Originally Posted by Airforce1
So id say on the average consumer range of car knowledge id be a 6, with 1 knowing nothing about cars and 10 being i put motor oil in my cereal. I want to restore a 1969 Camaro. I was wondering if i can get you guys input on what yall would put in it. Once its done i would like it to be my everyday driven car minus the winter possibly. Ive been looking at the SBC 383 but i know that 91 octane fuel is gonna kill me at the pumps. My mission with this car is to create a sexys quick off the line, cruiser that people pull there fones out for. Whats your ideas for engine trans and overall cost?
Thanks a bunch!
You can build a 383 or any other motor that will run on 87 octane fuel, it's just a matter of the combination of parts that you use, doing your measuring and math and assembling to spec.
If I had a '69 Camaro and was a little younger, I might put together a 496 with aluminum heads, intake, water pump and radiator, coupled to a G-Force 5-speed, you know, the one with the straight-cut gears
. Out back, I might mount an 8.8" Ford on a 4-link and maybe mini-tub the sheet metal.
I'm aware that a rollbar will give you away, but it'll make the car a lot stiffer and more able to repeat.
Estimate of cost, a lot.