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Old 01-31-2018, 12:02 PM   #1
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Trying to determine which year and body style Camaro would be best for a carbureted small based cam 305. I personally like the Camaros with the ground effects. But, is there an advantage claiming the Camaro as a sport coupe over the Z-28 model for example? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Jason Tucker
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:42 PM   #2
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How many pounds of fruit cake is the answer worth?
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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For the un-enlightened, Jason lists his hometown as Claxton GA. Known around these parts at least for fruit cake. Makes for good ballast after sitting around for a few months too.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:26 PM   #4
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Jason, Your best bet here is to tell us the exact combo and class you want to run, and where.
We'll pick it apart from there. LOL

Oh, and send me a nut assortment instead at Christmas time.
I don't even know what that stuff is in fruitcakes.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:54 PM   #5
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Jason, my deal is the small cam/dished 150/244 combo. With the 84 Z/28 trim it's a natural J car, I prefer the extra weight and usually run in K. This engine combo is available for the 82-84 F-body.
The 85 & up small cam/ flat top engine is also an option, I think it fits in I or J. If I had it to do over I would go with the big cam/flat top setup. My 2 cents worth!
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I believe that fruitcake possesses a certain growth hormone.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:57 PM   #7
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Guys, this is supposed to be the 305/150 small cam, flat top piston motor which I think is for the 85 Camaro. Does it matter if I use a sport coupe Camaro vs. the z-28 style with the ground effects? Is there an advantage to using one over the other?

BTW, never been a big fan of the fruitcake but somebody must like it based on the size of the houses these owners live in that makes the stuff. I think using it as ballast is an excellent idea! Jason
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:01 PM   #8
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Guys, this is supposed to be the 305/150 small cam, flat top piston motor which I think is for the 85 Camaro. Does it matter if I use a sport coupe Camaro vs. the z-28 style with the ground effects? Is there an advantage to using one over the other?

BTW, never been a big fan of the fruitcake but somebody must like it based on the size of the houses these owners live in that makes the stuff. I think using it as ballast is an excellent idea! Jason
The answer to your question can be found in the stock classification guide under NHRA competition.....the sport coupe 85 model is a natural H car while the Berlinetta with auto ,Z28 ,and IROC are all natural I cars.....
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:33 AM   #9
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The weight break of the Z28 over the "coupe" is similar to the
late 70's Z(heavier ) compared to the "coupe". The Z is natural J, where the
"coupe" is a natural I.
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:12 AM   #10
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also if your running a stick or autoooooooooooooooooooomatic...
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