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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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New from Washington

Hello Gents,

I am new to the 1st GEN Camaros. Just traded my 2012 SS Camaro for my 68, her name is Lilith. The 68 Camaro has always been my dream car but has always been out of reach. I now have her and she will be a daily driver.

I have not researched the VIN # but I assume she was a base model Camaro in 68. She had drum brakes all the way around and currently has a 327. She has a sh**ty two knob radio and only one speaker in the entire car...the original dash speaker. The body and paint are good and the interior is decent. The leather is good but the back deck was trashed, the dash pad is split and there are cracks in other places on the dash and console. Also, the back glass is leaking water.

As soon as I traded, I ordered a WilWood 6 piston front brake conversion kit, WilWood Master Cylinder, a new Steering Wheel, a Retro Sound Radio, 3 new speakers, a TMI center console, a BluePrint SBC Stroker 396 Full Dressed Crate Motor and an Atomic EFI Master Kit from MSD.

I have not worked on anything except Harley's for a long time. I will attempt to do all of the modifications myself. I have gotten the Front brake conversion almost done...I broke one of the flexlines so I am held up at the moment and she is on jack stands.

I have already learned alot looking around on here and hope to learn and help in the future.


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:10 AM
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Re: New from Washington

Welcome! Nice looking car, and correct year.

Sounds like you have a good plan, keep us posted on it.

Where in Washington?

Sean

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome! Nice looking car, and correct year.

Sounds like you have a good plan, keep us posted on it.

Where in Washington?
I am stationed at JBLM and live in the Steilacoom area.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:17 AM
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I am stationed at JBLM and live in the Steilacoom area.
Nice, I'm North of you in Snohomish.

Sounds like a cool build, larger cube small blocks are cool as hell, I loved my old 406. I went with less cubes and more rpms with my last build for a change. Don't let these guys on here talk you into an LS.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Nice, I'm North of you in Snohomish.

Sounds like a cool build, larger cube small blocks are cool as hell, I loved my old 406. I went with less cubes and more rpms with my last build for a change. Don't let these guys on here talk you into an LS.
Ha! Yeah, one of my buddies was trying to do that. I like the Small Blocks...love the sound and power. This 396 is suppose to dyno at 485HP. I figure the EFI will give me the convenience of not dealing with a carb and enjoying a awesome motor!

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:40 AM
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Re: New from Washington

Welcome!

Thats a nice car. I live near you. I'm in Parkland, just east of McChord field.

The important thing here is that you ask me what kind of car I've got. "I've got a BITCHIN' CAMARO"
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome!

Thats a nice car. I live near you. I'm in Parkland, just east of McChord field.
Yeah, that is right up the road!

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 07:15 PM
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Nice, I'm North of you in Snohomish.

Sounds like a cool build, larger cube small blocks are cool as hell, I loved my old 406. I went with less cubes and more rpms with my last build for a change. Don't let these guys on here talk you into an LS.
You need to put an LSx in that car.

By the way, welcome aboard. I'm also in Washington, but on the sunny side of the Cascades.

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welcome and nice ride!! From the looks of it, you don't need to do much to your car

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 15, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome!

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 15, 08:32 AM
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Welcome to the Club and it's good to read Lilith is the correct year.
Good project and good ideas for upgrades - good idea on the EFI.
Suggestion: make a logbook for keeping track of Lilith's travel's with you.
You'll appreciate it later in life as we don't remember forever.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 15, 10:06 AM
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Beautiful car; fraid I just PCS-ed from JBLM but lived a mile or two away from you up until this summer. Lots of great roads to take the car out on.

1967 RS driver with a 327/210... but now with an M20, HEI, AAW harness w/ halogens and relays, Dakota Digital, Moto-Lita, TMI interior, and a few other toys
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 15, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the Club and it's good to read Lilith is the correct year.
Good project and good ideas for upgrades - good idea on the EFI.
Suggestion: make a logbook for keeping track of Lilith's travel's with you.
You'll appreciate it later in life as we don't remember forever.
I will...I plan for Lilith to stay with me for the long haul.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 15, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Beautiful car; fraid I just PCS-ed from JBLM but lived a mile or two away from you up until this summer. Lots of great roads to take the car out on.
That's too bad, from your signature, you have done alot of the things I will eventually do and the face to face advice would have helped!

As soon as I get the brakes bled out (second time at all 4 corners and she is still soft), I want to take her on the 101 loop.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 15, 10:14 AM
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Yeah, definitely nice to have other Camaro guys in the immediate area. That said, if you have any questions about stuff I've done to the car or questions about resources/shops in the area for various things, feel free to drop me a message. That area is awesome; my wife and I kept our home there and are renting it out in hopes of PCS-ing back someday.

Re the 101 loop, I'd get a few miles on the car locally first. Not sure how long you've lived in the area; it's a stunning drive but old cars have problems once in a while and there are long stretches without any cell service when you get out past sequim or so. Probably best to identify any weaknesses before heading out that way!

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