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I thought I would start a new post on my green Biscayne. (I am keeping this one) Not really restoring the car, more of a drive train swap and a little cleaning. Put on my B90 trim, what a job putting that on. I did a complete rebuild on the muncie shifter and rods and levers, blasted, replated all the parts, tightened up everything, had some reverse lockout shims made. (not really a shim) Also had the handle replated. Put in the 427 I got years ago, muncie trans. Harrison 4 core rad, all new 12 bolt 3:55 gears. I just have to finish up the shifter install, put in the hump, carpet, and seats back in. I would like to get the proper steering column and the reverse lockout rods and bracket eventually, are those rods and bracket expensive, if you can find them. It should be on the road this spring. I can't wait to drive it.

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Not sure what happened to the pics, I don't know how to rotate them. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Geof

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Wow, nice detail work!!

Love the B90 trim!!

Ryan

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Lookin' good, Geof!

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Thanks guys. I thought you would like that trim Ryan.

Geof

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Looks great Geof and I love the drivetrain update. Can’t wait to hear how it runs this spring!

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My neck hurts

Very nice

Dan

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Looking good Geoff, can't wait to see the finished product.



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Which Muncie?

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Wow Geof! That looks fantastic,I love the color and especially your eye for the details. Your builds and photos were very inspirational and educational to me on my build! Thanks for posting all the photos!
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Looks great ! 



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Thank you all very much for the kind words. I will post some more pics when I get more done. Ryan, the muncie is out of a big block 1970 corvette. I will keep my eyes open for the correct one.

Geof

P.S. Dan , my neck hurts too. That was a good one!

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1970 Corvette BB.....good chance that Muncie is an M22

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Had a bit of a brain fart. Ryan, the trans. is an M21. That is what I was told, never had the side cover off to check the gears. I still have the new autogear trans. that was in my Belair. It is an M22, has about 500 miles on it.

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That was what I was asking without specifying

427 (lots of torque) M21 and M22 same ratios 2.20 first gear and 3.55 rear, and what tire diameter? I like to understand or figure out gear ratios and rpms. (To my thinking this will be one of the most important factors for a fun 4 speed car!)

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PS: The B90 trim make the whole car!!!



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Ryan, The wheels and tires are 235/75/R15 I hope the trans. and tire and rear diff setup I have work OK, I will know soon enough. I was real lucky on the B90 trim, got it off ebay. It was off a Belair, just for the front doors. It is made out of stainless. Had to take out a few dings and dents, do a little straightening. They just snap over the doors, it was very tedious. The back windows are pieces that are held in with screws and spring clips.Had to remove the rear panels, glass and window tracks. The back ones were an extra set that I had, that were painted body color. I had all the pieces replated to match. My old Biscayne had the trim, I didn't even know what it was until I joined 2doorpost. It sure is a great site.

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Geof,

Glad you are having fun and enjoying your build ....this is what it is all about. Well done.

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Thanks Dan, it certainly is a lot of fun, and very rewarding.

Geof

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Here are a few more pictures.



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More sideway pics. They are upright when I load them, when I submit the post they go wonky. Is there any way to straighten up the pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My neck is getting too sore!

Geof

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