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Old Nov 24th, 07, 5:38 AM
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Default My new barn find! (with pics)

1st time in daylight in 28 years.




Engine


After wiping off the 28 year old coat of wax.










54.000 mile '66 Chevelle SS396 L-78, M-20 4-speed, 4.10 gear, Black-on-Black. In storage since 1979. Garaged all it's life. Complete ORIGINAL numbers matching engine and drivetrain! Nearly flawless original body, floors, chrome, trim, and glass. Very nice trunk pan. Needs no sheetmetal or trim replaced.

It's from my hometown. I've known the car since 1969. I worked on the car many times while I operated a performance shop there in the mid-'70s. The owner, a friend of mine, died last year. I bought it last weekend from his sister.

Here's the link to the Photobucket album showing the rest of the pics taken last Sunday.

http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o...cs%2011-18-07/

More details later.


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You lucky dog! What a find. I'm hoping you ditch the sidepipes and hood at least, and return the ride height to earth. Sadly the ultra trick air cleaner setup would have to go also. I guess you can never have too much filter area though.
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Old Nov 24th, 07, 5:58 AM
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The original louvered SS hood came with the car, also. It was in his attic for the last 30 years, along with the back seat.

Those sidepipes will be the first thing to go.

It needs to be completely "de-70's-ised"

It'll be a long-term project for sure.


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several Olds 442's (funny lookin' Chevelles) (2 sold)
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Old Nov 24th, 07, 6:23 AM
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Holy Crap; great find! It definitely came out of a 1970's time capsule, that's for sure. Congrats. I think the air cleaner setup is one of a kind.
What plant was it built at?
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Old Nov 24th, 07, 6:26 AM
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what a car! man thats a beaut!
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Old Nov 24th, 07, 6:30 AM
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Dave, it's a Flint car.

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Very cool, Randy. Hope you find a build sheet. 1 of 3,099 L78 cars -- can't get much better than that!
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Randy:

Great find! Very sweet! Was that thing sitting there with wax on it for all this time? If so I'm putting a coat of wax on my cars before putting them away for the winter, then just buffing them out in the spring.

I'm with Andy, leave it like it is for awhile and drive it that way, Chevreligion stickers, sidepipes, 8 Track Tapes and all.

Congrats
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Man,that is awesome..thanks for sharing!!
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Great find. Why was it parked? Will the engine turn over? What's all that white stuff on the ground?
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JACKPOT!!!.......wtg awsome find!!....gotta love those barn finds.. ...more pics...more pics...and did ya stay up all nite to get it runnin?
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IMO (In my opinion) the sidepipes should definetly stay!
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Wow, what a find. I guess they are still out there!
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That is AWESOME!!
what a cool time capsule. Fantastic car.
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