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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 9th, 10, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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A Gift .....

After browsing thru and gaining valuable information I decided to post my first thread. I decided to put effort in getting a 1968 back to respectable status. Car has been sitting for 11 years and was obtain as a gift. Not too much paper work on the car by after carefully inspecting it has matching number 327 standard spec motor and was upgraded to a TH350 auto. The rear seems to be a stock 10 bolt with some old style ladder bars hooked on single leaf springs. The exhaust looks like a mess and has dual cherry bomb looking mufflers with old looking headers. I was told maybe the headers were made by Blackjack? The engine is a 327 and what appears to be the stock heads.(327/210 Hp) Aftermarket 6 blade fan and missing fan shroud. It also has a factory 4bbl manifold with a Holly 600 vac secondary and a rusted aftermarket air filter system. It also has factory AC with a few parts disconnected. Anyways I was wondering if this 327/210 hp motor benefit from a few more bolt-on parts such as a different set of heads? The motor seems to have a Cam Dynamics cam based a few stickers placed on both rear windows. I will post a few pics after I figure out how to on this site. Thanks
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 9th, 10, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: A Gift .....

Here she is.... Faded red, decent interior and a few rust spots in known areas but overall in good condition. What do you think about the Z-28/ Chevelle wheels? Looks like a monster truck. Lol

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Started off with a PG and swapped to a TH350 with a few modifications to the shifter face plate. I believe this one came off from a chevelle?????

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Cool Gatti, welcome to TC. Thanks for the pictures.
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Thanks man. Most of my work will be under the hood. Still learning what makes these babies run. Should I ditch the stock heads and go with a performance head? Would I need anything else to do a head swap? Thanks


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Looks nice, especially since its a gift.
Rebuilt alternator since there is a independent rebuilder sticker on the case, I don't see any harness hooked up to it.
You'll like the one finger power steering.
Looks like Blackjack headers.
Looks like 2nd Gen Camaro rally wheels, center cap would have a Z/28 decal or SS decal.
Stack clay on top of air cleaner and close the hood so the height will give you some idea of how thick a filter you can get with out denting the hood; subtract one inch from the height of the clay - allow for engine movement under acceleration.
Find a shroud and the clips for the bottom of the shroud to attach it to the radiator - see the tab on each side sticking out? An S-clip fits onto the tab and the bottom of the shroud.
I don't see any kickdown cable from the trans hooked to the carb linkage lever.
A/C compressor and brackets available?

Cool gift. I myself would get it running first before any modding.

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Re: A Gift .....

Thanks Everett you got a good eye. The trans kickdown is not connected and will be this weekend. I'm in process of finding a fan shroud and getting some front end grill pieces back together. The alt. is in fairly good condition and appears to be the most recent addition. The air filter is an aftermarket and I think it will be replaced with something newer. The AC unit is sitting in the trunk and not sure if I have all the brackets but will know once I piece it back together. I luv this car and plan on getting my 2 boys involved on the project. Thanks again.




The Eagle ST are almost brand new and still has the blue stripe markings inside the tread area. These are pretty big tires and I suspect these were probably the last stock in this size availible when purchase 245-60-15's. I would of opt to maybe a 225 width.

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You're welcome. Good to get the boys working with you, you'll have to deal with a short attention span tho'.........

Stock size tire are 14's, you have 15's and will make the speedo read slow. Go to a measured mile and time it at indicated 60 mph. Note the time. If you still have the mile left, increase your speed by 5 mph, or until you run the mile in 60 seconds, then read speedo and the difference is the error, MPH's it's off. Not a big deal, just something to do once all the bugs are worked out.

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Yeah both boys are eager to learn to turn some wrenches but one of em seem to think he's going to be getting a free ride. Kids these days are different and lazy compared to as I was growing up. I hope to straighten that out with my kids. Lol

Here's another ride they both are so eager to play with: 88 Volvo GLE with a Buick Grand National motor 3.8 V6 turbo. Swapped was done in 1988 by HESCO.


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Nice ride......I'd stand in line for it. Can you say SLEEPER?

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Re: A Gift .....

if your gonna swap heads i would suggest pulling the whole motor since its numbers matching and just go with a newer beefed sb!! put the original on a stand in the corner!!
while its all out clean the engine bay up (good job for the youngsters) then shoot some rattle can semi gloss here and there!! great looking lil project car!!
just for insperation
mine before

after

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^^^ that looks good^^^ I will keep your suggestion in mind. Getting the youngster to rattle the compartment is a damn good idea! That way they don't have to wait to see the finish work. Thanks man
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Looks great ,,welcome
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old May 14th, 10, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you cam6t9, good to be here.
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