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Question: Generally, what is your top mph when you drive your Camaro?
0 = It's still in a box or on blocks... - 8 (11.9%)
Less than 20 = Or how fast it takes to get it on and off the trailer to the show field... - 0 (0%)
20 to 35 =Cruising downtown... - 5 (7.5%)
35 to 55 = Out to the highway doing double nickels like back in the day... - 15 (22.4%)
55 to 70 = Cruising? Hey, I'm on the Interstate and it's time to pass... - 21 (31.3%)
70+ = As fast as she'll go in a quarter mile!!! - 18 (26.9%)
Total Voters: 59

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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2007, 09:11:00 PM »

Depends who's looking....
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2007, 07:16:08 PM »

Tom,

I read your post five minutes ago and I'm still laughing!  How true...!

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2007, 07:36:56 PM »

Well as some of you know I have rebuilt my 350 and pwrglide tranny this year. After getting it broke in I wanted to see just how much "crusing"power it had. I have a neighbor who is a State Patrol Sgt who was more than willing to take me out on the freeway and shall we say, get my car up to speed. So one fine Saturday morning we took off, me in my 67, he in his Squad Car. We got on a stretch of the interstate that was pretty straight,flat and long and very little traffic. With his lights on and me behind him we drove off. I looked down at the speedo when it read 95 and then once more when it read 105! After that I backed off because my heart was pounding. I still had pedal left but the front end started feeling really light. Once we got off the interstate he stated that top speed he read was 109. And to think and one time, 100 was nothing to do! 70 is just fine by me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2007, 08:54:52 AM »

Great story, Dave!  Now, somewhere in Wisconsin there's a guy going round saying, "Don't mess with those Camaro owners!  I saw one the other day trying to pass a State Patrol car!"

But you actually raise another --perhaps better-- question.  Straight from the factory in 67, 68 or 69, with everything set right for street use (tires speed balanced, etc), what would have been the "best" highway crusing speed for an SS or a Z. (Got a feeling they would be different).  I've never heard anyone say...  Does anyone know?
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2007, 11:00:45 AM »

The SS I had, had 3.33s I think.  I'm still trying to find any info I may have lying around.  That was perfect for the engine it had at the time and would top out at 140 at 6500.  My Z  has 3.73s and I just rebuilt it so top speed isn't on the menu yet.  But it probably won't go that fast unless you take it to 8k.
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2007, 07:33:49 AM »

My plain 307 glide came with one of the long rears, a previous owner claims to have been over 110 with it. That wouldn't suprise me, in younger years 100 plus was not unheard of (also not smart on public roads). Looking back, I'm amazed how many of us survived our youth.

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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2007, 06:18:19 PM »

My 67 has a 2:73 gear and it feels strong at around 70 mph @ 2700 rpm. To me that is the best crusing speed for the 67 350V8. If you want to pass someone it only takes a slight depress on the gas and it steps out.

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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2007, 12:19:13 PM »

Any more comments?

Otherwise going to let this one fade...
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2007, 10:30:37 PM »

I will probably get shot for admitting this ..... I have driven every 69 I have ever built the same way since the first one back in the early 1970's .....  speedo pegged when the mood strikes. And I have built each one with the same stance as well, jack the ass end up, drop the front end in the weeds, Cragars all around with 50's in the rear.......  Just can't help it.  Roll Eyes

I just squirted my other Garnet Red SS, had PPG mix me up some factory lacquer. I would submit a pic for the main page but I doubt it would ever get used because of the way she looks, but that's ok ........ I like em like this so that's all that matters.

If I knew how to post a pic I would just show her here ........  Huh
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2007, 02:02:05 AM »

If I knew how to post a pic I would just show her here ........  Huh

Just click on "Additional Options" and go from there.  We'd love to see a photo!     Smiley

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2007, 08:59:51 AM »

Yes, post us a picture...  Cool

And you have to tell us your top speed!  Grin Huh  Cool
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2007, 05:13:13 PM »

ok, I will go see if I can figure it out ........... If so, the next post should be very Red   Grin

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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2007, 05:16:21 PM »

Here she is (I hope) It's how I build every one, blacked out trim and rear bumper, get rid of gills and all sheet metal emblems, Cragars with fattys on the back, drop front ...... well hopefully you will see for yourself  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2007, 05:25:22 PM »

Hey, it worked !  Thank You.

That pic was taken right before I did the interior (I HATE hog rings)  Grin

Will have to add a pic of my handiwork inside in a minute after I scan a pic.
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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2007, 05:40:52 PM »

Here is a pic of the inside after I got done.
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