14-04-2011, 03:29 PM #1
LX406's BBC HQ Kingswood Sleeper build
As most of you know from another thread, I have a new exciting project about to begin. I sold my HG Prem (UNRULY) and bought a 68 Camaro with the proceeds. This was was nice and all, but not fast and angry at all. I loved it's looks and style, but one thing nagged at me the whole time.......I didn't build it. I couldn't take any pride in it, as it was someone else's creation. This got to me in the end and I sold it. Here is a pic of the car if anyone missed it:
I have always wanted a big block, always. I decided to follow my gut feeling and build the car i have always wanted. I love sleepers too. My HG prem used to be a sleeper with a venetian blind, vinyl roof and a 406 SBC. I had a ball with that car cruised it all the time, raced it at Calder and Heathcote, and did burnouts at events like the easternats. SO I am going down that track again......sleeper.
I have already done some shopping and purchased a 540ci Shafiroff Ultra Street BBC. It's being build as I write this, and will be ready for shipment on May 8th! I have also bought a HQ Kingswood from a fella in Qld:
I have also snagged a 2 speed powerglide, brand new, Hughes brand from the states. Has a transbrake and a billet planetary set.
This car is gonna be cool!
I plan to keep it sedate looking, but I will have no choice with the carby being too high, so a subtle cowl scoop will need to be fitted. I was thinking I'll see if I can get away with a 2" one. THat's a wait and see scenario.
To get the car on the road I am currently building a near stock 454. I will run this engine for a while to iron out the new car gremlins, then I will fit the 540. Rego should be ok as I am in a car club that offer's club rego, and all i have to do prove to the mechanic the car is safe and well built and he will pass it.
Last edited by lx406; 14-04-2011 at 03:46 PM.
14-04-2011, 03:39 PM #2
btw, that looks to be a really nice car, if you didn't buy it I probs would have looked at it as my new daily.
67 SS Camaro
14-04-2011, 04:56 PM #3
Yep i sussed that Q out aswell. Cheap buy. Have you planned a diff yet? 35 spline?
14-04-2011, 05:02 PM #4
The diff will be a totally new 9" creation. I will buy a housing and tubes. Aftermarket bearing ends and brackets. I have a mate who has a jig and is a wizz with the welder. I will make it suit the wheels I buy, probably 15x8" rally wheels with a 255/60/15 drag radial. As for a centre, and axles, that will be decided upon later, but what ever I do it will have to be strong as the 540 puts out near on 700 ft lbs torque and I intend on using all of that!
14-04-2011, 06:14 PM #5
Just posting so I can subscribe would love to do what your doing very jelous!FAT PIPES CUSTOM EXHAUST - (07) 3285 7417
14-04-2011, 10:37 PM #6
a mate of mine has a brodix 540ci with a six speed manual in a camaro and that thing is an animal, can't wait to see this one!Some people are just jerks
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14-04-2011, 11:11 PM #7
Well as in the other thread I hated you and guess what I still HATE YOU.....haha ..... But in a nice way ( jeliouse arse here ) I thought for club reg you still needed an engineers report and R.W.C...... But I could be wrong
14-04-2011, 11:23 PM #8
Very cool I have always wanted to build a sleeper toChris Mills Performance
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15-04-2011, 12:33 AM #9
Yet another post to subscribe
15-04-2011, 08:46 AM #10
Subscribed also, looks like you've got your self a nice starting point too!
Good luck with it.
15-04-2011, 02:03 PM #11
love it: 'I will run (the 454) for a while to iron out the new car gremlins...'
It would be my dream to have a 454 in my HQ.
Looking forward to the rest of this one.
15-04-2011, 02:05 PM #12
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15-04-2011, 02:44 PM #13
Another HQ build - love it!
15-04-2011, 02:45 PM #14
^^^Agreed! Looks awesome!! Gonna keep the visor?? I flat out love them!!
15-04-2011, 02:49 PM #15
Visor, venetian blinds, bowling hat, 2" pea shooter exhaust poking out the back etc etc. I'm gonna have fun thinking of things to do on this HQ to make it a sleeper.
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