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Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-28-2009, 11:47 AM
May not be a true PT car, I wanted to complete an "easy" LS7/T56 Conversion, so it would ready for our 5/2 open house, and just 15 weeks later (including rotisserie resto), here it is...
Powertrain
- 2007 LS7 Dry Sump Engine
- Stock LS7 Pan (for now)
- Speed Inc LS7 Grind
- Kooks LS7 Retrofit Headers -Fabricated 4" Induction
- GTO T56 Transmission
- LS7 Clutch
- Baffled OE 69 Tank w/LS7 in-tank Pump
- Factory Camaro 12 Bolt Posi
Chassis/Suspenion
- Built to 1969 ZL1 OE specs
- OE Disk Brakes (for now)
- OE 15" Wheels, MT ET Street Rear Tires w/Redlines added, MT Front Radials

Interior
-1969 Code 711 Black Standard -Interior

-Repro 1969 Camaro Radio, w/Ipod connection
-Floor shifter w/stock bezel,
-NO console or Gauges,
-Factory 1969 Camaro w/SW Greenline Tach
-Original Seat Covers, w/new or restored hardware
Exterior
-Rotisserie Restored by
Classic Cars of Mchenry County (http://camarosrestored.com/)-1969 Code 71 Lemans Blue
-15" Steel Wheels w/OE "Poverty" Center Caps
- Redline Radial Tires
- Rear Modified MT ET Street Radials
- Stock Appearing 1969 ZL1 Camaro in every way




Just needs the 3" SS exhaust, an alignment, and dyno tuning to be finished. I may be upgrading to 17" replica base wheels and bigger brakes, but for now, it retains the stock brakes.


http://speedinc.com/ptsc/artwork/cars/69_2/009s.jpghttp://speedinc.com/ptsc/artwork/cars/69_2/000s.jpghttp://speedinc.com/ptsc/artwork/cars/69_2/013s.jpg
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http://speedinc.com/ptsc/artwork/cars/69_2/25s.jpghttp://speedinc.com/ptsc/artwork/cars/69_2/23s.jpghttp://speedinc.com/ptsc/artwork/cars/69_2/24s.jpg
MORE AND BIGGER PICS HERE (http://speedinc.com/ptsc/69_2.cfm)

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-28-2009, 11:51 AM
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Code Red
04-28-2009, 11:54 AM
now thats a nice sleeper ;-)

1971CHEVELLE
04-28-2009, 12:00 PM
http://www.speedinc.com/uploads/DSC03123.JPG

looks very good

Young Gun
04-28-2009, 01:38 PM
love it... sleeper all the way!

firstgenguy
04-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Nice car! Who did the baffles in the tank?

70RS
04-28-2009, 02:35 PM
I was wondering what cross member you used with your GTO 6 speed? I have an 05 LS2 6 speed pull out I am putting in a 68 camaro. I am going for the sleeper look with mine also.

55chevyman
04-28-2009, 03:01 PM
what size are the MT radials on the back?

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-28-2009, 03:03 PM
Tank is a Spectra Performance
Crossmember is a BMR, (which we sell) but we still had to modify it
MT are 235/60/15's

Restomod
04-28-2009, 04:48 PM
I dig it ,Love the Redlines!!!!!!!

WS6
04-28-2009, 05:19 PM
Yeah those redlines look great against the blue.

zman1969
04-28-2009, 05:36 PM
triple the mileage than orig and alot cheaper than an original hello PowerTour! only thing its lacking is the beastiness sound of the original!
I like it!!! :yum:

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-28-2009, 06:26 PM
triple the mileage than orig and alot cheaper than an original hello PowerTour! only thing its lacking is the beastiness sound of the original!
I like it!!! :yum:
I wouldnt be sure about the sound. It has open headers right now along with one of our more aggressive LS7 grinds and it is indistinguishable from and old school motor...

BonzoHansen
04-28-2009, 06:33 PM
Cool. I'd rather have a 427 copo style 69 than any other.

Get the rear rims widened for some bigger rubber!

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-28-2009, 06:38 PM
If/when I go with the replica steel wheels, they will be wider along with the hoops.

1969CamaroRS
04-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Wow that is a sleeper!

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Wow that is a sleeper!

I see you used the G-bar on your Camaro. I have one on my 67FB (http://speedinc.com/ptsc/67GT500.cfm) (http://speedinc.com/ptsc/67GT500.cfm), How do you like it?

1969CamaroRS
04-28-2009, 06:56 PM
I see you used the G-bar on your Camaro. I have one on my 67FB (http://speedinc.com/ptsc/67GT500.cfm) (http://speedinc.com/ptsc/67GT500.cfm), How do you like it?

I dunno yet, not on the road quite yet. Still have a number of things to do + electrical. Considering how the car drove before, I can't see how I couldn't be ecstatic.

camcojb
04-28-2009, 07:36 PM
great build Tom............. :1st:

Jody

BonzoHansen
04-28-2009, 07:43 PM
If/when I go with the replica steel wheels, they will be wider along with the hoops.

Perfect. A sleeper 427 is the only 69 Camaro I'd own. I'll be very happy only going one direction fast.

zman1969
04-29-2009, 10:24 AM
I wouldnt be sure about the sound. It has open headers right now along with one of our more aggressive LS7 grinds and it is indistinguishable from and old school motor...
OK COOOOL I didnt see any mention of cam in the parts list so I "ASS-U-ME-D" it was stock(not that a stock LS7 is a bad thing)

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-29-2009, 10:29 AM
OK COOOOL I didnt see any mention of cam in the parts list so I "ASS-U-ME-D" it was stock(not that a stock LS7 is a bad thing)
Its all good :)

The exhaust w/chambered mufflers should be done today.

Motown 454
04-29-2009, 10:34 AM
If you get it done show us some pictures. I love seeing the underside of a car detailed. ( My wife thinks I;m nuts)

72Z/28
04-29-2009, 10:39 AM
Awesome project..keep the posts coming.

rlplive
04-29-2009, 07:02 PM
love it!

indebt69
04-29-2009, 09:12 PM
When you say you modified the crossmember, exactly what was done? Thinking of ordering a BMR one but just want a freakin crossmember that will bolt up and work. Not very happy with my S&P, Classic 5 speed doesn't want to sell just the crossmember, ATS is not available. That leaves BMR and ????? So, how you like it? Thanks!

MuscleRodz
04-29-2009, 09:57 PM
Looks awesome, been thinking I would like to do the same one day but had planned a carb intake with efi throttle body to further the look right down to factory finishes

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-30-2009, 05:27 AM
When you say you modified the crossmember, exactly what was done? Thinking of ordering a BMR one but just want a freakin crossmember that will bolt up and work. Not very happy with my S&P, Classic 5 speed doesn't want to sell just the crossmember, ATS is not available. That leaves BMR and ????? So, how you like it? Thanks!
The trans mount location needed to be farther back. This was because the Kooks motor mounts probably sit farther back than most others.

GM_muscle
04-30-2009, 12:05 PM
where did you find the 15" steel wheels? i am looking for a set for my 69 project.

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-30-2009, 12:06 PM
Ebay, early 70's nova, camaro.

Tom@LS1Speed.com
04-30-2009, 01:25 PM
http://www.speedinc.com/uploads/DSC03139.JPG
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WE need to cut a coil out of it to get the height right, but the thing sounds just like it should, deep, fairly quiet, with a nice lope.

Ralph LoGrasso
04-30-2009, 02:23 PM
Seriously B-A-D-A-S-S. Want.

That's the sweetest type of COPO clone (read: LS7) one can build in my opinion. Awesome sleeper, Tom!

Rybar
05-01-2009, 12:38 PM
Great project Tom, definately a kick-ass sleeper.

compos mentis
05-01-2009, 04:23 PM
Looks awesome, been thinking I would like to do the same one day but had planned a carb intake with efi throttle body to further the look right down to factory finishes

Same plan here. For me at least, it would be nice to utilize as many parts as possible that would imitate the COPO look underhood.

I also really like the redlines and the understated interior. :twothumbs

Obviously this style car never could use the huge brakes the guys do with 18"-20" wheels, but with those 17" replicas you mentioned Tom, it sure gives some nice options in the brake and tire department while keeping those cool dog dish 'caps.

I'm waiting for one of these COPO clones to get the full PT suspension treatment underneath so it performs at the track like one of the super badd 1st gens...Bad Penny, DSE's '69 etc.

But it keeps its super sleeper exterior just like yours Tom... only lower! :)

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-01-2009, 04:47 PM
FWIW We cut a coil out today, and the front end height is much better, more pics soon.

compos mentis
05-01-2009, 07:03 PM
Your dog dish caps look great Tom. They don't repop those do they?

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-02-2009, 05:25 AM
Your dog dish caps look great Tom. They don't repop those do they?
Actually the do. I have like 3 sets of originals, and we just polished and repainted a set for this car.

compos mentis
05-02-2009, 05:52 AM
FWIW We cut a coil out today, and the front end height is much better, more pics soon.

Your 15" setup looks so good Tom I would think switching to 17" wheels and tires isn't a slam dunk decision.

CruizinKev
05-03-2009, 01:42 AM
wow looks hawt :twothumbs

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-05-2009, 08:20 AM
For me at least, it would be nice to utilize as many parts as possible that would imitate the COPO look underhood.
What did you have in mind here?

compos mentis
05-05-2009, 09:27 AM
Just a few things I've thought about doing on one of my own.

I'd imitate it by using a carb style intake and the Retrotek carb look EFI system

http://www.retrotekspeed.com/products/powerjection-iii/

with the COPO style air cleaner over it. Hide the coil packs, use some chrome valve covers that kind of thing. I'm sure there a lot more little tweaks but you get the idea.

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-05-2009, 09:32 AM
I used the BB heater core, GM hoses, tower clamps, etc, thought about painting block orange, carb style EFI with BB air cleaner, but just didnt pull the trigger.

I chose to stay away from chrome and polish. I like a factory installed type of look better. Most of our customers do not, but we build em both ways :)

compos mentis
05-05-2009, 09:40 AM
Tom, is this a keeper or a seller?

Was the car done in time for the open house?

How'd it go?

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-05-2009, 09:46 AM
just needs an alignment, and some road time.

Didnt build it with plans to sell it, but who knows...

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-05-2009, 09:57 AM
Forgot to mention that I used LED lighting throughout, and it has HID's.

compos mentis
05-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Well, as you know, you've got a bunch of people around the globe looking forward to more pics, hopefully some close ups thrown in there...

Knowing about you're lighting now, feel free to add some night time shots. :)

Motown 454
05-05-2009, 11:14 AM
I agree !

Tom@LS1Speed.com
05-06-2009, 06:26 AM
http://www.speedinc.com/uploads/DSC03146.JPG

Not the best representation of the HID's...

compos mentis
05-06-2009, 06:49 AM
We get the idea though...nice.

Thanks for posting that pic.

Tom@LS1Speed.com
08-10-2009, 12:59 PM
Unfortunately, selling this car helps fund our 2010 project.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-Camaro-COPO-ZL1clone-427-LS7-T56-Lemans-Blue_W0QQitemZ110421457545QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Ca rs_Trucks?hash=item19b5a1ba89&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245

WS6
08-10-2009, 04:37 PM
good luck Tom. Can we get some info on the 010 project or is that under wraps for now?

1360
08-10-2009, 05:08 PM
Probably my favorite '69 to date....great work!!

Sucks about selling it, but someone will be happy!!

tones2SS
08-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Love the car. The color, the updates. The only thing I would change would be to take off the red engine hats on the LS7.
Other than that, she's perfect!!:1st:

brownz
08-10-2009, 05:55 PM
The way it should be in my book. wish i could buy it. good luck with the sale. i hope the 2010 camaro going to be bad a$$. cuz it has big shoes to fill

INTMD8
08-17-2009, 11:03 AM
good luck Tom. Can we get some info on the 010 project or is that under wraps for now?

So far we have installed a Magnacharger TVS2300 unit on the stock car. Ran 11.8 @119mph. Dynoed 518/486 to the wheels.

Just pullied it up and upgraded the fuel system and it needs to get back on the dyno.

Going to try and push the limits of the 2300 while keeping it a comfortable driver. It will probably end up being a turbo car someday like most of our stuff ;)

69-X44
08-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Thanks for the updates! That is just what I want to do to my 69 Lemans Blue Camaro. Great job!

camcojb
08-19-2009, 06:55 AM
I love that car, and is pretty much exactly what I wanted to do myself. Maybe if I can sell my Chevelle...................... :)

Jody

WILWAXU
08-21-2009, 05:07 AM
Great looking car Tom! You guys are build some cool sleeper lately :D

WS6
08-21-2009, 04:36 PM
So far we have installed a Magnacharger TVS2300 unit on the stock car. Ran 11.8 @119mph. Dynoed 518/486 to the wheels.

Just pullied it up and upgraded the fuel system and it needs to get back on the dyno.

Going to try and push the limits of the 2300 while keeping it a comfortable driver. It will probably end up being a turbo car someday like most of our stuff ;)

Ohhhhhh it's an 2010 Camaro. OK I thought you guys were just building a new project for the year 2010. Still sweet though. Glad to see the new Camaro moving fairly well so far. Who has the fastest one in the country to date, any idea?

Tom@LS1Speed.com
09-28-2010, 10:02 AM
Thank you. I actually sold it, and we are changing some things for the current owner.

Here is a link to one of our current projects that I plan on keeping for myself :) http://www.speedinc.com/ptsc/?page_id=22
69 SS w/LS3 and 4L65E, 17" repro steelwheels, 12 bolt, etc..

MattG
09-28-2010, 01:06 PM
Lucky new owner!!!

This is my latest dream, COPO with an LSX. This car is perfect as far as I am concerned!

:cheers: