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Street Heat - May 2013

Justin Cesler Sep 27, 2013
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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!


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.


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.


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.


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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