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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 15, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Ohio Standard '68

Hello all! Fairly new to the forum. Just wanted to post our build here.

The Beginning:
My dad purchased this car when I was around 4 years old(I am 33 now) from our neighbor who had it sitting in their barn. The car had some funky fender flairs on it and was painted blue at the time with the original vinyl top. Shortly after purchasing he took it to a guy to have new rear quarters hung and be painted. I will just say that the guy did not do a good job, and moved to Florida prior to completion of the project. Once I was old enough to drive we started bracket racing the car with a 327 in it. Ran 14's and eventually stepped up the little 327 to a 331 to run mid to low 12's. As with anything our need for more speed found us putting a 383 in the car and ran low 10's for a number of years. Eventually we lost interest in Bracket Racing and concentrated more on the Heads Up type racing. With plans to build an X275 car out of it we quickly realized that the cost to do so would be way more than we were willing to pay so with a mini tub and an 8.50 cert cage we decided to put the old girl back on the street our hands at a street/strip type combination so that dad can still have fun with it taking to car shows, and I can still get my fix at the drag strip....

Here is a pic from when I was 17 beside the car Running 12's:

Another Pic of us at the strip with the Low 10 second bracket Set up:


The Plan:
We had Steve Morris Racing Engines build us a 409(vid says 408, but incorrect) cubic inch monster with a F2 Pro Charger that will run off pump gas and C16 with a quick jet/pulley change and timing retard. Here is a quick video of the engine on the dyno:
The car is currently at the body shop, and our body man documents the entire process through youtube. I will post the 2 episodes that he has out thus far. The videos run a month or two behind, but it makes it very interesting to follow along. Car will be returned back to its original Sequoia Green paint job with all emblems to match a standard 68 camaro.(With the exception of the 409 in lieu of the 327 on the front fender)
Body Shop Videos Thus Far: (I will post more as they are available)

After the Body Shop gets the car into Primer we will be installing the Second Skin Damplifier on the floor and our new gauges. At this point it will be off to Jim-Powski Racecraft for the following:
Weld Front spoiler support(Middle Bracket)
Mount Intercooler / Radiator / Trans-cooler
Route Intercooler Tubing
Measure/Install DA-CO Front Shocks & Smith A Arms
Fabricate & Install Headers / Full Exhaust
Wire Car
Install Pro Street 3.42:1 Gears
Mount Parachute Release Handle & Bracket
Fabricate/Install Driveshaft Loop
Mount Fuel Pump
Install Quick Release Steering Wheel Hub
Measure for New Wheel/Tire Combination(295 on 12” Wheel?)
Install Rear Disc Brakes

Before it leaves Powski's shop we want to get the car running, and take it back to our body shop for new door glass and final paint/assembly. We will need to fit in a trip to the Interior shop for ozite carpet, a new vinyl top and to modify our bench seat for the floor shifter.... More to come!

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What a great story and history behind the car.

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Welcome Quinn, good to see another Ohio boy on the site, where abouts in Ohio ya from?
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post #4 of 76 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 15, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! I will be sure to keep everyone updated. I live in Perrysburg near Toledo and my dad lives in Clyde near Sandusky.
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post #5 of 76 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 15, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I did fail to mention that Proformance Transmission is currently building a TH400 for us right now. They are handling the complete Trans Build and also the converter set up which I believe they are going with PTC... The trans will come complete with the beefed up case so that we won't need to run a PITA shield on the car to meet sfi. Both the trans and engine will be put in the car at the body shop before fitting front fenders toward the end of April. The plan is to purchase a Smith Racecraft Cross Member sometime within the next couple weeks to fit the new 400 as we had previously always ran a TH350. We are also having a Ron Rhodes Custom Auto tubular core support fabbed right now. This looks to be a real nice piece and expect to receive it within a couple weeks. I will be sure to post pictures of the core support with contact info in the case anyone else is interested.

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Thanks all! I will be sure to keep everyone updated. I live in Perrysburg near Toledo and my dad lives in Clyde near Sandusky.
Not too far from me, I live in a lil town called Alger, outside of Lima, we hit the Hollywood up your way every now and then, yer about 50 min to an hour away.
Sounds like ya have a plan, have fun and post a lot of pics.
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post #7 of 76 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 15, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Not too far from me, I live in a lil town called Alger, outside of Lima, we hit the Hollywood up your way every now and then, yer about 50 min to an hour away.
Sounds like ya have a plan, have fun and post a lot of pics.
Will do! The company I work for built the Hollywood. I am in Lima at the Ford Engine plant every Thursday for work. I will be sure and post pics and whatever video is uploaded. Thanks

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post #8 of 76 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 15, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Body Part 3:

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Quinn - Nice of you to share the family history. Nice progress.


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Part 4

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Thanks, Quinn, for the history.
Very nice.

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If anyone if following along... He originally planned to start at the rear and work his way forward. However, he has since changed the game plan as we want to sit the motor and trans(once it arrives) in before taking it to the fab shop after primer. A couple of things we have ordered since the last update:

Ron Rhodes Tubular Core Support
Screamin Performance Gauge Install Kit
Smith Racecraft TH400 Cross member
Smith Racecraft Coil Over Lower A Arms
Ultra-lite 5" GPS Speedometer
Ultra-lite 5" Tachometer
Ultra-lite Boost Guage
Ultra-lite Voltage Guage
Meziere Radiator Mount Water Pump WP362

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Smoothed & Painted Firewall:

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