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March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

This thread is a Nomination Thread to nominate cars that will compete for this month's Car of the Month honor. The 12 (or less) most popularly nominated cars will be compiled into a *Voting Thread* in a couple of weeks. If you do not nominate a member's car for COTM, you can still second or third (fourth, fifth, so on) someone else's nomination. Cars must have at least a second nomination in order to make the Voting Thread.
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*****This Month's Criteria*****

500 Horsepower.


Any 1982-92 Camaro or Firebird with a proven (or likely) 500 or more crank horsepower.


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I nominate 1MeanZ and his 1986 IROC-Z.


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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

I nominate 427seven's 1989 Firebird GTA. Someone please post a pic for me please.....
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500 HP ???
well that eliminates a bunch of cars.....
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I nominate 427seven's 1989 Firebird GTA. Someone please post a pic for me please.....
How do you know it's 500 HP ??
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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

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How do you know it's 500 HP ??
Excellent point. Thank you for reminding me.

**Please include a brief technical description of the power plant with your nomination so a determination can be made that it has a likely output of 500 cranking horsepower.**

*Chazman, please edit your post to include a brief description of the powerplant.*
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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

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500 HP ???
well that eliminates a bunch of cars.....
Of course. I nearly went with 400 as the number, but felt that that was murkier as far as meeting the "likelihood" standard - i.e. "you say it's 400, most of us think its more like 320".

Speaking of the likelihood standard, we're not here to get "into the weeds" on what makes an exact 500 horsepower and not a pony less. I think there are enough people here, myself included, who have fair, educated opinions on what would put a car "in that performance category".
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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

Originally Posted by Buddy
I nominate 427seven's 1989 Firebird GTA. Someone please post a pic for me please.....
He's running a 427 Motown crate engine, advertised at 550 horsepower, and has a miniram sitting on top of it. God only knows what size camshaft, but considering the extensive work to the car, I would have to assume, with is being a safe assumption, that the engine.easily makes 550 horsepower.

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Very nice engine, but, we still need an exterior pic of the actual car for COTM purposes.
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He's a new member, but I'll throw some up for him. Very nice GTA, w/IRS rear suspension...

I gotta give this guy a lot of credit.

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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

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Excellent point. Thank you for reminding me.

**Please include a brief technical description of the power plant with your nomination so a determination can be made that it has a likely output of 500 cranking horsepower.**

*Chazman, please edit your post to include a brief description of the powerplant.*
Got it.
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I second 427sevens beast
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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

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I nominate 1MeanZ and his 1986 IROC-Z.


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86 IROC, 383/LPE heads/LPE219/SuperRam, TKO 600, C4 IRS w/3.54


I second 1MeanZ
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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

I nominate Bullydawg

1986 Camaro Iroc- Ls1 T56 swap
11 to 1, PRC 2.5 LS6 heads/228R Cam 114 LSA/8.8 Swap 4.11- Daily Beater
431 rwhp 410 rwtq at 3245 lbs

close enough to 500? Gotta be 500hp crank, right?





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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

I nominate 19875peed’s 89 Formula!




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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

Originally Posted by z28cop View Post
I nominate 19875peedís 89 Formula!
Love the car.

Please include a brief description of the power plant which must produce a likely 500 crank horsepower.
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I nominate Bullydawg

1986 Camaro Iroc- Ls1 T56 swap
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431 rwhp 410 rwtq at 3245 lbs

Gotta be 500hp crank, right?
Yes.

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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

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I nominate Bullydawg

1986 Camaro Iroc- Ls1 T56 swap
11 to 1, PRC 2.5 LS6 heads/228R Cam 114 LSA/8.8 Swap 4.11- Daily Beater
431 rwhp 410 rwtq at 3245 lbs

close enough to 500? Gotta be 500hp crank, right?





So 431 hp at the wheels through an automatic transmission would be right around 500 at the crank
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I knew this was not going to be easy..........
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Well, using some VERY general rules of thumb to assume 15% driveline losses....500 horse at the crank, less 15% is 425 horse at the wheels.
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Love the car.

Please include a brief description of the power plant which must produce a likely 500 crank horsepower.
This is what happens when your exhausted and you dont follow directions. Maybe it has 500 hp.lol. Sorry folks!


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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

I would like to nominate Fasteddi and his 91 RS coupe, He built a 12 sec turbo V6 (original engine) then he dropped in and built this 385 v8. My criteria for 500 hp is a 10,73 sec @ 125,3 MPH. You guys can correct me if wrong but I think it will take at least 500 to turn that ET!

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/memb...-rs-385-a.html


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I would like to nominate Fasteddi and his 91 RS coupe, He built a 12 sec turbo V6 (original engine) then he dropped in and built this 385 v8. My criteria for 500 hp is a 10,73 sec @ 125,3 MPH. You guys can correct me if wrong but I think it will take at least 500 to turn that ET!

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/memb...-rs-385-a.html


Iíd say.. my buddyís 455 hp 2017 Camaro SS turns 11.8 in the 1/4 with some tuning so Iíd say in the 10ís is over 500 hp.

Whoís gonna second any of these cars?
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Fasteddi got a nice hotrod, what he had done with the 6 banger was impressive enough but now its really a beast!
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I'll nominate Linson. He does all the work to put this on every month....and he is a member of the 500hp club. He's got an awesome 89 Formula 350, with a 550hp 6.2 LS3





I'll try to find better pics....
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Is Linson’s Car done?!

I gotta go check out the thread again.. Maui Formula 350 with LS is so sick!
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Is Linsonís Car done?!

I gotta go check out the thread again.. Maui Formula 350 with LS is so sick!

I assume so....there's a video of it on the dyno. I'll have to check the thread again, too
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I assume so....there's a video of it on the dyno. I'll have to check the thread again, too
I believe you are correct and I kinda remember seeing the same thing. His car is just bad ****!

Come on peeps.... we need some of these nominees seconded!
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Fasteddi got a nice hotrod, what he had done with the 6 banger was impressive enough but now its really a beast!
I have followed his builds and for some reason just like what he comes up with in his car. An everchanging hot rod!
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I second Linson.
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We only have 3 cars with a "second" vote. Come on guys, let's get more in the voting!
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Ill third Linsonís! Love Formulas, especially with big horsepower.
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Re: March 2019 COTM **Nomination Thread**

Originally Posted by BizJetTech View Post
How do you know it's 500 HP ??
Easy as pie. Pretty much everybody with a real 500+ Hp has a dyno sheet or a 1/4 mile time slip squirreled away somewhere to prove it. It's just the nature of that kind of person with veeeeeery few exceptions. People with no proof are more than likely dreamers or posers. And of course the big power builds stand out as obvious so no question about those.
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I will second................Fasteddi.
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