Here's some of the wiring harness that came with the crate motor LS1. It actually fit rather nice through a hole in the firewall. Here's some of the wiring harness that came with the crate motor LS1. It actually fit rat It was determined that keeping it simple, yet clean, was the best approach. And that's where Sal Perez at American Muscle Cars (yes, the same Camaro expert that painted our Project Silver Streak Third-Gen giveaway car) rose to the occasion. While the body was in pretty good shape and didn't require a major overhaul, prepping it for color was still a time-consuming task. Once the outer skin was in perfect shape, only four elements were employed to reach Hotchkis' visual goal: A steel cowl induction hood from Goodmark was chosen; simple stock-appearing front and rear spoilers were installed; a mix of modern and classic tires and wheels were mounted; and the color-consisting of a custom tangerine two-stage paint from PPG Industries with brilliant white racing stripes-was applied and brought to a super-smooth, glass-like finish. The result: a perfect combo of early muscle car and modern road race performance. The Final WrapFrom start to finish, the Hotchkis' F-71 took roughly 30 days to assemble. But that doesn't begin to describe the amount of work and camaraderie that it took to plan out and implement this project. Orchestrating the harmony between the engineers who created the blueprint, the companies providing the components, and the craftsman assembling it all together was an enormous task. Team Hotchkis deserves many kudos in making this groundbreaking project come to fruition. But, like all of us, they are car guys and the satisfaction of seeing the hot rod hit the road is more than enough to make them feel proud. Today, after a busy schedule during the last half of 2000 where it made numerous appearances at car shows, club events, and a few major cruises, the car is still as hot as ever and is even driven daily. For us, it was often a tough ride keeping up with Hotchkis' fast track approach to getting the car finished. But in the end run, it was a project we were proud to be part of, and won't ever forget. One thing overtly apparent in this version of the '71 Camaro that was definitely missing 30 years ago, was the abundance sensors, connectors, and more sensors. A lot of attention went into making sure all the connections and wiring systems were in their correct place. One thing overtly apparent in this version of the '71 Camaro that was definitely missing 3 The Baer Racing rear disc brakes were simple to install. Even the integral parking brake assembly was hooked up (A great idea with a standard trans car!). The Baer Racing rear disc brakes were simple to install. Even the integral parking brake The F-71 Camaro uses a custom intake tract ahead of the throttle body which positions the free-breathing K&N air filter under the right headlight. The F-71 Camaro uses a custom intake tract ahead of the throttle body which positions the Details from virtually every aspect of the project are easily noticed. From the mounting of the intake tube, to the powdercoating of almost every bracket and component, to the plumbing of the Vintage Air A/C unit under the dash, nothing was thrown together. And amazingly, the car was completed in about 30 days! Details from virtually every aspect of the project are easily noticed. From the mounting While we're sure there was a lot of Gatorade consumed during the hot days and warm nights building the Camaro, we can only figure that this bottle was used as a windshield wiper reservoir on purpose. While we're sure there was a lot of Gatorade consumed during the hot days and warm nights After extensive body work and a beautiful PPG tangerine and white coat was applied by Camaro specialist Sal Perez from American Muscle Cars, it was time to permanently install the LS1. The whole powerplant/transmission combo was shoehorned in at the same time. Of course, with the radiator support removed, it wasn't as hard as you might think. After extensive body work and a beautiful PPG tangerine and white coat was applied by Cama « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!