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Cam looks fine for now. Balancer is a question mark.

I am curious as to the windage clearance of the oil pan. Old one ugly and deep. New one pretty and shallow.
Forgot to post already have New Cam, gaskets, 781 Heads recent rebuild, longtubes, Edelbrock 2.0 Manifold, 750 Quickfuel carb, and 2.5" exhaust, 3.08 gear rear end, Just need to add Posi to it and Disc brakes from a 9C1 Caprice or Impala SS Already have the SS sway bar
 
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I’m sure your always on the lookout for parts and what not, if you come across a 74 in good shape that’s not donked out shoot me a massage my first car was a 72 light blue 2 door with a white vinyl top, I wrecked it but have always wanted another
Will NOT shoot you a Massage but would Be more than happy to message ya and yes I know where a few are already ..... whats your Price range on them
 
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Well Mocked up the 454 to make sure I am not missing Parts before sending to machine shop for Short block assembly and all but the Timing cover I have .....

So will save some for a minute and get an Aluminum one I HATE rusty chrome







 

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There are some days I regret not doing a BBC. Nothing like a bit of brute force to get things moving along.
 
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Yea Can not wait till spring and Install it
 
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I’m sure your always on the lookout for parts and what not, if you come across a 74 in good shape that’s not donked out shoot me a massage my first car was a 72 light blue 2 door with a white vinyl top, I wrecked it but have always wanted another
Hey my freind I found a 1974 Malibu in Chicago $2200 OBO says its pretty clean minus the dented fender but I can find them pretty easily also

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Well when you cant sell two 1973 Chevelle bumpers what do you do ??

You swap them for a complete 1975 Monte Carlo interior MINUS SEATS lmao, All this has been in a barn since 1984 when pulled for a demo derby

WHAAAAAA

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Well the very Warm (59 Degree's) Today gave me the Chance to get the Black Dash Painted Red Finally Merry Christmas to me LOL Still need a few coats yet I have 2 coat's on there right now and still some light Coverage






Its Darkened up pretty good BUT still a few spots that didn't cover very well, But all in all Its a Good start to it.





This is after It Dried and darkened a Bit

 
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Well Got the final coats of Dash done BUT I switched from Duplicolor To SEM branded paint and Its a perfect match to Original on Car I am so Stoked how it has turned out




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And One more Light Coat of Silver paint pen work on the trim area the dash will be 100% ready to install
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I miss those old 70’s shitboxes...grew up driving those GM things (I had two ‘77 GP’s and one ‘76).

sure they were gigantic, guzzled gas, and had no power; still cool.
Domestic quality was at an all time low in the mid to late’70s. Hardly any of those cars left.
 
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NO MOTOR updates yet SUCKS not having a Garage but soon enough .......... Well getting ever so closer to becoming a reality of getting Color on this Beast I can not wait the hours and weeks and months of watching How to Spray Videos on the 21st century of paints My Soon to be Wife Is getting sick of the YouTube button on the remote LOL Vinyl is in House at the person that is Gonna do the stripes



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Far out Man I finally have all Pieces to finish Motor Yea Groovy ..... Anywhos Bearings, timing cover and head bolts have arrived now I can pray for warmer weather and BAM its on FINALLY

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Well just a winter blue's Update : Well shortly after my Last Update I had to figure out a Gastroinstenal issue Fast fwd to 4 weeks ago I have inner issue figured out and Bam I take garbage to curb and bend down to pick up a bag of garbage that fell out of wagon stand up and I feel a pop pop in my Left knee I am paralyzed standing at end pf driveway for ten minutes waiting for fiance to get home from taking Kiddos to school.....

Went to ER yup you guessed it ......fractured in two spots Then the Virus Takes over the world ARRGGGG So waiting for knee to heal and will get back at it, I am adding a 1981 Z/28 Functional Cowl hood scoop assembly to the hood and the correct needed gas pedal to actuate the Flapper on the scoop

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I'm guessing they have a cutting macine? That's pretty cool stuff, you gonna bang a couple sets out? Would be curious if there was a market for em.
 
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I'm guessing they have a cutting macine? That's pretty cool stuff, you gonna bang a couple sets out? Would be curious if there was a market for em.
It fell thru her Machine could ONLY do one width and the width Varies from 1/4" to 1' from front to back so Back to square one
 
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I HAVE TO GIVE BIG HELL YA THANK YOU to Shawn1112 Shawn1112 For selling me the wheels off his 1983 Regal he is / was Building ( almost done He says ) Anywho They Look right at home on My car And I have to say also That TrackHawk he has is Bad Ass WOW is a word when I seen it THANK YOU AGN Shawn




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So I did a thing with Daughters help put the rallys next to her car and Trial fitting the 80 Camaro Z/28 functional hood scoop out of Box to see where I want it, I can work on this part at least while my knee fracture heals up then I can get back at the 454 finished up once I get off the Crutches I believe I am gonna move the scoop forward off the hood Vents for I believe the air cleaner assembly is gonna dictate that move.



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