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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 16, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am new to being a Camaro owner. Just purchased a 1967 Camaro SS partial restore, and looking for some good advice. First of all, it looks like the carb needs replacement. Previous owner removed choke plate, and made some poor mods to it. The engine is a 454 bb. What would be the best carburetor fit for this engine? Looking for one that is going to give me the most HP. 2nd, the a/c and heat were stripped out of the vehicle. Any insight on how to make this car whole again? Thanks

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Welcome, Eric! As far as carb goes, without knowing what is inside the engine, it will be hard to guess, but I wouldn't go over a 750cfm carb. I'd probably go a little smaller unless you are racing it and plan on spinning it over 6000rpm. All the A/C stuff missing is a bummer. Are you wanting the car to look original, or is an after market A/C setup OK? Going to be tough finding original stuff, but it is out there. Most the Camaro vendors have heater core covers to cover the hole in the firewall and totally delete the A/C, or places to run the new A/C lines to.

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If you want the factory Air Conditioning for your car check out this website. 67 Camaro-Firebird Air Conditioning System | 1967 Chevy Camaro Pontiac Firebird AC If your engine has any performance upgrades I would get one of these Holley 850 HP Street carburetors. Another carburetor that use to be good is these Mighty Demons. They use to provide more power than a Holley. https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...arts/5563010GC

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Welcome Ectopy1 (does that mean you only had one extra abnormal beat? :P). Have you looked in to the new EFI's like the Holley Sniper to see if that would work for your application?

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If you decide to go factory on the a/c I have several compressor brackets for the engine. I think after you check out the cost of going original you will go aftermarket.
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Welcome, Eric, and good suggestions given.
And you may want to go to R134A as R12 is expensive, unless you know a HVAC person who evacs large systems and changes the gas.
God luck on getting A/C system and heat back.
I would get the BBC running and see what cooling temps are going to read.
May be a little warm for A/C addition and don't forget GM's aids in reducing recirculating engine heat through condenser and radiator.
AIM book will help - look at Camaro Research Group for this downloadable copy.

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Welcome and enjoy your Camaro. I have 454's in 2 of my 69's, 450hp and am running Edelbrock air gap with Holley 750 avenger VA and a comp mild cam in both. Since the engines are not original, I went with Vintage Air. Both 4 spd 3:55 cars.
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