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Cars > Challenges > “My Bitch” Vs “Camaro S/C”

 

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wicked_wendy

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Port Richey, Florida
United States

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battmann

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North Chili, New York
United States

 

1991 Ford Mustang LX

“My Bitch”

1972 Chevrolet Camaro

“Camaro S/C”

 
Photo of: 1991 Ford Mustang

No longer owned

Photo of: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
 

Head to Head

 

About “My Bitch”

I bought my coupe in February of 2004. She was basically stock when I got her except for a few items like the CAI and the 3.73 gears. Which was the whole reason I wanted THIS coupe... she hadn't been fooled with. I had to drive across the state to get her! She was a five speed with all power options (steering, windows, seats, mirrors, door locks) cruise control, and cold A/C!

About “Camaro S/C”

After years of searching I finally found a 70-73 Camaro in my price range and it was for sale locally. I've always wanted one of these cars, but figured I would never actually own one. I really like the looks of the split bumper with the round blinker lights next to the head lights (as opposed to the rectangular blinker lights under the bumper).
I bought this car on 4-21-07 for $3,500. I was told the car has been sitting for 4 years and the SBC 400 engine doesn't work. So it wasn't perfect, but was a good start for a project. I think the price was a steal! My goal was to have it on the road by the end of summer 2007 - that goal was accomplished!
The thing I like the best about this car is that the fuel injected and blown 350 engine fits under the stock flat hood. No one knows it's under there. It's funny to pop the hood at a car show or cruise night and then watch people scratching their heads looking at the engine as if saying, "What the hell is all this stuff?" This car would be a nice little sleeper if the exhaust weren't so loud.
So far this car has been a domino effect of problems. To get the engine to fit with the original hood I had to install short Moroso solid motor mounts, modify PS pump location, have custom PS lines made, install electric fan, install shorty headers, etc... I even went through two transmissions after getting this engine set up because it's so powerful. I started of with the stock TH350 and blew that up. Then I installed a 700R4 trying to save gas money having overdrive. That transmission only lasted six weeks and then the torque converter went. In the spring of 2009, I installed a 4L80E out of a 1996 Chevy 3500 pickup. For that install I needed to fabricate a new crossmember, have the driveshaft shortened and purchase a stand alone transmission computer to make everything work.
It's been one obstacle after another, but it's all worth it when it's running right.

 

Specs for “My Bitch”

740 rwhp
686 tq
10.74 @ 125.50

Specs for “Camaro S/C”

Engine:
1971 sbc 350/270HP 2 bolt main high nickel block
(stock bore, rods, pistons and crank)
B&M 144 blower
B&M Superjection fuel injection kit
B&M Hi-Tek two piece aluminum valve covers
Comp Cams 1.6 roller rockers
Electric fan
Griffin aluminum radiator
Lokar throttle cable
Lunati Bracket Master II hydraulic cam
Moroso solid motor mounts
Spectre modular cold air intake with custom air box
Stainless steel valves
Summit high flow water pump
Summit 100 amp alternator
Summit transmission cooler
TCI Rattler harmonic balancer
World Sportsman II heads - 2.02/1.60
Zoops aluminum pulleys & brackets


Ignition:
MSD 6A Ignition Box
MSD 85501 Pro Billet distributor
MSD 8.5 spark plug wires
MSD 8981Programmable Timing Computer
MSD Blaster 2 coil
Optima RedTop battery


Exhaust:
Flowmaster 2.5" American Thunder header-back exhaust
Patriot Clippster ceramic coated headers


Drivetrain:
4L80E transmission
B&M Megashifter
PCS throttle position sensor
TCI transmission control unit
stock front disc brakes
10 bolt open rear with drum brakes


Suspension:
Bilstein shocks
Pro-Touring F-Body Comp front lowering springs
Pro-Touring F-Body Comp rear lowering leaf springs
Sub-frame connectors



Exterior:
Rally Sport split bumper front end
front chin spoiler
stock 3 piece tall rear spoiler
Boss 338 rims (18x8 front and 18x9.5 rear)
Sumitomo HTR Z II tires (225/40/18 front and 285/35/18 rear)


Interior:
4 point roll cage
column shift converted to console shift
custom dash with Autometer gauges
front leather seats from a 1997 Pontiac GTP

 

Factory Options for “My Bitch”

LX Coupe
Oxford White Paint
Air Conditioning
Power Steering (removed)
Power Brakes
Power Windows
Power Door Lock
Power Seats
Cruise Control (removed)
Black Interior

Factory Options for “Camaro S/C”

Came from the factory as a plain Jane Camaro with a 350 engine, column shift automatic tranny, front disc brakes and 10 bolt open rear.

 

Mods for “My Bitch”

Engine:


4.125 bore race prepped DART 4 bolt main 363 CID block
Forged steel 4340 3.4" crankshaft
4340 Forged H beam rods 5.315"
Clevite P rod/main bearings
Probe SRS 2618-t6 high alloy lightweight forged pistons
Speed Pro high performance moly rings
UPR solid motor mounts
ARP head studs
Trick Flow Track Heat heads
Trick Flow 1.6 roller rockers
Trick Flow chromoly pushrods
CamMotion custom grind cam (dur: 234/228, lift: 564/560)
Motorcraft lifters
Cloyes timing chain
Weiand X-celerator carb intake
Air intake temperature sensor
Felpro mls head gaskets
Milodon 7 qt oil pan
Milodon oil pickup
ARP oil pan bolts
Milodon steel dipstick
TransDapt oil filter remote mount kit
Romac lightweight balancer (SFI approved)
MSD distributor
MSD-6-BTM ignition
MSD Blaster 3 coil
MSD RPM module selector
MSD 2 step
Prostart'r Nippondenso style starter
Griffin aluminum radiator
Fabricated aluminum valve covers
Powermaster chrome alternator
Dual 11" cooling fans


Turbocharger & Induction:


Borg Warner S480x 80mm turbo (1.10 A/R)
Tial 50mm blow off valve
Tial 60mm wastegate
Hillman manual boost controller
Air-to-liquid intercooler
Cobra heat exchanger
SPAL 5.2" fans (2 on heat exchanger - 300cfm each fan)
5 gallon fuel cell (mounted in trunk as water reservoir)
Bosch Cobra water pump


Fuel & Tuning:

#10 line from tank to regulator and back
CSU custom Holley 4150 carb (750 cfm)
Extreme Velocity carb hat & 1" spacer
Polished billet aluminum throttle bracket
Aeromotive A1000 carbureted bypass regulator
Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump
Glenn's Performance sumped gas tank


Exhaust:

BBK shorty headers
Single 4 inch down pipe
Dynomax Bullet muffler
4 inch dump


Drivetrain:

Powerglide 2-speed auto with brake
SFI bellhousing
Deep, finned transmission pan
PTC 4000 stall converter
JW "the wheel" flexplate
Hurst pistol grip Quarterstick II shifter
Tranny cooler with fan
Polyurethane transmission mount
PST aluminum driveshaft
Driveshaft Loop
Strange 33 spline axles with 5/8 studs
Strange clutch-type posi unit
Strange c-clip eliminators
Rear end shortened 1" on each side
Custom rear end bracing
3.27 gears
Granatelli rear end girdle
Line lock


Weight reduction & transfer:

QA1 tubular k member
Battery relocation


Suspension, wheels & tires:

Lakewood 90/10 drag shocks up front
Lakewood 50/50 drag shocks in rear
QA1 adjustable front tubular a-arms
MMR front coil over conversion (14" full race kit)
Sub-frame connectors
Steeda caster/camber plates
Maximum Motorsport adjustable rear lower control arms
Steeda adjustable rear upper control arms
4 cylinder fox body rear springs
Steeda Bumpsteer kit
Flaming River Manual Steering rack
Energy Suspension bushings
Ford Motorsport 5 lug axle conversion
Billet Specialties Street Lite wheels
Mickey Thompson 275/50r15s



Interior:

Autometer Coolant Temp Gauge
Autometer Oil Pressure Gauge
Autometer Tachometer
Autometer Speedometer
Autometer Volt Gauge
Autometer Fuel Gauge
Autometer air/fuel gauge
Digital air intake charge temp gauge
Autometer boost gauge
Autometer triple a-pillar gauge pod
Florida 5.0 dash instrument cluster
UPR billet window and lock switches
UPR billet A/C control knobs
Custom cup holder



Exterior:

Kaenen Dominator hood with 4 inch cowl
Diamond clear headlights and corners
Shift light installed in cowl
Fuel pressure gauge installed in cowl

Mods for “Camaro S/C”

Please see Specs section.

Future wish list:
body work
carbon fiber front end
POSI
new paint

 

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