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Started by jason deussen. Last reply by Keith Baumgarner May 18.
Started by Russell A. Sweet Jan 31.
Started by paul emmon Nov 10, 2012.
4-27-14 BENICIA WATER FRONT CAR SHOW
T/A, GTO, NAIL HEAD, CORVETTE GRILL IN A 55
All done, and back on the road!
Getting very close to firing the new 355 for my Austin gasser! Just a few hours of final fitting pieces and she'll be ready for a cam break in!
Don't see very many Chevelle 2dr. wagons! That one is really nice!
64 2 dr chevelle
Thanks Ryan. This is what I started with. I thought it would be an easy polish, as it was smoother than the newer cast intakes. But it turned out that the factory back in the 60's did a lot of grinding prior to blasting the surface. When I thought it was ready for polishing, I got it partially polished and all sorts of grinding swirls, and ripples showed up! The more I polished to try and remove them, the worse they looked. I finally had to stop and do a lot of hand block sanding to remove the ugly surface, and get the large flat areas smooth enough to polish again.
That looks really sharp Vall. I would tease you about having OCD when it comes to making stuff look right, but apparently I can't talk lol. I was trying to freshen up the interior on my 85' C10 and got carried away. I am still not done! Ripping out the entire wiring harness now, then pulling the dash and firewall pad before fixing interior flaws. I will reliant the cab and jamb it before putting in new interior components.
Lost the engine in my Austin gasser when the timing set had a premature wear failure! It literally dissolved and metallic particles pumped through the bearings, which caused one rod bearing to spin and eat the crankshaft!
Sold the remnants of the 327 SBC, and just finished building a 4 bolt main 355 SBC to replace it. Dropped it into the car yesterday, and have several days of connecting things, and installing the new intake and carbs. The Holley Pro Dominator tunnel ram and 450 Holley carbs are being replaced with a Weiand cross ram, and 600 Holley carbs. Hopefully the vacuum secondary 600 carbs will respond better than the mechanical 450's without secondary pumps did.
Spent 10 hours taking the cross ram from an as cast finish to a polished finish. Next time I'll pay someone to do it!
Looks like a great show Chris! Lots of variety!
Those fastback Novas were never a factory offering, but a race only offering. Saw a several as drag cars, but they proved to not be any faster than a regular Nova body style, so never made much difference. I always thought back then that Chevy would bring them to the public to compete against the Mustangs and Barracudas of the same time, but they waited and brought out the Camaro and Firebird instead.
That last picture of the 2nd gen blue Nova was an artist's conception, but was never produced for racing or the public.
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