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Cars > Challenges > “Black Betty” Vs “The 401 Experience”


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Universal City, Texas
United States

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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
United States


1973 Chevrolet Camaro LT Z28 RS

“Black Betty”

1971 AMC 401 AMX/Javelin

“The 401 Experience”

Photo of: 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 1971 AMC 401  AMX/Javelin

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About “Black Betty”

In 1973 the Type LT replaced the SS option and added many new options to the Camaro line, such as factory A/C for the first time and power windows for the first time in the second gen production line. I've owned this for a few years and done some myself, with friends and paid for the rest. I try to maintain a stock look, and do a few shows from time to time. In the coming summer I will run it down the track a time or two and get my 0-60, and 1/4 mile times.

If you can provide documentation on how many LT Z28 RS optioned Camaros were produced in '73 I would like to hear from you.

About “The 401 Experience”

Rare : Early 71 AMX 401 "Z" Code

Shares in a Racing Heritage. In 71' & 72'

The Trans Am /AMX's ,Won the Manufactures Cup &

Championship Title in SCCA Trans Am Road Racing .

71' Season - Won 7 out of the 9 Races . In 72' Season

finished 1st , 2nd and 3rd. in last race of season !

Some of the designers of the 71 AMX Roger Penske,

Mark Donohue , Chuck Mashigan, ,George Follmer

just to name a few. 71' is the Frist Year for the 401engine.

It is a split year for this model,

Only 745 - AMC - 71' - 401 AMX's were produced ,

unknown # of 4 spd made

unknown # of Early 71' 401's made


Specs for “Black Betty”

-350 Chevy Small Block 325HP
-Muncie M-21 Close Ratio 4 Speed
-3:73 Rear End
-650 CFM Edelbrock Carb

Specs for “The 401 Experience”

ENGINE : 401 - 0.030 over . Keith Black Custom Performance

Pistons w/ Thermal Conductive Ring, Chrome Moly Rings.

The 401 RODS, have been reconditioned Bushed for full floating

pins,with spiral locks. Mildon Bolts & Nuts installed.

The MAINS, have Mildon Studs & Nuts Installed

CRANKSHAFT: Has been Magged, Crossdrilled, Chamfered,

Nitrided & Polished. The assembly has been completely

Balanced Externally Front to Rear. The DECK has been O-

RINGED ( Stainless Steel). New Main,Rod, & Cam Bearings

installed. Hi-Perf. Camshaft 474 Lift - 288 Dur. New Guides,

Hi-Perf. Valve Job, Comp Cam Springs, 10 degree retainers &

locks. Intake is an AMC Elderbrok Torker II with a 4150 series

Holley.A Centerforce II Clutch assembly gets the Horses too

the factory 4.10's Assembled and installed 4/07 FRESH

Run's Like a Cat with it's Tail on FIRE !


Factory Options for “Black Betty”

-Power Locks
-Power Windows
-Original Vinyl Top
-Front Disk Rear Drum Brakes
-All Trim Packages

Factory Options for “The 401 Experience”

Ealy 401 AMX " Z " Code

" GO - PACKAGE " T - 10 P 4 Speed w/ Hurst Comp Plus

Shifter, Twin Grip Locking Differential w/ Factory 4.10's

Front & Rear Spoilers, Functional Cowl - Air Induction Hood

Handling Package- HD Springs & Shocks, Heavy Duty Cooling

System, Hood T - Stripe, 15"x7" Factory Slots Style Wheels

Air Conditioning, Power Steering ( Eaton Pump ), Power Disc

Brakes, Light Group, Tinted Windows, Rally - Pac Instruments

w/ 140 Speedometer , Leather Front Bucket Seats, Extended

Console w/ Armrest, HD Front Anti-Roll Bar.

Dealersip option : Trendsetter Sidewinder Exhaust


Mods for “Black Betty”

-New ATK 325 HP crate motor, stock one was 245HP
-650 CFM Carb
-Hooker Competition Headers

Mods for “The 401 Experience”

Hooker Headers,

Traction Bars,

Paint :Custom Red & Copper


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