my '66/'67 350SS camaro survivor car..

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my '66/'67 350SS camaro survivor car..

Post by pdq67 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:46 pm

What would it take to make the old SOB run like onne these new 800 hp jobbers??

I have pretty-much restified the suspension with full poli and heavy duty springs and sway bars front and rear. Lowered springs in the front..

Along with my about 550hp/580T, 496 BBC and M-20/3-31 12-bolt posi. As well as new style tires and wide rims..

Do all I need to make it current is to blow it so it will make 800hp so it will run with the NEW DOGS??

And I do figure that with me in it, it should weigh like less than 3400 pounds so is light, imho..

Hell, I figure that if I make the 325" SBC engine that I will drop say 100 pounds! vs the porky, all iron except for my intake and small headers BBC..

And I am going with something like 500 hp out of my 325" engine way up top!!

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Re: my '66/'67 350SS camaro survivor car..

Post by psychomotors » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:47 pm

Drag or corner curving?
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Post by lefty o » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:57 pm

i think you really have to define what your after. if you want it to run and drive as well or better than one of the new cars, nothing you listed is going to do it. if you want to outrun one in a straight line, you have some options. if you want to out handle one, youll need more than sway bars.

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Post by SupStk » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:48 am

pdq67 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:46 pm
What would it take to make the old SOB run like onne these new 800 hp jobbers??

I have pretty-much restified the suspension with full poli and heavy duty springs and sway bars front and rear. Lowered springs in the front..

Along with my about 550hp/580T, 496 BBC and M-20/3-31 12-bolt posi. As well as new style tires and wide rims..

Do all I need to make it current is to blow it so it will make 800hp so it will run with the NEW DOGS??

And I do figure that with me in it, it should weigh like less than 3400 pounds so is light, imho..

Hell, I figure that if I make the 325" SBC engine that I will drop say 100 pounds! vs the porky, all iron except for my intake and small headers BBC..

And I am going with something like 500 hp out of my 325" engine way up top!!

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Post by pdq67 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:35 pm

Drag racing and road course racing.

Heck, back the last time I drove it, it was sprung so tight that I could turn a 90 degree corner due to my stock, quick ratio steering running about 40 mph. It would almost skip sideways. Mostly I throttle steered it..

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Post by pdq67 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:32 pm

lefty o,

If I was to modify my car that much, I would make a, "Big Red I", clone and be done with it!

https://bigredcamaro.com/

And as far as I am concerned, "Big Red", can go up against ANY and ALL cars in the WORLD!!

But thanks for the link you put up.

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