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Pro Stock John 07-30-2021 05:37 PM

1967 Camaro street/drag LS Turbo
 
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This is what I started with, I did a trade + got some cash to me, and picked up this 1967 Camaro that was a pro street car. Bought it near Rockford, car was supposedly from Lisle though I've not come across anyone who knew the car.

As it sat, it had a 502 later crate engine, 8-71 supercharger, T350, and a 9" with 31 spline guts. Has full tubs, ladder bars and a 10 point cage.

Pro Stock John 07-30-2021 05:44 PM

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I'm an LS guy, so I already had the motor/blower sold, and as part of the deal we towed the car right when I bought it to a buddy's shop and the driveline was pulled a few hours later.

As purchased the car was sketchy. Wiring harness was garbage, it had drums all the way around and the shocks and suspension was old.

Pro Stock John 07-30-2021 05:53 PM

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Buddy welded up the turbo kit, went in about 3 years ago. I then started wiring the car.

Along the way, I pulled the rear end, which is a super narrowed 9" / ladder bar combo. I decided to upgrade the guts from the 31 spline / supposed posi setup to 40 spline and a spool.

Pro Stock John 07-30-2021 06:09 PM

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Was making good progress, had plumbed fuel system, gotten the car running, swapped brakes, made new brake lines, swapped shocks, front suspension, 9" guts, seats, shifter, wheels, hood, but then ran into rust under the windshield.

So I moved it from my house on the North side of Chicago to a buddy in Mt. Prospect who fixed it up.

Got it home, have been working through a list of final items which included cooling issues. Car is currently with a buddy who is working on cooling system and will do a final go over of the wiring.

I have driven the car an hour straight but it was running warm the whole time.

Goal is a rowdy cruiser that runs low 8s.

I'd be very interested in a grump lump hood if one comes up, I might even get a set of Cragars for this car.

69z2x4 07-30-2021 06:32 PM

I like it a lot!

Pro Stock John 07-30-2021 06:41 PM

Thanks, it's been a lot of work and have gotten great help from friends.

I love the look of 1st gen Pro Stock cars, so I'm interested in any leads for a Grump lump style hood (bolt-on) and even some driver quality Cragars (15x3.5 fronts, 15x14 4.5 rears), maybe would consider Centerlines too.

Xplantdad 07-30-2021 10:01 PM

Neat build!!

Pro Stock John 07-31-2021 01:38 AM

Thanks! Radiator and rearend had 'Hensley Racing' stickers on them if anyone recalls them. My buddy Al and I discussed what the car's history might be. Some of the work )9", ladder bar, tubs) looks like it was professionally built so the car might have been drag raced or it was just a nice pro street build. Someone later in the car's life added the GM MK IV crate motor and blower setup. Was originally F-F, then red, and now yellow.

cook_dw 07-31-2021 02:22 PM

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Cool build. I was on ls1tech for years when I lived in BG, KY and was hot & heavy into LS stuff. I don’t see a CPS on the timing cover so I assume it’s a LS1? What’s the internals? I started to go the same route but never decided on a turbo and ended deciding on a old school tunnel sbc setup.

Pro Stock John 07-31-2021 07:51 PM

Hey Cook, my buddy Tony and I co-founded LS1Tech was a ton of fun.

-5.3 LM7, stock for for now but picked up an LC9 (gen 4 aluminum 5.3) which I have over at Fast Times for forged rods/pistons/crank.
-Stock 799 heads, BTR 660 springs
-Baker Engineering cam, hydraulic
-Holley Hi Ram intake
-Holley Smart coils
-Holley 160 lb injectors
-Shearer a/a intercooler
-Holley Dominator ECU
-FI BW S485/96, bill wheel
-2 fuel pumps, O44 for light cruising and small boost, and Weldon 2345A for big boost

Pro Stock John 07-31-2021 08:02 PM

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I should have bought this crusty hood, was for sale in the South suburbs. This is what I'm looking for.

cook_dw 07-31-2021 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Pro Stock John (Post 1557221)
Hey Cook, my buddy Tony and I co-founded LS1Tech was a ton of fun.

-5.3 LM7, stock for for now but picked up an LC9 (gen 4 aluminum 5.3) which I have over at Fast Times for forged rods/pistons/crank.
-Stock 799 heads, BTR 660 springs
-Baker Engineering cam, hydraulic
-Holley Hi Ram intake
-Holley Smart coils
-Holley 160 lb injectors
-Shearer a/a intercooler
-Holley Dominator ECU
-FI BW S485/96, bill wheel
-2 fuel pumps, O44 for light cruising and small boost, and Weldon 2345A for big boost


Yep I’m aware of you and Tony and the success you guys had with tech. I followed your 25.2 formula(??? Going off memory and I’m probably misremembering???) you were building at one time but that was around the time I got back into 1st gens and never looked back. Went to several shootouts at beech bend and Memphis back in the early & mid 2000’s. Sounds like a nice setup. Good luck with finding a hood/scoop.

Pro Stock John 07-31-2021 09:55 PM

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I sold my '98 Formula back around 2009, got converted to BBC + N20 and got wrecked maybe totaled not sure if the tub got saved.

Before 'Tech I had muscle cars, and when I wanted to go fast again I looked for a 1st gen Camaro that I could modify and that wasn't worth putting back to stock. This '67 from what I can tell has been cut up since the 80s.

I have one lead on a hood, checking to see if it's bolt-on (that's what I need) or pin-on.

69z2x4 08-02-2021 01:05 AM

I know it's going to happen but I hate to see it. There is a lot of work and money put into those cars.

Pro Stock John 08-02-2021 03:54 AM

Eh the wrecked red one I don't own anymore, and that '69 I only pictured because the guy is selling the hood.. But it's pin-on won't work for me.

Still on the hunt fo a bolt-on version of the above hood. I might paint or wrap the car a vintage color.

Pro Stock John 08-03-2021 08:15 PM

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The Hairy Banana has had it's wiring gone over, Jay fixed a bunch of stuff, and now it's going to the dyno.

#scared

Pro Stock John 09-20-2021 10:02 PM

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'67 is finally a solid driver, hit up a little car show in Norridge (Chicago) last weekend.

Pro Stock John 09-28-2021 03:17 PM

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Ended up driving the '67 about 4 hours this past weekend, I might try to run Drag Week next year. I also decided I'll try the local Pro E85 8.90 index class next year. I need to settle on a wheel / tire combo for that. Since they mostly run big tire slicks, I'm thinkin some sort of 29.5 that fits on a 15x14 or 15x15.

I've been hitting it with 14-15 psi, so about 700-800 hp right now.

My punch list went from 0 back to 10 things again.
-swap to different ladder bars
-swap to 295/65 DRs in back
-bolt on side mirrors
-buy rivnut kit
-change wg springs to 7 lb ones
-figure out what lb springs to run in back for the coil overs

Pro Stock John 11-04-2021 07:09 PM

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Maybe mine is a day 11 build lol?

I have 7 hours of drive time in the car without issue. Have the car over with a buddy, I needed him to weld a new track locater, I swapped to rod end ladder bars.

I still would love to source some older wheels and a different hood, I like the older 70s look but I can't find a hood.

So recent changes are swapped to 295/65/15 MTs in back, swapped on rod end ladder bars.

Xplantdad 11-04-2021 07:22 PM

nice!!:biggthumpup:

Pro Stock John 11-04-2021 09:41 PM

Thanks she's not show quality but should go mid 8s next year.

Pro Stock John 02-10-2022 01:02 AM

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One of you guys suggested I get the NCRS report on the '67:

Pro Stock John 02-10-2022 01:12 AM

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I'm working on getting an early 70's style pro stock hood made for the car. I have a thread going in the Day2 group where I did research, but I basically have found a guy who makes new scoops and I'm just waiting for him to get me some measurements (front to rear).

This is the goal.

Pro Stock John 09-15-2022 12:17 AM

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Got one

dykstra 09-15-2022 11:02 AM

Awesome! Looking great!

Pro Stock John 09-15-2022 04:54 PM

Ol' 80s pro street car now a LS turbo car with some early 70s pro stock visuals

Stefano 09-15-2022 09:12 PM

Kool car, this should be a lot of fun.

scuncio 09-15-2022 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Pro Stock John (Post 1581993)
I'm working on getting an early 70's style pro stock hood made for the car. I have a thread going in the Day2 group where I did research, but I basically have found a guy who makes new scoops and I'm just waiting for him to get me some measurements (front to rear).

This is the goal.

If that picture is your goal, I have a pair of 15x3.5" Super Tricks for the front. I'll make you a great deal.

Pro Stock John 09-16-2022 09:28 PM

Hmmm are they polished?

chevyman0429 09-16-2022 11:30 PM

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Hmmm are they polished?

Iv got a set of 15x10 super tricks that are polished that I would sell or trade for a set that isnít polished !

scuncio 09-17-2022 12:28 AM

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Hmmm are they polished?

No, they are satin.

Pro Stock John 09-17-2022 02:44 PM

Thx I'd nerd out for some polished skinnies. I wonder if those could be polished.

Pro Stock John 09-17-2022 02:45 PM

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Iv got a set of 15x10 super tricks that are polished that I would sell or trade for a set that isnít polished !

Thx but won't fit my car. I'm runnin 15x12 1.5 backspace wheels in back.

scuncio 09-19-2022 07:03 PM

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Thx I'd nerd out for some polished skinnies. I wonder if those could be polished.

For sure, I think that would be straightforward if you removed the through-bolts.

Pro Stock John 09-21-2022 05:50 PM

Thanks but Imma hold off.

If nobody gets serious on buying these Cragars I'll look for some front tires and swap 'em on and see how they look.

DW31S 10-01-2022 12:41 PM

Couple things…
Name that car “Rowdy from Dowdy”!
As for polishing satin Super Tricks, I’ve done them and figured out what and what does not work. First of all, they need to be separated and all hardware removed. Before you split the fronts/backs mark them and the center lug hole plates so they go back together as originally constructed. Once they’re apart, clean all factory sealant. Then liberally coat the front half with Easy Off oven cleaner and let it sit in the sun (if possible) for 15-20 minutes. Hose down/wipe clean and then repeat. Once ALL the clear anodizing is removed then you can start polishing. Basically, polish them as you would wet sand buff paint. I usually start with 600 and finish with 2.000. Then buff a couple times with Mother’s. Lastly, I do a final coat by hand with Diamond metal polish/sealant. Once the polishing is to your liking, reassembly is next. I always use clear silicone on the lug plate rings where they meet the wheel disc and then install new hardware (which I have if anyone needs it). Once they’re back together, run a nice bead of silicone around the joint where the front/back parts of the wheel meet. I let this sit for a day, and then lay another bead over that one (a little wider) and then let that sit for a day. Finally, they are done. This procedure is a royal pain in the ass, but it works. I’ve never needed tubes in front or rears after this process.

Pro Stock John 10-01-2022 06:40 PM

Thanks for info. I bought a set of Cragar SST, chrome I would say, back in 1991. I really liked those.

Pro Stock John 12-07-2022 10:12 PM

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Had a good season with my modern day 2 lol...

Next season I'll slap on a fresh set of tires in back and hit GLD. I'd like to run 8's with the current mill.

The new engine is an LC9 will be all forged including the crank and I'll also be using a set of TFS as cast 220s. I might swap a 91mm turbo on it too that will eventually happen. With this new engine I'll be looking to run 7.90s in a cruisable car.

Xplantdad 12-07-2022 10:56 PM

Very cool!
:beers:

Crush 12-08-2022 12:23 AM

7.90 s!!!!! Wow that would be crazy fun on the street. Let’s hear a video of it running!


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