New guy saying hello-
Man lots of cool info here! I was looking for information on 67 Camaro shoulder belts and came across this site.
I realize most members here are about original restorations but wanted to share my Hot Rod 1967 RS with you guys. It is an original RS, 327, 4 speed car with a Deluxe Interior option. I am the third owner but haven’t done any VIN number tracking. I did not get the original drive train with the car when I bought it in 1989 and the drive train that came with the car was shot. The car was given a frame off restoration, with the bottom of the car painted the same as the exterior. Paint is Centari Single Step Guards Red with a Chrysler based grey metallic on all frame and suspension components. The car was restored in 1989 during the Pro Street Era when “tubs” were in, yet I refrained from cutting the car apart in hopes that it would retain its value over the years. I took a lot of crap from guys saying “tub it” but I’m glad I never chopped it up.
Today the car runs a heavily modified ‘73 LT-1 355 fed by a Dyers prepped 6-71 GMC blower forcing the AF mixture in at 10 psi of boost. The engine puts out somewhere @ 550 HP and will spin at 7,500 RPM all day. It is very reliable and can be driven in traffic all day with minimal issues. Power goes through a race modded T-400 using a 2500 stall and shifted with a Hurst 1/4 Stick. Power gets to the ground (barely) through a factory 12 bolt rear axle, built up with Moser axles and components housing GM 3.73 gears. The car has been lowered @ 3-4 inches and runs frame connectors and urethane body mounts and suspension bushings with adjustable drag shocks. I also added a front disc brake conversion to it using components from a 1970 GTO and a later model master cylinder and it made a world of difference in braking from the factory 4 wheel drum set up.
I used to go to a lot of car shows and spent many years (and brain cells) at the Car Craft Street Machine Nats. Now I just take it out on warm days and scare old ladies. It gets a lot of attention. I built the car myself and had it nearly 20 years. It still looks amazing since being painted 18 years ago. Hope you like my ride.
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Western Suburbs of Chicago