Unter der Haube
Since GM now stands for German Motors, we thought we'd throw
in a little Deutsch for them in case they stop by the website. Put this
little pony car on the Autobahn and the local drivers would be seeing nothing
but red... taillights, that is. So how do you say Aloha in German? Auf Wiedersehen!
Here's a good look at that ZZ 383 crate motor. Valve covers,
plug wire looms and a breather from Zoops help dress up that factory motor.
A polished Holley intake manifold and Holley 750cfm Race Double-pump carburetor
helps make this beefy small-block scream. That and the combination of Fast
Burn aluminum performance heads and a 383-nch stroker small-block adds up
to 425 horsepower and 449 lb.-ft. of torque.
According to the GM website "A carefully engineered balance
of torque-producing bottom-end power and horsepower-inducing Fast Burn cylinder
heads combine for the ZZ383/425's stellar performance statistics. The Fast
Burn heads have large 2.00"/1.55" valves and specially designed
chambers that draw in lots of air and fuel, burning the mixture quickly
and completely. It's a combination that generates great mid- and high-rpm
power, which, when combined with the 383 cubic inch displacement, creates
an awesome all-around performer. The ZZ383 has a specially modified engine
block and 3.80"-stroke crankshaft, which produce 383 cubic inches of
pure performance. The reciprocating assembly is comprised of heavy-duty
components including a 4340, nitrided, and induction-hardened forged crankshaft,
and unique, heavy-duty powdered metal rods. It's 425 horses of bulletproof
performance. With the ZZ383/425, you get the power of a big-block with the
size and weight of an aluminum-headed small-block."
In other words, this Camaro can go reallly
Of course, with all that horsepower, you need a good Radiator
to keep that motor from melting down. A Be Cool cross-flow aluminum radiator is just the ticket.
Here's a look at that 6-speed Dark Horse Performance T56 Tremec
Transmission. Another look at the Hooker headers as well.
That's a Currie 9" Ford rear with posi-traction and disc
brakes. The leaf-springs holding up that rear end are backed up by a pair
of Bilstein shocks. A Detroit Speed and Engineering sway bar kit together
in the turns.
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Way." Our address has changed, but not our physical location.)
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