mine will be a driver, clean,with big block power(496) and fast but not so perfect that I'd never drive it..
and with the cost of paint.. tinted primer might have to do.. for a while..
and be able to hit the track and go 10's...
house and a wife has made the perfect car, not realistic... and most likely a better choice anyway...
as sitting in a lawnchair isn't my thing...
Just something fun to drive. I dont race it, and wont cage it (assuming it's fast enough) I just love driving it. I go to a few shows, but Im not a trophy whore. I could actually care less if I get one or not. When I do, it's a pleasant surprise. I go for the cruize-ins more, cause I can drive it. I get nothing out of sitting next to it. I get lots of nice compliments on it, from all different groups of people, and that's what makes it fun for me.
I will be selling this one, then bring in some help and do 5 more, and keep the last one. Only way I'll be able to afford one. Do I want to sell it, no, but thats the way it goes. One a year with lots of help, then I have to stay healthy and live that long.
Trying for a perfect restoration, but not exactly like gm had it, but not to much difference. Still can be fixed like any other one with a gm manual, all gm torque settings and fasteners.
I know I plan to put about 25 more horse then a stock LS6 put out, not advertised horse power, then that will settle that right away. oh and a 427 in it with 427 badges.
The '70 has far exceeded my goals and expectations...some of the highlights and my personal special moments:
*Drag times and speeds quicker than ever imagined
*2005 ACES Northern Gathering President's Favorite
*2006 ACES Top three in '70 Modified class
*2006 ACES Northern Gathering show Lobby display and Diamond Award
Not to mention, making it possible to hang out at all the shows and cruises and being able to meet a lot of nice folks and make some new friends! :thumbsup:
I kinda want 3 things. A perfect original restored trailer queen which is what I intend for the convertible. A fun driver that can run consistent 12's in the 1/4 of which the 70 is very close to, and the Charger may take that also. I would also like to have a car that I can take to the track and beat the snot out of and run 10's all day long. I'll have them eventually .
Show all the ricer kids a real car before i graduate. just gotta drop the 454 in and order and install interior. i have till end of may i need to get in gear. if only i can find some 68 buckets!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Smell the old upholstery, manually wind my windows, no a/c...heck no radio even.
Just the sweet sound of gas guzzling Big Block Chevy.
A quick trip across town for an ice cream with my kids, or a snort down the track, or a cruise thru the car show....although I gotta park with the rat rods cause they don't all get my attraction to flat black.
HG Wells, eat your heart out. My time machine is the real deal.
I am like most of you guys and gals. I have built my Malibu to drive and drive it hard I do!!!!!!! I really don't like the sitting next to my car all night. I get to itchy and have to cruise the circuit!!!!! Couldn't care less about a $15 trophy. Hoping to get to the track some this spring.
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