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Old 12-21-2018, 05:12 PM
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Original rust bucket. Picked it up around 1984 for $1,500.


DIY bodywork, paint, interior, whatever. Back in the 80's.



Demolition now in progress.

 
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Welcome! Nice to have another full vert on the board!
 
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Looking forward to future updates!
 
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I wasn’t sure how practical it is pulling and installing engine/tranny/tc in one bundle.
I had more trouble dropping the crossmember than anything else ... the pull worked fine.
i decided to bolt the crossmember back up before the install .... so things got tight.
I had to open the tunnel, and it still got hung up on a 1/16 lip of sheet metal, easily bent ... but that is tight.



Dinged the firewall a bit but the heart of the beast is bolted in.
Flipping the new engine mount bushing around in the correct orientation helps a lot, duh.
 
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So new engine/transmission combo? Is that why the fit was tight?

Looking great!!
 
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Well its a new small block and TH350, and I'm taking a chance with the existing NP203.
So bolt for bolt its a swap.
There wasn't any wiggle room on the taller valve covers though.
I don't think I'd ever try to pull all 3 without the front end stripped down.
 
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Ooohieee that is looking nice. I spy aluminum heads. What are some specs on the engine?
 
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Engine Specs:
355 cu. in.
450HP? Maybe?
GM Steel Crank 3.75
PM Forged Rods 5.7"
Silver Lite flat top pistons
Hasting rings
Melling Oil Pump
Double roller timing chain
King race bearings
Racing Performance Heads Blue Print Series 2.02/1.60 Valves
Aluminum Roller Rockers Full Roller
Hydraulic Cam FT Lunati grind
Endurashine RPM intake
Holley 750
RPM HEI Distributor 65k Coil
 
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