Hey guys. We have been on here for a while. We have a 68 RS that came to us, mostly rust free, with some dull paint and a 86 truck 350/th350. It appears to have been a big block car atleast at some point in its life and was the reason we fell in love with it.
The car came out of Richmond VA. We took a family road trip up to get it. Bought it, and drove it all around Richmond with the sad little 350, then loaded it up and headed home.
We promptly sold the 350/TH350 and found a 454/TH400 combo out of a motorhome locally. Over the Christmas break my father (Grandpa Gus) came over and helped go through the 454 with some help from the kids.
After that was done, we noticed the engine bay needed some love as well. SO we pulled the front of the car off to refresh all the bushings and paint on the subframe and it associated assemblies.
Luckly the "hard parts" of the car are solid. New ball joints and brakes(4 wheel drums, soon to be discs) Good 12 bolt rear.
The interior is a Deluxe and in excellent shape. It will probably get a new headliner after not to long and a dash pad.
The car appears to be a original RS 327 4speed car, just from some of the little parts we have found. All of the original hideaway headlight system is there, just needs some hoses. At some point someone put in a big block heater box, which works perfect for us.
454 specs are
Isky 280 Mega Cam custom ground as a SFT 110 LSA (installed at 106 ICL)
Comp Push Rods
Comp Aluminum Roller Rockers
781 Heads (ported/polished, 2.19/1.88 11/32" undercut Ferrea 5000)
PAC 1220 Beehive springs
Comp 10deg retainer
Milodon HV/HP oil pump
Melling pick up
RPC Steel oil pan
Comp Billet timing set
Cast truck Crank
Truck Rods ARP Bolts
TRW LS6 pistons
Hastings Moly rings
Steel Shim head gaskets(.042 Quench)
Flow Tech Ceramic coated headers (1 7/8x 3 1/2)
Balanced of course
Weiand 1871 Oval port Tunnel Ram (ported and Polished inside and out)
2x600 CFM Holley Vac Sec elec choke
Transgo Pro-kit set at range 2.5
COAN 2500rpm Stall
Dennys Driveshaft adapter slip yoke
Summit Racing deep finned aluminum oil pan.
Any way this is going along nicely as a family project. Hope you all enjoy the pictures and reading along.
The trip home
Fresh off the trailer
This was useful for getting it on and off the trailer, not much else haha.
Jess cruising through town