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Old 09-03-2014, 01:05 AM   #126
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Today the fenders, front wheel wells, cowl vent panel and radiator support were painted. I still have a little work to do on the hood before it is painted tomorrow. Front and side doors are installed which makes it look MUCH bigger! I have been working like crazy to get my home garage ready for this beast. Having to downsize the tools & modify the space to get it to fit. I need a bigger garage! I brought in a 1947 Ford COE and a 1959 Chevy Stepside at the shop for the restoration department so this burb HAS TO GO! Day by day it's getting closer! I'm not even thinking about what still has to be done. It's just crossing things off the list so it's moveable at this point.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:06 PM   #127
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Is it still holed up, or ya got somethin' going on?
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #128
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Other projects have totally gotten in the way. That and my ADD makes it impossible to focus on one thing at a time! Customers cars are no problem. We make a blueprint and follow the path to completion. For me I fall into the trap that I tell all of my customers not to. The "while we are at it" syndrome. My latest hiccup is the motor set up. I have a 396 all bored out and hopped up with a built turbo 400 to handle the horsepower. The more I think about it though the more I want to switch to an LS set up. Maybe I will just flip a coin :-)
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:10 PM   #129
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I vote big block!
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:08 PM   #130
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I vote big block!
Out of curiosity...why? Is it for the nostalgia of it or do you just like the big blocks? Believe me, I was sold on just plopping in this monster but the more vehicles I see with LS conversions the more I sway that way. If I keep the 396 I am at least switching out to a 4L60E. I drove a customers 70 Corvette with a big block & Turbo 400 that we completed the other day. I just wanted at least one more gear. It screamed at me most of the drive :-).

If I switch out to an LS it will be to a 6.0 out of an 06 Vette. I have a buddy that has one with 70k on it. I really like being able to start the thing every time after it has sat for a couple of weeks...or months.

I say all of this but this 396 is sitting here waiting for me just to finish bolting it together and start it up. Procrastination may just get the best of me.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #131
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Out of curiosity...why? Is it for the nostalgia of it or do you just like the big blocks? Believe me, I was sold on just plopping in this monster but the more vehicles I see with LS conversions the more I sway that way. If I keep the 396 I am at least switching out to a 4L60E. I drove a customers 70 Corvette with a big block & Turbo 400 that we completed the other day. I just wanted at least one more gear. It screamed at me most of the drive :-).

If I switch out to an LS it will be to a 6.0 out of an 06 Vette. I have a buddy that has one with 70k on it. I really like being able to start the thing every time after it has sat for a couple of weeks...or months.

I say all of this but this 396 is sitting here waiting for me just to finish bolting it together and start it up. Procrastination may just get the best of me.
Personally I love the off idle torque of a mild BB as well as the looks. IMO there are few motors that match the visual appeal of a BB Chevy. I do love 427 SOHC Fords, any old school Hemi, Flatheads, and nailhead Buicks. So I guess you could say its a Nostalgia thing. I love the mileage and performance potential of an ls though. Seeing as you already have the 396 it would seal the deal for me. I agree 100% on the OD.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #132
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Personally I love the off idle torque of a mild BB as well as the looks. IMO there are few motors that match the visual appeal of a BB Chevy. I do love 427 SOHC Fords, any old school Hemi, Flatheads, and nailhead Buicks. So I guess you could say its a Nostalgia thing. I love the mileage and performance potential of an ls though. Seeing as you already have the 396 it would seal the deal for me. I agree 100% on the OD.
Totally agree with everything you said. The other possibility is one of the EFI carburetors from EZ Fast or Edelbrock. I would be dropping another $1500 to $2000.00 on that though. I'm looking at $4500 for the 6.0 w/tranny. Add the cost for a new re-worked harness & I am roughly at the same price point as my 396. Actually, a bit more for the 396. I don't know. The motor is here so I guess I will just put the darn thing together & change out at a later date if I don't like it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:58 AM   #133
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funny..... I have exactly the same problems concerning ADD....
When I work on my Sub I start one thing and end up doing an other
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:51 PM   #134
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:32 PM   #135
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OK...I think I am back on track. Motor is going in!!!!! Headers were ceramic coated and I painted the intake manifold black. Billet Specialties Serpentine System is on the way! Yay progress!
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:12 AM   #136
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Looks great!!! Love those valve covers.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:23 PM   #137
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Woooohoooo! Progress! Looks tight!
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:37 PM   #138
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My son and I went down to the shop this afternoon to try and install the drivers side header. Didnt happen. Its too tight between the head and the frame rail. I was going to just unbolt the motor and lift it up with the cherry picker but I couldnt find the bracket that mounts to the intake manifold to lift the motor. Oh well. Tomorrow is another day!
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:11 PM   #139
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Just went through your entire build thread and love it. Awesome work! Going to be tagging along.

Just a quick question...Where do you purchase the VB1X by Cascade Engineering?

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Old 02-22-2015, 10:22 PM   #140
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Just went through your entire build thread and love it. Awesome work! Going to be tagging along.

Just a quick question...Where do you purchase the VB1X by Cascade Engineering?

Thanks!
Thanks for the compliments!

You can purchase it from www.partsexpress.com.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:46 AM   #141
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OK, so I originally was going with a Billet Specialties Serpentine system but I changed out to a Vintage Air Frony Runner. I just had a chance to start installing it this eve so here is the in pr o cess photo. Hopefully I can finish it up tomorrow.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:50 AM   #142
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Here is the photo.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:15 AM   #143
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That looks very nice!
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:00 PM   #144
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Thanks for the compliments!

You can purchase it from www.partsexpress.com.
I just order this,, I really hope it"s good..
thanks for sharing
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:47 PM   #145
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:48 PM   #146
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Got a little more done this eve. There was a problem with the power steering pump so ill have to order a new one tomorrow. There is still plenty to do in the mean time!!! Painless wiring showed up last week and the new Wilwoods will be here next week.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #147
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Yay...more goodies showed up!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:06 PM   #148
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Is it Thoroughly embarrassed I have not gotten much further Thursday today? I did install the fenders but we got pretty buried at the shop so...on the back burner she goes
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:03 PM   #149
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Hey Buddy wanted to thank you again for estimate on my daughters rx8. I might get my burb running before yours, but hey when its sunny ya gotta bail hay right.....let me know if you need any help.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:22 PM   #150
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Hey Buddy wanted to thank you again for estimate on my daughters rx8. I might get my burb running before yours, but hey when its sunny ya gotta bail hay right.....let me know if you need any help.
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You bet Mike. Thanks for the offer on help. I hope to have a good portion of this done by the end of the summer. We shall see...
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