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I posted my 66 on this forum in 2016 and 2017.  The difference now is after gathering parts and pieces since then, it has been in the shop for the last two months.  I made some concessions along the way to stay on budget but I'm very happy with the final product.

This car doesn't show changes on the exterior but everything under the car has been changed.  This all original 283, PG, grocery getter is now set up as follows:  From front to back, Be Cool Radiator, 454 built to the max, 10.9 to 1 compression, roller rockers, aluminum intake, Demon carb and complete MSD components.  Front Disc Brake upgrade with new master cylinder and brake booster.  Turbo 400 mild build, 3500 stall converter and external cooler.  Custom drive shaft.  I located a 65 SS 12bolt rear with all 4 control arms.  Differential was blasted and rebuilt with all new internals, 4.10 R&P, new poly bushings on all control arms.  Air Lift bags installed in the rear springs.  I ordered 4 steel wheels from wheel vintiques to be painted body color and installed with poverty caps and possibly redline tires. 

In early Sept.  I will be taking the car to Watson Engineering for Dyno testing and Dyno tuning.  With a little luck and good weather we hope to get in a couple test sessions in mid Sept prior to leaving for Florida first week in Oct.

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Norman,

Well Done! You should be very Proud. Thanks for sharing.

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Very nicely done, great attention to details! Now you get to drive and enjoy it!

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UH YEAH - KILLER!

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Looks great there Norman. Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your Dyno and track time! Keep it up.

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Thank all of you guys for the kind words.  Lots of thought, time and effort went into the car.  My goal was never to be a 427 clone or 100% race car.  I now have a killer street exhaust system installed and I plan to drive this heavy chevy like I stole it.  Track time will come as it sounds just killer.  Looking forward to getting the steelies painted and new tires.

As always, I love the originals and the clones but my passion has always been moderation with an emphasis on details and style.  I love all Hot Rods but growing up street racing in the 60's, "sleepers" are the kings of the street.  I will give up A/C, radio, lighter, power everything, tilt, cruise, bucket seats, console and carpet for the most horse power available with any transmission.

While transporting antiques and classics, I came in contact with people all over the U.S. states, Canadian provinces and a few from outside North America.  Bottom line is, they were all car guys no matter where they lived or were born and as such we shared the passion.  That is why I appreciate everyone's opinions and comments.



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