Sometimes life will throw some crazy cureballs at you when you least expect it. Unfortunately, the fist thing to take the hit is our hobbies and more often than not, it’s our sweet-looking hot rod sitting in the driveway. This is exactly what happened to an owner of this ’68 Camaro we found over at lateral-g. Early in the year, he was forced to sell his ’68 Camaro. Fortunately, later in the year, things worked out enough to get him back in the game and pick up another Camaro.
While gaining knowledge from his previous builds, he was ready to tackle another project full stride, looking to make this one of his best builds to date.
Of course, starting with this beautiful 1968 Camaro, the modifications began. The exterior was upgraded with a 4-inch cowl hood, a full roll cage and other suspension parts, all topped off with custom-applied Viper blue paint.
The Camaro is equipped with a 377cui small block Chevrolet engine. Everything in the engine was upgraded including aluminum heads, solid roller camshaft, Super Victor intake and an up MSD Ignition. Since this Camaro is not fuel injected, a large four-barrel carburetor was installed to control supply the air and fuel.
To accommodate the upgraded power the engine would produce, the rear end would be replaced with a 12-bolt with 3.55 gears. The transmission and clutch where beefed up as well. After slipping on a set of black 17X11 ZR-1 wheels, the car was ready to head over to the dynamometer for the horsepower readings.
The Camaro made 469rwhp @ 6500rpm; not to shabby for an all-motor small block. At the end of the day, the owner was very happy with the build, even though there where some road blocks along the way.