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What year Camaro is the fastest stock ?

This is a discussion on What year Camaro is the fastest stock ? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; The pre-LS1 Camaro's needed a big block to be fast or a stroked sbc....

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    The pre-LS1 Camaro's needed a big block to be fast or a stroked sbc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    With a 5.3 0-60 time! Just think what it would pull with modern tires.

    I bet that thing was spinning the first two gears.
    Ya they ran a smallish 7 inch slick on it,,,and the auto's back then had terrible converter technology,,,and with the ZL1 cam it didn't work too well,,,so the driver was reving the motor in neutral and dropping the shifter into gear,,,,needless to say,,,it was hazing the tires pretty good, most of the time was made up on the big end with killer mphs in the 120's. Which would indicate a car with proper suspension and converter would easily run very low 11's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    The pre-LS1 Camaro's needed a big block to be fast or a stroked sbc.
    Wow,,,,another person that needs a woopin old school style

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I had a 1979 z28 w/ a 350 and my 01 ss would kill it easy
    Your talking about the smog era late 70's,,,,they were all turds then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Wow,,,,another person that needs a woopin old school style
    I had enough old school cars, but you need some good compression in a small block if you don't stroke it to get big power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-350 8.0 15.4
    1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 5.3 11.68 (Book:Ultimate Performance Cars '05)
    1972 Chevrolet Camaro Budget GT 10.5 17.6
    1972 Chevrolet Camaro Luxury GT 9.8 17.2
    1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 7.5 15.5
    1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 8.1 15.4
    1975 Chevrolet Camaro 350 11.0 17.4
    1975 Chevrolet Camaro RS 8.5 16.8
    1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 9.7 N/A
    1983 Chevrolet Camaro 9.5 17.5
    1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 H.O. 6.7 15.0
    1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 9.3 17.0
    1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 10.0 17.0
    1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z28 7.0 15.2
    1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 6.6 14.9
    1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z L98 6.8 15.3
    1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 7.0 15.5
    1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.8 14.4
    1990 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6.5 15.0
    1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6.7 15.2
    1993 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 9.0 16.6
    1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.8 14.4
    1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.2
    1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Conv. 6.2 14.5
    1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.2
    1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3800 7.4 15.7
    1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.1
    1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.3 13.8
    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.2 13.7
    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.6
    i would have to disagree with some of that....i had a 93 z28 a4 that had absolutely nothing done to it and i ran a 14.0 at 98 on street tires. bone stock. thats with 140,000 miles on it

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    Hate to be a stickler...but we really should get to the details here. Are we discussing which Camaro was the FASTEST..or the QUICKEST? Because everyone here is quoting 1/4 mile times, not top speed. The thread asked which Camaro was the fastest. Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01LSS6Camaro View Post
    Hate to be a stickler...but we really should get to the details here. Are we discussing which Camaro was the FASTEST..or the QUICKEST? Because everyone here is quoting 1/4 mile times, not top speed. The thread asked which Camaro was the fastest. Just sayin'

    good point I have edited it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    I had enough old school cars, but you need some good compression in a small block if you don't stroke it to get big power.
    You can easily make them run on pump gas and make plenty of power, thats been done, and is very simple nowadays. If you have had enough old school then I think you are missing the point.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the LT1 and LS1,,,great engines for sure that make good power. Of course anything will make good power if you install 15 degree cylinder heads on it (aka LS1). Thats really the reason the LS1 makes the power it does. And there are plenty of aftermarket heads that offer this for the old school motors nowadays, so it's no big deal to make this kind of power with just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-350 8.0 15.4
    1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 5.3 11.68 (Book:Ultimate Performance Cars '05)
    1972 Chevrolet Camaro Budget GT 10.5 17.6
    1972 Chevrolet Camaro Luxury GT 9.8 17.2
    1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 7.5 15.5
    1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 8.1 15.4
    1975 Chevrolet Camaro 350 11.0 17.4
    1975 Chevrolet Camaro RS 8.5 16.8
    1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 9.7 N/A
    1983 Chevrolet Camaro 9.5 17.5
    1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 H.O. 6.7 15.0
    1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 9.3 17.0
    1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 10.0 17.0
    1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z28 7.0 15.2
    1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 6.6 14.9
    1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z L98 6.8 15.3
    1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 7.0 15.5
    1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.8 14.4
    1990 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6.5 15.0
    1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6.7 15.2
    1993 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 9.0 16.6
    1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.8 14.4
    1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.2
    1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Conv. 6.2 14.5
    1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.2
    1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3800 7.4 15.7
    1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 14.1
    1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.3 13.8
    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.2 13.7
    1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.2 13.6

    I am surprised this list is missing quite a few great camaros worthy of making the list. One of which would be the 70 Z-28 LT-1, or the 70 SS 396/375 HP,,,,and even all the 67-69 SS 396 cars are not there. Kinda strange. On the flip side it's kinda strange to me that others made the list like some of the V-6 cars listed, hmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Wow,,,,another person that needs a woopin old school style

    most of those old cars are slow compared to a ls1.
    very few were fast and there ones that were had cam, gears, headers, no smog, stripped and such.
    do that to an ls1 and youll run 11s also. plus on a smaller block getting about 20 mpg to a gallon in your A/C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I am surprised this list is missing quite a few great camaros worthy of making the list. One of which would be the 70 Z-28 LT-1, or the 70 SS 396/375 HP,,,,and even all the 67-69 SS 396 cars are not there. Kinda strange. On the flip side it's kinda strange to me that others made the list like some of the V-6 cars listed, hmmmmm.
    I've seen that list before, it's from a FORD Group... and most of the times are posted by people like you and me as long as we have backing information... it's funny though... cause it's missing a ton of great cars in all the list... yet all the FORD's even the slowest ones are in it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    With a 5.3 0-60 time! Just think what it would pull with modern tires.

    I bet that thing was spinning the first two gears.
    with moderns slicks I can see it getting into the 10's
    ZL1 > ALL

    ZL1 = all-aluminum bigblock with 427 cubes, fed by a massive single 4-bbl Holley Double Pumper carburator and a single plane aluminum intake manifold

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    most of those old cars are slow compared to a ls1.
    very few were fast and there ones that were had cam, gears, headers, no smog, stripped and such.
    do that to an ls1 and youll run 11s also. plus on a smaller block getting about 20 mpg to a gallon in your A/C
    some day the young folks will understand

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    when I was a teen I got to ride in some of those muscle cars.......man they had some kick but @ 120 mph they floated like a butterfly......my ss @ 120 feels like 75 mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    some day the young folks will understand
    How much power can you get out of an gen 1 350 with out stroking it, making the bore more than 30 over, compression higher than 10:1 and using a mild cam to keep it daily drivable, and not using nitrous, or forced induction? No where near what you can make a mild big block 454 run seeing you can do 60 over with the same kind of reliability as a 30 over 350. You can make some good power from the 350, but stock there were nothing special and you can do so much better building the big blocks. The only reason I'd run an old school small block if for space even then I'd go LSx. The LSx or big block are really the main things to look at anymore when starting a car build unless your on a tight budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    some day the young folks will understand
    im amost 38 years old so spare me.
    ive spent way too much time at drag strips.
    people from that time peroid seem to think all cars went 11s out of the factory, there memory is fucked from Alzheimer's Disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    How much power can you get out of an gen 1 350 with out stroking it, making the bore more than 30 over, compression higher than 10:1 and using a mild cam to keep it daily drivable, and not using nitrous, or forced induction? No where near what you can make a mild big block 454 run seeing you can do 60 over with the same kind of reliability as a 30 over 350. You can make some good power from the 350, but stock there were nothing special and you can do so much better building the big blocks. The only reason I'd run an old school small block if for space even then I'd go LSx. The LSx or big block are really the main things to look at anymore when starting a car build unless your on a tight budget.
    back in the late 80s early 90s, i had a 73 T/A, with a 454 bored out and all the shit done to the block, tubbed rear and sickening amounts of juice. all i could muster was mid 10s at best.

    to run mid 10s nowadays, its rather easy and somewhat streetable.

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    OK, I stand corrected. The 1969 ZL1 was slightly faster in the quarter. There were only 69 ZL1's made and 30 of them were returned to the factory. Here's some specs.

    The entire car carried the full 5-year/50,000-mile warranty and was fully street-legal. With the factory's stock dual exhausts and tires, it turned low 13s; headers, slicks, and tuning got it into the 11.6s at 122 mph. Chevy never built a quicker production car.

    All this came at a price: $4,160 for the ZL1 engine alone, pushing the car's sticker to a stratospheric $7,200. Chevy needed to build 50 to satisfy the NHRA, and actually built 69. About 20 ZL1s went into organized drag racing, turning low 10s to set several Super Stock records. Well-heeled individuals bought others, but the high price took a toll: At least 12 engines were removed and sold separately, and about 30 unsold cars were returned to Chevy. It took until the early '70s to sell them off.

    The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    Specifications
    Wheelbase, inches: 108.1
    Weight, lbs: 3,300
    Number built: 69
    Base price: $7,200
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    A little side note of interest. The federal government became concerned with muscle car performance and threatened legislation to tone them down. GM, Ford, and Chrysler made an agreement to limit their vehicle HP to 430. They did not keep their agreement, however, and several muscle cars were produced that exceded that limit. One year, chevy, whose practice it was to put horse power on the carb breather actually put one out that specified either 450 or 475 HP. These are real collector items today. When someone caught the mistake, or realized they had been too truthful, they merely replaced the decal with 430 HP.

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