Feb 23, 2014


Went to a party today to watch the Daytona 500.  It was at the persons house where I am buying the engine from.  It is a 454 block de-stroked to a 427 which is better for street racing.  In a couple of weeks or so, will be going over to finish the engine build stand (if I haven’t finished by then) so we can start it up before finalizing the deal.  But this is the engine that I intend to put in the Camaro – I may dress it up a little more with Chrome parts.:IMG_0561IMG_0562

Feb 10, 2014 Update – Engine Run Stand


Got a little more unexpected time in the garage tonight.  Got some more pieces cut.  I can only take so much standing and cutting in a day!

Here are pics of what I am building – plans for this can be purchased here.

Collapses for storage:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


What I was working on – before:IMG_0542


This is the manual transmission hump patch I need to get installed before it get’s warm outside!IMG_0549

Feb 9, 2014 Update – Patch Panel

I had some remaining work from the floor patch panel from last summer.  I had to get the old brake bracket off the old floor – will need to weld it to the new floor later.

Here is the bracket on the old floor:


I started by drilling out the spot welds I could find:IMG_0525 IMG_0526

Then I used a body saw to cut it out with the old floor metal still on it:IMG_0527

Then I used my vice to hold it while I worked on getting the old metal off of it:IMG_0528

This body seam buster came in real handy:IMG_0529

You can see some of the spot welds I had missed:IMG_0530 IMG_0531

Used my grinder to smooth the old spot welds down:IMG_0532 IMG_0533Will put this in the blast cabinet and prime it before welding to the new floor.