a boys dream comes true!
I'm Blake, and this is my dream come true. I've wanted a 67-69 chevelle since I was 7 years old and this 4th of July I made it happen. my background. I was an auto tech for 5 years after graduating high school I'm now an assistant engineer on commercial fishing boats on the bering sea. I'm 27 now.
the car well I've named her Rose after the song, up from the ashes grow the roses of success, from chitty chitty bang bang. i was homeless 3 years ago and had my drivers license suspended from age 21 till this past Monday(7/23)
She has a rebuilt 454, 4spd Muncie, gto rear end(411 posi) gto front disk swap. and that's all I know. I don't have any specifics as I'm still in Alaska fishing and I purchased her from a guy off Craigslist, no I'm not worried about getting ripped off.
I plan on running her in the 1/8mi as soon as I get home. the guy told me she's going to need a windshield(old and hazy, not cracked) and exhaust(hopefully just mufflers but not sure yet) otherwise mechanically sound. just needs interior and paint.
I do have a couple questions. I don't know the specs on the rear end but I plan on doing some long road trips with her. 411s no bueno for cruising speeds. do you guys think I'd be better off swapping out a used rear end from a junk yard till I rebuild the one I have in it with a different ring and pinion set. or just bite the bullet and get the ring and pinion set straight away? what gearing should I put in? it's going to be a daily/ cruiser. I want to upgrade the cam any suggestions? also any recommendations on a good aftermarket tbi system. back when I was a tech I specialized in rotaries and would take tbi Systems off of 454s and convert 70s era 13b mazda rotary engines to fuel injected. I see now there's lots of aftermarket systems to achieve the same thing. what's your guys experiences with these aftermarket systems? any and all advice much appreciated. happy to be here