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April 2011 Car Craft Cover
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The Camaro featured on the cover of the April 2011 issue of Car Craft Magazine was built by Muscle Car Restorations as an example on how to modernize an iconic muscle car without destroying it's original DNA. If you saw this car driving down the road you would likely not be able to tell that it's anything other than a well restored '69 Camaro - and that's exactly what we were after. For restoration photographs of this Camaro please visit this link. The more you look.. the more you'll find.. the closer you look.. the better we look:

The "99 Genius Ideas"

  1. Weight: Stock Z28 @ 3765 lbs : MCR Camaro @ 3327 lbs. (438 lbs shaved) 1821 lbs front, 1506 lbs rear

  2. Aluminum front fenders

  3. Aluminum upper and lower valances

  4. Aluminum 2-inch cowl induction hood

  5. Custom light tension hood hinge springs matched to alum hood weight

  6. Aluminum truck lid

  7. Custom light tension truck torsion springs matched to alum truck lid weight

  8. Aluminum chromed bumpers

  9. Rear frame rails notched for mini-tubs

  10. LED turn signals and marker lights

  11. Isis multiplex wiring system

  12. Isis inMOTION power window controller

  13. ISIS inLINK RF Control Module - replaces ignition key

  14. Adjustable turn signal/flashers blink rates

  15. Marker lights blink with tail lights

  16. Theater dimming interior lighting

  17. Soft start headlights

  18. Delay shutoff headlights

  19. Express down power front windows

  20. Deep (mini) tubs - allow 335 tire inside stock quarters

  21. stainless steel narrowed fuel tank - fuel injection, LS1

  22. Drive shaft shortened to 58.5" long center to center with GM to Ford u-joint

  23. G-Force crossmember

  24. 460 LE trans - built specifically for this application

  25. Custom built 11-inch diameter 3000 RPM converter

  26. Performance friction materials - increased clutch capacity

  27. Reinforced internal components

  28. A & B mode switch for normal auto or full manual racing operation with paddle shifters

  29. EZ-TCU transmission controller

  30. QUADRA Link 4-Link Rear Suspension Kit

  31. Shocks moved inboard of frame rails for mini-tub clearance

  32. Panhard bar

  33. Coilover shocks and springs, 450 lb/in frt, 250 lb/in rear

  34. Powder coated hydroformed subframe

  35. Tubular upper and lower control arms

  36. Power Rack and Pinion

  37. Splined Sway Bar

  38. Ford 9-inch axle housing

  39. Complete 9" Ford Billet 3rd Member w/ 3:70 Gear / Ratchet

  40. 18x9.5 Billet Rallye 5-4 3/4 polished outer silver center 6" bs 3.188 CB

  41. Tires - Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 275 35R18

  42. MCR fabricated custom brake lines

  43. Six piston calipers, 14-inch rotors

  44. Adjustable proportioning valve

  45. Hydroboost power brake package w/ GM master cylinder

  46. Dynamat floor and doors sound deadening kit

  47. Front seat backs extended four inches taller

  48. Push button starter button hidden in ash tray

  49. Stock speedometer and tach recalibrated to 160 MPH and 10,000 RPM

  50. Custom factory looking Z/28 insignia on speedometer and tach

  51. 8000 RPM red line on tach

  52. Factory water temp gauge recalibrated for LS engine

  53. LED interior lights

  54. 2 4-inch speakers in stock dash opening

  55. 2-6x9 inch speakers in rear package shelf

  56. 2.5-inch x 12 inch diameter shallow mount sub woofer in 6-inch box spatter painted to match trunk

  57. 600W JL Audio 6x8-inch compact amp

  58. Grant steering wheel

  59. Custom leather "houndstooth" extended seat covers

  60. Complete heating and A/C package

  61. 33" Paintable Tilt Column 2" O.D.

  62. Stock AM radio converted to AM/FM with iPod input

  63. Auto shifter

  64. Bump shifter hidden in console controlled by stock shift handle

  65. Paddle shifters behind steering wheel

  66. Gear indicator LED in dash next to wiper switch

  67. Allows stock window crank to control power windows

  68. 5.7 LS-1 block

  69. Block decked .060 inch

  70. 4.8 crank destroked to 3.16 inches

  71. Crank lathe balanced to reduce rotating mass

  72. Crank offset ground .200 inch for 1.9 inch Honda rod size

  73. Eagle 6.2 inch lightweight rods

  74. 5.7 head chambers filled to 50 cc's

  75. Raised intake port floors

  76. 5.7 heads decked 040 inch to help raise compression

  77. Manley flat top 3.905 inch forged pistons

  78. Hand filed Total Seal rings .018/top, .014/second, .015/oil

  79. Edelbrock Victor Jr intake with filled runners to match heads

  80. FAST Easy EFI

  81. Trick Flow pressure regulator

  82. MSD 6010 ignition control for LS based engines

  83. Comp Cams custom, lift .610/in .545/ex, duration 274/in 289/ex at .006 lift, 115 degree lobe centerline installed +3 degrees

  84. Magnum 3/8 inch pushrods 7.350/intake, 7.300/exhaust

  85. Nextek 1.29 inch polished dual springs

  86. Commetic MLS head gasket

  87. Harland Sharp heavy duty rockers with upgraded needle fulcrum

  88. Champ oil pan

  89. Custom windage tray

  90. Hooker headers

  91. Full ceramic coated 2-inch custom exhaust

  92. Dyno flow mufflers

  93. Custom coil mount plate to rotate coils to fit under

  94. Tall Champ small block valve covers modified to be LS coil covers

  95. Custom length spark plug wires exit rear of "valve" covers to come around to plugs

  96. Powergrip shrink radiator hose clamps

  97. Be Cool radiator

  98. Be Cool 11" Dual Puller Fan w/ Paddle Blades

  99. Vintage Air accessory drive

Read more about the car on Be sure to pick up a copy! April 2011 Car Craft Magazine.

1969 Camaro

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