64 Chevelle - Hello from Nashville TN
Hello everyone, my name is Chris - I live in Nashville TN and have recently acquired a 64 Chevelle. It is a 283 3spd car with bucket seats that was converted to a floor shift. The interesting old man I bought it from has had it since the late 60s and supposedly bought it from a GM engineer who was testing out a modified 283 engine that was intended for the Corvette (supposedly a 350hp engine).
It has trunk floor pan rot and about an inch of rust around each of the rear fender arches, and the front passenger side frame needs some repair where the body mount sits on it, other than that its pretty solid just kinda beat up. I'm from upstate NY originally where everything rots away so this thing is like finding a mint condition old car to me !! It starts and drives but needs a lot of TLC.
Current plans are to repair the rot areas and try to blend some red paint in with this ratty old paint over the repairs then clear coat it as is. Mechanically I'll go through the suspension and replace all rubber parts, run new brake and fuel lines, do a front disc conversion and put this Holley Sniper system I picked up for a good price on it. I'll also be swapping in a rebuilt M20 4spd a buddy is giving me for dirt cheap, replacing the exhaust ... and then hopefully having a fun little car to drive around in and beat on. I'm not doing a full restoration or anything like that, just want a fun ratty little driver.
I'm definitely a novice on the old car restoration but no stranger to turning wrenches and working in my shop, I'm looking forward to gleaning some advice off of what I imagine is a wealth of knowledge on this site ! Please say hello if you're local .... and if you have any parts laying around to sell :-)
I'm a Mechanical Engineer by trade -> Other hobbies include thrashing my Hellcat, riding my Harleys and building furniture and whatever else in my garage. I have a CNC router and enjoy making all sorts of random stuff.