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  1. Blue Ox

    Blue Ox Turning Diesel Fuel Into Fun

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    Sad day. Hopefully you'll still find a home here for the other things.

    I looked up the '63 and '64, I agree the '63 looks a little better, but they look pretty much the same to me. We had a '67 or '68 as a shop car when I was a kid, but didn't keep it long. I think that vintage was when they peaked.

    One opinion. Worth everything you paid for it.
     
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    Snoots Supporting Member Supporting Member

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  3. f6john

    f6john Full Access Member

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    I’ll keep checking in for sure. I find this site both informative and entertaining.
     
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    I have some old school bed rails for the truck I need to sell. Any idea what I should ask for them. Seems like they used to be in demand. AA6D39F7-614A-4318-BEE9-4166B99A6F22.jpeg AA6D39F7-614A-4318-BEE9-4166B99A6F22.jpeg F48265F5-0E90-4088-A729-8395C3E442E6.jpeg
     
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    79ED0672-3C1D-4165-9199-B422B2265832.jpeg Just a tease, my Chevelle project.
     
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    What's your plan for the Chevelle? Engine ? trans ?
     
  7. f6john

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    It started life with a 283 and a power glide which I let get away from me, stupid I know. Currently has a .030 over 350 with 10:1 pistons and too much cam for the converter and the rear end gears.
    This is what’s going in. 5.7 LS1 from a C5 Corvette with a Holley mid mount front end accessory drive. I will probably upgrade oil pump and timing chain along with a Brian Tooley cam lifters and springs all of which has to go in before the front drive system. 91D9C98C-151F-4B43-BED9-2F3C2926B955.jpeg 50DBA4E8-6446-46FE-974A-60109AC5240D.jpeg This motor was attached to a 6 speed and while I have a 6 speed in my Corvette, I’m planning on an auto for the Chevelle. There are some very good mounting systems for the engine and transmission along with headers designed to work in GM A bodies. Already have a conversion oil pan, also from Holley that provides good clearance. All this stuff is ridiculously expensive but all the trial an error has been worked out and the aggravation level is way down. I hope to have about 400 horsepower at the wheels which will be plenty for at least a while.
     
  8. Jerry phillion

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    John, go for it. Looks like a great project. Ls1 is way to go.
    I see you are 65. Well, I'm 80, almost 81 and I wish I was
    Your age, I would be doing the same thing. 2 yrs ago i sold
    My 69 camaro Z 28 because I was having a hard time getting
    In & out of it. Crawling under was a pita also. Had to get
    Something that was easier to get into. That's when I got my
    87 square. Glad I did. Enjoy the years,as they go by too fast.
    Again, kudos to you and go for it as life is too short.
    Jerry
     
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    So ,you sold your zit !! That's called cashing in your 401K, right?
     
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    Jerry, congrats on making it to 81 and still enjoying your truck, a lot of people around me my age and younger aren’t with us anymore. Had to be hard to let go of a 69 Z28, but you sure made the new owner happy! The last 20 years have flown by for me so I take your advise to heart.
     
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