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I said I would start a thread on this car, so here goes. This car was originally Tuxedo Black with black vinyl interior and had an L72 427, 4 speed, 3.73 posi, power disc brakes, PS, clock, and tinted glass.

Sometime in the 70's it was painted white and had stars and stripes painted on. It also had red cloth inserts installed on the seats. It was raced at Northstar Dragstrip in MN with the white paint job. I have talked to two people who remember it at Northstar but I've had no luck finding any pictures. The guy that owned it when it was being raced is deceased. The last owner shot it primer black in about 1990 and that is how it's been since. It also had a TH400 trans and a Hurst Auto Stick II shifter installed at some point.

The original motor and trans are long gone but it still has the original DM code 3.73 rear. It has a single 3/8 fuel line and a cast deep groove PS pulley. The spring tags also are correct for L72.

Chad



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Looks like you have a bit of work ahead of you. Will it be a "Back to original" restoration?

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deep groove PS pulley

15" tire decal (required w/disc brakes)

JM rear spring tag

front spring tag before cleaning

CQ front spring tag, it was barely holding on and came off when I tried to clean it.

rear axle stamp

single 3/8" fuel line



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Looks like you have a bit of work ahead of you. Will it be a "Back to original" restoration?


 Yes, the car needs a lot work but I think it's worth saving. It needs quarters and front floors but the rest of the floors are very solid and the frame is solid also. The previous owner cut the quarters off and replaced the right front floor pan with a repop panel.I will replace the front floors with OEM metal which I have. Finding good used or NOS quarter panels is going to be a challenge. The aftermarket patch panels are junk.

Yes, it will be a "back to original" resto with some period correct day two speed parts such as headers, Hurst shifter, Sun tach, etc. I don't plan on starting the resto until I have all of the hard to find parts.

Chad



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Chad,

Great Car, Great Find. This Biscayne is definitely worth doing

Please keep this thread going all the way to the end. Even post pics of the parts as they are found

Dan

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Chad.... if your looking for NOS sheet metal , I know of a fellow just north of you across the border , who is sitting an a considerable amount of 68 Chev NOS parts . Mulitple fenders , 1/4's etc...probably the largest stock around . 

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Very cool to say the least. I am a "Day 2" kind of guy so
I can't wait to see it when you are finished. Good idea on gathering parts first---many restorations are started and die midstream due to missing items.

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Postsedan wrote:

Chad,

Great Car, Great Find. This Biscayne is definitely worth doing

Please keep this thread going all the way to the end. Even post pics of the parts as they are found

Dan


 Ditto.



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Howmac wrote:

Chad.... if your looking for NOS sheet metal , I know of a fellow just north of you across the border , who is sitting an a considerable amount of 68 Chev NOS parts . Mulitple fenders , 1/4's etc...probably the largest stock around . 

Howard

 

 


 Howard,

Great News for Chad....Hope you find a nice pair.

Plus, if they are indeed NOS.....it`s best to have a complete Quarter Panel(s), I realize you were not the one that cut the quarter half off.

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Way to go Howard, he doesn't have any 69 1/4's does he.....?

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Way to go Howard, he doesn't have any 69 1/4's does he.....?


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Barry...no 69 parts , unless you want 4 spd console parts . 

You still looking for NOS 69 1/4's ? 

Howard 

 

 



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Howmac wrote:

Chad.... if your looking for NOS sheet metal , I know of a fellow just north of you across the border , who is sitting an a considerable amount of 68 Chev NOS parts . Mulitple fenders , 1/4's etc...probably the largest stock around . 

Howard

 

 


 Howard, thanks for the PM with contact info. I called him today and he was a great guy to talk to. Unfortunately he has no quarters for a post car.

Thanks, Chad 



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These Post Sedan quarter panels are not easy to find I have only heard of one NOS side ever being found for a 1969 Chevelle Post Sedan.

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Howmac wrote:

Barry...no 69 parts , unless you want 4 spd console parts . 

You still looking for NOS 69 1/4's ? 

Howard 

 

 


Yes I am Howard. They  could also be off a nice rust free donor car.biggrin



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CTK1968 wrote:

I said I would start a thread on this car, so here goes. This car was originally Tuxedo Black with black vinyl interior and had an L72 427, 4 speed, 3.73 posi, power disc brakes, PS, clock, and tinted glass.

Sometime in the 70's it was painted white and had stars and stripes painted on. It also had red cloth inserts installed on the seats. It was raced at Northstar Dragstrip in MN with the white paint job. I have talked to two people who remember it at Northstar but I've had no luck finding any pictures. The guy that owned it when it was being raced is deceased. The last owner shot it primer black in about 1990 and that is how it's been since. It also had a TH400 trans and a Hurst Auto Stick II shifter installed at some point.

The original motor and trans are long gone but it still has the original DM code 3.73 rear. It has a single 3/8 fuel line and a cast deep groove PS pulley. The spring tags also are correct for L72.

Chad


 Hi Chad,

I spent a lot of time at MN Dragways & Northstar in the 70s, but don't recall this car. I know of a black 68 Biscayne 2 door post that was 427 4 speed & changed

over to a TH400 for the auto trans stock class that it ran. I don't recall that car ever being painted white though. Are you in MN?

Mark



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CTK1968 wrote:

I said I would start a thread on this car, so here goes. This car was originally Tuxedo Black with black vinyl interior and had an L72 427, 4 speed, 3.73 posi, power disc brakes, PS, clock, and tinted glass.

Sometime in the 70's it was painted white and had stars and stripes painted on. It also had red cloth inserts installed on the seats. It was raced at Northstar Dragstrip in MN with the white paint job. I have talked to two people who remember it at Northstar but I've had no luck finding any pictures. The guy that owned it when it was being raced is deceased. The last owner shot it primer black in about 1990 and that is how it's been since. It also had a TH400 trans and a Hurst Auto Stick II shifter installed at some point.

The original motor and trans are long gone but it still has the original DM code 3.73 rear. It has a single 3/8 fuel line and a cast deep groove PS pulley. The spring tags also are correct for L72.

Chad


 Hi Chad,

I spent a lot of time at MN Dragways & Northstar in the 70s, but don't recall this car. I know of a black 68 Biscayne 2 door post that was 427 4 speed & changed

over to a TH400 for the auto trans stock class that it ran. I don't recall that car ever being painted white though. Are you in MN?

Mark


 Mark, I don't know how much time this car spent at the strip. I beleve it was mainly a street car and probably wasn't ordered new as a strip only car as it has 3.73 gears, PS, and disc brakes. It seems that most of these L72 cars that were ordered for strip  only use had digger gears and manual steering and brakes. The rearend cover has dents poking out and chew marks on the inside. It has GM 3.73 gears dated 1969, so I think the rear was blown early in its life, probably at the strip.  I don't know if  it was raced at MN Dragways but I've talked to two people that remember it at Northstar with the white paint job. I'm not sure when it was painted white w/stars and stripes but I would assume 1976 or later. i was born in '79 so this was all before my time. Rich Mahle (spelling?) was the guy who raced it.

I live in SE MN near Adams, MN which is about 5 miles from the IA border.

Chad



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I spent a lot of time at MN Dragways & Northstar in the 70s, but don't recall this car. I know of a black 68 Biscayne 2 door post that was 427 4 speed & changed

over to a TH400 for the auto trans stock class that it ran. I don't recall that car ever being painted white though. Are you in MN?



My apologies for a little thread drift here...my '66 L72 Biscayne was raced extensively (B/S) at MN Dragways back in the day. My Biscayne is Aztec Bronze and was purchased new and raced by Dick Ribaudo from Duluth MN. I have tried (without success) to find any additional information/pictures of my L72 from that era....Mark do you remember my car from that era?

Thanks in advance,

Cal



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Cal,

Hope you find someone that remembers your L72

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Postsedan wrote:

Cal,

Hope you find someone that remembers your L72

Dan


 Hi Dan,

 

Yeah...I hope so too. I have a hit a few dead ends along the way....but not to be discouraged, we'll keep on plugging away.

I'm hopeful that some one will have remembered it. 

Cal



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