Where The Money Went
1970 Camaro
(Pomona Swap Meet, 2002): $18,000.00
Sold old wheels, heads, converter, trans, fuel system, Auto Meter gauges, stereo: -$3,000.00
Crank and rods: already had
Harland Sharp 1.6 roller rocker arms: (used) $150.00
Edelbrock heads: (used) $700.00
Weiand 6-71 blower kit: came with car
Throttle linkage: $120.00
BDS blower scoop: came with car
Paint and bodywork: came with car
COMP cam and lifter kit: $413.69
COMP pushrods: $114.00
Manley valves: $148.00
Forged Venolia pistons: came with car
Holley 600-cfm carbs: free from a friend
Braided lines and fittings: $1,129.00
Holley electric fuel pump: $129.95
Fuel tank sump kit: homemade
Aluminum radiator: $303.95
Electric fan from totaled '00 Z/28: freebie
Moroso water pump: $219.95
Rodlite wheels: $607.80
Mickey Thompson tires: $545.80
MSD 6AL: $236.88
MSD distributor and wires: $313.83
MSD Blaster 2 coil: $39.88
MSD Boost Timing Master: $201.88
MSD rpm module selector: $55.88
Harwood hood: came with car
Hood pin kit: $14.95
Auto Meter tach with shift light: $190.00
Auto Meter boost gauge: $48.95
Aircraft switches: $30.00
Pioneer stereo and speakers: $300.00
CE drag shocks and springs: came with car
CalTracs bars: $350.00
Hedman headers: $230.00
Spintech mufflers: $200.00
Transmission rebuild kit: $400.00
TCI converter: $449.95
B&M shifter: $197.00
Moser 12-bolt rear: came with car
Total: $22,841.34
By The Numbers
'70 Camaro
Roland Paciulli, 59 * Upland, CA
Yearly miles driven: 6,000
Total cost to build: $22,841.34
Weight: 3,300 pounds
Type: 355ci small-block Chevy (4.050-inch bore x 3.48-inch stroke)
Compression ratio: 7.1:1
Oiling: stock with stock chrome pan
Rotating assembly: stock nitrided crank, stock shot-peened rods, Venolia dished pistons
Cylinder heads: home-ported Edelbrock Performer, 76cc chambers
Camshaft: COMP Nitrous 305HP (240/253 degrees at .050, .507/.525-inch lift w/1.5 rockers)
Valvetrain: Manley valves, COMP pushrods, Harland Sharp 1.6 roller rockers (.560-inch lift)
Power-adder: Weiand 6-71 blower
Induction: Weiand blower manifold, dual Holley 600-cfm double pumpers, BDS scoop
Fuel pump: Holley Blue
Radiator: Summit universal fit aluminum
Water pump: aluminum Moroso, mechanical
Ignition: MSD 6AL with boost retard control, MSD coil and distributor
Exhaust: Hedman 1 3/4-inch long-tube headers, homebuilt 3-inch dual exhaust, Spin Tech mufflers
Approximate hp: 550 hp at 6 psi of boost on 91 octane
Built by: LP Racing and Bob Frontino, Upland, CA
Transmission: TH350 three-speed automatic, built by LP Racing
Shifter: B&M Pro Stick
Converter: TCI Super Street Fighter, 3,800-stall
Rear axle: GM 12-bolt, 4.10 gear, Moser posi and axles
Front suspension: stock, with Competition Engineering shocks and drag springs
Rear suspension: stock, with CalTracs traction bars and Competition Engineering shocks
Brakes: stock discs (front), stock drums (rear)
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Weld Rodlite, 15x4-inch front, 15x8-inch rear
Tires: Mickey Thompson Sportsman, 28x7.50-15, front; 29x12.50-15, rear