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1972 Chevy Camaro - Real World Rides - Cover Story

Grassroots Car Crafting At Its Best

Transmission: '02 Camaro 4L60-E, GM 2,200-stall converter
Rearend: Stock 10-bolt with 3.73 gears
Frame: Stock
Suspension: QA1 coilover conversion, Addco 171/48-inch sway bar, Eaton Detroit Spring leaves lowered 1 inch
Brakes: C5 Corvette 13-inch discs, front; '97 Camaro 12-inch discs, rear
Wheels: Eagle alloy 17x8, front; 17x9.5, rear
Tires: P235/45R17, front; P275/40R17, rear
Body: Stock steel, painted Viper Red by Jeff Tuma
Interior: '94 Plymouth Laser seats, stock dash modified to accept Auto Meter gauges

The Specs: '69

Engine: '69 396 bored 0.060-over and fitted with Speed-Pro 10.0:1 pistons
Heads: '69 oval-port heads with Lunati lifters
Camshaft: Comp Cams
Induction: Edelbrock 800-cfm carburetor on a Weiand Team G manifold
Ignition: Mallory HEI with Taylor plug wires and ACDelco spark plugs
Exhaust: 211/44-inch Hooker headers feeding a 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust and mufflers
Output: 500 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 475 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm
Transmission: '69 TH400, B&M 2,600-stall converter, Hurst shifter
Rearend: '69 12-bolt with Richmond 3.55:1 gears, Moser axles, and a C-clip eliminator kit
Frame: Stock with subframe connectors
Suspension: Stock big-block front springs with KYB shocks, front; high-lift leaf springs with KYB shocks, rear
Brakes: Front disc, rear drum
Wheels: 15-inch Center Lines
Tires: BFGoodrich P235/ 60R15, front; P275/60R15, rear
Body: Stock SS 396 with Harwood 4-inch cowl hood, painted Dodge Viper Red with black stripes by Underdahl Chevrolet
Interior: Stock black vinyl

The Specs: '81

Engine: '66 427-inch big-block fitted with 10.0:1 Speed-Pro pistons
Heads: GM oval-port iron heads
Induction: Demon 725-cfm carburetor on Edelbrock RPM Air Gap manifold
Ignition: MSD HEI with Taylor plug wires and ACDelco spark plugs
Exhaust: DynoMax 2-inch headers feeding a 3-inch exhaust system and glasspack side pipes
Output: 450 hp @ 5,500 rpm, 400 lb-ft of torque @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission: TH350, custom 2,200-stall converter, Hurst shifter, and Trans-Go Shift Kit
Rearend: 10-bolt
Frame: Stock, sand-blasted and painted
Wheels: Colorado Custom 17x7, front; 17x8, rear
Tires: Kumho Ecsta Supra
Body: Stock with L88 Corvette-style hood, painted Intense Blue by Underdahl ChevroletInterior: Custom white leather upholstery by Flynn's Auto Trim, Colorado Custom steering wheel

The Specs

Engine: '73 iron-block 454 with TRW 9.5:1 pistons on stock rods and crank
Heads: Ported and polished stock iron
Camshaft: General Kinetics with 0.500/0.500-inch lift and 218/228 duration
Induction: Edelbrock 750-cfm carburetor on Weiand manifold
Ignition: HEI with Taylor plug wires and ACDelco spark plugs
Exhaust: Stock manifolds feeding 211/42-inch dual exhaust pipes to Pro-Flo mufflers
Transmission: TH350, TCI 2,500-stall converter, TCI shift-improvement kit
Rearend: GM 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and Posi
Frame: Stock
Suspension: 1-inch lowering springs and Delco shocks, front; stock with Delco shocks, rearBrakes: Stock front discs, rear drums
Wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust 17x7, front; 17x8, rear
Tires: BFGoodrich P245/ 45ZR17 KDWS g-Force T/A, front; P255/50ZR17, rear
Body: Stock body, stock cowl-induction hood, painted PPG Black basecoat/clearcoat by Bownik CustomsInterior: Stock buckets reupholstered by Ace Auto Upholstery, stock and Auto Meter gauges

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