1965 Chevelle SS vs 1970 Camaro Z28 RS – PURE STOCK DRAG RACE (single heads up)

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 327 vs 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS (Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race)
Our first car is a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS. It features a 350 LT1 V8 with 360 horsepower, a TH400 automatic transmission, and 4.10 gears. It’s opponent is a 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with a 327 rated 300 horsepower, a Powerglide automatic transmission, and also a set of 4.10 gears. I’ll take either!

Remember, both cars participate in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race series, so please check out their website:
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The rules for PSMCDR are listed below:

For 1955 to 1979 musclecars built in United States and Canadian assembly plants with a minimum warranty of 12 months and 12,000 miles.
Any car running faster than 11.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
Any convertible running faster than 13.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
Casting numbers must be correct for the year and horsepower claimed including intake manifold, heads, and exhaust manifolds. Blocks do not have to be “numbers matching,” but they must be the correct displacement. Overbores up to .070″ are allowed. Stock cranks only.
All Engines – 1.5 extra points allowed over advertised.
The camshaft must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed for the type of lifter (hydraulic or solid). Roller cams NOT allowed.
The valve train must be factory stock for the year, make, and horsepower claimed.
The ignition system must be stock, including the distributor, cap, coil, and wires. Points may be replaced with any electronic conversion that fits under the stock distributor cap.
The carburetor must be correct for the year, make, and horsepower claimed. Jetting and metering changes are permitted. THE CHOKE ASSEMBLY MUST BE IN PLACE AND FUNCTIONAL!
Cast-iron exhaust manifolds are mandatory and must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed. Internal modifications to the exhaust manifolds are NOT allowed. Under no circumstances will headers be allowed, including those cars that came with headers delivered in the trunk. Pipes must be routed as they were originally for the year, make, model, and engine combination. Mufflers must be stock looking in design, that is, oval in shape. No glasspacks or straight pipes allowed unless installed as original equipment. Maximum muffler inlet and outlet size is 2.5 inches. X & H pipes allowed.
The radiator must be correct for the year, make, model, and horsepower claimed. No lightweight, aluminum radiators allowed.
The camshaft must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed for the type of lifter (hydraulic or solid). Roller cams NOT allowed. Duration at .050″ lobe lift must be within 1% of factory specs. Lift at the valve must be within 2% of factory specs. Maximum stall limited to 2200 rpm.
The transmission must be correct for year, make, model and engine of the car. 3-speed manuals may be upgraded to the correct 4-speed if originally available.
The rear axle must be of the same manufacturer as the car. Any gear ratio is allowed.
Reproduction tires or radial tires only.You are allowed to run tires one size over stock.
Factory wheels only.

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  1. Edit: I might post an additional (very short) drag race video on Thursday morning. What do you think? Leave a “like” if you’re interested.

    Interesting race this week! I really enjoy both. I’ve never driven a car with a powerglide, so I wonder how it’d be on the strip.

  2. Man I love it brings back so many good memories. My old 66 caprice with 396 400 turbo 411 posi headers it seems like maybe a 650 holley and small cam would only run high 14s low 15s around 100 mph but that was fast as hell to me back in the day . I remember when I finally broke 100 in the quarter man I was tickled pink.thought I was the shit. Then I got my 65 cutlass 455 4 speed with the posi track. Big carb it would actually beat my Chevy. Oh boy it was on then. Talk about fun. My brother and I would go to the by pass run his novas and his 70 Monti Carlo 454 400 turbo against my Chevy and cutlass. Man it was fun. Then we got into bikes three cylinder two cycle 750 Suzuki's man they would fly.but the cars was where it was at. I wish we would have kept a couple. Of them. Now that was the good old days I'm now 70 and still love to go threw the gears on a Saturday night

  3. I loved my 65 chevelle hard top SS nice interior bucket seats, console etc but mine was a 283/ automatic car not really fast but a real nice driver!!!

  4. I absolutely love these old commercials! Some I remember from when I was a kid. The Chevelle ad I don't recall. What I do recall is my friends '66 El Camino he had back around '81. Primer brown beater? Nah, sleeper! 327 from a Vette along with the M22 4spd. Pretty cool I thought until one night we were partying with some fine ladies. Ran out of beer. My pal asks if I wanted to make the run. Sure. Here's the keys to my car. Cool. That car was no joke. My 70 Mustang 351C4V was sitting at home in the garage and I knew right away that ELCO was a match for it.

  5. Gotta go w/ the solid lifter small block for revs when you need them. 6:57 Glass belted tires and performance should never be used in the same sentence.

  6. The 327/300 was no slouch. If the Chevelle had a 4 speed it would have been even closer. The LT 1 was a great engine. It could go high 12s with headers, tires and tuning.

  7. 3000+ pounds with a slip and slide the rear gears better be 4:56, or 4:88!!
    Well, 4:11 may surprise some but, it won’t surprise a 3 speed automatic, or 4spd Z28 70 camaro even with the camaro being the slightly heavier heifer
    However, in the looks department

  8. Cars and Zebra's Well at least Chevy can turn a man into a family man,some guys can't become a family man to save their lives!! Even when they need to be,so thank the Lord for Chevy's!!

  9. The 1970 Z/28 was far superior to the '69. The 69's were amazing – but that LT-1 was conservatively rated at 360 when NASCAR actually rated them at 425. I had the 70 r/s z/28 (blue on black) with the turbo 400 and 4.10 gears and it had no problem cracking high 12's – it was faasssssst. Love love love those 69's, but the 70 was the best performance Z chevy ever made and could outrun the 70 SS 396 camaros which carried too much weight. The torque used to pop my seat off the floor – had to have it wielded back on more than once. These Z's had major giddyup.

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