Dropping a new engine into your Camaro is a big deal since nothing ratchets up the “fun factor” of a cool car more than a high-performance engine that runs well. We’ve been wrenching on a ’67 RS, and even after installing a killer Heidts suspension system, the car still wasn’t very exciting to drive due to its tired and anemic 327ci small-block.

A few issues ago we put together a budget 383 stroker and decided that this pump-gas mill would be perfect for the RS. Doing the swap also reminded us how many little widgets are needed to swap a new engine into a Camaro. Engine mounts, dipsticks, wiring, starter, kickdown cables, radiator hoses, throttle linkage, and more are needed, and these items, while not expensive individually, add up to a pretty good chunk of change. We also came to appreciate having local speed shops around to buy those items that are always forgotten until you need them. To get the new drivetrain mated to the somewhat worked-over Camaro, we headed over to Don Lee Auto in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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Eddie Motorsports
11479 Sixth Street
Rancho Cucamonga
CA  91730
888-813-1293
http://www.eddiemotorsports.com/
Pace Performance
888-748-4655
www.paceperformance.com
Automotive Racing Products
1863 Eastman Avenue
Ventura
CA  93003
800-826-3045
http://www.arp-bolts.com
TCI Automotive
151 Industrial Drive
Ashland
MS  38603
888-776-9824
www.tciauto.com
National Parts Depot - Florida
900 S.W. 38th Ave
Ocala
FL  24474
800-874-7595
http://www.npdlink.com
Performance Speed and Custom
10256 6th Street
Rancho Cucamonga
CA  91730
909-483-2488
www.performancecarburetors.com
PerTronix Performance Products
440 East Arrow Highway
San Dimas
CA  91773
909-599-5955
http://www.pertronix.com/
Detroit Speed
185 McKenzie Rd
Mooresville
NC  28115
704-662-3272
www.detroitspeed.com
American Autowire
150 Heller Place
#17W
Bellmawr
NJ  08031
856-933-0801
www.americanautowire.com
Lokar Performance Products
10924 Murdock Drive
Knoxville
TN  37932
865-966-2269
www.lokar.com
Flex-A-Lite
7213-45th St Ct E
Fife
WA  98424
253-922-2700
www.flex-a-lite.com
Energy Suspension
1131 Via Callejon
San Clemente  92673
888-913-6374
http://www.energysuspension.com
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green
KY  42101
270-781-9741
http://www.holley.com
Racing Head Service
3416 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
877-776-4323
www.racingheadservice.com
Dakota Digital
4510 W. 61st Street North
Sioux Falls
SD  57107
800-593-4160
http://www.dakotadigital.com
Optima Batteries
5757 N. Green Bay Ave.
Milwaukee
WI  53209
888-867-8462
http://www.optimabatteries.com
Don Lee Auto
9793 Foothill Blvd.
Cucamonga  91730
909-989-1573
http://www.donleeauto.com/
G&J Aircraft & Competition
Ontario
CA
909-986-6534
http://www.gandjaircraft.net/
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