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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 03, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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I wonder if a stock Camaro 68 can stand that kind of power?

have a TH350 in it now with raybestos and shiftkit. The rear axle is a 10-bolt stock for Powerglide.

Rear tires are 17" 265/40 (not that much grip)
I also have solid aluminum SF bushings and soon also SF connectors.


Or do i need to change a lots of stuff and reinforce some other stuff?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 03, 02:32 AM
 
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yes it can. only when you beat on it will you tear things up. If your transmission is old (even with a shift kit) the clutches may slip.
I had a 300 H.P. 350 in a 3500# firebird, didnt have any problems until I took it to the track, the tranny did not like it one bit! I was runnin on street tires too!
Frame ties are always a good idea if youre going for any kind of performance.

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You definately need the subframe connectors. A set of no-hop bars for the rear springs would be important too. The aluminum body bushings are also a good idea.

Other than that you should be fine.

PS. One thing I did to my 68 was to install a tubular driveshaft loop. I welded a tube going across the car between each subframe connector and welded the loop over the driveshaft to that. The extra tube between the subframe connectors make the setup even a little more rigid IMO.

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Thanks

I guess that my rearend and gearbox will stand the new power till i put on some slicks. [img]smile.gif[/img]

My 327cid is cabable of small "burnouts" as it is.

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