Another 81 Camaro CP car

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  1. Randy 81

    Randy 81 Veteran Member

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    Here are some picts of my 81 Camaro (originally 229 V6 base car) that I am making into a C-Prepared car, much like 1981paul is doing. It still in the early stages so don't expect much. I did trial fit the engine tonight to make sure the Moroso solid mounts lined up.

    Here is when I first got it home
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    Here is the back side of the front bumper
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    Now the engine in the car, no way a stock hood would fit.
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    More to come later.
     
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    I love the engine. You will be lucky if a cowl hood will fit. I think that there are cowl hoods that go all the way out towards the sides. Project is looking fairly solid too. Seems like someone has already put new bushings in it and at one time cleaned up the frame.
     
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    You made my day with the vacuum advance being connected!!!Is that an Offy manifold?
     
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    I put Global West 1/2" drop bushings in and painted the subframe (after seem welding it up), I've had the car for 6 months (or more), but funds have been short. I had to get my El Camino running first. Now I should be able to start working on this car more.

    Yep, its the Offy intake, topped with Street HP 650 carbs. With 5" of vacuum at idle, I don't know how much the vacuum advance actually does, but it seems to prefer it hooked up.
     
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    Randy,what are your plans for the chassis? Does the scca still require a .120 wall main hoop in your class?
     
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    The car will get a full cage, I will be using 1-5/8" tubing which does have to be .120" min. I'm probably going to use a Comp Eng 12-point kit as a starting point and customize it as needed. I do have access to benders so I should be okay, already have the welder.
     
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    Here are some picts of my El Camino which currently is my autocross car until the Camaro is done. The difference in hood clearance is amazing. The stock hood cleared the motor no problem, but no way it will clear in the Camaro. Also, the engine sits about 3-4" farther back in relation to the front wheels than the El Camino. That should help with handling.

    Here is my El Camino.
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    Here is the 377 in place.
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    Here is the 94 LT1 in place of the 377.
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    Nice. Very nice.
     
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    Very cool cars
     
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    cool dual carb motor set-up

    good luck with the maro
     

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