Street Heat - May 2013

Justin Cesler Sep 27, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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Rocket City

Jason McClure is a New Market, Alabama, native, but his love for LS racing has taken him and his '00 Camaro Z28 around the country to race with the LSX Challenge Series. Powered by a stock cubic-inch LS1, Jason's Camaro gets down the 1320 in just 11.50 seconds using a Texas Speed Torquer 2 camshaft and a set of 17⁄8-inch Dynatech long-tube headers. A built 4L60E, Yank 4000SS converter, and 4.10-equipped 10-bolt rear make the most of the available power, which hits the pavement hard thanks to the BMR suspension, AFCO adjustable shocks, and the 15-inch Weld RT-S wheels wrapped in sticky M/T drag radials. Special thanks to Jeremy Patterson for the great shot!

2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2/5

Black Beauty

It only took Brian Toussaint 18 months to save up "every penny" he earned to buy this pristine 19,000-mile '99 Z28, and compared to his outgoing 700-dollar V-6 third-gen, we're sure he made the right decision. As a college student from Long Island, New York, Brian hasn't been able to blow mega-bucks on the build, but through patience and hard work he has been able to add several key bolt-on parts, including an SLP lid, a FAST 90mm intake manifold complete with a Nick Williams 90mm throttle body, and a set of American Racing long-tube headers to round out the performance package. A 4.10:1 ring-and-pinion helps get the Nitto tires spinning, and a couple of BMR Suspension parts keep Brian's Camaro glued to the road.

1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3/5

Think Twice

Jordan Polites of Westminster, Maryland, built this gorgeous '87 Buick Regal Turbo T as a project, and the results, for a first time engine and car builder, are impressive. Under the hood is a "poor man's stage 2" engine, which Jordan assembled from a 4.1-liter block, using a stock 3.8-liter crank and rods with .030-over TRW pistons. A Comp Cams 212-duration roller camshaft gets things going with ported stock heads and a Champion CNC-ported intake taking care of the airflow. A Precision PT62626E turbocharger spooling 18 psi makes the power, laying down 403 rwhp and 380 lb-ft of torque using 93-octane pump gas. Almost everything else on the T has been upgraded as well, with Jordan taking extreme care to build a well-rounded Buick that's certainly GMHTP certified.

1987 Buick Regal Turbo 4/5

Father/Son Magnuson

Now here's a father/son build that'll get anyone's attention. Built by Ira and Matt Avinger in Bowman, South Carolina, this '98 Z28 is a true neck-snapper, with a massive 434 cubic-inch ERL Performance LS3 stuffed under the hood that breathes from a TVS2300 supercharger backed by a Magnum TZ six-speed transmission and a Moser 9-inch rear with 3.89 gears and a Wavetrac differential. With a mild Comp Cams 231/239-duration bumpstick in place, this Camaro is a true street machine, but the AFR 245cc cylinder heads and pullied Magnuson make sure things get up to speed quickly under heavy throttle. If this Camaro can't bond a father and son together, well, we're not sure anything can.

1998 Chevrolet Camaro 5/5

Send high-res, digital photos and a description of your high-tech performer to: Justin.Cesler@sorc.com or mail to GM High-Tech Performance, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619. All photos are presumed to be for publication, and GMHTP reserves the right to edit accompanying descriptions.

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