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post Aug 2 2009, 01:24 AM
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I just picked this up a couple days ago. It is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. It has a 383 V8, and has had a frame off restoration. My first step though is converting it to a 4 speed...it is an automatic now.

Edit - Here is a video I made for you Skennington!



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post Aug 2 2009, 01:27 AM
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What can I say other than Very very nice.


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post Aug 2 2009, 01:42 AM
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NICE!!! biggrin.gif

Is the auto a powerglide?


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post Aug 2 2009, 01:56 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Aug 1 2009, 08:42 PM) *
NICE!!! biggrin.gif

Is the auto a powerglide?


It's a built TH350. It can handle up to 700hp. The 383 is putting out about 375hp now.


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post Aug 2 2009, 02:09 AM
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If it's built, and has a manual valve body, it might run better at the track than with a 4 speed. However, the 4 speed will serve you better on the street. cool.gif But your a cop so I can't imagine that.. unsure.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif either way, very nice ride man! smile.gif

I used to build mustangs back in the day and had a friend with a big heavy 72' Monte Carlo with a 383/powerglide/4:10 gears that was just awesome. Made about 450 horse to the rear wheels, 500 or so at the crank. cool.gif

I even went with chevy valves in my ford motors.. laugh.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 02:21 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Aug 2 2009, 02:09 AM) *
If it's built, and has a manual valve body, it might run better at the track than with a 4 speed. However, the 4 speed will serve you better on the street. cool.gif But your a cop so I can't imagine that.. unsure.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif either way, very nice ride man! smile.gif

I used to build mustangs back in the day and had a friend with a big heavy 72' Monte Carlo with a 383/powerglide/4:10 gears that was just awesome. Made about 450 horse to the rear wheels, 500 or so at the crank. cool.gif

I even went with chevy valves in my ford motors.. laugh.gif

I thought we were supposed to only speak english on the forums....... blink.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif
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post Aug 2 2009, 02:21 AM
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You have no idea how much I envy you! laugh.gif

Chevelle has never been a top favorite of mine but a beautiful muscle car is a beautiful muscle car. Ideally I would like 1967 shelby GT500 Fastback.

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post Aug 2 2009, 02:27 AM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Aug 1 2009, 09:21 PM) *
I thought we were supposed to only speak english on the forums....... blink.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif


OK man sorry, I'll shut up as long as you don't start talking teeth.. tongue.gif laugh.gif


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oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god ....


You have no idea how much I envy you! laugh.gif

Chevelle has never been a top favorite of mine but a beautiful muscle car is a beautiful muscle car. Ideally I would like 1967 shelby GT500 Fastback.




Ah, Eleanore, my dream car too man! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 03:34 AM
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nice car man, and nice lawn too haha
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post Aug 2 2009, 05:13 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Aug 1 2009, 09:09 PM) *
If it's built, and has a manual valve body, it might run better at the track than with a 4 speed. However, the 4 speed will serve you better on the street. cool.gif But your a cop so I can't imagine that.. unsure.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif either way, very nice ride man! smile.gif

I used to build mustangs back in the day and had a friend with a big heavy 72' Monte Carlo with a 383/powerglide/4:10 gears that was just awesome. Made about 450 horse to the rear wheels, 500 or so at the crank. cool.gif

I even went with chevy valves in my ford motors.. laugh.gif


I am going to keep it a street car...so the auto has to go! It does have a 3,000 rpm stall convertor, which makes it launch pretty well...but it is kind of a pain in the butt to pull it in the garage! I also need to put a real rear end in it. It has the stock 10 bolt, open diff with I believe 3.08's. Once the 4 speed goes in...I plan on 4.11's or 3.73's with an lsd.

All plans for down the road though...and don't tell my wife these upgrades!


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post Aug 2 2009, 07:39 AM
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Man that is freaking AWESOME! I sooo envy you americans when it comes to muscle cars, and petrol prices, and insurance prices! You would get hounded by the green fraternity over here for driving that, but at a pound a litre for petrol theres no way you could afford to run it here anyway!
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post Aug 2 2009, 10:29 AM
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Beautiful cars ! smile.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 10:38 AM
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Cool looking cars. Saw them in some american movies and remember they can go pretty fast biggrin.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 11:02 AM
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Wow man congrats on getting that car! Looks like a dream car to me! smile.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 11:15 AM
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Whoa... Congratulations!! Beautiful car! I love cars like these!

The Eleanor is definetly my favourite as well, though tongue.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 11:47 AM
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Wow congratz on the new car man! I envy you!


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Awesome wheels Ben!! I am officially jealous!!!!
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post Aug 2 2009, 12:52 PM
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This is great man. I'm not that much of a fan of muscle cars, but I can appreciate their beauty and history related to them. When I see this Chevy I think it screams "I need bigger wheels" biggrin.gif


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AWESOME mate, just awesome biggrin.gif
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OHhhhhhhhh man very nice cars. You should be lucky that you don't have "TÜV" in america smile.gif


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