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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#46 Post by punisher66j » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:07 pm

I measured the bore on the motor and is a 366, got a guy interested in it for a couple hundred though so its getting sold.
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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#47 Post by punisher66j » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:41 pm

What kind of stall should I get for a 355? I want it to be streetable but still a mild stall.
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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#48 Post by Omega Dude » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:46 pm

Man this topic is all over the place.

I was going to suggest rubber motor mounts and front engine plate or atleast bat wings when you were talking about running a 454.

Now you going to drop a small block in there.

Convertor choice depends on a few things, give your cars weight, rear end gear ratio, rear tire size and engine spec's to a tech rep @ PTC and they should get you going in the right direction.

Don't forget those frame connectors, solid body mounts and add a 6 point cage if that is within your budget.

For a SBC I guess solid motor mount with a poly trans mount should get the job done.

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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#49 Post by John_Heard » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:00 am

We have the World's best converter guy, Marty Chance on this forum in our Racing Converter Forum. He's the man to ask, but you need to get him all the info about your car to get a good recommendation, Transmission, Gearing, Tire size, all the engine data, what class you're racing, etc. etc. The more informed he is the better he can match a converter that would be perfect for your application.

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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#50 Post by Omega Dude » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:41 pm

John_Heard wrote:We have the World's best converter guy, Marty Chance on this forum in our Racing Converter Forum. He's the man
Yes he is, didn't mean to step on any toes.

John, have you seen the Billet Aluminum convertors Coan makes?
http://www.coanracing.com/catalog.asp?P ... ne=XLTCONV

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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#51 Post by John_Heard » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:47 am

Yes, I've seen what Coan and others make. Nothing's in the same league as the Neal Chance NXS right now - http://www.racingconverters.com/ncrc/nxs-converters/

Fastest Turbo, Blower, and Nitrous Converter setup on the planet.

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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#52 Post by punisher66j » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:12 pm

I apologize about being all over. BUT I do eventually want to put in a big block, but I just don't have the funds for it right now. I am trying to get it set up on a budget and then will move on from there and keep adding to it. I will get ahold of the guy about a converter, I never knew you had to have one custom made.
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#53 Post by bracketchev1221 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:09 pm

punisher66j wrote:I apologize about being all over. BUT I do eventually want to put in a big block, but I just don't have the funds for it right now. I am trying to get it set up on a budget and then will move on from there and keep adding to it. I will get ahold of the guy about a converter, I never knew you had to have one custom made.
Remember, the camshaft is the heart of the engine. The converter is the heart of the drivetrain. Both parts need to be built for your specific combination.

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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#54 Post by John_Heard » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:54 pm

You don't "have" to get one custom made, but that will assure it's a lot closer to the combination than something off the shelf. If your not getting too serious with this small block, might be best to buy a used converter until you put the engine in it that you're planning on running later.

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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#55 Post by punisher66j » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:45 pm

Has anyone ever put floor boards in one of these? was wondering what the best brand would be to use and how you'd go about doing it. The floors aren't completley gone but have pulled frame out and discovered some holes in floor.
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Re: Rookie help/ Advice 1968 Camaro SS

#56 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:07 am

AMD, Goodmark, Sherman all sells parts for the floor.
I didn't care if it was 100% correct in appearance, because it was going to be covered up, so I used some import floor pans and they worked just fine.
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