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20 Jul 2016 21:06 #2733 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:COMP Cams 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration
The center is painted in black, and then the outermost stripe is painted in “Victory Red”, which matches the Pantone color of the COMP Cams logo.







After the red had dried, the masking is pulled and the stripes look sweet!





The tail panel was also blacked-out, a nod to the big-block Camaros which had black panels when a big-block engine was installed. This car will have a big-block sized 454-cube V8, although an LS platform.

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20 Jul 2016 21:06 #2734 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:COMP Cams 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration
Soon, the stripes are “buried” in the clear.



The decklid spoiler was also striped druing this process, and the mounting holes are visible here.





Again, after the stripes and clear are hardened, they are wetsanded flat so that the stripe is not raised above the surface of the car.



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20 Jul 2016 21:12 #2735 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:COMP Cams 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration
The painting is not over yet, as smaller items like the RS headlight frames, the door hinges, hinge springs, trunk latch, and the custom second-generation Camaro “bullet” mirrors and their bases are painted white. Many of these pieces are new reproduction items from YearOne.











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20 Jul 2016 21:26 #2736 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:COMP Cams 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration
Meanwhile, back in the mechanical department, a nice delivery arrived from Butler LS!



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05 Dec 2016 21:23 #3039 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:COMP Cams 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration
This thing is a monster. Built by Butler LS, it’s an LS style engine, built with nearly all new aftermarket high performance parts. The block is an RHS tall-deck aluminum piece, and with the custom Eagle crank, it’s producing 454 cubic inches.


Of course, it features a COMP cam, lifters, and valvetrain, and is fed by a FAST XFI 2.0 fuel injection system. The intake is a FAST 102 MM billet throttle body bolted to a FAST LSXR composite intake manifold, holding FAST billet fuel rails.


The engine was machined and assembled by the talented crew at Butler LS, using all top-shelf internals and held together by ARP fasteners. They broke in the engine and made some power pulls, and the power maxes out at over 690 HP!





The front drive is from Wegner Motorsport, and also encompasses a Sanden compressor for the Vintage Air A/C system.





The clean coil covers are also Wegner pieces, which feature a billet construction and a clean cover to conceal the ignition coils. Oil is added through an opening under the large flanged hex bolts holding the top cover in place.


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27 Feb 2017 21:36 #3565 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:COMP Cams 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration
The initial test fit of the big 454 LS was a little tight… the oil pan didn’t seem to want to share space with the Heidt’s steering rack, so we had to do a little dance.



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