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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 20, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

All this talk of the old guys still lurking, figured I'd start a thread to document some plans I have for my car. I joined here in 2007 and stepped away for a while after 2009 (job and family). The old Camaro just sat and sat.

Iíve had this car since 1993. Itís gone from my high school daily driver to a dust collector in the garage. Iíve managed to hold on to it when everyone said Iíd sell it, college, marriage, kids, buying a house and divorce. Iíve been dreaming of getting some stuff done to it so I can drive it again and this time not park it in the garage for 10+ years.

Before I parked it I was dreaming of doing Fuel Injection but that old 650 Holley was good enough. I had spent way too much on suspension, tremec, engine upgrades etc. But now that FI is even better than ever it's time to dump the double pumper.

Iíve been reading, planning and spending way too much money for over a year. Iím finally ready to start turning some wrenches again or actually crimping a lot of wire.

Iíve decided to:
- trunk mount the battery
- install Holley Terminator EFI
- install hyperspark ignition
- upgrade a bunch of wiring including better power distribution and relays
- milspec bulkhead (makes sense to cut a new Holley harness in half right?)
- pwm fan controller

Thereís a lot of side projects to this so itís going to take me a while. But now for your guys favorite part some car part porn.











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1968 that started life and a 6 banger with a PG. Now it's a 350 Holley Terminator EFI with a TKO600, Moser 12 bolt (3.73), Speedtech LCA/UCA, ATS AFX Spindles, Hotchkis Springs, Forgeline ZX3P, C5 (Kore3) brakes with other cool stuff.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 20, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

Well like I said thereís a lot of side projects. So rear brake swap is started.

Long ago I bought this rear Wilwood kit and I always hated it. The external park brake calipers are no good. And the solid mounted calipers have always had too much pad knock back for my taste. When updating the front brakes while installing the AFX spindles I went with the C5/C6 setup. That's when I decided to eventually add the Kore3 park brake kit for the rear. The C5/C6 setup is so well matched for our cars when you compare the C5 specs to our 1st gens.




So in order to match the front C5 setup I got the C5 park brake kit from Kore3.


Got home tonight and stripped that wilwood stuff off.


And went to work assembling the backing plates.


More this weekend hopefully.

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1968 that started life and a 6 banger with a PG. Now it's a 350 Holley Terminator EFI with a TKO600, Moser 12 bolt (3.73), Speedtech LCA/UCA, ATS AFX Spindles, Hotchkis Springs, Forgeline ZX3P, C5 (Kore3) brakes with other cool stuff.


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Re: A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

Good luck, Good to hear you stuck it out with the car

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Re: A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

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Iíve had this car since 1993. Itís gone from my high school daily driver to a dust collector in the garage. Iíve managed to hold on to it when everyone said Iíd sell it, college, marriage, kids, buying a house and divorce. Iíve been dreaming of getting some stuff done to it so I can drive it again and this time not park it in the garage for 10+ years.
Change a few numbers and a couple small details and that could be my story. Looking forward to watching your progress.

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Re: A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

Great to hear you kept the car....

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Good deal back on it and take your time to get it just the way you envision.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

Grabbing time to work on the car when I can. Some minor hiccups getting the Kore3 kit on but finally in the home stretch park brake cables are next. My first time bending hard lines. The NiCopp bends easy.

Had some time to change plugs bring it up on TDC and drop the Hyperspark too



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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 20, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Well Iíve been plugging away when I can which is mostly evening after work. Just about wrapped up the Kore3 install (just park brake cables left).
I just had painted metal on the underside so while I had the tank out I applied some Second skin spectrum from above the rear end to the back. I painted about 4-5 coats using cheap brushes. Surprisingly it turned out ok. The Tanks Inc tank went in like butter. Installed the C5 FPR replaced the 5/16 main fuel line with 3/8 finally.
Got the battery installed in the trunk and installed the Holley ECU in the glove box.

I decided for now to hold off on putting the mil spec bulkhead in the harness since I think Iím going to wind up building a custom harness later to clean up all the wiring. Everything in the Holley kit is long and makes it cluttered.

So temporary I ran the harness through the old blower motor hole.



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That is a beautiful car! Following your build.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 20, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Re: A new awakening for my 68 Camaro

Big news. It ran tonight. I need to do a better update soon. Hopefully I'll have longer to play with it tomorrow night and this weekend.

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