The engine is mostly stock. I added very little performance goodies. I did install a Weiand intake with a good bottom end and mid range. I used a Holley 650 carb with vacuum secondaries and electric choke fed by a Holley mechanical fuel pump. I replaced the points with a Pertronix Flamethrower II Ignitor system and Flamethrower II epoxy filled coil (no more points to gap or change). Added a Weiand polished aluminum high flow water pump. Replaced the fan/fan clutch and radiator setup with a Portell's custom aluminum radiator with an installed shroud and dual spal fans. The internals are bone stock. This car was built to run on regular gas and cruise for hundreds miles at a shot without worrying about how much money I have left at the end of the drive. So far, it appears that I am getting about 18 MPG with 3:36 gears. I am still doing a shake down looking for kinks. I have found a few and all them have been corrected. I am sure that I will find some more. Thanks again to everyone for the compliments.
Morlok, Thanks. The wife and I were in Rapid City last September. We made the trip to Great Falls, Montana to see the youngest son and we stopped in Rapid City for 2 days. Beautiful place.
I hope you get your 69 someday. I had my fingers on a numbers matching, white L88 4 speed coupe back in 1984 but a friend of mine bought it out from under me. He got to the bank before I could. At the time the selling price was $10,500.00. We were actually looking for a 69 Camaro drop top when a fellow car club member (also a car dealer) told me he had a 69 drop top, small block Vette in his storage building. I looked at it 2 or 3 times and haggled with him over the price. I got into it much cheaper than I could have a 69 Camaro convertable in the same condition. I made the right choice.