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My friend Dave and I finally got it back together enough to fire up, thought I would share. Its nothing special, not compared to some of the incredible build ups some of the guys around here have. I cant move the car yet (brake lines not installed yet, so its in the garage with the pipes up against the wall)
468 CID - 10 to 1 - Stocks rods - crank - decent pistons oval port heads. bumpy cam with a victor junior manifold and an 800 Edelbrock Carb -
The cam is pretty bumpy - comp cam 11-220-4 grind 306S - should run pretty good with the 411s in the rear with an 8 inch 3200 converter with a t400.
Nowhere near finished yet, no heater core in the car, no fan shroud, (going to have trouble with a decent fan and shroud solution I think I only have about three inches between the waterpump pulley and they radiator - I would love some suggestions ) no steering column in yet but have a flaming river tilt column - no radiator overfill yet - no brake lines yet either, we are working on it on Saturdays, hope next week to get the column and brakes back together.
Tearing a car apart is easy, putting it back together can be very frustrating. I was working on the car at a friends house, he was doing the body work and some other things as well and tore the car apart. Something happened for him health wise and I ended up having to pick up my car and scoop up all my parts. In the process I did not get a lot of parts that I need to put the car back together. :sad:
For example, my headliner got pulled out and when I asked for the bows, I only got 4 bows back. So I am missing 2 bows for my headliner. Needless to say my chevelle is back home and I don't think I will ever put myself in that position again.
Anyhow, I can't wait to get it together enough to actually be able to get it out of the driveway and nail the throttle a bit. It's been too long :yes: