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Old Dec 8th, 12, 06:40 PM
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It has been a while since I was able to work on my car. After my company gave us the heave ho, I had to give it a go as my own company again. My Camaro set idle for most of a year, but I have started working on it again.
The reality is that my car was a Race car in Europe fro many years before I bought it. As a race car the body was torn and burned, with cracks, and holes burnt into every part of her. It was over a year on the rotisserie bringing the body back to the way it was the day it came from the factory.
The engine is not the same story. I wanted to keep to the history of the car. I wanted to keep enough performance under the skin, to give the car the ability to go back to the Nuremburg Race track, and hold it's own.
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Old Dec 8th, 12, 06:48 PM
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This is what it had when I bought it in 1985.

I assembled it in my Dorm room at Lindsey AS Germany, in Wiesbaden, using ordered parts from PAW. (Remember them?)
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Old Dec 8th, 12, 06:56 PM
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I brought her home in 1987 to Indiana. Off to Motsingers Machine shop, and I put together a real Beast of a Motor for a 327.
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Good looking engine. When will it go back in? Curious why your engine bay is red?
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Old Dec 8th, 12, 07:25 PM
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Now that I have started the restoration I wanted to find an engine that fits my car. It is a real 4P car, with a race history. I found a 1992 Chevy 4 bolt truck block with a one piece rear main. It was a low mileage block with STD bore. This was a perfect place to start. I designed just what I wanted, then started collecting parts.
Mahle Forged pistons, Eagle H-Beam connecting rods, Eagle Forged crank, Comp Cams Extreme Roller cam, lifters, and Pro-magnum Double roller rockers, Comp Cams Double roller timing chain, the cherry on top is a set of performance AFR 195 cylinder heads.




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Old Dec 8th, 12, 07:35 PM
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The block was cleaned, Line bored to .030 over, the crank studs installed, and the mains line honed. The cylinders were Torque Plate honed, and a coat of Chevy Orange paint.


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While this was being done, my cylinder heads arrived. My co-pilot's face says it all,





I opted for the Titanium retainers to lighten the valve train.
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Old Dec 8th, 12, 08:34 PM
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Well, It is ready to run. Once I get the Trans, and the fuel system together, it all goes in. I will update this then.
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Looks good, Chris. I was thinking just the other day we hadn't heard out of you in a while. Glad to hear you're still making progress.
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Looks good so far
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Great build!!!
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Old Dec 9th, 12, 02:27 PM
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Looks very nice, and looks like we have a upcoming gear head drooling on the new arf heads. I bet he can't wait to drive it !!
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