Hi, Nelson here. I won't bore you with all of the details, but I will offer information where I think it's of interest. I purchased this car from www.jakesforgottenpast.com in Kentucky. A co-worker and I drove up one Friday night, looked at the car, made an offer and drove back without a real break. Once the car was delivered, I started making the changes that you will see in the pictures below. The ones above are from the website and how I received the car. I would like to hear your comments and look forward to meeting some of you at the next cruise-in or car show. Oh yeah, I kept my new toy a secret from Lee for a year. See ya at the shows.
I remember the first time I saw "American Graffiti" when Ron Howard pulled up in his 1958 Impala. I knew then and there that there would be a Chevy in my future when I got my license. And who can forget Bob Falfa's 55. My dad told me stories about all of the cars he had as a younger man and then he said it one day. 1962 Impala Super Sport. He had a white, 327 cu. in, 3-speed beauty. I had to have one. So, the search began. We enventually found a blue, 327 cu. in, 4-speed car with a 2-4 bbl setup. This car was awesome. Pics of it will be posted soon. Digging through archives at present. So, thanks dad for passing on your Chevrolet heritage to me. Oh yeah, and thanks for your help on my ground issues.
As you can see from the few pictures shown here, I have made a few changes since I got the car back to North Carolina. I hope you will agree that these have been improvements to the overall attitude of the car. And no, that's not me in the last picture. That's one of the ladies from a car show that was held at Dockside Dolls in Garner last year.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS
350 cubic inch GMPP crate V8 with 300+hp/350+torque
Tremec TKO-600 5 Speed transmission
12 Bolt - Richmond 4:10 with Eaton Positraction
Summit Aluminum Differential Cover with Bearing Cap supports
Heavy Duty Custom-built Driveshaft
Wilwood Dynalite Disc Brakes
SSBC Billet Aluminum Master Cylinder
Stainless steel brake lines throughout system
Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch
Edelbrock Performer EPS Intake with Permastar
Flowmaster American Thunder Series Exhaust (40 Series)
Billet 100A-1 wire alternator by Powermaster
Aluminum header closeout by Undercover Innovations
Autometer Phantom Series Electronic Gauges in dash and console
(Dash insert by Covan's Classics)
Aerospace style gas cap by AirRide
Custom trunk liner closeout by Roddoors
Flaming River or Unisteer Rack and Pinion steering
(ON HOLD UNTIL DELIVERY OF 2010 CAMARO.........)
Starting at the Spring 2004 Carolina Collector Autofest at the NC State Fairgrounds, I have had the opportunity and good fortune to receive several awards at local events.
Thanks to anyone who has voted for me in the past and may do so in the future. It's always nice to get recognition for the time and work that goes into keeping these vehicles in shape when you want to drive them as much as many of us do.
Be sure to stop and say hello when you see us out and about. We always enjoy talking about our cars with people.
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