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We Narrow Down our Favorite ’69 Camaros from the 2016 SEMA Show
Now we know what you’re thinking… why are we just focusing on the ’69 Camaros os SEMA 2016? Truth is, there were so many that caught our attention, it was hard to just throw them in a basket of various other Camros We narrowed them down in our top three.
We spotted this one in the Royal Purple booth, and from every angle, it was simply a stunner. Built by Ringbrothers, this ’69 packed a Whipple-blown LS3, Holley Dominator fuel injection, Aeromotive fuel pump and tank, AFCO radiator, SPAL electric cooling fans and a trunk-mounted Optima battery.
Power is transferred to the pavement through a Bowler-modified TREMEC 6-speed gearbox, Centerforce clutch, QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft and a John’s Industries 12-bolt rearend. With massive power being produced from such a magnificent engine, the Ringbrothers understood that it would take some incredible stopping power to bring this thing to a halt. That’s why they chose to go with Baer 6R 6-piston binders all the way around, with 15-inch rotors up front and 14-inchers out back are sure to do the job.
COMP Cams “RS/CC” Convertible
Some may not know about COMP Cams‘ in-house project Camaro, a car that they had laying around their shop for quite some time and one that has went largely neglected in recent years. Well, for their 40th-Anniversary, the crew at COMP Cams decided to tear into the droptop and bring it up to speed for the modern era.
Starting under the hood, the car features a 454 ci. LS7 entirely comprised of COMP Performance Group (CPG) hardware from the top to bottom, inside and out. The block is an RHS piece the RHS heads, a FAST LSXR 102mm intake manifold and throttle body. On the inside, is a COMP bumpstick, springs, valves, retainers and rockers. The bottom end houses a Lunati crankshaft, connecting rods and Diamond pistons.
A Wegner serpentine kit and valve covers aadd some class and style to the engine bay, while the 6x 6-speed transmission, EZ TCU transmission controller, 4L80E torque converter, shifter, flex plate and starter were all sourced from TCI. A ZEX nitrous kit rounds out the mechanicals, while components from Dakota Digital, Ididit, Vintage Air, Be Cool, Eddie Motorsports, Custom Autosound and Distinctive Industries can be found throughout the car. COMP will be campaigning the car around at various event all across the country for 2017, from Power Tour, to Goodguys, to a host of others!
PCH Rods “50/50”
Under the hood was a Chevrolet Performance LS3 powerplant, backed by a TREMEC 6-speed transmission with plenty of goodies, including a Centerforce DYAD clutch. The exhaust consisted of Hedman’s new 304 stainless headers for first-generation F-bodies and Magnaflow exhaust, while the fuel system and ECU are left entirely up to the Holley EFI software and throttle body.
A complete Detroit Speed suspension kit, Currie rearend and Baer braking system bring the car up to modern performance standards. In addition to the Hedman headers, this car has also received components from Hamburger’s Performance, ARP, Dynamat, Ringbrothers, Spectre and AutoMeter, among others.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of Timeless Muscle Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.