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Old 09-11-2010, 05:03 AM
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Default 1968 Camaro "Badmotorfinger" v2.2

Well I am glad to be back in the sea of Camaros. After being forced to sell my previous 68 earlier this year, I was able to get back into a position to get another one, albeit much more tame! But I like it that way this time.

I learned a lot from the past build about myself, shops, estimates, priorities, etc... and I think that's a great thing to have gone through now in hindsight. Have a few minor things I want to add or change to this car but otherwise will get to know it as is and go from there.

Well, enough talking.. here are the details and pics from today's maiden voyage. Bought the car in Modesto and drove it about 60 miles back to my new storage unit/shop in Dublin.

4" fiberglass cowl hood
Viper Blue pearl paint
Full roll cage
Monte Carlo bar
Adjustable firewall and master cylinder braces
welded subframe connectors (DSE?)

Front Suspension
ATS Chicane kit with tall spindles
Bilstein coilovers
Global West A-arms
Del-a-lum bushings
Close ratio steering box
Sway bar
Wilwood Superlites 12" rotor/ 6 piston caliper

Rear Suspension
12 bolt Posi, 3.55 gears
DSE mini tubs
DSE drop leafs
Hotchkis hangers and bushings
Competition Engineering Slide-A-Links
Lowering blocks

Recaro seats
5 point harnesses
Covan carbon fiber gauge pod
Painless wiring harness

377 sbc - 469 rwhp @ 6500rpm
11:1 Venolia pistons
Brodix Track 1 aluminum heads
Solid Roller cam
264/270 duration @ .050
.659/.634 lift @ .050
Rev Kit
Super Victor Intake
Demon 750
MSD ignition/coil/distributor
Muncie close ratio M-21
Centerforce clutch
Aluminum flywheel
Lakewood scattershield
15 gallon fuel cell
Holley fuel pump
Trunk battery relocation

Hooker Super Comp headers 1-3/4"
Dr Gas X-pipe
Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers
3" pipe with turn downs

ZR-1 wheels satin black
17x8.5 front, 17x11 rear
235/40/17 front, 315/35/17 rear

1968 Camaro widebody project
2004 Mustang LS2 track car
1964 Lincoln Continental
2014 4 tap Keezer
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:11 AM
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Nice pick up!! Sounds healthy. I like the black wheels against the blue. Glad to hear you're back in the game!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:17 AM
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Good to see you back at it. Looks to be a ton of fun!!

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Old 09-11-2010, 06:45 AM
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Nice I like it......so what are you going to change?
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:37 AM
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I have had a couple of 377s with that exact cam. With that aluminum flywheel, that cam, Revs like crazy I am sure. Lots of fun to drive.

Looks like a little this and that and your ready to rock!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:41 AM
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Great looking streetfighter Dave.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:16 AM
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I'm diggin it. I'm with Frank, a few tweeks and it's yours. I'd start with taking off the front bumper and new wheels. If you want to bring it for SEMA, I'm sure we can stuff 4 Camaros in garages around here.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:22 AM
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That's awesome Dave. Congrats!
Looks like a really nice car and sounds good too!
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:24 AM
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Looks good!

Funny about the "learning" curve of a pro build.... and not bashing the pros here at all.... 'cause it's usually the customer driving the cost up. But the old "if you have to ask - you can't afford it" comes to mind when building HIGH LEVEL cars. These things tend to get out of control real easy.

This looks like a good car to just go out and have a blast with... and that, to me, is the best kind of car.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:41 AM
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^ yeah, what he said! And you don't have to change your screen name...
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