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Old 01-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Do you have a classic car? Tell us about it.

Mine is a '72 Nova SS cloned. Has it's stock 2 bolt 350 but with a fairly rumbly cam, heads, intake, 625 CFM 4bbl, MSD ignition, shift kit, 3:42 gears, 16" tires, rims, subframe connectors etc. I haven't had it on the dyno yet but I'd expect (hope for) somewhere in the 350-375 hp range. I've got the tranny out right now and am installing a new 2400 stall converter for some good bottom end punch. It's a Nova after all, it has to be quick.

This car was my grandmas when new. Bill of sale still in the glovebox $3050.00. Thank god she got the 2 door with a black interior. The car was always garaged except for a couple of years after grandma passed away that my uncle had it. It was showing 66000 miles 6 years ago when I bought the car and began this project. It had some rust, but overall quite nice. Since then, I put fiberglass front fenders on it, a paint job, the bench seat and column shift are gone and replaced by correct buckets and a floor shift, and a set of needle guages supplement the stock "idiot lights". I'll be putting in a tilt steering column next since I really hate that "driving the school bus" feeling.

The car has definitely not helped me to close in on my FI/RE date, since I can't think of a poorer investment than modifying cars, oh, and it's getting somewhere around 0 mpg, but I've been a car guy since high school, and finally have the funds to do some of those things that I always wanted to back then. Luckily I'm enjoying it just as much now as then.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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Wow, get to talk about my car again.

Well, I have a 1973 SS 454 4 speed Chevelle with AC. Still has it's original paint and mufflers yet it's 35 years old this month. She was on the cover of Hemming's Muscle Machines, Sept 2004 issue. 44K original miles.

I don't drive it much but take it out from time to time. I wish it was the 60's again.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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I wish it was the 60's again.
Hang on for another year or so and it will be.

Oh, you weren't talking about your age?
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I never looked at it that way, happy days are here again!
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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59 Hillman Minx convert and two Sunbeam Alpines. All more or less stock.

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Old 01-15-2008, 03:16 PM   #6
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Pretty much stock except for the drivetrain. 383 small block I built myself, 350 turbo transmission, disk brakes, sway bar, all new wiring, a few other improvements. It's a lot of fun to go for ice cream in the summer.....
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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74 Vette. Restored to original.

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'28 Ford Roadster, classic 50's style hotrod
Old 01-15-2008, 07:17 PM   #9
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'28 Ford Roadster, classic 50's style hotrod

350 small block
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:32 PM   #10
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1979 Camaro Z-28,Alabama car with NO rust, MINT interior, 383 SBC, AFR 195's , xs282s , cloyes double,ATI super damper,Weiand Stealth intake, holley 650 (750 soon),block decked to .015, Speed Pro Hyper .100 dome pistons, Built TH 350, 3.42 (3.73 soon), 3200 stall TC,B&M megashifter,MSD billet Dist and box,

Making about 450 HP at the flywheel...can squeeze a few more with tuning

The best part is I restored it myself! No experience with motors/cars before this other than oil changes and plugs. I built the motor from a bare block, dropped it in, dropped in a new trans, re-did all of the interior upholstery etc... took me about 4 years and lots of internet searches!!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:52 PM   #11
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Wow ! I'm really impressed ! What great cars !
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As ordered by NADA

1973 lincoln
1971 Elcamino
1984 Corvette - low low miles.. time capsule
1975 Eldorado Convertible - my texas car
1969 Firebird - original survivor
1976 450 sl Convertible - low low miles
1974 Corvette Convertible - im too hot for my car (checking if anyone is reading)

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Cars I Owned and mIss (maybe a new thread)

1973 Monte Carlo black on black
1971 Camaro
1969 Wildcat Convertible
1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughm RWD
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:24 AM   #13
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I have owned a 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk for 32 years. I bailed the former owner out of jail for $200 and he gave me the Stude. Also own a 69 Pearl White VW Westfalia Camper Bus.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:03 AM   #14
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:44 AM   #15
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1929 Ford Model A Sedan. 6" channel, but not chopped. Engine/trans out of a 1995 Vette. Ford 9" rear end out of a Lincoln with disc brakes. This thing actually gets pretty good fuel mileage!
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:06 AM   #16
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Soon to be classic, to me at least, 1990 5.0 Mustang LX. All stock, 62,000 miles texas car in mint condtion. Such cheap fun.
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Excellent looking cars, all of them but I have to admit, I'm partial to the Vette's. Great looking Vettes people. And yes I'm reading NPHX.
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how about my classic bike also
Old 01-16-2008, 01:23 PM   #18
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how about my classic bike also

Rigid Harley Panhead, classic 50's style chopper.
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