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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 01, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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What do i need to uprate (and the best parts)on my camaro to run a big block .The car has been garaged for 8 years ,but is in sound condition.I hope to get about 400Bhp through its 30 year old rusted frame how do i add strength to the car.I live in the uk
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 01, 11:27 AM
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How bad is the frame rusted? If it is really bad, there are weld on frame pieces that can be bought to replace rotted parts. I would check with Year One.

To increase the strength of the unibody design you should also look into some subframe connectors from places like Competition Engineering or South Side Machine. These aren't part of the original frame, but tie the front and rear subframes together to make a more rigid piece.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 01, 11:33 PM
 
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Very good advice from boodlefoof. You might want to consider replacing the front subframe with a good used one or using aftermarket parts. At any rate, please be sure the frame is in excelent condition before you bolt a big block up to it. You will need it.
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