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Old 08-10-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys! Joining the party:)

So I'm about to purchase a 79 Berlinetta! It's going to be my drag car and I'm as giggly as a school girl I'm dropping a LT1 vette engine in it, converting it 2 carbed, and all the goodies! I'll post pics and such and keep you updated. BTW, I'm prob gona be asking some questions, never took on this much before, but I'm excited!

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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lol happy first camaro
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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well if you have any general questions, ask me.
ive been remodeling my 78 camaro for the past 3 years.
wasnt lucky enough to put a vette engine in it tho. lol. but i did put a 350 in it.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:48 PM   #6
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trying to post up some pics, not sure if the links work yet


















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Old 08-21-2008, 10:07 PM   #7
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Fixed for ya!

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:12 AM   #8
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Fixed for ya!

Looks like a great project.
thanx! i'm changing all the gaskets right now. the engine had set for a while and i like the insurance of some new felpros
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:05 AM   #9
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ok, so head gasket and valve cover gaskets changed and engine cleaned up, inside and out. about to do bottom end gaskets, and then onto the new intake and carb.
Question!:
i don't know much about distributors, but i do know i need some sort of HEI. i heard rumors that i had to get one w/ a melonized gear? i'm not completely sure what that is, i think it just means it has a special coating. in any event, i need help picking a distributor. what should i look for in a relatively high performance distributor? and particular brands i should get? this is a category that i'm pretty naive in, so any help is appreciated
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:11 AM   #10
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #11
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ok, so head gasket and valve cover gaskets changed and engine cleaned up, inside and out. about to do bottom end gaskets, and then onto the new intake and carb.
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i don't know much about distributors, but i do know i need some sort of HEI. i heard rumors that i had to get one w/ a melonized gear? i'm not completely sure what that is, i think it just means it has a special coating. in any event, i need help picking a distributor. what should i look for in a relatively high performance distributor? and particular brands i should get? this is a category that i'm pretty naive in, so any help is appreciated
MSD sells a full range of HEI distributors at various prices that will fit just about any application. They even have a few full ignition kits with HEI included. Check them out.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:09 PM   #12
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MSD sells a full range of HEI distributors at various prices that will fit just about any application. They even have a few full ignition kits with HEI included. Check them out.
hey thanx! my question now is the tach. this is a drag race application so obviously i need a tach. but can i run a tach off a distributor w/o a tach drive? i'm sorry, this is a really naive question. i thought i heard something about electric tachs that don't require the drive, they just have a charge counter or something. could i run one of those on non computer car?
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Awesome project. She reminds me of my 78.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:12 PM   #14
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Need help quick! Do i just need 79 motor mounts to put it in their? or some crazy conversion business?
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Love the pics. Love when there's a new project on the trailer. Makes me want to roll my sleeves up and get after it!
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Need help quick! Do i just need 79 motor mounts to put it in their? or some crazy conversion business?
Just get the motor mounts that fit the engine and drill them into the crossmember.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:06 PM   #17
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man! that car needs some work, but think of what it cud look like!! im tryin to fix up my '86 berlinetta, and its not easy. but the interior on ur car is in good shape for being tht old lol good luck man!!
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