First of all, we wanted to express how thrilled we are to see that the fire at Hawks Motorsports hasn’t stalled the builders out one bit when it comes to important projects like Moe Dirt. We first talked about Moe Dirt when it was in its very early stages of development, and the project was only beginning to take shape. In case you missed it, this is a 1985 Camaro IROC that the company was moving from “Trailer park to triple threat” — so it needed a ton of work when it first came to Hawks.
The first part of the project series covered the stripping down on the IROC, giving it a new rollcage, new seat brackets, and it went into sandblasting and painting where it received a new yellow gold (GM IROC paint code 50 WA8740) coat of paint.
At that stopping point, Thompson Motorsports had just delivered a custom LSX 388ci with the Brodix cylinder heads, and custom Hawks Motorsports camshaft, to act as the foundation of the build. We also got a taste of more things on the way, like the use of a Magnuson 2300 blower and Hawks 8.8 rearend. Now you’re up to speed, here’s what’s been happening with Moe Dirt…
Since you can’t be a triple threat without being able to keep the car on the ground, Hawks wanted to give the build an adjustable suspension, and opted for a UMI Suspension System with their new Watts Link to do the job. They threw in a set of rear Viking adjustable shocks and double adjustable Viking struts up front. This combination will give Moe the tools to act as an excellent street/strip car.
Since using Magnuson Superchargers is somewhat of a tradition in the Hawks builds, they decide to keep with what works and installed their TVS2300 Heartbeat blower on Moe’s engine. This blower allows the team to bolt-on 125+ horsepower in a day.
With Moe almost done, but not quite, it’s time to install FX1 Pro Series seats by Corbeau into the Camaro. It’s down to a few weeks now before Moe hits the track!
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