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Old 09-15-2014, 02:33 PM
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I am having second thoughts about what I want to do with this car. Several people constantly remind me that a factory 300 HP L48 4 speed car is kind of rare... and that SS 396,"tributes" are a dime a dozen.

I know where the original engine is, the hard part will be prying it out of the hands of the owner.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:55 PM
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Found a 69' Chevelle 350, going to look at it Thursday... hope it is what I need. Wish me luck...
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:55 AM
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427 yenko tribute
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:07 PM
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427 yenko tribute
Originally that's what I wanted. (COPO) But, like I said... the more I toss it around - I feel doing the car 99% like it rolled off the assembly line would be really cool. I'm going to delete the vinyl top and do away with the two tone paint.

Here's a close relative to my car:

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Old 09-17-2014, 05:10 PM
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Shaun I am sure that you have had many people who are will to tell you what you should do to your car. You need to decide for yourself what is going to work for you. Sure it would be nice to have an all original car, but have you talked to people who have done it and the expense of finding those original parts? It can also be pricey to do it with a bigger motor, with a nice paint job, with a new interior and so on and so on.

Your car is going to be a reflection of what you want. There are so many people who are willing to help you and answer questions. You just need to do it the way you want because you are the only one who will be going home with it at night.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:39 PM
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I totally agree with Ms Grumpy.
Do what you want. Others want you to build it so they can buy it cheap and sell it high. Let them build their own cars. It is a scam and a game they play.

Mine is the epitome of what shouldn't be done. Clone, wrong color, Stripes on a car that didn't come with them, 10 bolt, No numbers matching anywhere. 69 chrome on a 68. Mopar shifter. It is what i want. Period.

Purist can say what they like to insult me. In the real world I already tired of saying it isn't for sale EVER. And it isn't even done yet.

If you just take your time and do a good job putting it together. It is a car show every time you stop for gas. I got people coming from all over to see what i done already. People I haven't seen in years. One of dad's friends from overseas in the service. He was visiting mom and Dad. He came with mom 25 miles just to see it. Words out here Randy building another Rag. Number 26 in a long line of these cars I have had.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:31 AM
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It ended up being an HR coded LM1 350, but I bought it anyway because the price was right. Going to try to barter with the owner of my original engine. If I can't make a trade, I'll have to locate a set of cylinder heads to make this one what I want.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:33 PM
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Super stoked right now! Called on a craigslist possibility... scored a set of the correct 041 casting heads I needed and a 69' 4 bolt main HA coded block! (HA = Chevelle L48 300 HP with manual transmission)
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:09 AM
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I totally agree with Ms Grumpy.
Do what you want. Others want you to build it so they can buy it cheap and sell it high. Let them build their own cars. It is a scam and a game they play.

Mine is the epitome of what shouldn't be done. Clone, wrong color, Stripes on a car that didn't come with them, 10 bolt, No numbers matching anywhere. 69 chrome on a 68. Mopar shifter. It is what i want. Period.

Purist can say what they like to insult me. In the real world I already tired of saying it isn't for sale EVER. And it isn't even done yet.

If you just take your time and do a good job putting it together. It is a car show every time you stop for gas. I got people coming from all over to see what i done already. People I haven't seen in years. One of dad's friends from overseas in the service. He was visiting mom and Dad. He came with mom 25 miles just to see it. Words out here Randy building another Rag. Number 26 in a long line of these cars I have had.
Well said !!

I too built it the way I wanted. Mine is not a numbers matching car, it has bits and pieces from other cars but it is what I wanted. But I will say that I am always humbled by the people who stop to check my car out. I have won awards that have shocked me because I see the beauty in other cars. I will say that the last award from the NOCC show really, really surprised me and means a lot because it was voted on by other Chevelle owners.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:22 PM
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Are we still meeting in Ocala at some point next weekend??
I'm going to meet up with Eric early next week and pickup that A/C stuff you bought from him.
I'll transport it all down to FL...attending the NPD All GM show next Saturday. I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Hwy 40 in Silver Springs...Friday afternoon thru Sunday morning.
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