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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: July 04, 2014, 01:06:15 AM
Some of disassembly process for my 69 Camaro







2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 28, 2014, 07:02:37 AM
Here is the rebuild of the power steering box
















3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 28, 2014, 06:43:07 AM
Looks like you are coming along on your project Smiley I'm removing my sub frame and detailing this fall.

Did you end up going with the 496 rotating assembly for your big block ?

Thank you janobyte and best of luck for your restoration project.
Currently I am keeping my engine as it is with planning for 496 stroker.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 24, 2014, 08:58:34 PM
That looks very clean. It looks like you are building it to be a driver right?

Yeah right.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 24, 2014, 12:28:42 PM
Here some pictures of front disc brake conversion kit.



Unfortunately the caliper is installed in opposite way as per the following article from SUPER CHEVY mag.

http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/1404-disc-brake-conversion/viewall.html

The position of the caliper will be corrected soon.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 23, 2014, 11:59:16 AM
Here some of the front end preparation











7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 454 Street performance combination request on: June 21, 2014, 12:26:10 PM
Buy a Scat 496 rotating assembly .  All you have to do then is make 1 hp/cu inch, a piece of cake.
Use a hydraulic roller cam about 220/230 @.050" with about .550" lift.  You can use the factory long-slot rocker arms and keep the stock valve covers.
Look for oval port heads with a casting # ending in 781 or 049.  Have these rebuilt or better yet buy new edelbrock heads.
Compression should be ~9.5-1 for cast iron and 10-1 for aluminum.
You will have a nice idle and tons of torque. Shift at 5500 to 5800 rpm and have fun without breaking parts.   Smiley

Thank you nashville beth for the advice
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 Big block engine photo request on: June 21, 2014, 12:21:28 PM
Here are some photos of a L35 I recently painted, please note that I was not able to find the color that this engine was painted originally so I mixed my own and then used a Paache VLS airbrush to spray the engine.






Thank you James
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 Big block engine photo request on: May 16, 2014, 03:42:23 AM
No 67 Z28 engine left the factory looking like that.  Thats got way to much spit an polish on it, Manifolds were already on it when it was painted, so those would have overspray on them.  Everything on that engine is just a little to shiny.


I am looking for photo of 396 big block engine which came with 1969 Camaro SS that showing the original condition.

I need photo similar to the that photo of 1967 Camaro Z28 302 cubic-inch engine.



As Mark mentioned the 67 Z/28 engine did not leave like that. It's a cool picture but obviously not one to use for any type of restoration. One alt. bracket not installed, ground stud not installed in water pump, no lift hooks on manifold, no paint on by-pass water pump/manifold hose & clamps, etc.. If you do a search there have been some threads discussing engine paint techniques on big blocks along with pictures. Here is an example-  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11414.0;all

Thanks a lot.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 454 Street performance combination request on: May 16, 2014, 03:40:04 AM
unless you want look original, I think I would contact Edelbrock for one of their packages, heads,intake, cam, and carb.

I agree with above--if your keeping stock appearing( heads date coded ??) See what they are flowing, if they need work . Than email a reputable camshaft company with the info and they can recommend a package. Don't overlook the strength in the rotating assembly. Food for thought ,but 496 assemblies seem to be pretty popular if you need to strengthen and go  the route of upgrading. Number one rule is keep everything a package. No weak links. Do your homework and research what you have. Many good websites identifying cast numbers. try: outintheshop.com

Thanks a lot.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: May 16, 2014, 03:32:19 AM
Good story and write up Fahad and welcome, amazing where the famous 69 camaro can show up I'd of never thought Saudi Arabia- wow! its also kind of amazing what the previous owner did to this car. keep us updated

Thanks and I will do.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: May 16, 2014, 03:30:49 AM
You displayed a new automatic transmission that I assume you will be using, correct? If not already planned for you will need a different cross-member as the one in your picture is for a manual transmission.
Thank you for notifying me about it. So get one.

13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 396 Big block engine photo request on: May 01, 2014, 09:41:28 AM
I am looking for photo of 396 big block engine which came with 1969 Camaro SS that showing the original condition.

I need photo similar to the that photo of 1967 Camaro Z28 302 cubic-inch engine.


14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / 454 Street performance combination request on: April 03, 2014, 03:25:33 PM
I have an 454 block with casting #361959 2 bolt main where its bored 0.040 over, 0.020 main bearing, 0.030 con bearing.
I need a complete combination parts that can increase my horse power to around 500 hp if possible and can be used as daily drive street performance and with air condition for my 69 Camaro.
My trans is th400 3 speed automatic.












15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: March 30, 2014, 10:13:14 PM
Great start, keep up the good work.

Thanks.
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