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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 14, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Aight, tommarow Im supposed to go look at this 68 camaro with a 350 in it right now, nice little lope to her, Kooks headers, full magnaflow exhaust, muncie 4 speed. 4.10s outback. Sitting on some 17inch tourqe thrust up front and 18's in the back. What kinda rpms am i looking at rolling down the highway at about 60 mph. 1/4 mile times if I can get her to hook up. Ultimately I want to get it and stick a big block in her. Its a no power steering, no power brakes, and no A/C car. Some advice. He's asking 14 for it. Its almost completely finished. Needs to be wet sanded, little odds and ends pieces like chrome trim, door handels need to be refinished, and thats about it...Its a 350 crate motor.
Is this fair price?
How hard is the big block swap?
He said it prolly would take the front tires off the ground if it could hook good enough.
I have the skills to install and build motors. The big block im going to build myself. I have done motor swaps on new things before.
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Re: 68 question

Pics help...but if there is no rust and you are not looking for original and perfect, I think 14k is a fair price for any 1st Gen in the condition you describe.

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Re: 68 question

Their is no rust it has been repainted in the 40th anniversary carbon black. Its a really good car. Can't get photos at this time. What about regards to the other questions.
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Big clock swap, big block, small block... just another motor, well sorta. New motor mounts as they offset slightly, and depending on bellhousing you might want to replace to go with the 11" flywheel and clutch if not already there. If you intend to use the heater you will need the big block heater core and cover panel so the tubes clear the wider heads. With manual brakes and steering you should not have any clearance issues.

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Re: 68 question

Reads like a nice '68 Camaro, $14K is fair if finishing up is only needed.
Correct year, but, as suggested, you will need the typical SBC-to-BBC changeover parts.
A narrower tire up front will make it turn easier.
With 1:1 trans and 4.11:1 gear, 60 MPH will put you at 3500 rpm.
Good luck with the decision.

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