1969 Chevrolet Camaro
- Engine: 350
- Engine Parts: Detroit Diesel blower (circa 1968!), Performance Carbs, Schneider Cam
- Transmission: Turbo 400
- Brakes: Wilwood front discs, rear drums
- Tires: Hoosier
- Exhaust: Spintech
- Steering Wheel: Billet
- Body Mods: Smooth firewall, new floor, custom dash, stretched quarter panels, tubbed, roll cage
- Paint: Mazda Classic Red with Black Stripes
- Wheels: Convo Pros
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This car was home built by my husband for me partially to keep me out of his way in the “spousal avoidance center” (garage/shop/buddies – honey, why don’t you go drive your car? LOL!) and partially to help keep my mind off my multiple sclerosis. Nothing like hearing the rumble of the motor and whine of the blower while driving on a nice sunny day to lift my spirits! He fabricated, painted or changed everything except the cage and tubbing – had a friend do that. We bought this car stock and tore it down to almost nothing to add the 4-link, narrowed rear-end, smooth firewall, new floor, fabricated dash, stretched quarters and cage.
Shown several times in both indoor and outdoor shows and has had over 30 wins including 4 best of shows. Our biggest win was at the Seattle Roadster show where we won Manager’s Choice for the whole show! Latest was People’s Choice at 2011 Burien Father’s Day Show with 200 cars.
We ran it down the track to see how fast it would go. It’s built heavy for street and doesn’t have much in the way of spendy speed parts (cast crank!) but still managed to make mid 10’s consistently. Not bad for a heavy car and a small block we thought. Our “big” racing accomplishment was getting on Pinks All Out and actually making it in the All Out 32 so we made it on tv! We were hoping they would just do a quick view of it in the pits but ended up with two full passes on tv as well as 3 quick blips of our front fender and blower on the line before each commercial in the first 15 minutes of coverage. Wow! Didn’t expect that out of my little street car!
My husband has his own car (‘41 Willy’s) – this one is my baby so I drive it to work and shows as well as just cruise it around for fun.
I was lucky enough to be in 6 magazines so far – Drive NW, Camaro World, Camaro Performers, Hot Rod, Street Thunder and Chevy High Performance and we won the 2009 Texaco Car of the Decades 60’s division.
For 2012 we’re going to update it with new wheels (Bonspeed!!), get a new 383 stroker motor and repaint it (rock chips from driving it as well as a little twist from racing it). Then it’s back to the shows and cruising for fun!
.030 350 Supercharged 671
1/4 Mile – consistent 10.50-10.59
4,000 lbs (heavy, built for show/street, not race)
Trick Flow Heads
Schneider Solid Cam
Performance Carbs 750cfm
Hooker Super Comp Headers
MSD Distributor & Ignition
Magna Fuel Pump & Filter
Wilwood Front Disc Brakes
QA1 Front Coil-Over Shocks
4-link suspension, cage & 9” housing by John Heft
35 spline spool, 4:11 gears
3000 stall converter
31×18.50 Hoosier tires
Centerline Convo Pro Wheels
Smooth firewall, complete new floor
Frame welded & filled
3” Spintech exhaust
Ron Francis Wiring
Custom fabricated Dash & Interior
Painted & built by Brian Moore
History of this Vehicle
Bought in 2004 after we drove by it sitting for sale on the side of the road.
Drove it for a year with nitrous and then put the blower motor in, drove it that way for a while and then tore it down completely for the look it has now. 9 month build and it turned out pretty well.
Plans for this Vehicle
Plan to tear it down again this winter, give it new, updated Bonspeed wheels, nice 4-wheel disc brakes, bump up to a stroker 383 motor and new paint. I want to keep the same red, my husband wants to go silver. We’ll see . . . .
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Thanks to my husband!!