Hello everyone. We've been looking for a car for me and my dad to work on and found a 1969 Camaro. It's a non-numbers matching X-11, but we doubt it's an SS. We don't know much about it, but this is what we've gathered thus far...
1.) We got it from Princeton, IN. That guy got it from MI. There's plenty of rust on the bottom to show for it.
2.) Engine is a 350sb from a '75 Chevrolet Truck. We know it's been beefed up, but we don't know what all it's got. It has long tube headers, holly contender allumium intake, holley 4160 Series Carb (750CFM), electric fuel pump (if anyone can explain to me why the previous owner did that, I'd appreciate it), and sounds as if it's been cammed but we're not sure.
3.) It has a Turbo 350 automatic, but won't go into park. The shift cable will go into all the gears except park. When you attempt to put it in park, the cable will bend instead of push. We're thinking we could replace the cable and it'd be okay, but any insight would be great. It also leaks though we haven't looked at it closely to try and fix that.
4.) The entire bottom side is rotted and needs to be replaced. I expect we'll be asking many questions (assuming I can't find them in search) about how to go about that. Appears we'll need an entire floor pan with toe boards, torque box/leaf spring bracket, frame rails, and trunk panel first and foremost.
5.) The rest of the body isn't that much better. Some can hopefully be saved, but it appears we'll have quite a bit of work ahead of us.
So anyway, thought I'd stop in, say hello, tell you what we got (we paid 5k for it... we'll see if that was a good deal) and say we expect to show up every so often to ask questions. Here's hoping we can get it all done.
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