September's Featured Ride: Brain Parmenter's 1986 IROC

 

Car:

1986 IROC Camaro

Color:

Black

Interior:

Grey Cloth w/many extras

Engine:

Highly modified 383 EFI

Trans:

Art Car 700R4, Art Car 3500 10" lock up stall 

Drivetrain:

Modified GM 12 bolt w/3.73's

Suspension:

Lots of aftermarket parts.

Mods:

Engine: 87' 350 roller block, .030" over bore, splayed billet 4 bolt caps, relieved for stroker crank on CNC mill, Eagle crank, Lunati Pro Mod 6" I-beam rods w/ full floating pins, Weisco flat tops forged pistons - approx. 11.3:1 CR, King race bearings, C&A file fit rings, block decked to .004", balanced rotating assembly, Fluidampr, B&M SFI flywheel, CSI mini starter, Stewart stage 1 pump, Comp Cams CC306 camshaft - 230/244 dur @ .050", .544/.576 lift w/ comp pro magnum 1.6 roller rockers, Crane chromemoly pushrods, Comp hyd. roller lifters, Cloyes T-chain, AFR hydra-rev kit, AFR 195cc heads - ported by Champion cyl. heads, GMPP valve covers, Fel-Pro gaskets, Mini Ram 2 intake manifold, 30# injectors, BBK 58mm TB, rebuilt 87' GM TPI distributor, MSD 8.5mm wires, Mr. Gasket billet wire looms, custom built CAI out of 3.5" flowmaster universal exhaust tubing w/ K&N cone filter.

Drive Train: 92' RS 700R4, Complete Art Carr rebuild kit and various upgrades, Art Carr 3500+ 10" lock up converter, B&M race tranny cooler, -6 AN cooler lines. 69' Chevelle 12 bolt housing modified to fit 3rd Gen - Richmond 3.73's, rebuilt GM 3 series posi, Moser axles, billet caps.

Suspension: 8 point Jeg's roll bar kit, 2X2 box tube SFC's, tubular PH rod, 2X3 boxed tube LCA's, Eaibach pro rear coil springs, Moog replacement front coil springs, KYB's, !front sway bar, Edelbrock STB

Other: Custom built all steel cowl induction hood, (1) JL Audio 10 in ported box, Pioneer CD player, MB Quartz 5.25's, Pioneer component speakers, PPI A100 amp, PPI sedona amp - 110W w/ X-over, 92' serpintine belt drive swap, Be Cool radiator, Spal dual electric fans, Optima red top, Painless SD harness.

Brian Purchased this car in May of 96 from the second owner to replace an 89 LX Mustang. The IROC came well equipped with 99 option codes attached to it. In the summer of 97, she received an 87 IROC 350 and after some modifications and experience did a best 1/4 mile of 13.009 @ 102.78 at Orlando Speedway. 


After an ill fated 355, broken valve springs and spun bearings, the IROC was due for a 383 that turned out to have problems of it's own. Combine School and multiple engine and trans problems she took a back seat for a little while.

After much trial, error, time and money, this IROC is on the road again with a fresh 383, Mini-Ram intake, CC306 camshaft and a newly rebuilt 700R4. The IROC also sports a modified GM 12 bolt rear with 3.73 gears, an 8 point weld in roll cage and a host of other mods that are sure to put this car in the "WOW" category if you ever get a chance to ride in it. Brian doesn't have any time slips with all the new stuff as of yet but I'm sure those will be coming soon and will be impressive to say the least.

Brain says she still needs some work and most notably tires that don't "bake off" as he put it once. Even so, this is still an impressive car with a lot of time and hard work put into it. Congrats on September featured ride Brian.