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16 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2018 wires, these are 8.8mm, so they not only provide more spark to the plugs, but they add a splash of color to the engine. A CUSTOM HOOD When it comes to appearance, a custom hood makes a big statement. NicKey, Dana, Yenko and Baldwin Motion all fea- tured performance-themed hoods on their original vehicles. Our personal favorite was the 1967 427 Corvette Stinger-style hood that was origi- nally created by A&A Fiberglass. Today, Classic Industries offers a replica of this popular original in a choice of fiberglass or steel. We went with the steel version, so we could retain not only the stock hood hinges and hood latch, but also the springs. In addition, a big plus is that it utilizes a fac- tory cowl induction inner. So not only is it cool looking, it also provides cool air directly to the carb from the high-pressure point at the base of the windshield. This hood is also designed to accept the factory 1969 Camaro cowl induction flapper door, seal and solenoid. Building this 1967 Camaro SS into a real Day 2 muscle car has been a trip down memory lane. Every item was a simple bolt-on, did not require any modifications of any kind, and could be installed with simple hand tools. The result is an accurate reflection of what enthusiasts and high-performance Chevrolet dealers were building back when the first-generation Camaros were brand- new. The Day 2 trend offers professional shops that cater to performance enthusiasts an excellent way to increase their bottom line by selling these parts and accessories along with installation service. And what's more, all of these enthusiasts are often members of car clubs, frequent cruise nights, car shows and have friends—so, not only will they become your customers, you can also get ready for new referrals from these influencers that will also become loyal cus- tomers, making this a real win-win for you and your shop. LARRY WEINER is a lifelong auto enthusiast. He came of age in the 1960s during the height of the muscle car era and began building and drag- racing high-performance cars when he was in his teens. Today, Larry spear - heads the Hurst Heritage by GSS Challenger, Mustang and Camaro limited-edition vehicle program, and has worked with Mopar Hall of Fame inductee Norm Kraus, aka Mr. Norm, the founder of Grand Spaulding Dodge, for over 25 years. He owns several vintage muscle cars, including the 1967 Camaro SS featured in this story, a 1965 Pontiac GTO, a 1959 Chevrolet sedan delivery and a low mile sur - vivor 1967 Chrysler Town and Country wagon. The Way We Were Day 2 Upgrade #10A: Hurst Competi- tion Plus Shifter for Muncie M20 4-Speed Transmission Manufacturer Then: Hurst Campbell Performance Products, Warminster, Penn- sylvania Manufacturer Today: Hurst Division/ Driven Performance Brands, Santa Rosa, California Virtue: Replaces factory Muncie shifter with a superior product for sure shifts. (Note: A Hurst Warning Label that is lo- cated on the console is a reproduction of the original that was included with shifters from Hurst in the 1960s.) Day 2 Upgrade #10B: Hurst Consistent T-Handle with Switch Manufacturer Then: Hurst Campbell Performance Products, Warminster, Penn- sylvania Manufacturer Today: Hurst Division/ Driven Performance Brands, Santa Rosa, California Source: Gear Vendors Virtue: Replaces factory chrome ball with billet T-handle that offers better control. K E E P B U I L D I N G /Builder With the help of a couple friends, Missouri builder Chris Bedsworth crafted this C10 over the course of two years by following a simple formula: Work. Save. Buy Parts. Install. Repeat. Anyone can build a trailer queen, but Chris wanted to test his work and drive hard. His determination is fueled by three simple words: Chris Bedsworth VISIT US AT SEMA OCT 30 - NOV 2

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