3rd Gen Camaro Build
A (lotta) work in progress. I started this project to swap a 191cubic inch V6 to a 350 V8 (along with performance parts, and swapping & upgrading the transmission) in 2009. (see modifications list below.) These are pictures and videos as I progressed and the very first engine start and test drive. I applied primer to protect the metal as I knew I would have to put the project on hold, which is where it has been since. Plan to start again by gutting & redoing the interior here in 2012. --------------- 350 block swap moddified Vortec heads CompCams XE268 cam Edelbrock Performer RPM Vortec intake Edelbrock 750cfm AVS carb Headman 1 5/8 headers 700R4 transmission - .500" line pressure Boost valve - huge servos - servo release check valve - TCI throttle valve - TCI Breakaway 2400 stall converter (lockup) - B&M ratchet shifter, front oil cooler, TrickShift oil.
My old 1985 Camaro Berlinetta compilation
I bought it with 74,000 kms on it in 2002 to use as a daily driver and it only needed a headlight to saftey. The first few photos are from the day i picked it up. First winter, the canadian salt ate it away, and I bumped into a traffic light pole. I made this video in 2004, after having some body work done on the car. This is a compilation of the repairs. After the first winter i bought a 1986 Lincoln to drive in the snow. The Camaro was my daily until it had engine/electrical failure (2008). It had 225,000 kms on it when i stopped driving it. Since then the car has been stripped and scrapped. I made the money back that i originally paid for the car in just the berlinetta specific parts alone. I now have a 1987 Iroc L98 (not my daily.) Will be doing a similar repair on that one soon. I miss this car, and wish i kept it at least for parts. (even tho it was slow and weak)
1985 Camaro Start to Finish
This video chronicles the transformation to my wife's first car, a 1985 Camaro. She bought the car in 1995 and when we first met she was driving it. We decided to sell it to my brother a few years after we got married. During the summer of 2008, I reacquired the car and secretly brought it back to its original glory.