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Finally it's time to get serious and finish up a restoration project I bought and started back in 2015. This car is a low mile Z/28 converted from being a street car to a Super Stock car in the early 70's by the original owner Kym Miller. It had 22,000 miles at that time and never saw the street or weather elements again. After being owned by a handful of Canadian racers over the course of 45 years, I bought the car in 2015. I then stripped the car back in the fall of 2015 and then sent it out for body and paint which was completed back in the spring of 2016.

Since getting it back on all 4 as a roller, I'have done very little other than collect and restore parts while pushing it around from bay to bay and pondering different ideas of how to finish and restore the car. Now that I have finished playing with a couple other projects, I have cleared my plate where I can now dedicate time to this cars completion. With the body retaining it's original panels, it's been restored and painted in its original 79 Rally Green with white stripes. Early 2019 will now see the project coming full swing to its ultimate completion.

I have all of the parts to complete the car with most of its parts now restored and ready to install. A warranty coded CE302 was built last year and was completely balanced and blueprinted. A freshly restored M21 and 12 Bolt were also redone and the car will now go back together to stock original Z/28 trim. Lets start with a few pictures showing the cars history as a drag racer.


Kimberly BC Off Highway Drags - Circa 1970 (Kym Miller Original Owner). This was his first drag race in the spring of 1970 and the rest as they say...was history. The car then became a full time drag car with Kym owning it until passed along to a friend in 1980


Saskatoon Dragways in Day 2 Street Trim - Circa 1971 (Kym Miller Original Owner)\


Edmonton International in Modified S/S Street Trim - Circa 1972 (Kym Miller Original Owner)


Fort St John, B.C. Closed Highway Drags S/S Debut Trim - Circa 1973 (Kym Miller Original Owner)


Fort St John, B.C. Closed Highway Drags S/S Debut Trim - Circa 1973 (Kym Miller Original Owner)


Seattle Washington in full LA Super Stock Trim - Circa 1974 (Kym Miller Original Owner)


Seattle Washington in JA Super Stock Trim - Circa 1978 (Kym Miller Original Owner)


Seattle Circa 1980/1981 in JA Super Stock (Randy Becker Second Owner)
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:40 AM
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:42 AM
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Here's the car now after stripping all of the original sheet metal and refinishing the exterior in it's factory colors. The rims on the car are date matched April 18 YH Rally wheels with Wide Ovals. They include correct NOS caps with restored 4 clip beauty rings. Soon the car will be wearing it's Endura bumper, all of the correct Z/28 drive line will be installed, and its further receiving a nice survivor base 711 interior I have put together over the past year or two.









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Wow that paint is gorgeous! Looks like, at some point in it's racing career, the owner pulled the 302 and replaced it with the 350-255 small block. Photos also show it taking on some heavy hitters; 1968 Hemi Dart and what appears to be a 1970 Hemi 'Cuda. Can't wait to see the progress pictures.
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Originally Posted By: Dave Rifkin - Wow that paint is gorgeous! Looks like, at some point in it's racing career, the owner pulled the 302 and replaced it with the 350-255 small block. Photos also show it taking on some heavy hitters; 1968 Hemi Dart and what appears to be a 1970 Hemi 'Cuda. Can't wait to see the progress pictures.
Thanks for that.

Kym pulled the 302 after it's first full season on the track and replaced it with the 350. It was campaigned heavily in the Pacific Northwest and ran up against some well known cars including Tuff-n-uff (Hemi Cuda), Buck McKinney's "Special" (LS6 Convertible), Suddenly (68 Camaro), Mad Trapper (Hemi Cuda), Cam Noseworthy's Hemi Dart and many other well known race cars from the west. He won a championship with the car in 1978 and it went on to race S/S with that paint scheme until the mid 80's when it then became a local bracket car. It hasn't seen the road since 71 but will be reunited with two lane blacktop in the year ahead. Shots below include a shot of the car up in front of 68 Camaro Suddenly (back set right lane) which was one of the nastiest 68's known in the west.


Kym staged in Seattle Mid 70's with "Suddenly" Camaro behind him in the right lane.


Kym in Edmonton 1978 (Year of his Division Championship)

Both Kym Miller and Randy Becker are friends of mine and both have sent me some great photos from their days racing with the car. Kym and I hooked up a while ago to view the car after it was painted back to green. He was excited to see it looking just like it did the day he picked it up after factory ordering the car in March of 1969. Here's a picture of that visit together as he checked out the car.


Me and Kym Miller in 2017 picture in front of his old drag car.
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Great car, great pictures, and a great history. Congrats.
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Updating the thread with pics of some parts that I've collected and restored over the past couple years. Just part of the larger stash that have been sitting and waiting for installations.







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Default Re: My not so Little 69 Project.

Rotate the carb 180* -- I can assure you it will work better ... LoL I know what you're thinking -- another smart a$$! The pieces you have so far look excellent! TAZ
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lmao...was so busy moving things around this morning that I didn't notice the intake was backwards when I threw the carb on for a quick shot.

I fixed that image in the post above.
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