Friday, June 19

Ironworks Camaro for Chris Alston

Ironworks Speed & Kustom is finishing the last little details on this bad-ass Camaro for driver Chris Alston. The purpose of this build?.. compete at the Goodguys Autocross events and be faster than Detroit Speed & Engineering's fleet of speedy Camaros.

Keep your eye on this one, garanteed not to disappoint.

ATS Project 50/50

American Touring Specialties has been preparing this insane looking Camaro all for one purpose, Goodguys Autocross. Check out the specs:

Chassis, Suspension, Steering, Brakes

Frame: Custom built by Wayne Due full framed 68 Camaro chassis with 97 front Corvette suspension, and 97 C5 Trans axle IRS out back.

Suspension: (front) 1997 Corvette upper and lower A-arms and spindles. Coil over shocks, and 1” sway bar. (rear) 97 Corvette IRS with upper and lower A-arms, coil over shocks, hubs, and differential.

Steering: 97 Corvette power steering Rack and Pinion

Brakes: Front- Baer 14” 2pc rotor, slotted/cross drilled, Alcon 6 piston monoblock caliper on 1997 C5 corvette hub, ABS sensor, Rear- Baer 13.5” 2pc rotor, slotted/ cross drilled, Alcon 4 piston monoblock caliper on 1997 C5 Corvette hub, ABS sensor, Pedal assembly- Tilton floor mount dual master cylinder and clutch assembly with adjustable front to rear Z-bar, Assists- 1997 C5 Corvette factory ABS, Hydraulics- Tilton 1” master cylinders (x2)

Exhaust: Custom built 1-5/8” primary tube headers to twin turbochargers, to a 3” down pipe exiting in front of rear tires, on side, located in custom rocker panel extension.

Fuel system: Fuel Safe 25 gallon fuel cell in rear trunk area

Wheels and Tires: HRE wheels 542R series 3pc rims, Charcoal centers, polished outers. (front) 18x9 (rear) 18x11. Michelin 285/35/ZR18 Pilot Sport and 315/35/ZR18 Pilot Sport tires.

Miscellaneous: Global West bushings. Lokar E-brake handle.

Engine, Drivetrain, & Underhood

Engine: 97 LS1 all aluminum engine with standard Y body accessories.

Internal: Lunati forged crank, rods and pistons. ARP hardware throughout. Jesel drive train and custom ground camshaft.

Intake: Hogan’s Racing sheet metal dual throttle body cross ram intake.

Heads: MTI stage 2 ported and polished LS6 aluminum heads.

Power Adder: Turbonetics modified Garret turbo (x2)

Engine Management: FAST controller with custom built wiring, using MIL spec connectors

Wiring: Painless wiring 18 circuit body harness

Transmission: 97 T56 Corvette transaxle with after market differential using a 3.73 gear

Engine Cooling: Be Cool aluminum radiator with 1-1/2” tubes, painted black with dual electric fans.

Windshield Wiper: Street-Rod style hidden under cowl.

Air Conditioning: Vintage Air r134a complete system

Hoses: Goodridge braided hoses throughout

Electrical Systems

Front Wiring Harness: Painless Wiring 18 circuit body harness

Instrument Harness: Painless Wiring Dash harness for Electric speedo

Instrument Gauges: 99 Porsche 996 gauge pod modified by Hollywood Speedo to work with Auto Meter senders.

Radio: Alpine deck with GPS monitor, CD changer, and navigation.

Power Windows: Spal powered regulators, door locks, trunk release

Miscellaneous: Rear mounted Optima battery, Detroit Speed battery hold down.

Interior & Trunk

Seats: Sparco Milano race seats in grey leather

Interior Trim: Custom ATS interior in grey/black leather/suede. DynaMat insulation.

Shifter: Hurst Billet shifter

Steering Column & Wheel: Ididt tilt column with Flaming River U joints, Sparco 3 spoke racing wheel with pull off hub.

Mirrors: ATS adapted Porsche 993 Composite side mirrors

Miscellaneous: Simpson 5pt belts with cam quick release latches.


Body Panels: ATS Carbon Fiber cowl induction hood, with speed pins, and soft springs on hinges. ATS made lower valance/fender extensions for aerodynamic downforce, intercooler ducts, and fog lamp mounting. Custom front under tray to help create front airflow. Custom “ground effects” on side rockers, with custom hole at rear for side pipes. ATS rear spoiler with 3rd brake light and rear under tray/diffuser

Paint: 68 Rallye Green Basecoat, 01 Porsche Seal Gray SS stripes. Gray rear tail panel.

Trim & Moldings: Shaved Emblems, and rocker moldings, custom 50/50 badge.

Bumpers: Shaved front bumper, stock rear bumper, in nickel finish.

Lamps/Lenses: Custom fitted Hella Xenon HID lights from the Ralleye FF1000 lamps. Lower valance mounted PIAA fog lamps, custom billet grille with turn signal delete. Small rectangular LED amber strips mounted behind billet grill in original location, daytime running lamps. 97+ Euro style corvette rear tail lamps