8. I imagine that will be in the new Z28. and a larger S/C version of that (detuned from the Corvette) will be in the newer ZL1s.

OHC is a different animal that pushrod. and GM seems to be giving development that time it needs to have the right power, while being the most reliable, and having the least complexity possible.
What is this 5.5L OHC V8 you refer to? The only 5.5 I'm aware of that is remotely related to Chevrolet is the race version in the Corvette and that is only 5.5 due to the racing series restrictions. There have been many people saying that a 5.5 will make an appearence in the new 5th gen. of SBCs, there have been strong denials from many others that the 5.5 is a race version only and will not be a standard displacement in the new SBCs.
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Okay here it is. When was the last time GM built a car worthy of the Z/28 badge. I have a 67 and it is a great car. Owned a 2001 not any different than an SS. Is it all about the badge? If the Z/28 does come back I hope it is a special car worthy of its badge.
I had a '92 Z28. Got a great deal on it at the '93's were coming out. Didn't realize is was the 305 vs the 350 until I got it home (long story). Pretty car, but a disappointment in the performance department. Did not deserve the badge.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #26
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to me,1970 was the last year GM made a true Z28 worthy of the badges.
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to me,1970 was the last year GM made a true Z28 worthy of the badges.
Tend to agree...... FWIW
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #28
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to me,1970 was the last year GM made a true Z28 worthy of the badges.
Any LS1 Z28 would outhandle and leave a 70 Z in the dust. Might not have the classic look, but definitely worthy of the name in my opinion. If we could get a fifth gen Z28, it would have it all.
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to me,1970 was the last year GM made a true Z28 worthy of the badges.
I can understand your point but the advertised power numbers alone varied much due to the following reasons. The car itself didn't.<caveat, crazy rear axle ratio's did go away beyond '71, foggy memory, I gotta follow up on that if you want> 11:1 Compression dropped after 1970 to 9:1 from '71 through '74 by 2 CR. That's at best 10-15 less per point. Solid lifter cam and aluminum intake with 780 Holley 1n 1970-1972 versus cast iron intake, hydraulic HP cam and Quadrajet from '73-'74 was probably a net loss of af about 15-20 HP. So, a drop in 50 HP from the height in '70 versus '73-'74. Not a ton. Advertised BHP in '71-'72 was 330 due to the compression drop of 2 CR. Most importantly don't forget advertised HP rating after 1970 changed from BHP to Net in 1973. Chevy HP was listed at 245 Net for '73-'74. If the motor was rated under BHP as previously before instead of Net, it was more likely to be 310 HP. Big difference in ratings. More actual than the previously disclosed value's before the HP ratings changed. I drove them all. '69 Z included, which was probably 360-370 HP but listed by Chevy at 290 BHP. They all had swag.
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