Supercharged LS3 1969 Camaro - - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
1st & 2nd Generation F-Body 1967-1969 / 1970-1981 Camaro & Firebird Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 11-17-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Posts: 243
Supercharged LS3 1969 Camaro

Today, we had a customer bring his 1969 Camaro in for some tuning. The car was part of a contest held by a local radio station, 94.7 WCSX. JJ & Lynne’s Stone Soup Project was inspired by a fable wherein everyone throws something in the pot to make a great meal. The JJ & Lynne Stone Soup Project harnessed the generosity, expertise and ingenuity of WCSX listeners from around the Detroit area to rebuild a 1969 Camaro from the ground up to raise money for The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.

It's a very cool car that features an LS3 with a Harrop 2300 intercooled supercharger. We originally put the car on the dyno to see what kind of power it made, but found that it could use some tuning. Maybe it was "detuned" since they didn't know who would win the car, but there was a lot to be had from a tune. The results were almost unbelievable.

Baseline numbers were 362 RWHP / 392 RWTQ. After tuning and no other modification, it made 507 RWHP / 506 RWTQ.

Sponsored Links
post #2 of 10 Old 11-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Supporter of common sense
OverAnxious's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 9,152
NICE - best of both worlds

Joe :: Over Anxious 67 Camaro RS/SS L78 // Michigan Classics
Chevrolet Camaro in Transformers // My ebaY auctions

Hot Rod Search Google searches for gearheads!
OverAnxious is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 11-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Veteran Member
Luwinkle's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 10,420
I waaant iiiiit.

Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Originally Posted by Jeremy Clarkson
A turbo, exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, with a supercharger, air goes in, witchcraft happens and you go faster.
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
Luwinkle is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 12-13-2009, 07:03 PM
Junior Member
anthonybyram's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 64
Any idea who actually built this car Rick? Id like to Know more about it and its construction.
anthonybyram is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-14-2009, 05:07 PM
Veteran Member
TX_SS's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 2,794
Dam that's a nice lookin car, and power to boot!!

2SS/RS, CGM, A6, Magnuson TVS2300 Supercharger
My latest dyno:
TX_SS is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-14-2009, 05:10 PM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The BX..NY
Posts: 1,420
Thats one hell of a jump in hp/tq.. What a beast..

Chance Favors The Prepared Mind!

Originally Posted by el ess X View Post
Look at it this way, if you have "Camaro" written on your car somewhere, you're already starting with a great platform!!
WRAITHSS is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Veteran Member
demonspeed's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,544
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Baseline numbers were 362 RWHP / 392 RWTQ. After tuning and no other modification, it made 507 RWHP / 506 RWTQ.
Who would have thought that a Ford shop could do so much with a Chevy!

I don't quite understand how it could be detuned 150hp. With that much difference, you'd think it'd be running like poo.
Present: '02 SS #7146
Past: '89 IROC-Z|'91 Z28|'00 SS #0795|'01 Z28
demonspeed is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-16-2009, 06:53 PM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,974
Beautiful Camaro!

2017 Camaro SS
South Carolina
sdk is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 03-12-2010, 09:15 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 5
That's a very sharp car. I bet it sounds great and runs well too. Those are some amazing numbers - it goes to show that just a little bit of effort can make a significant difference.

Indianapolis Cars

Last edited by dilusi; 03-15-2010 at 06:28 PM.
dilusi is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 03-12-2010, 09:43 AM
Veteran Member
RedJewel2SS's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,449
looks pretty sweet! the air intake looks funny though... did you try getting a small length of pipe to put the MAF on then get one of those oval cone type filters like this?

kinda looking like this:

April 2010 Member/Car of the Month

Gone but not Forgotten!
RedJewel2SS is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome