1970 Chevrolet Camaro - Status Whoa

Forget Status Quo. The Ringbrothers’ Latest Camaro Creation Goes Far Beyond the Norm

Stephen Kim Oct 1, 2012 0 Comment(s)

To make sure all that power doesn’t go up in smoke, the Camaro relies on a Detroit Speed Inc. QUADRALink rear suspension in lieu of the antiquated stock leaf springs. Up front is a hydroformed DSE front clip and tubular suspension. The custom Forgeline/Ringbrothers wheels feature a trick pin-drive mount that has just a single center lug nut, which partially conceal massive 15-inch Baer brake rotors clamped by six-piston calipers. The driver summons all this performance goodness from the comfort of a 100-percent custom interior.

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As much as we hate to admit it, attempting to describe all the custom touches in a Ringbrothers creation is a nearly impossible proposition. Engaging prose and stellar photography can only do so much. Even so, Bob’s Camaro represents just one in a long line phenomenal Pro Touring machines that the Ringbrothers have launched well past the right side of the bell curve. These guys aren’t about maintaining status quo. They’re on a mission to set a new benchmark for status whoa.

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“I love the LS7 in my Corvette Z06, so I knew I had to put one in my Camaro.” –Bob Venne

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Tech Check

Owner: Bob Venne, Brainerd, MN
Vehicle: 1970 Chevrolet Camaro


Type: GM LS7

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Displacement: 427 ci

Compression Ratio: 11.4:1

Bore: 4.125 inches

Stroke: 4.000 inches

Cylinder Heads: Mast Motorsports LS7 castings with 2.20/1.60-inch valves

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Rotating Assembly: Compstar 4340 forged steel crank and rods; Mahle pistons

Valvetrain: GM lifters, timing set, and rockers; Mast pushrods and valvesprings

Camshaft: Mast 246/260-at-0.050 hydraulic roller cam; 0.659/0.666-inch lift; 114-degree LSA

Intake: Factory GM LS7 intake manifold and throttle body

Ignition: Stock GM coil packs and plug wires

Exhaust: Lemons 1.75-inch long-tube headers, custom X-pipe, dual 3-inch Flowmaster mufflers

Output: 650 hp at 6,500 rpm and 564 lb-ft at 5,200 rpm


Transmission: Tremec TKO 600 five-speed manual; stock LS7 flywheel and clutch

Rear Axle: Factory GM 12-bolt rearend with 3.73:1 gears


Steering: Detroit Speed Inc. rack-and-pinion

Front Suspension: DSE front subframe assembly, upper and lower control arms, spindles, and sway bar; Afco coilovers

Rear Suspension: DSE QUADRALink with tubular control arms, Panhard rod, and sway bar; Afco coilovers

Brakes: Baer 15-inch rotors and six-piston calipers, front and rear

Wheels & Tires

Wheels: Ringbrothers/Forgeline RB3P 18x9, front; 19x12, rear

Tires: Nitto 285/35-18, front; 335/30-19, rear


Seats: Custom Ringbrothers

Carpet: Custom Ringbrothers

Shifter: Custom Ringbrothers


Paint: BASF Mineral Gray metallic

Hood: GM steel


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