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Unread 10-28-2011, 09:55 PM
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Default Budget '69 Camaro Track Car - NO WHINERS!

A few of you have been asking about my car so I thought since I have a little time I would share the story of how my car got started.

Back in the year 2000 I picked up A PHR magazine showing the process of the building of Stielow's and now Charlies "the Mule". By this time I'd already had my car for 5 years.

I threw on upper Global West control arms and rear leaf's, a Baer brake track/touring set up, Speed Direct rack, and some 17" Torque Thrust II's with 255's on 8's up front and some 275's on 9.5's in the rear.

Here's a couple of old pic's from back the day. Hang tight as I'm digging up photos and resizing them


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Hey, about time you post a thread! But no pic attached buddy.
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I ran NASA HPDE's up until 2004 or 2005 and then they started the Time Trial group.

Here's a couple of pic's running Time Trials in 2006. By this time the roll cage, DSE subframe connectors, and new 383 with 500 hp was in.

2006 would be my last year racing the car as other priorities would take place.



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Fast Forward to 2010. I'm off work for 3 months due to surgeries. I've known about the Pro-Touring forum since 2002 but never really participated but with 3 months of nothing to do where else could I have possibly ended up.

So with all the killer builds going on Phase 2 began. I started with ordering an aluminum small block 427 motor from NYES. Keep in mind this is a budget build and the only way to get big horse power and torque on a budget is high compression. This motor is 13.5 compression and makes 620 hp at 6500 rpm and 550 torque at 5000 rpm.





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Of course I couldn't stop there. I got word that AMD was making aluminum front clips for the '69's so I decided to throw one on.

So off with the front clip.


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And on with the new aluminum one.


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Good stuff...keep it coming
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Thanks Jerry!!
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So next thing to do obviously would be to paint the car. Being budget minded I tell the painter to just paint the front and match the rear. When I went to pick the car up the paint matching didn't go so well. As a matter of fact it wasn't even close. The front looked awesome and the rear looked as dull as a faded hugger orange could possibly look so we ended up painting the whole car.


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Motor is in and car is painted. Time for some exhaust. I went wth 3" all the way out the back.






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