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  • 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

    Built this over the last year, longhauling it (before the blower) on powertour.
    So after having a blast on powertour with my C6 in '09 I began planning a "more appropriate" car for this year. I Have old cars, but none that would be good for a week of highway and late night sheninagans.

    The 67 camaro has a fresh 327 4bbl but it has a powerglide. Looking at the net I found that 200-4R's are a pretty popular swap. But for a performance trans, crossmember and misc parts it was looking to be $2300 for the swap. I was thinking this would be the best option to gain some "smoke-em" ability and long legs for the highway. But as fate would have it I stumbled across a 50K LS1 4L60E on craigslist that I could drive before I bought. So the project has taken a twist..



    327 ready to say good bye!


    2000 camaro SS engine/ trans


    Changing the manual steering box to a quick ratio power unit for a 91 Z28


    And new power disk brakes, 4 wheel manual drum wasn't cutting it!


    Street and performance modified oil pan


    New oil pickup to fit the new pan


    New pan and billet adapter mount plates installed

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    Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

    Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

    Last shot of the 327


    exhaust was suprisingly clean..its getting new anyway..


    On her way out


    A mess


    Stripping the engine bay


    Getting the floors ready for por 15


    subframe after por 15


    Ready to spray the engine compartment


    Cleaning the floors/chassis gave me a wonderful case of black lung, good timez

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    • #3

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      Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

      So i pulled the fuel system, mounted the regulator/filter on the rear frame rail, installed all the new stainless lines, and por'd the rest of the chassis/ inside of the trunk, did more detailing of the engine bay, and droppeing in the engine and trans today...
      looking better
      Sorry about the bad pictures..my P&S was acting flakey..







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      • #4

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        Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

        Well today got the front brakes done, and some wiring, I also hooked up the power steering return line so that was the last steering part to install

        Dingy RWL


        Drums Gotta go!








        Not too fancy, but better than before..

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        • #5

          Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

          Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

          the rears suspension was in sorry shape the more I dug into it...

          Broken mono leaf


          The passenger side was broken the same way..


          New multi leaf installed


          Intake fabbed up.. nuthin' fancy


          PCM is out having VATS removed, and a few other things (no egr, cat protect/lightoff off, ect) Still need to install passenger side leaf, waiting on a new front mount to arrive. have the new 15x8 rallys for the rear all cleaned up, waiting on tires (255/60/15). once I get the spring mount, the suspension can go in, then the tank/ fuel lines and it should fire up.. fans/radiator should be here within a week

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          • #6

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            Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

            Got the radiator/ fans/ intake installed...upper radiator hose is for a 95 jeep with the 4 cyl...on backorder till xmas:confused2, stock f car lower hose (now replaced lower with caddilac/GMC hose refrenced in 67rsss thread)

            test fit


            Fans installed



            Intake installed

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            • #7

              Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

              Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

              Got the headers/collectors installed today, and re-installed the hood. Spent most of the morning replacing the front wheel speed sensors in the silverado, so ran out of time to do more.




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              • #8

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                Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                It lives! (first start video)

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                • #9

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                  Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                  Got more done today, adjusted the column linkage, added new shift indicator with proper markings. I installed the new swaybar and wired up the oil press and water temp gauges. Also installed the fuel rail covers.


                  old vs new..


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                  • #10

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                    Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                    Waiting for fed-ex to drop this off..

                    CHEVY 10 bolt 8.5 3.73 POSI MULTI LEAF FITS 67 TO 69 CAMARO, FIREBIRD AND 68 TO 76 NOVA THIS A 8.5 NOT A WEAK 8.2

                    HAS ALL NEW TIMKEN BEARINGS, GM 3.73 USED R&P, REBUILT CLUTCH TYPE POSI CARRIER ,NEW AXLE BEARINGS AND SEALS AND NEW MOTIVE GEAR AXLE SHAFTS . THESE AXLES ARE MUCH STRONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL GM AXLES.




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                    • #11

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                      Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                      I needed to put some axle shims to adjust pinion angle to fix the drive shaft vibration. I had previously installed the axle with u bolts that came with a kit from a camaro restoration place. Backing the nuts off the u bolts the metal just smeared like they were made of wax...nice 3/8" ching chong metal..... So now I am waiting on summit to deliver some good (expensive-ish) 1/2" u bolts to put the axle all together. so much for having it all done last night. Parts should be in monday so no miles on it this weekend..



                      But here are some pics

                      new drive shaft..


                      Fabbed up mid-pipe (with o2 bung for tuning) :rock:


                      Installed


                      Exhaust and new rear axle


                      out on the town with my buddys 69


                      The butter u-bolt

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                      • #12

                        Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                        Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                        Sooo I've got about 160 miles on it now, just checked all the exhaust bolts, and the 02 sensors fixed the rich condition and the plugs/02's fixed the mis-fire i was getting. The car runs really nice.

                        Comparison of old vs new u bolts...



                        and here you can see the new support braces (fuzzy) and the cruise module installed by the brake master cyl.

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                        • #13

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                          Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                          Drove the camaro to work for the first time yesterday, about 55 miles each way, 1/2 mile down the road i hit a bird and brake my original grill, new one is on its way..

                          where the bird broke the grill..effin robin




                          Cruise stalk made from 70 chevelle and 89 corvette parts

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                          • #14

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                            Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                            must.....fight .....urge to rip car apart the day before woodward... UPS has been getting a workout!

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                            • #15

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                              Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                              Global west subframe connectors

                              Solid body busings

                              new valley cover in place


                              Valve covers cleaned up

                              Walbro 255 going in..


                              Wrinkle black..

                              Coil packs before


                              and how it looks now... not sure if i like the red coil packs..they may go to gloss black...but right now it is what it is
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                              • #16

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                                Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                Finshed engine pics..


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                                • #17

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                                  Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                  i'm thinking of going to c5 brakes, and if i do i will need to run 17" rims.. this is a mock-up with some ss wheels i have... i have simulated lowering the front 2" using the jacks as well.. waddayathink?

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                                  • #18

                                    Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                    Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                    Not ls1 related but.. it is from this car.. and this is what to do with non ls1 engines! lol
                                    Well I cant get rid of the numbers matching engine and trans out of the camaro.. and I dont see myself putting it back in. So I decided to do an "as stock" cosmetic resto and put it in a bar or corner of a game room in my next house.Luckily the previous owner kept the original intake/carb/points dist/valve covers and aircleaner with the car so the need for sourcing of original parts will be a minimum..

                                    How it started



                                    how its been sitting for the last year..



                                    It was a pain to work on so i got some casters and some 2x2 square tubing I had on the shelf..



                                    ta da!


                                    The original script "chevrolet" valvecovers were in suprisingly good shape under about 6 layers of paint..


                                    I stripped them completely bare and primed them..


                                    More cleaning




                                    Pulled the aftermarket intake, to put on the factory cast iron one.. .


                                    This is how its sitting now(it still has the aluminum intake on it in the pic) , I pulled and painted the engine dolly and i pulled and cleand up the engine mounts, I am going to paint behind them and then put it together to get some chevy orange.. .

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                                    • #19

                                      Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                      Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                      Well heres the update with pics,
                                      primered the covers, that was a mistake..


                                      had to re-strip the covers because the prime caused the engine paint to wrinkle/crack



                                      I took everything down to bare metal if i could..





                                      and the finished product (waiting on a water neck from my dad.. )


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                                      • #20

                                        Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                        Re: 1967 camaro TVS2300 LS1 Build Thread

                                        looks great!

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