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Old 07-05-2017, 01:21 PM
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I put a clutch tamer in it and I'm hoping that it makes it a little easier to handle. We'll see on July 28th! http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/clut...ro-468249.html
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:38 PM
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Freakin awesome! I've always liked the pro street look on these cars when done right...and this one is very nicely put together! I really like the whole dash setup and I am SO happy you didn't put those tall silly looking pro street buckets in it and kept it with a stock appearing Strato bucket and deluxe inserts. That is a very well done concept that doesn't strive too far from what the General had right in the first place.

Can't wait to see how you do at SCR and trust you and the car will be a hit with everyone who can appreciate GM Muscle. Now you have me wanting to head down from the upper NW. Love what you have finished.

Cheers on a great car Fred!
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Awesome car. Great job!

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I've followed your posts on other sites for years and always figured that you were a dedicated craftsman. I figured right. Mighty fine car that you have created. Something to be very proud of.
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Freddie, thanks for sharing this! I have read a lot of your posts on other boards before, I agree, your a wealth of knowledge and that you readily help people out and share. Your a credit to any board your on. a BIG Thank You from the community!!
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Im Diggin the Nova Dash ! Nicely done !
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It didn't make the big number that I was expecting, but it didn't do bad for a street car. Scott Perkins in Bowling Green did a great job on the carburetor. He had it ready to go on the engine when I got there and only made one air bleed change the whole time. No jet changes or anything. He had it set up right out of the box. Dale Meers and his guys at Dale Meers Racing Engines in Buffalo were very nice to work with. Shane Smith helped me with parts selection and other advice. I brought it home with no damage, so that's a big plus. Got to get it in the car now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJc...m-upload_owner
It made 563 peak HP at 6500 and 532 ft lbs at 5000.
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Wow...what a cool Camaro! Thanks for sharing the build pics with us..
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Thank you all for the kind words. I'm glad you all like my old Camaro. I almost sold it a little over year ago. When it came time for the guy to put the money in my hand I couldn't do it and I backed out. I would have been sick if I had let it go.

Looking back I wish I had left the stock frame under it and not gone the Pro Street route, but it sure does get a lot of attention driving down the road. I could have done the same thing to a plane Jane 307 car instead of a RS/SS396, but it's too late now.

I got to get busy now and get the engine back in it and get ready for the Car Craft Summer Nationals at Bowling Green in 2 weeks. Then the next week is SCR20!
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Freddie, lots of cool stuff in the build. The dash looks surprisingly good in there and while I knew they were close in dimensions, I never saw anyone attempt the swap. I gotta say I like it! PLEASE do yourself a favor and go to at least one, possibly two or three test-n-tunes before heading out to race a stick. Trust me my friend, it gets busy in there when those lights are coming down on the tree. I'd suggest two things that can be added quite easily to your ignition: a Rev-Limiter and a Two-Step. The Rev-Limiter will save your bottom end (and your wallet) and the Two-Step will keep the launch RPM consistent on each pass. Both of these are inexpensive and will take some stress out of your day at the races. Don't beat yourself up if you goof up the first few times, like I said that cockpit gets busy in there. I run sticks in both of my cars and wouldn't race with an automatic.
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