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Jaba 27-03-2016 11:21 PM

70' Camaro
Hey guys! New to the forum, my names Jake and I've just recently bought a 1970 Camaro. I think I may have met a few of you at the latest meet last weekend, but I apologise in advance if I cant remember names as I've always been shocking for it.

I've always wanted something old school from the US. I've been lucky enough to lend a hand a couple of times on Greg's 69 CRISIS, and its been a massive inspiration ever since.

Some of you may know the car already, its Matt R's old car that I've been fortunate enough to pick up at what I think was a great price for such a well put together car.

Its not perfect but it is a very tough street car, something I can improve on and modify without annoying any purists and have at least some input into what the car is/will be.

Body is currently wrapped but is silver underneath and apparently quite tidy.

Rotating Assembly: Block is a gen VI zz502, 4.5 bore size and decked, steel forged crank, srp dome top pistons, scat h beam rods, moroso high volume blueprinted oil pump, milidon 8 qtrz oil pan, roller master timing chains,
Intake/Heads: Oval port heads, victor jnr oval port single plane manifold, Quick fuel QFR 1000cfm
Valvetrain: Comp cam solid roller custom grind, Comp cam Roller lifters Comp cam ultra pro magnum roller rockers, Comp cam springs, Trend pushrods

Trans: Built T400, 3000rpm stall.

Diff: Ford 9", Moser axles, 3:7 gears, Harrop Truetrac.

Brakes: Wilwood 4 pot fronts, standard rear drum brakes, Wilwood booster.

Suspension: Standard front and rear, nolathane bushings, caltracs.

Current plans are to improve the suspension with a 4 Link rear + tubular front control arms, coilovers and C6 corvette spindles from Speed Tech, tidy up the interior and build some close out panels for the boot. And tidy up a few things that aren't quite working 100%.
Big spending will come in due time though as I unfortunately lost my job days before picking up the car haha.

Anyway, enough talk, pics. by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

Look forward to meeting a few more of you guys in the coming months, will try and make it to the Camaro cruise on the 10th, it currently runs a little hot but i have a new radiator sitting at home ready to go into it this week some time.

cluxford 28-03-2016 06:28 AM

That's gorgeous...

CAMVET67 28-03-2016 07:52 AM

Very very nice. Enjoy your car.

Nev68 28-03-2016 08:37 AM

Nice '70 Jake.

Big Vic 28-03-2016 06:46 PM

That's cool, right there! And big block too!

Jaba 28-03-2016 08:26 PM

Thanks guys!

Started filling out the boot with some false walls to tidy it up a bit.

All the panels will have these sunken panels, which will be covered in suede and vinyl.

Battery will eventually go behind one, and a small tool box will be mounted on the other side, the panels easily pull out and are held in with velcro.

smithy71RS 28-03-2016 08:35 PM

Sweet ride Jake, looks awesome, nice meeting you last weekend.

Ranga350 29-03-2016 08:50 AM

Very nice Jake, don't worry what the purist's say mate....there's not too much that's pure around here !!!

HQGUY 29-03-2016 03:04 PM

Congratulations on the new ride Jake.:cool:

Aussie68 29-03-2016 05:01 PM

Looks tough as! Has it been on the 1/4 yet?

Jaba 29-03-2016 05:10 PM

Cheers all,

It has been down the 1/4 with the old owner who ran a best of 11.2 or 11.3, this was on the standard 502 crate motor from GM, now that it's been rebuilt its apparently pushing a lot more hp and should dip into the 10's. :)

Jaba 01-04-2016 01:21 PM

Everything is now trimmed, couple of edges I'm not ecstatic about but not bad for a first attempt.

I just need some foam to then finish covering the fuel filler nozzle with the vinyl. :)

New radiator will be installed this Sunday.

May paint the core black though as I hate the look of the 'ADRAD' lettering.

bonnevista 01-04-2016 03:49 PM

Where does the spare wheel go?

tiderspy 01-04-2016 06:24 PM

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Looks like the template plans I bought from the states for my chevelle. Spare tyre can go behind the back panel.

Lucky Phil 02-04-2016 08:32 PM

that's a really really nice 2nd gen you have there.....
Great job on the trunk looks sweet like the rest of the car.....

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