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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 14, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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just got my car back and WOW

In the days of vendor bashing, I would like to promote the work of several skilled craftsman. Greg Tope and his staff at performance car craft in alabaster, AL have done amazing work to my 68 camaro.
I rebuilt/restored the car myself several years ago with a fast burn 385 and th700. needless to say my level of work was not up too par with my own expectations, so I sent the car to PCC and man am I glad.
The car now has (in no particular order)
hot ls3 480 hp/475 lbs
tremec 6 speed
vintage air, new wiring harness
custom motor cover
welded subframe
QA1 coilovers
updated gauges
800 watt stereo
exhaust cut outs
new carpet
new headliner
new floor pans interior and trunk
painting details under the hood
3.73 posi rear
smooth firewall
3 point seat belts
and the list goes on

The car was painted several years ago by a local fellow and it is good enough for now.
The throttle response and power from this fuel injected motor is incredible. easily lighting up the rears from 1st thru 3rd.
Greg and his staff were a pleasure to work with and gave great suggestions and feedback. I would recommend him to anyone looking to upgrade their car.







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Looks great! Congrats on getting her back!

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Very nice work and nice to see another vendor happy ending.


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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 14, 05:05 PM
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Looks Killer , nice to hear about the good out there from time to time and im sure they appreciate the kinds words as well...

ENJOY , thats one nice ride !
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Nice ride

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Looks great! I'm sure you dropped a pretty penny on that laundry list!

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 14, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the nice words, and yes i dropped a pennt or 2. But honestly If i would have just done this first and would not have tried to make it "perfect" myself, I would have come out (somewhat) ahead.
I would like to add that I drove the car 300 miles home at 75 MPH at 2200 rpm. I got 20 mpg. before this, i never got more than 30 minutes from home becuase it just was not reliable.

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Congrats, it looks great! I'm looking at doing a similar powertrain upgrade but want to do it myself. I know I shouldn't ask but how much did all that cost? I'm guessing 40-50k, cost of parts x 2? Enjoy!

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Looks great
An LS really wakes things up doesn't it

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And best thing of all....no oil leaks
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Looks good, Brad! It'll be fun cruising it this summer. Mine will be on the road this summer after a 10 or 11 year hiatus. Looking forward to it.

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Very Nice! Happy miles

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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 14, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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And best thing of all....no oil leaks
HA you are not kidding. I have looked under it a dozen times ready for that familiar spot. I don't think it will ever have another one.

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Looks great, and you should get a lot more use out if it. Congrats!


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Pretty ride for sure
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