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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 13, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, my name is carlos and i currently reside in san diego, california. i am currently serving in the United States Navy as an aviation machinist mate, i work on MH-60R helicopters as a mechanic. as stated i am totally new to camaro's and domestic cars for that matter, so bare with me. i recently aquired a 1969 SS camaro with an RS front i believe i am the third owner, original owner was my ex gf grandfather, than her father, now me. it has been sitting for 21 years in avondale, arizona, so just has minimal surface rust. from what i can see it has a muncie 4 speed, 350ci small block, long tube headers, hurst shifter and thats about it. i recently went to a hot rod swap meet here in socal and picked up the following: holley 750cfm double pumper carburetor, edelbrock victor jr intake manifold, and a carburetor spacer just to start with.

im really glad to join the forums in hopes of learning many things about my camaro and the popular 350, as all i've ever worked on were imports, mainly 80's 300zx's and nissan 240sx's, but i appreciate all fine makes and models.

my plans for the 69 camaro well i want a streetable 400whp car, it's going to be a long term build so i am no hurry and want to do it right the first time, being i got air and fuel components for the most part out of the way i want to now move onto the valvetrain cam and heads, but i have no idea what setup to go with, which brings me here

again, really glad to be a part of these forums, pictures coming soon. thanks everyone and i apologize for the life story
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Welcome, Carlos, from the Beach, the Right Coast ...LOL
Thank you and your family, for serving in the greatest Navy, I did also.
Congrats on the buy, hope she does good for you.
You might start a logbook on her as you take the journey with her. It will be invaluable in the future to you.

You have came to the right place as plenty of good info given here.
Cylinder heads are where the power is at. Good start with the induction. a double pumper is alittle heavy for the street, but is very doable. Once you add the manifold, spacer and carb, SLOWLY close the hood and check for interference making sure there is plenty of room for engine twist when the throttle is nailed. Hate to see a 'bump' in the hood when closed. kindda puts a dampener on things....

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Welcome to Team CAMARO Carlos

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They must be some branch of the MARINES right ()

You'll want to head over to TAG TEAM and post up your cowl and other specifics so we can help you figure out what you're starting with.
Sounds like a good base for a nice driver project

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 13, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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The "Navy"
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You'll want to head over to TAG TEAM and post up your cowl and other specifics so we can help you figure out what you're starting with.
Sounds like a good base for a nice driver project
haha i always get crap from marines for being navy, all in for the same cause right
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As said, nice project.

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Nice project. If that car has the original drive train components then you might want to consider using other parts as the engine and tranny will have matching numbers to the car's VIN.

As stated post up a pic or the numbers off of the trim tag in the Tag team area so we can see what color and interior it had.

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Welcome and nice car. Are you still in contact with your ex's dad? Sounds like you'll be able to get the full poop on what's been done with that car. If it's an original drivetrain SS/RS and the ex's dad and grand dad still have some paperwork on it, it would be well worth restoring back to stock. It doesn't have the SS hood, is it possibly just an RS? A 4 speed SS/RS is worth good $$, especially if it's original color combo is desirable. What's the trim tag say?

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Welcome to Team CAMARO Carlos

The "Navy"
They must be some branch of the MARINES right ()

You'll want to head over to TAG TEAM and post up your cowl and other specifics so we can help you figure out what you're starting with.
Sounds like a good base for a nice driver project
This is completely wrong. The Marines are a division of the navy. Of course it is the men's division !

Oh and welcome to Team Camaro Carlos.

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Nice looking project to start with, nothing some TLC and $$$ can't fix

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haha i always get crap from marines for being navy, all in for the same cause right
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Nice project. If that car has the original drive train components then you might want to consider using other parts as the engine and tranny will have matching numbers to the car's VIN.

As stated post up a pic or the numbers off of the trim tag in the Tag team area so we can see what color and interior it had.
IIRC her dad told me that over the years the only thing that got changed out on that thing was the rear end, but on a side note and i feel dumb asking, but where can i find the trim tag? lol
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Welcome and nice car. Are you still in contact with your ex's dad? Sounds like you'll be able to get the full poop on what's been done with that car. If it's an original drivetrain SS/RS and the ex's dad and grand dad still have some paperwork on it, it would be well worth restoring back to stock. It doesn't have the SS hood, is it possibly just an RS? A 4 speed SS/RS is worth good $$, especially if it's original color combo is desirable. What's the trim tag say?
thanks bud! and yes i am still in contact, im practically family, he told me that the only thing changed was the rear end, and the engine is bored .030 over but according to him it is original engine and transmission. that paperwork that i posted is about all that they have for it, and also threw in a 1969 camaro assembly manual. where do i find the trim tag? im still a noob when it comes to these classics . but as far as the original color goes, he said it was maroon white stripes and a white rag top with some white interior.
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[QUOTE=Vintage 68;1784394]Nice looking project to start with, nothing some TLC and $$$ can't fix



All for one - One for ALL
Those little boats you have are way more comfortable to sleep in than most jungles also

And all that 'crap talk' is usually followed by a round of on us


thanks, and yeah i just gotta get around to taking leave to wrench on it some more, the car is in phoenix im stationed out in san diego. im sure the boat is wayyy more comfortable, i'll get to find out here next march when i go on my first deployment . i'll agree with that, i drank with a few marines out in town at a local bar after they're marine corps ball, you guys know how to party!
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