What’s your real name? (What’s your online screen name?)
Lea Morrow (morrowSS or SSmorrow)
Where do you live?
How long have you had your GM(s)?
The SS I bought new in 2001 and the 1971 I’ve had since 1986.
What got you into GM(s)?
I’ve always liked Camaros and bought my 71 Camaro in high school.
Have a favorite story to tell about your Camaro?
Well, one day I was heating up the tires and testing my launches on some new drag tires when I saw this sport bike coming toward me, then revving up a wheelie. At the time I was busy testing and didn’t pay much attention. Then later that night I was hanging out with some friends when a group of bikes rolled up and parked to check out my car. After they looked it up and down I heard a guy say, “Yep, that’s the one.” I asked if there was something I did or how they knew me and the guy said “I was the one that pulled a wheelie at you to taunt you, but to my surprise you pulled the front end off the ground right back at me.” We all had a good laugh and I felt pretty good showing up his taunt without even knowing it.
What’s next for your Camaro? Why?
Definitely a built block. I plan on spraying a much bigger shot and need the block to stay together. I’m also still toying with the idea of turbo charging it. Right now I’m pushing the lower end of the block to the limits.
Who has done most of the modifications on your Camaro?
My buddy Dan Baber and I have done most of the work.
What was your favorite modification? Why?
The cam. It actually put down a lot of horsepower and has an old school lopey sound; with the six speed, it is still very drivable.
Is there a particular shop you’d like to recommend?
Not really, I haven’t had any good experiences with shops doing the work.
How much horsepower are you putting down?
When it was tuned for a 100 shot on Exotic Performance’s mustang dyno, it put down 608 lbs of torque and 533 rwhp. I took it to the strip with a 100 shot and managed a 10.9 @122 – all on a stock bottom end and the baby seat in the back. Now I’m running a 150 shot.
Pro 5.0 short shifter
McLeod twin disk clutch and scatter shield
D&D built t-56 trans with 30T viper output shaft
Custom 4″ drive shaft
Moser 12 bolt 33 spline 4.30 gears
Hotchkis polished strut tower brace
BMR tubular k-member and upper and lower A arms
QA1 double adjustable coilovers
Kenny Brown double diamond sub frame connectors welded
Spohn double loop torque arm
BMR adjustable control arms and panhard bar
Wolf 6 point roll bar
Baer drilled and slotted rotors with hawk pads
Harlan 2-step and mini led shift light
Innovate Motorsports wide band
SLP line lock
Racetronix 255lph fuel pump
Polished high flow fuel rails
42 lb injectors
Wings west ground effects
Stock chromed 10 spoke rims the backs widened to 11″ with Nitto 555R 315/35R17 for street
Bogart rims 3.75″ fronts and 10.5″ rears with MT runners and ET street 325/50/15 for strip