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 Post subject: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:26 am 
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well. i was in the last stages of a 89 camaro, drag radial build. it was gonna be a 383 sbc, big procharger, blow thru carb setup. we were lookin to go high 8's!!!! it was getting more and more expensive and i wasnt enjoying the build at all. so, we were out at lvd, testing with a friend's a/sa dodge. we saw a green nova (ted's) and thought WOW!!!!! that car is clean!!!!! looks like a resto!!! then noticed the bar in it. and an 11.40 pass!!!!! we all thought, now that car is cool!!!!! so i started adding up what it was gonna cost to finish the '89, the frustration i was having with that build, and the fact i have wanted a 69 camaro since i was a kid. the was nothing to consider. i started looking for a '69 camaro!!!!! my buddy mark and i went to look at a dozen cars before coming across the car i bought. we were gonna put my 383( minus the procharger) 400 trans and 12 bolt in the car. then i saw that the supercar shootout was gonna be at lvd. i came out, checked out some of the cars, and talked to ted a bit. i was hooked!!!! that is what i wanna do with the car!!!!! so i am in the very beginning stages of the build and will keep everyone updated on it's progress. before the build starts, i had a friend take some pics with the car i'll share too!!!! thanks to all the great guys in this series that i have met!!!! look forward to many more races with you all!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:20 am 
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Hey Billy, if that is the model we were talking about, she is more than welcome to pose with my car anytime!!! :aok , and the car looks good too :cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
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Billy I think I'm in love! :runaway ....with camaro's, in interior great,so is the hood, any test drives available :pop

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:57 am 
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Nice :aok

Please tell me you are keeping the car a small block........


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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:14 am 
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yes mike that is her. the pics came out great!!! it was in the low 50's that day too. i was cold and had a jacket on!!! we were thinking of goin big block. kickin around a 396/325 combo. i know, wrong heads to go fast and a quadrajet!!! my buddy has been thinkin about a few combos and he thinks we can get that to run ok. still keepin it on hte street so we will see how fast we can make it and keep it drivable. he looked at the rules and wants to really get at it, but i reminded him it is a street car. guess havin a handful of "wallys" will make ya wanna try to win all the time. lol


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A friend of mine said "For an engine that is by far the most popular on the street, small chevies are poorly represented in SA racing."

Almost made me want to build a sbc powered car.....


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Your now on the SuperCar New Builds Page :pop http://supercarraces.com/newbuilds.html

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
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Billy Rimmer wrote:
kickin around a 396/325 combo.



Why not a SS396 L78 396 4V Automatic

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
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availability of parts, noone gives any thought to the 325hp bein able to run fast. this isnt gonna be an all out motor. just something to try to get in the 12's with and be very original. got alot of work to do on the car and i think i can get into this combo a bit better on a budget. it still needs everything, bodywork, suspension. wheels, tires.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:31 am 
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My thought is less cash and work to go as quick with the L78 combo. I think either will be cool and fun to run against.

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71 GTX 440+6 Auto 11.35 @ 123MPH 1.79 60' S/A

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ill see if i can find the stuff i need for the L-78 motor but im sure the stuff is getting rare and expensive. anyone know some good sites to look at for parts?


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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:00 pm 
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Billy, I know Wal-Mart has a chevy aisle :stir It's next to Woman's Dept. :lol: or you might want to check TEAM CHEVELLE ...but you didn't hear it from me :roll good luck with your build! :-D and great photos of your car...by the way what kind of car is it :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
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the 396 325/350 hp combo is a very strong combo. Highly underrated.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
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and Billy :aok Nice pix!


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 Post subject: Re: Billy's 69 camaro build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:10 am 
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thanks!!!! gonna have her take some with the nova in the spring too!!!


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