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64 Vette..4 wheel disc/31 spline axles coming

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first car show (in 2004) after 15 year rebuild:

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Car was a body off restification that took 15+ years due to 2 divorces, and moving 4 times. Mostly stock components used, other additions to my satisfaction. Car was completely disassembled for rebuild. Literally every nut and bolt came off the car. The body was a shell when it was stripped. Then repaired (all 4 fenders replaced, and many little cracks V'd out and glassed back in to repair). 3 color coats of Torch Red/ 2 clear. Frame and all running gear chemically stripped, and painted. Interior of frame Ziebart coated for protection from rust. I reused the original seat covers, dash skins, headliner (repainted) and door panels, and interior trim. Most interior chrome replaced, and all exterior chrome replaced.
The original engine (327/365) and original 4 spd. were gone when I got the car, but it has a 67 327 block and 67 double hump 2.02 heads. I put a T400 in it, as I got tired of breaking parts with the Muncie. It has a 4.10 rear.



I have a habit of pushing the loud pedal pretty hard, so as of 08/2009 I have the engine apart for bearing and general check up maintenance. I had to turn the crank to .020.020. Magged the forged crank and rods. Honed the cylinders. New Hastings moly ring set 4.030 on TRW flat top forged pistons (10:1)on the original 327 rods with ARP bolts in them. The cam is a Crane solid .485/.500 lift, that will now be .512/.533 with new 1.6 CC Pro Magnum Ultra roller rockers. The duration is 238*/248* @ .050. The heads are now competition prepped. I'm using an Edelbrock RPM Airgap manifold, and 750 Vac. Sec. Holley.
The T400 has a Coan reverse pattern manual valve body, and a 2400 stall Convertor. The guts are a Trans go rebuild kit.

The rear diff I plan on sending to a Vette specialist in NJ, that will polish and blueprint the complete diff assembly, and put steel caps in it, and larger cap bolts. The unit should be good to about 500 hp then.

I'll post up some progress pics soon.
 
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I love this body style...I have the summit calendar with a similar vette on my wall. That hood....mmmmm.:D

btw...It looks awesome...and it goes fast!
 

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a thanks for the complements, It has run a best of 12.65 @111 with my Lard ass in it, hoping to get into the 12.40's this time around.

Short block completed:

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The rebuilt T400: full reverse pattern manual valve body, and deep aluminum pan from Coan.

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And a new set of Hooker Super Comp stainless sidemounts:

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Heads:

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double hump 2.02's, Stainless valves, competition valve job, competition port work.
 

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thats a nice looking midyear, you should post up some more pics of the car itself like under the hood etc.

OK, the car is still sleeping in the garage, but I have been tinkering with this:

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I got the valvetrain put together finally. I had to open the holes up for the pushrod guideplates more, to get the rocker tips to align with the valve tips better. Now the roller tip is fully covering the valve tip.
 
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Whats the deal with that oil pan? Ive never seen one like that before.

And I love that car so much. more pics!
 

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Whats the deal with that oil pan? Ive never seen one like that before.

And I love that car so much. more pics!

I'll get some more when I move the car around, its all push power right now.:D


The oil pan, is for the solid lifter engines back then. Its a factory 6 qt. with a oil baffling system in it, with the windage tray on the bottom of the main studs. I should have taken a pic of it huh?


I got the valve train straightened out finally. Now to the mods on the manifold, breather system etc.

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modified valley baffle to work with the RPM Airgap manifold.

Before: the can was too long. It would hit the bottom of the manifold.

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shortened it up, and now it clears the bottom of the manifold, and pretty much serves the same function.
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Intake on, valve covers, breather and PCV system worked out....this things finally ready to put back in the car....just in time for winter storage....

Ain't she sexy:

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Whats the deal with that oil pan? Ive never seen one like that before.

And I love that car so much. more pics!

Here ya go Rusty:

I'm working out the logistics and placement of an electric fan right now. I have to make some mounting flanges to bolt it to the radiator support.

But this is what it looks like right now.

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Spankaspankaspankaspanka...




The engine reminds me of one of those Von Dutch flying eyeballs.
 
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