As many may know, I attend the Ridgely, MD Car show, Richard Petty Days, each year. (This is my 3rd year) While there, I try to get car owners to share with me, their story, so I can share it with you.
Below is just such a story, of a man, a car and a dream, which has come into reality and is being laid out, just for you, the reader.
Please enjoy Chris Judge’s 1969 Camaro Pro Street Twin Turbo Ls.
What type of vehicle?
1969 Pro Street Twin Turbo Ls Camaro.
When was it purchased and for how much?
Purchased in 1997 by myself a senior in high school for $2700.
Was this a father/son, Daughter project?
Shortly after being purchased in 1997
No, it wasn’t, but, all work was done at my home with many hours and a ton of help from great friends.
Give me some backstory, are you a mechanic, do you like to fabricate, are you really good at body work, etc. Some info about you.
I have owned many year Camaro’s over the years but have always favored a 69.
I have been a full time mechanic and professional metal fabricator since 2001. But have always wrenched on cars since I was very young.
Info about the vehicle prior to starting it.
My car was in driving condition with a basic small block Chevy . I drove it for a few years while gathering parts to make it a big tire ProStreet. In 2003 it was sent off to Kens Kustom Chassis in Reading Pa to get its big tire transformation.
As for the first setup back in 2003. It was a 406 small block chevy, brodix heads and the best of everything, built by Jensen Engine Tech.It was backed by a turbo 350 transmission.
The same year my wife and I bought a house and only had a single garage. The bodywork was never to what I wanted till 2007, after we adopted our daughter. I build a 3 car garage and tore the car apart.
What have you done to it so far and what parts you have used?
Since 2007 I replaced all the sheet metal from local vendor Dennys Camaro parts.
The motor setup is an 2005, 5.3l Ls1, out of a truck with twin Precision 6265 turbos.
48mm Wastegates and Tial 50mm bovs.
Edlebrock Pro Flo intake with Holley 160lb injectors, fuel management is Holley Efi with an automotive A1000 pump.
All that power is run through a fully built Trans Specialties turbo 400 and a Chevy 12 bolt rear.
Wheels and tires are 15×4 Weld Pro fronts with 15×14 weld rts rears with deadlocks, all wrapped in Mickey Thompson sportsman tires.
Where is it now, in the rebuild stage?
Paint work Will be finished this winter and will be a beautiful 04 Gto Impluse Blue with flat black accents.
Estimated horsepower is around 800rwhp and will be final tuned as well over the winter months.
Check out these photos to see the original car, where it has been and where is is now.
Check out some of our other Camaro articles here.
Article about the 1969 Chevy Camaro
Bruce’s 1969 Camaro
Jimmie Johnson’s 1968 Camaro
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