Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bakersfield, CA
hey guys thanks for all your great responses...i really appreciate it (i am sure i'll have more as i go through the rest of my camaros resto.) by the way, just so you guys know...my car is a 69 true X55 SS-350 camaro and as you know it has it's original 350 (in wonderful condition and like you said...nice and seasoned) anyways i got a 3.55 rear end and plan to put a muncie 4 speed in it(is this a good choice?). I want to make my camaro a streetable car so therefore i don't want some extremely high hp gas sucker. What i do want is around 330-350 horses where i can definitely burn some rubber when i want to, but i would like my car very reliable, durable and streetable. Also, I want my car to have more torque rather than top-end hp (my 3.55 rear end will help with that, right?). So you think you could help me out with a camshaft that matches all my wants? What type should i go with...regular, hydralic, roller?? What brand? I would like a solid, smooth to medium idle...nothin real lopey or crazy, but like i said, i will definitely want to burn some rubber once in a while. As for the heads, they are 1.94/1.50 inake/exhaust and are original. The guy i bought the car from said the valve seats needed to be harden if i refurbished them. So should i keep them and just refurbish them or get new heads? What kind of compression ratio and pistons should i run with all this? As for intake and carb, i am thinking an edelbrock EPS dual plane intake and a thunder series 650 cfm carb...are these good for what i want? Remember, i want a durable, reliable, and streetable car...with around 330-350 horses(mainly on the torque side...not so much top-end). And OF COURSE, i want all parts to compliment eachother. Thanks A LOT everyone for your help. And I know some of you answered some of these questions already, but i wanted to give you all the info on my car and what i want so you know exactly what your dealing with and how to help me. thanks again!
'69 SS 350 Camaro (true X55)<br />350 turbo with shift kit<br />3.55 posi rear end<br />favorite Bible verse...all of 'em!!