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Week To Wicked 1972 Camaro Day 2: Chassis Wrap Up and Driveline Prep!

The Camaro is almost a roller again, so it’s time to start getting ready to drop in the new SDPC, Holley fed, LS mill

Mar 28, 2017
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After getting caught up from some early delays on day 1 of the Super Chevy Week To Wicked Presented by CPP, we hit day two running, right into a few snags. Yep, just like you we have speed bumps and pot holes in our road to building a hot Chevy. Part of the slowdown was that we’re dealing with a 40-year-old Chevy, and over the time various bits have been tweaked just enough to make parts that would normally just drop into place need a little love. Nothing every hot rodder hasn’t had to deal with, but when you’re on a tight one-week build schedule every minute is critical. In the end the chassis was finished up and we could move on to the next task on our very long list of tasks.

And the next item was the driveline. Before we can install the new Scoggin Dickey Parts Center (SDPC) Chevrolet Performance LS376/515 crate engine we needed to do a few things. First up was dropping the pan and installing Holley’s trap-door baffle system. We plan to run this Camaro hard through the turns, so this is an insurance policy against oil starvation. Backing up the 6.2L LS will be a Performance Automatic 4L70e that’s been built to work in sync with our engine. We also bolted the Holly Terminator Stealth EFI system to the LS, added a CPP power steering reservoir to the Eddie Motorsports S-Drive Plus pulley system, and test fitted the Hooker 1 7/8-inch stainless pipes. And, since every engine needs fuel, we assembled the Holley complete fuel system. The key player here is the silver-powder-coated fully-baffled fuel tank. With features like angled corners for more exhaust clearance and an internal 255 lph USA-made fuel pump, it’s the perfect choice for our Camaro. The fuel line is a new PTFE lined hose from Earls, which is easy to work with and won’t leave our Camaro smelling like fuel. We’re also trying out Holley’s new combination fuel filter/regulator widget. It comes preset at 59.5 psi and has a built in serviceable fuel filter. For the LS engine’s ignition system we added the E3 LS coils, plug wires, and spark plugs.

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While that was going on the crew from CPP were busy prepping the Hydrastop system for install, which will finish up our Camaro’s braking system. The Camaro is almost ready to get back on the ground we were happy when the new American Legend two-piece wheels showed up along with a fresh from the factory set of 275/35/18 and 315/30/18 Falken RT-615K+ tires. The new + Falkens have a revised tread compound that promises more stick while still retaining the 200 treadwear rating! The Holley LS Fest West will be here in early May, so we have some time to fine tune the Camaro, but we’re impatient and dying to drive it around this weekend.

If you’re behind on the Super Chevy Week To Wicked Presented by CPP project then be sure to click on some of the prior stories below to get caught up and follow along as we try to turn a weak Camaro into something far wickeder in one very short week.


More on our Week to Wicked 1972 Camaro Build!

Week To Wicked 1972 Camaro Build!
Week To Wicked 1972 Camaro: Monday, Day 1
Week To Wicked 1972 Camaro: Day 1, CPP Install and Build Gallery
Week To Wicked 1972 Camaro Day 2: Chassis Wrap Up and Driveline Prep!

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