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In this video I bring you along as I replace the radiator in a customer 1989 1989 Camaro Iroc Z28 with the big tuned port 5.0. It is a really easy job in comparison to most new cars we see in the shop today.
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100 thoughts on “’89 camaro iroc-z : radiator replacement”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobl78 says:

    who wants a Honda if you can have one of these

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightHawk J30 says:

    Those 1980’s Chevy Camaro’s specially the Z28 feel like there a Time Capsule. Just good old times what America used to be like.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clifford Sandefur says:

    Happy birthday kiddo 🎊. Hope ya have many many more.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ROBERT R Penny says:

    EO I can feel the American heritage in that car and I'm Cdn. It's nice to see something that doesnt need 3 scanners and 4 schematic diagrams for a change.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BobFob says:

    'Murica Galore, lol. Happy B'Day Eric!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robin Sattahip says:

    A depressing reminder of how old I am. The cars of the 70s were even better.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars diggerdude01 says:

    Happy birthday

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robin Sattahip says:

    I thought the 5.0 was California only and that the rest of the country got the 5.7. They were nice cars in their day.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Lightfoot says:

    Where can I order one of those 1/2" wrenches? 🙂

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars klumpy103 says:

    ' I don't wanna die ' …classic also 😅

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eric sinclair says:

    I agree Eric O, had multiple experiences with radiators that fit like crap. And love the bob seger! I grew up listening to that stuff riding around in my dads ford pickup headed to sheep shearing jobs to help out. Love all your videos keep ‘em comin

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blake M says:

    had one of these in the Pontiac flavor. if it wouldn't have had t tops I would still have it, was a blast to drive, gobs of torque

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Fabacher says:

    Maybe it's just me, but I have seen you work on cars 5-10 years old with so much worse rust. Were they less rust-prone in 1989? Maybe the customer doesn't take his "baby" out in bad weather? And what are the odds: Seger's classic "Like a Rock," former theme for Chevy trucks, playing in a classic Chevy I ROC.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Judge says:

    Happy Birthday Eric

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ice44567 says:

    I thought all IROCs and Z/28's from that era had the 5.7/350 with an automatic?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Doe says:

    Love your video's Eric, keep em comin 🙂

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Dimirsky says:

    Great video. I remember those IROC Z's very well. I was in college when they came out but as a poor college student, I couldn't afford one. I finally bought a performance car in 2013 when I bought a new 2014 Mustang GT. At 420 hp, it will get down the road pretty well.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Hobbs says:

    Happy Birthday Mr O!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Long says:

    No 10mm?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C. Goad says:

    Hi Eric. A classic car, Trinity, Mrs. O. AND your birthday! Sweet. Great video.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars InsideOfMyOwnMind says:

    Nice that you edited out the part where you did a big ole gnarly burnout. MURICA!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars abruptly blunt says:

    does anyone else find it amazing that someone with a 3rd gen camaro would need a shop to change a radiator?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Brockman says:

    Takes me back to the days of beating up all the iroc's and firechickens in my fox body. I stole a lot of dude's girlfriends 👌

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MitchF150 says:

    Those IROC's with the 5 speeds were fun to drive! Looks like this one is an automatic and a convetable too, but I too remember those things back in the day and always wanted one!

    Remember the "IROC" racing series?? Oh, yeah.. I think I still had a mullet back then! 🙂

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt simms says:

    Great video I have an 85 trans am

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cordell B. says:

    I had a girlfriend dance on the hood of my Iroc-Z… to Whitesnake.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teddy Smith says:

    🎂🥳 Happy birthday

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Buff Barnaby says:

    I had the 88 IROC 5.7 new and I made it into a 600HP SC-383/T56-6-speed beast with a six-point chromoly cage W/Schroth harnesses. Also chromoly welded in subframe connectors. It was set up as Pro-Tour before the term Pro-Tour existed. It was all done by about 1993. I even bought and programmed the DFI speed-density fuel injection box from scratch. I had to convert it from mass-flow to speed density.
    Lowered with racing suspension and custom made Boyd wheels W/315mm wide rear tires and 295s in front. They fit inside the wheel wells too. It was featured in several magazines and was the 1st one to ever be converted form a TH-700R4 to a Borg WarnerT-56 6-speed. Centerforce had to make a Kevlar-puck clutch to hold the power because it burned up their standard racing clutch. Vortech SC and Lingenfelter box-ram intake , ported aluminum Corvette heads. Forged crank. Wideband O2 sensor W/on-dash bar graph rich vs lean indicator.
    With 3.23 street gears and limited traction , it ran LOW-11s and could melt the tires at 60MPH.
    People today do not realize those cars were MANY hundreds of pounds lighter than today's comparable cars.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Hintz says:

    Happy Birthday, Gods are trying to tell you something…. With that Bob Seger tune Like a Rock comes on for the test drive!🎉

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KayPea says:

    Happy Birthday Eric.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars glen Decuir says:

    👍👊🇺🇲

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Wood says:

    Happy birthday 🎉

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Garcia says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Eric O.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Dragonborn says:

    I had a good laugh with the Bob seger! Priceless man

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Fanshawe says:

    Nice job Eric! Love those cars! Still got one (1991) here in the UK!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Inspired Mechanics says:

    Swore I saw an Eagle 🦅 fly by.. blaaahahahaha 😂 omg that was an awesome video 👍 And Happy Birthday Eric! Hope it was fun and ya got all the gifts ya wanted! Peace out ✌️

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Truong says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. O! I didnt notice you use the funnel to bleed the air out of the cooling system. Are the older cars less prone for trapped air?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freiherr Dinkelacker says:

    Ahhh back when GM was still made in North America!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Fesler says:

    First car was a Camaro, my folks drove it up here from the Bahamas. Didn't have any insurance and ran over an old lady. Luckily, dad was the mayor, and I didn't get in trouble.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Burns says:

    I liked the reference to the big hair era.

    Chevrolet use the song Like a Rock in the commercials back then. Neat video!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    Happy Birthday!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shellez101 says:

    What …….no obd , scanner , codes , updates , computers , sensors , brake clean or big nasty ? That’s it ?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Judd says:

    Did I miss it you didn't say chey thunder what's up with that I guess that's when chevys where Chevys not the juck almost every car is now 😳😳😂

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Baldwin says:

    happy birthday Mr O !

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TEXAS PROUD says:

    Good job Mr o

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lord Edward says:

    Kinda reminds me of the good old J. C. Whitney catalog. 😁