Pictures of Vintage GM cars!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by Adam, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Super Member

    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    Makes an old fanatical mechanic car builder remember so much while I literally lay here with a broken back. My favorite build was putting a 409 in a '64 Nova SS. It was a good build cause a 409 is just a few inches wider than a small block and less than fifty pounds heavier than a 350. For suspension and brakes....everything from a '64 Nova wagon. I creep on the cheap. Yah, a dual quad 427 has 435 hp, a dual quad 409 has 435 at allot less weight and in a late seventies Nova...get out of here ! Putting a small block Ford 351 (from a Ford Ecoline van) UT-10 4-speed (from a Mustang) into a Mercury Comet cause the car holds the road better than a Mustang. Found an ugly '65 Dodge Cornet SS 413 car and slapped the 440 head/tri-power intake combo getting 450hp, the 413 has a forged crank good for an 8000 RPM redline after installing an oil cooler, then the car was so light and handled well....hated selling it !!!
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  2. freQ(*)Oddio

    freQ(*)Oddio Smuggler of Cantilever Diamonds Subscriber

    Adirondack Mountains NY
    1986.jpg chevelle.jpg chevelle 2.jpg this is my 72 Malibu ive had since 1985
  3. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

    Fairfax VA
    Engine in my '67 Nova. Nothing exotic.

  4. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

    When I got out of the military in `70, I bought a friend`s `66 Pontiac Grand Prix, it had a 421 HO (High Output, with increased compression, bigger heads, and tri-power, it put out lots of torque). Had a 4-speed, and a 3.42 Posi out back. It was pretty quick for a big boat :) (Wish I still had it, it`s probably worth a small fortune these days)

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  5. Old Ears too

    Old Ears too Active Member

    The only new car my folks ever bought was a '59 Pontiac Catalina wagon. FULLY loaded. Had a 389 w/tri-power. Those big Indians could haul the mail even though they were big cars. They also could drink gas like no bodies business too.

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