In the end, Larry's Camaro made its SEMA debut, and since then he's been working steadily to get the boosted bruiser all sorted out. We asked him what stands out in his mind about the build. "The most memorable experience has to be when my wife, Susan, saw it for the first time at SEMA last year. When it left for Prodigy Customs it was a mess, with the interior piled full of parts and junk. A big moment for me was when she saw it sitting in the Centerforce Clutches booth. We had been together for about 10 years and she had never even seen it run.
She loved how it came out! All the nights working on and talking about it, being around all the cars from the website, drooling over the cars at SEMA for years and I finally did it. Well, I and a great group of friends did it. The other big moment was driving it to the convention center from the hotel and into the building at SEMA. I have been attending the convention since 2001 and never thought my Camaro would turn out well enough to be invited. It was a proud moment driving it into the building while other cars were pushed in."
Larry has a busy future planned for his Pro Touring showcase. Knowing him, it will be driven, raced, cruised, and slightly abused. With any luck he'll continue to motivate others to do the same.
Block: Dart Little M Iron, 407 ci
Compression Ratio: 8.25:1 with Wiseco pistons
Crank: Forged Compstar
Oiling: Milodon 7-quart road race oil pan / Melling pump
Intake: Mooneyes carb intake converted to EFI
Cylinder Heads: Trick Flow CNC Super 23 Race 230 cc
Camshaft: COMP 224/224 and .573 lift XFI hydraulic roller
Fuel Delivery: Aeromotive A1000 pump with 83-pound Trick Flow injectors
Ignition: Electromotive Tec3
Power Adder: Twin Turbonetics model 60-1 HIFI P trim at 10 psi
Headers: Custom by Norris Motorsports
Exhaust: 3-inch stainless Magnaflow system
Cooling: Ron Davis for the radiator, intercooler, and oil cooler
Drive System: Vintage Air front runner
Built By: Machine work by Heartbeat Racing, assembly by Frank Sarafine
Transmission: Richmond six-speed
Clutch: Centerforce Light Metal with aluminum flywheel
Bellhousing: Lakewood SFI
Driveshaft: 3.5-inch aluminum by Inland Empire Driveline
Rearend: Moser 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and Truetrac posi