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Old 07-20-2005, 09:57 AM
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Need New Idea For 69 Camaro

Hey guys,

Lately I have been itching for a new project. My 69 Z is done and I like the restoration as opposed to the completion. My friends say I am nuts and I can only have one car at a time because of space. So instead of a new project I would maybe consider changing mine around a little and I thought of installing a tri carb set up. I have a built 327 that was dynoed at 405 hp. I currently have a Holly 650 Double pumper which works outstanding and I am told that a tri carb set up would be too much. So my next thought would be a fuel injection set up. What do you guys think? I have been told that they are hard to install on older engines and difficult to manage. Is there a plug and play system out there that works well is easy to install and won't break the bank. I am really looking for any ideas to do something different. Anything????

Please take a look in my GALLERY to see what the car looks like in detail.

Thanks Dave

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screwed the dog here.

your the meaning in my life , your the inspiration....

heres a idea. those military trucks with the differential with the spinning wheel on the end. use one of those. i see them all the time at truck shows.

the holley 4DI?

or how a bout a Gvendors?

aftermarket fuel injection is to problematic. unless it is a alrerady well designed system you just have to up keep.

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Old 07-20-2005, 10:14 AM
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I ran a Holley ProJection 4 throttle body on my 70 Z28 for many years. I bought it when they first came out and it was the system without the oxygen sensor. It only used a temp sensor and a throttle position sensor. To make a long story shot, it was a pain for the 15 years that I ran it. There was no middle ground with the ProJection; either it was too rich or too lean. I'm convinced the electronics box wasn't right but Holley claimed it was. I wanted them to send me the schematic so I could have an electrical engineer check it but they wouldn't give me the schematic. Holley's tech support was one notch short of useless. Would I recommend Holley's new system? Not a chance.

If you're going to run FI, I'd suggest the Edelbrock or Accel but you'r talking about $2000. What is really nice is a GM TPI unit, but again, it's money and probably more work than the aftermarket units. I recently swapped my 350 LT1 over to a 468 BB and I initially put the Holley ProJection unit on. I've since replaced it with a 780 cfm carburetor.
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Hippie,

I understand "if it's not broke don't fix it" but like I said I was looking for another project and my friends convinced me not to sell it and to keep me busy I thought I would try something different. If any of you guys have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

I am still not adverse to beginning another project. If you have suggestions there I would love to hear them. I know I would'nt have any problems selling or trading this one and I would have the $$$ to begin the new build. Suggestions?????

Should I switch this thread to the lounge?

Dave
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I am still not adverse to beginning another project. If you have suggestions there I would love to hear them. I know I would'nt have any problems selling or trading this one and I would have the $$$ to begin the new build. Suggestions
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Yeah, bottle up some of your ambition and send me a case!
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Hippie,

Been doing it since I was a kid and I don't see me slowing down anytime soon. I can't get enough of American muscle.

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Man that is an awesome car. I have been looking for a 69 camaro turn key car forever. I settled for the car I have now which needs work/restoration because I couldn't find one like yours. Anyway, since you are looking for a project I have a 1970 dodge challenger R/T that I don't ever see me finishing. I just don't have the skills I thought I had or the money to pay someone to finish it and thought you may be interested in a trade with me throwing in some cash. I got this car about 11 years ago from a guy I worked with's father ( he was the original owner) and since then I have had all new floors, fenders, quarters and trunk pan professionally installed. I have also bought a ton of parts over the years at Carlisle. It has the original 440 which starts but really needs to be rebuilt because it smokes, it also has the original 4 speed and the paperwork says it's a super track pac car with a dana 60. I can give you more detail if you are interested. Let me know.

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Hippie,

Been doing it since I was a kid and I don't see me slowing down anytime soon. I can't get enough of American muscle.

Dave

After looking at your photo album.....I believe your Camaro is not a original Z.......it that correct? I see some real Z28 items not there......

The car is very nice and I like it. Since it is NOT a numbers matching, dead on restoration.......just do to it what you want......and enjoy the car and it's changes. It most likely is a LOT more fun than original (I got to worry about everything kind of restoration) numbers matching Z28. Real cars evolve. I catch grief some a lot of the old timers and the AACA guys about my all steel, original body 32 Ford roadster. They say I ruined a good car. I should have restored it...BAh... It has been a HotRod since the late 30's......and I built it to drive and enjoy....not haul.

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Deuce,

Thanks for the note. It is an original Z minus the motor and trans. I bought it about 6 years ago from the original owner who had it in his field and he was selling it as a parts car. It was left after his son butchered it and left it for dead years ago. Anyway I am sure you are referring to the aftermarket gouges, etc. Like I said it was missing practically everything and I haven't come up with the $500.00 for the harness and gauges yet. Thanks
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cross fire injection off of an mid 80's vette, eliminate the egr valve, hide the wiring, have fun
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