Nobody said this would be easy, but when you promise to transform a car from blah to wow in just 7 days then you should expect a headache or two, maybe three. Such is the case with our Super Chevy Week To Wicked Presented by CPP. Day one is usually the easiest, since pull stuff apart is way easier than putting it all together.
If you’re behind on the backstory we bought a stalled out 1972 Camaro project. Yep, some guy was halfway through a rebuild and for whatever reason lost interest and left it to languish. We bought the Chevy and got it to running and driving condition. An old small-block we had laying around, a three-speed trans, typical stockish stuff. After all, starting out with a stripped car would be cheating, so we got it back to a fairly restored state.
On day one we wanted to take the Camaro for a cruise just to see how bad it sucked on the road. So, with a camera crew in tow Tech Center manager Jason Scudellari, and Christian Arriero hopped in the Hugger Camaro and hit the road. Well, a mile or so later a radiator hose blew and spewed boiling black water all over the car and road. The hose was fixed, water added, and we were back on the road, until the Camaro ran out of gas. Ok, it was getting a bit old at this point so we nursed the Camaro back to the tech center and starting tearing it apart. The road issues put us a couple of hours behind schedule, but the tech center crew and the guys from CPP kicked it into high gear and by 2pm the Camaro was stripped bare.
The next, step will be to clean up the thrashed engine bay (from the blown hose) and start bolting on all the new CPP suspension widgets. If we can get most of that installed today then we’ll be back on track and ready to tackle the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center (SDPC) Chevrolet Performance LS376 515 engine install tomorrow.
To find out more about the project, and what we’ll be adding to the very orange Camaro be sure to click the links at the bottom.
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