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Model Specific Discussions => 6-cylinder Camaros => Topic started by: 1969Z27 on October 11, 2016, 11:29:05 PM

Title: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on October 11, 2016, 11:29:05 PM
Got the engine (born in 72 ventura) and transmission (tko 5 speed) bolted together. 96 s10 4 cylinder clutch worked like a charm.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on October 12, 2016, 12:05:52 AM
Engine and transmission bolted to frame.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: ko-lek-tor on October 12, 2016, 12:31:38 AM
Looking good Russ. Should be a great, fun combo.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 68SixBangerRS on October 13, 2016, 12:36:28 AM
I'm glad to see someone has finally cloned a six cylinder Camaro to make up (in a small way) for the thousands of 1st Gen sixes that have been cloned into V8 cars  ::).  Great job, Russ!
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: MO on October 13, 2016, 03:44:02 AM
Very cool. Does the shifter end up in the right place?
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on October 13, 2016, 09:32:21 PM
  Hard to tell because of floor modifications, but shifter sits towards rear of shifter opening.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: MO on October 14, 2016, 03:09:51 AM
Looks pretty close. Should still be a comfortable fit. Really nice application.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: KurtS on October 16, 2016, 04:19:35 AM
What did you source the 5 speed from?
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on October 17, 2016, 01:50:36 AM
I purchased transmission from summit racing six years ago. Planned on using it in 69 SS. Plans change. After realizing how uncommon MC1 transmission is. I decided to keep 69 original as possible and the 68 gets the 5 speed. 69 is in pieces but that's another story.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on October 17, 2016, 01:56:34 AM
I also transplanted the 8.5 10 bolt from 72 ventura. Had to shorten driveshaft 3/4".
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: KurtS on October 19, 2016, 04:29:32 AM
OK, that makes sense on the trans.
Why swap rears? Different ratios?
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on October 19, 2016, 11:48:33 PM
Previous owner had stripped entire drivetrain. He did stick a 3.08 gear, 8.2" Nova rear end back in it, after cutting the spring perches off! So I figured the 3.08 geared 8.5" would be my cheapest easy solution. And if I decide to swap in a 396 at some future time, the stronger rear end is already there. For now I'm building for an economy car. 3.08 gear and 0.64 overdrive equal 1.97 final drive. Hoping that will get some MPG's.   
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on November 07, 2016, 11:02:18 PM
Howdy all. Please don't laugh. Update on 68 RS. Drivetrain is fully functional, but car is not road worthy (no brakes). Luckily I have a big yard. So grand daughter rode shot gun on its first drive since 1979!
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on November 20, 2016, 12:29:55 AM
Howdy. Thought I'd share some progress. Not a professional paint. But the family time on the Camaro is priceless.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: MO on November 20, 2016, 04:12:48 AM
Priceless!!
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 1969Z27 on November 22, 2016, 01:06:14 AM
Howdy. Bought some factory doors yesterday. Included the guts and glass. Only had to go 1/2 mile down the road. My neighbor restored a '68 20 years ago and left these doors in the woods to rot.
Title: Re: 68 L22 Clone
Post by: 68SixBangerRS on November 26, 2016, 03:42:09 AM
Russ...I shipped the gift air cleaner to you today. I'm pretty sure it will solve your clearance issues. Let me know how it works out,