You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re building a combo that will hopefully get a big block-equipped Camaro into 12-second ETs.

1969 chevy camaro sportsman drag car

Q: I’m in the process of building a street/strip 1969 Chevy Camaro. My goal is to run high 12s in the quarter, with a few restrictions. I’m going to use a Chevy 454 big block with oval port heads and 9:1 compression pistons, a stock TH-400, and 3.73 rear axle gears. What carb/intake combo, camshaft (preferably solid), headers, and torque converter should I use?

A: You should be able to get into the 12s rather easily with this combination of parts.

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