Federal Way, Washington
1969 Chevrolet RS camaro RS
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Street
Head to Head
About “money pit”
owned the car for 13 years, recent frame off restoration,was a automatic,now a 4-speed, paint is orange pearl,interior is orange houndstooth, engine is a 350 with mild cam and 4barrel intake with headers. front wheel disc brakes with two inch drop spindels. 373 gears in a 10 bolt posi rear end
This car was home built by my husband (Insanity Motorsports) for me partially to keep me out of his way in the "spousal avoidance center" (garage/shop/buddies - honey, why don't you go drive your car? LOL!) and partially to help keep my mind off my multiple sclerosis. Nothing like hearing the rumble of the motor and whine of the blower while driving on a nice sunny day to lift my spirits! He fabricated, painted or changed everything except the cage and tubbing - had a friend do that. We bought this car stock and tore it down to almost nothing to add the 4-link, narrowed rear-end, smooth firewall, new floor, fabricated dash, stretched quarters and cage.
Shown several times in both indoor and outdoor shows and has had over 30 wins in two years including 4 best of shows. Our biggest win was at the Seattle Roadster show where we won Manager's Choice for the whole show!
We then decided to run it down the track to see how fast it would go. It's built heavy for street and doesn't have much in the way of spendy speed parts (cast iron crank!) but still managed to make mid 10's consistently. Not bad for a heavy car and a small block we thought.
Our latest accomplishment was getting on Pinks All Out and actually making it in the All Out 32 so we made it on tv! We were hoping they would just do a quick view of it in the pits but ended up with two full passes on tv as well as 3 quick blips of our front fender and blower on the line before each commercial in the first 15 minutes of coverage. Wow! Didn't expect that out of my little street car!
My husband has his own car ('41 Willy's) - this one is my baby so I drive it to work and shows as well as just cruise it around for fun.
I was lucky enough to be in 6 magazines so far - Drive NW, Camaro World, Camaro Performers, Hot Rod, Street Thunder and Chevy High Performance and we just won the 2009 Texaco Car of the Decades 60's division.
For 2010 I'm hoping to somehow come up with the money to repaint it (rock chips from driving it as well as a little twist from racing it). Then it's back to the shows and cruising for fun!
Don't forget to check out the short burnout video!
Specs for “money pit”
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Specs for “#OVRKIL”
.030 350 Supercharged 671
1/4 Mile - consistent 10.50-10.59
4,000 lbs (heavy, built for show/street, not race)
Trick Flow Heads
Schneider Solid Cam
Barry Grant 750cfm carbs
Hooker Super Comp Headers
MSD Distributor & Ignition
Barry Grant Fuel Pump & Filter
Wilwood Front Disc Brakes
QA1 Front Coil-Over Shocks
4-link suspension, cage & 9” housing by John Heft
35 spline spool, 4:11 gears
3000 stall converter
31x18.50 Hoosier tires
Centerline Convo Pro Wheels
Smooth firewall, complete new floor
Frame welded & filled
3" Spintech exhaust
Ron Francis Wiring
Custom fabricated Dash & Interior
Painted & built by Brian Moore (Insanity Motorsports)
Factory Options for “money pit”
A/C set up, deluxe interior,posi rear end, ralley sport package, power steering
Factory Options for “#OVRKIL”
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