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Post by JF74chevelle on Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:25 am

This is my chevelle right now as it sits it has a 350 small block never been touched bottom end. Edelbrock EPS intake, edelbrock 600cfm carb, HEI distributor I rebuilt, Summit racing long tube headers. Muncie 4-speed I rebuilt with a hurst competitor plus shifter. 2.73s out back. 1974 chevelle build thread  Img_5710
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Post by mikidymac on Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:00 pm

Those must be sticky new tires to get it to stick to the ceiling.
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Post by pila on Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:10 pm

Hahaha ! looks like something I would do, getting pics posted !

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Post by REVINKEVIN on Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:43 pm

Nice car.  Tell me more...

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Post by fasrnur on Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:14 pm

Very nice looking car sir. Glass hood, or scoop boned onto stock hood?
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:08 am

Looks great! Bet it turns a lot of heads...
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Post by JF74chevelle on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:19 am

fasrnur wrote:Very nice looking car sir. Glass hood, or scoop boned onto stock hood?
fiberglass hood from glasstek
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Post by JF74chevelle on Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:23 am

REVINKEVIN wrote:Nice car.  Tell me more...

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My dad bought it originally for $2,500 for himself, once he saw I was good with my hands and liked cars he gave it to me because my grandfather gave him his 64 chevelle. So I rebuilt the suspension, 2" drop spindles, beefy sway bars, planning to rip out the A/C because it doesn't work. Have a line on a 357 block I want to build slowly but surely. Put 3.42s in a trutrac out back.
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Post by clanceman427 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:23 am

Man that looks awesome!! Nice work! Please update your username avatar with the new look!
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Post by REVINKEVIN on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:08 am

Do you have any pics of the rear of the car? If you don't have the 357 block yet, save up and get a 454 block. Just a truck engine with aftermarket heads and cam will give you the torque that car needs.
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Post by clanceman427 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:33 am

While I'd never Discourage anyone from upgrading to a 454 BBC, there is a butload of things that would need to change and be sourced, it's not just a block/assembled short block that would need to change.

I don't want to speak for JF74chevelle, but I'm thinking the plan of building up a 357 block (which is a 350 sbc block bored out 0.040 over and using the same stock stroke) was to have a higher performance engine that could be tricked out but still use all the internally-balanced components and related SBC parts that currently connect the engine to the car.
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Post by REVINKEVIN on Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:03 pm

I completely understand that. I am doing it right now. If you are starting from scratch
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Post by Mud55 on Fri May 05, 2017 9:08 pm

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Post by REVINKEVIN on Sun May 07, 2017 1:53 pm

Hey Mud55, I would like to drive up one day and look at your car. I could use the inspiration for my Laguna.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 07, 2017 2:52 pm

Come up to the Car Show in Dakota Illinois you can see 11 others of Us there ALso June 3rd Kevin
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Post by REVINKEVIN on Sun May 07, 2017 2:55 pm

I wish I could. June second is my daughter's 13th birthday.
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Post by JF74chevelle on Wed May 09, 2018 1:27 pm

It's been a long time since I updated this thread. Since the last time i posted i had built the engine on my own. Brodix IK180 heads, comp cam xe274h, edelbrock rpm air gap, AED 650 carb. Pulls like a DZ302 revs so quick. I did the rear end with 3.73s and an Eaton true trac. On the street this thing is amazingly fast. I did the suspension as well. New control arm bushing, global west offset control arm shafts. Viking double adjustable coil overs. Bilstein shocks in the rear. Handles like a frozen rope.
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