The 1967 Camaro Page

Executive Summary

The camaro is now happily with a new owner, and at his request I've taken down all the pictures that used to be here.

Best 1/4 mile performance to date: 8.949@149.77 (with 5.721@122.91 1/8 mile) at Rockingham Dragway on Oct 2, 1999. That was done on an approx 400HP shot of N2O, through the mufflers and on 28x10.5W M/T ET Drag slicks. The track was fairly well prepped, and the air was good but not great. The front travel limiters are still being fine tuned, so the 8-second pass also included a massive wheelstand and header-crunching return to earth.

Specifications Table:

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
Price as tested (1997): $25,000 (est)
Major standard accessories: none
Sound system: none (other than exhaust)

Type small block chevy V8, cast iron block, aluminum heads
Displacement 406 cu in
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Carburetion 1x4-bbl Holley 850 cfm
Emissions controls none
Valve gear pushrod, 2 valves per cylinder, solid roller camshaft
Rocker arms Harland Sharp Aluminum 1.6 ratio
Pistons JE forged
Connecting rods Oliver 6" steel
Crank Callies forged steel
Ignition MSD 7AL2 CDI, multi-step timing retard, MSD distributor
Fuel delivery single Barry Grant 400 electric (440 gph)
Fuel type VP Fuels C16 116-117 octane race gas
Headers Hooker Super Competetion, 1 7/8" primaries, 3.5" collectors
Exhaust Mufflex dual 4" mandrel bent w/crossover
Mufflers Flowmaster 4" shootout
Idle speed 1,150 rpm
Redline 8,200 rpm
Power (SAE net w/o nitrous) 485 (est)

NOS Pro Shot fogger direct port system adj from 150-500+ HP (gross)
Gene Fulton "jailhouse" X-plate system adj from 100-300+ HP (gross)
Feed single 10lb bottle, AN#8 line
Plate Activation throttle switch with transbrake auto-off
Fogger Activation steering wheel switch w/delay timer and transbrake auto-off

Transmission Powerglide 2-speed automatic, Dedenbear case with pro tree transbrake
Shift pattern full manual, forward pattern
Shifter B&M
Torque converter Coan, approx 4,000 rpm stall (w/o nitrous)
Rear axle 12-bolt chevrolet, 8.875" ring gear
Differential Strange Engineering lightweight spool
Axles Moser Engineering, 23" length
Axle Retainers Chassis Engineering C-clip eliminators
Final-drive ratio 4:30:1, Richmond Pro Gear
Gear/Ratio Max speed
I / 1.76 85 mph (8,000 rpm)
II / 1.00 152 mph (8,200 rpm)

Wheelbase 108.1 in
Track, F/R 58.7/60.5 in
Length 184.6 in
Width 72.3 in
Height 50.5 in
Ground clearance 4.5 in
Curb weight (race ready without driver) 2870 lb
Weight distribution, F/R 51/49%
Fuel capacity 10 gal fuel cell
Oil capacity 7.0 qt
Water capacity 21 qt

Type unit construction w/solid subframe mounting, welded Competetion Engineering subframe connectors
Body material factory welded steel stampings
Hood Unlimited fiberglass 2.25" cowl induction
Roll cage Wild Willie's Racing Engines/Chassis Engineering 10-pt
Paint clearcoat, Sikkens black, candy raspberry red Z28 stripes

Trim standard level, bright red
Features stock dash, carpet, door panels, headliner
SAE volume, front seat 52 cu ft
SAE volume, back seat N/A
SAE volume, trunk 6 cu ft
Front seats padded fiberglass bucket
Seat adjustments none
Restraint system Simpson camlock 5-pt

Front ind, unequal-length tubular FatMan Fabrications a-arms, Moroso drag coil springs, Lakewood adjustible shocks
Rear Art Morrison ladder bars, Alston track locator and shock mounts, Koni dbl-adj coil-over shocks, HAL 130# springs

Type manual
Turns lock to lock 6.0
Turning circle 37.5 ft

Front wilwood "heavy car" vented disc
Rear 9.5x2.0-in cast iron drum
Power assist none

Wheel size, F/R 15.0x4.0/15.0x10.0 in
Wheel type Weld Draglite aluminum
Tires, F/R ET Front, 25x4.5 in/
Mickey Thompson ET Street, 28.2x13.5 in, DOT approved/
Mickey Thompson ET Drag, 28x10.5W in slicks/
Micket Thompson ET Drag, 28x10.5 slicks
Inflation pressures, F/R 35/~10 psi

PERFORMANCE (w/est 400 HP N2O)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 2.2 sec (est.)
Acceleration, eighth-mile 5.721@122.91 mph (Rock 10/02/99)
Acceleration, quarter-mile 8.949@149.77 mph (Rock 10/02/99)
Braking, 60-0 mph 135 ft (est)
Lateral acceleration 0.5 g (est)
Slalom don't try
Fuel economy, city/highway 1.0/1.5 mpg

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