|My 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Specs|
My 1969 Chevrolet Camaro (As Of 11.12.2008)
Before New Motor(Pre 1999)
New Motor 1999
Whilst working within the trunk on Sunday the 15th of April 1998, I decided to run some voltage through a connector hanging off of the trunk latch assembly. I had seen this connector there before and thought it was a trunk light or something similar to that. But it turns out that it is a trunk release. I went through several parts catalogs and even through the 1969 service manual for all Chevrolets and there was not a listing for it on the Camaro. But there is a listing for it for the Chevelle, Chevelle wagon, and regular wagon. I was wondering if anyone else has this solenoid on their latch and if it was one of those production shortages where they substituted another models latch in place of the regular one. It looks like it has never been removed and surprisingly enough it works. There is no female side connector for it within the wiring harness, so I am going to run a wire to it with a manual switch I guess. If you have information or ideas about this discrepancy, please let me know.
This page was updated with the specs on the new motor on the 28th of February 1999. The motor will be on the dyno within the next week and we will have definite numbers. Chances are I will scan in the graph and post it here as well. The car has been down for a couple of months and is itching to rip down the road. Or I know that I am itching anyway.
Update: 03/13/99 Just came from the Dyno and here are the numbers on the first 1/2 day of playing: It made 455 horsepower on a 2 barrel(a broken 4 barrel )at 6000 rpm. And then went on to make 522 horsepower at 6900 rpm(With a working 4 barrel). Tomorrow we will try different valve lash settings as well as different carburetion. We ran these numbers with a HP 950 from Holley. Maybe the dyno guy will get a new ribbon for the printer---It doesn't look like the sheet is going to scan in very well. I can always translate them into HTML though--Although it doesn't have the same feeling as the actual sheet. Got lots of videotape footage of the pulls with some kick ass motor noise that I will put up as soon as I can.