This clean Dusk Blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible will be transforming into a powerful machine with driving capabilities far beyond any original 1969 Camaro ever had. Plans call for updated LS3 power, modern suspension, creature comforts, and a bright Ferrari red paint scheme. Follow the build here!

This beautiful Hugger Orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS has some great updates under the hood, including a Holley Sniper fuel injection system, a serpentine front accessory drive system, and clean traditional finned Holley valve covers.  It’s powered by a 400 small block tied to a 4-speed manual transmission.  However, the customer wanted to make sure the car was performing to its highest potential, so it came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some EFI drivability tuning and a quick once-over.  
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This super-clean pro-touring 1969 Camaro was built by it’s owner, but the 900+ horsepower twin turbo LS engine does not want to keep its cool under the hood.   The V8 team is taking a look to see if a good solution can be engineered to help the owner be able to drive his prized Camaro.  

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Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored for them, but the shop did not complete some of the final drivability details, so the customer is not confident driving the car.  The car is sporting some cool parts selections like a FiTech fuel injected 454 Chevy V8 coupled to a Tremec TKO 500 5-Speed transmission, all wrapped in a stock RS / SS trim package.   However, the “last 5%” details still need to be addressed to make sure the car is ready for miles of trouble-free cruising.  For example, the front tires rub the inner fenders when turning, the windshield washer system does not work, there are some loose radio wires, and other nuisance items.   Once they are remedied, the engine tune will be optimized, brake performance dialed-in, and other systems verified for proper operation.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is well-versed in this process, and we’ll be performing final adjustments to remedy the quirks of a fresh restoration.  

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