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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 01, 11:53 AM
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I know I'm asking way to many questions but I also have a 69 SS/RS convertable that I'm almost finished with it is a 350 300hp 4 speed car all that is left is to final sand the paint and install the engine. I bought a Comp Cams 268H High Energy, roller tips rockers,(the whole cam train, lifters, springs, push rods,rockers are Comp Cams units) Cloyes true roller, (it is a numbers matching block, tranny and rear end) but the heads are a 1972-194, the dist is from a 74 Chevelle? so I put a Petronix kit in it, stock pistons.650 Holley double pumper and a Edelbroc performer. Is this combo OK? Its a present for my wife for putting up with me for 12 years! Since she will be driving it I dont want her on me if she cant drive it. Does anyone know of a good dual exhaust kit for a convertable? All I see are coupe kits. By the way the car is black and she wants Z/28 stripes will that fly? I mean was that a option for SS's?
Or should I keep my attitude that its hers and she can have what she wants. Its not going to be sold either. Shes also wanting AC how is the Vintage Air units?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 01, 02:34 PM
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Vintage Air units work great. If your wife is going to drive it, I'd get rid of the 650DP and put a 600 vacuum secondary on it (#0-80145); DP's are hard to tune for off-idle response and general driveability, and get poorer fuel economy than a VS. Z-28 stripes were only available on Z's, although if that's what she likes, why not? All the Camaro parts houses have replacement dual exhaust systems, convertibles included.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 05:17 AM
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Thanks John, Do you have any Ideas how this engine combo will run? Does anyone have any experience with the Comp Cams 268??
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I put a 268 Cam in a Ford 6-cyl truck and it ran great. The best thing I like about the cam was I did not have to change stock valve springs.

Cam had good vacuum, idled well, and good low end torque.

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