Silver bowtie Camaro Rebuild Journal Silver bowtie


So, August 2001 I bought a Chevrolet Camaro. A tatty, matt black, 1979 Camaro with a 305 cu. in. V8.
"And why the hell did you do that, huh?"
A bunch of reasons, mainly cos I wanted too, a bit because it was there and I needed a new toy, and a little because the guy selling it is a friend and he wants (or should that be "needs more than life itself"?) a Dodge Charger.

Ah, the lure of a 70's Yank-tank, the purr (hmm, make that "blat-blat-blat") of a V8 breathing through a Holley carb and blowing through a Glass pack muffler.

Yeah, she was a little rough around the edges, and had a mild case of rust mites on the exterior sheet metal, but she ran (16.8 seconds down the ¼ mile at Santa Pod, Northampton, UK), had an MOT and a long tax disc.

So I bought her. However, as with any old car, the honeymoon period wore off, and I got to thinking about what I could do with her. My hand was forced as to when I had to start the work, as the car failed its last MOT (2003). Simple choice, if I want to keep the car, I need to do the work, if not, well, it's just so many tin cans sat on my drive.
So, this diatribe is kind of a record of what I'm doing to get her back on the road. I've tried to organise the sections into broad groups, based on the main sections of the car requiring work. Kind of like a *really* dodgy Haynes manual (heh heh heh).

Oh yeah, gotta warn you, there are lot's of pictures, so I apologise to those with slow net connections in advance.

And for those of you who like that sort of thing, I have added an Updates page. This is a vain attempt to record chronologically what I am doing (yeah, right!).