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1968 Chevrolet Camaro - Reader's car of the week

By Troy Peterson | Photos: Matthew James Imagery, 22 Aug 2017 Features

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Mechanic Troy Peterson bought this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro for himself as a present

Troy Peterson talks about his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

This article on Troy's Camaro was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Street Machine

“I BOUGHT my ’67 Camaro from Melbourne as a present for myself. The paint and panel had already been done, although the 454 was in unknown condition and the T400 trans was slipping in second gear.

Chevrolet Camaro front

As I am a mechanic it was the best starting point for me. I pulled the big-block to repair the leaking rear main seal, and one thing led to another. It now has an alloy-headed 30thou-over 454 pushing out over 450hp at the wheels.

The T400 got a thorough rebuild with plenty of tough bits as needed. I then pulled out the single-spinner 10-bolt rear and fitted a 12-bolt with Truetrac and 3.30 gears.

Chevrolet Camaro rear

It’s a nice cruiser that has run a best of 11.98@118mph. I love cruising with my family and sharing the car with mates – even the occasional date night with my lovely wife!”

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