1973 Camaro LS3/4L80/Vintage air/PTFB

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  1. 175rgr

    175rgr New Member

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    new exhaust is in, here are some videos.

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    1973 Camaro


    Backstory:
    I picked up this car out of California in 2018 completely restored with the body and paint completed circa 2010. The car had 1500 miles on it since its restoration when I picked it up, it had a 383 stroker and the original TH350 transmission with no heat or A/C. I pulled the 383 and 3 speed, swapped in a brand new LS3 and 4L80e, tore out the original wiring harness and replaced it with an American Autowire harness. During the swap I discovered numerous things that I wouldn't have been happy with putting it back together that way so the car got basically all new interior minus the seats, center console, and headliner. Also threw in a full vintage air setup but ended up ditching all of the factory vents minus the center, installed blank aluminum plates and used vintage airs proline series louvers, also added a vent straight into the gauge cluster. It will handle all the stop and go traffic and heat you can throw at it without overheating, it ran all summer long in El Paso on 105-110 degree days with asphalt temps of 140+ with the A/C on max without an issue, it gets 12-16 mpg around town and 18-22 on the highway at 70-75 all depending on your right foot and speed of course. This is a get in, crank it up, crank the A/C and go car, I'm still toying with the tune a little bit because I just cant leave things alone, otherwise it's basically ready to go. I wouldn't hesitate to drive this thing all the way across the country and back. This isn't a corner cutting junkyard LS swap thrown together for a quick profit on a low budget, but it also isn't a $100,000 sema show build. This car deserves to be driven.


    Engine:
    Blueprint LS3 545hp (30k warranty)
    BTR Stage 2 LS3 Cam
    90mm DBW TB with GM DBW pedal
    1 3/4 Longtubes
    Hooker swap mounts
    Holley accessory drive
    Dual 13 inch SPAL Fans + Aluminum Shroud
    Holley EFI Terminator X MAX

    Fuel System:
    Tanks INC EFI Tank
    455LPH in tank pump
    GM 0-90 ohm sending unit
    Aeromotive FPR firewall mounted.
    All new fuel lines

    Transmission:
    Jakes performance stage 2a 4L80e (Warranty)
    Jakes billet 2500rpm stall converter
    Hooker LS swap crossmember
    B&M Supercooler Transmission Cooler
    Holley Terminator X Max Trans controller

    Suspension:
    PTFB Upper control arms
    PTFB Springs
    PTFB Shocks front and rear
    PTFB Sway bar
    PTFB Rear leaf springs
    PTFB HD Leaf spring plates
    PTFB subframe connectors
    PTFB Solid aluminum body bushings

    Brakes:
    C6 Z06 brakes with all new lines
    Wilwood twin pot master cylinder

    Rear:
    GM 12 bolt with Eaton posi 3.42 gears
    Moser diff cover

    Wheels/Tires:
    Boze ZE forged 18 inch 2 piece wheels
    295/35/18 Rear Continential extreme contact DW
    255/40/18 Front

    Interior:
    New A/C dash pad, upper and lower trim pieces
    New Cluster bezel
    Holley EFI Canbus Gauges
    New ACC carpet with mass backing
    New Ididit column
    Full insulation and sound deadening (Kilmat)
    Kenwood BT728HD Head unit
    Alpine R 6x9 rear speakers
    Kicker 6.5 front speakers
    Monster audio amp trunk mounted

    Misc:
    American autowire classic update harness
    New hood with trackspec louvers
    Trucklite LED headlights
    Subframe is fully powdercoated
    All original body panels minus drivers side door skin
    Raingear hidden windshield wiper system


    Price:

    $51,000

    Reasonable offers welcome.

    Call or Text: nine one two six five 6 four four zero 5


    VIDEO:
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    PHOTOS:
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  2. mrfleet12

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    Dang, looks very similar to the one I just sold and sent back to Arizona. If I had the cash, I'd be all over it.
     
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    Really nice car and very reasonable price, if I had not spend the money I did, I would be money ahead buying yours !!
     
  4. 175rgr

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    Thanks for the compliments fellas. It cracks me up people spend 80k on lesser cars over on pro touring and I can't get a single bite out of this one, I guess covid hasnt helped.
     
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    Awesome car, if you don't mind who supplied the dash pad and the gage panel,
     
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    Thanks, you've done so much to that car great work and planning
     
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    Is the louvered hood a style choice or a heat venting necessity?
     
  9. 175rgr

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    All of the above. I do enjoy the looks of the trackspec louvers. It extracts enormous amounts of heat and helps keep pressure buildup under the hood down immensely over 100mph. I mostly see the effects in how quickly the intake air temps drop from off idle at a stoplight. If you are asking weather they are needed to keep the engine at safe operating temp, the answer would be no, but they do help.
     
  10. badazz81z28

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    I can imagine how great they are at pushing heat out of the engine bay....I would want some too but I would need to figure out a way to keep them weather proof too. I wouldnt want rain or water from washing the car all over the electronics.
     

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