Butternut the Gumball Camaro

oldman14ss

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Dec 18, 2022
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AEGIS43, read your whole thread, sorry for your loss. she lives on inside. beautiful build. i too have an obsession with that car. i'm going thru a 75 rs and putting a 72 front end on it. not trying to copy you. but paying homage to the movie. my daughter got me the movie at christmas,saw it back in the 70's. ive been wanting that car forever, now doing a basket such as you leaving my tail panel 75 though. food for thought that new block you got. the 10 / 20 cast into the back means its a 10/20 block 10% nickel and 20% tin or the other way around memory fails. that means you have a harder more durable block. you'll be able to spin her up with more confidence. also if you would be so kind would you please send me in the right direction for that big block hood scoop ? and if possible a picture underside of your hood so i know how to cut it. i bought the car with a hole in the hood already and a missing 69 mustang scoop if that tells you anything. thanks in advance the oldman.... p.s. fantastic build thread . you have given me inspiration to keep at it.
 

AEGIS43

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May 16, 2008
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Gilbert, AZ
@oldman14ss Thank you for the comments. We're going back 9 years now, but I believe I ordered the hood scoop from Mike's Corvette Parts. I'll look for the receipt when I get home. But I also just did a quick search and all I see now on the internet is the scoop with partial part of the hood. I was able to buy just the scoop and IIRR it was about $200.

hood scoop.jpg

This is the only way I am seeing them now.

Here is the underside of my hood.

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Josh, the body & paint guy, said he just followed the pattern that is already there. I was on the fence about even wanting a hole in the hood. I'm also working on a grill panel thingy for the front opening on the scoop.

I hope this helps
 

oldman14ss

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Dec 18, 2022
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i was looking for a bolt on if possible. i was googling them and found a couple but its been awhile. going to look on mid america corvette website and see. love your car man my correction i found in my engine book that the 10/20 on your block means : 1% and 2% respectively on the nickel and tin content of your block. the book said MOST desirable for their strength. my math was wrong on the 10 and 20 percent i apologize. i had not thought of that probably in 20 years but, i found it. thanks for the picture and info
 

AEGIS43

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May 16, 2008
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I've never seen a bolt on '67 427 hood scoop that looked right to my eye. Josh did me such a solid on the body work and paint on that hood. The whole car, really. It's just beautiful. There is still some orange peel in the clear, but I don't care. It's not a show car. If it was I'd never drive it, and I want to drive it. I've already put two scratches in it, and I wanted to throw up both times. But life sucks sometimes.
 

AEGIS43

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May 16, 2008
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Gilbert, AZ
Butternut Yellow 😍😍😍

You'll love the TKX. Only problem with mine...I keep trying to put it in 6th gear. It's reverse...🤪

Very nice build.
Thank you for the compliments. Butternut Yellow ... there's very little middle ground with that color. Those of us here in the forum seem to really like it, or else the ones who don't are being nice and skipping over commenting on it. Most 'civilians' aren't so fond. And that doesn't bother me in the least. I get it.

You keep trying 6th with your TKX?? Dang, how fast are you driving?? Or do you have a pretty steep gear in that car?
 

fltinstructor

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Dec 11, 2016
71
Channelview TX
I don't drive that fast, but I do like to keep up with freeway traffic. I had 4.56 in before the swap. Now I have 3.73's but I was used to shifting my C5 six speed for so many years that I'm not used to only 5 shifts. I am getting better. 😁
 




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