Pictures of Vintage GM cars!

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

  1. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Super Member

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    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 Riding Eternal Tracks on a Hot Wired Train . Subscriber

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

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    Engine in my '67 Nova. Nothing exotic.

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    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

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    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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    Pic from the track Saturday. Chevelle belongs to a friend who I do the engine machine work for. Blown injected big-block on alcohol.

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    MuchoReverbo New Member

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    I like pro street too. I had a 1967 pro street Nova SS but sold it a few years ago. Wish I still had it.

    I have a 1964 Nova SS pro street never-ending "project car" that has been sitting in my parents garage in St. Louis for several years now collecting dust that I hope to do something with eventually once I have the chance. I have a nice small block and even nicer big block I could drop in it once I get off my butt and decide to do something with them.

    I wouldn't mind having a 66-67 Chevelle pro street someday.
     
  10. grillebilly

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    Having gobs of power is fun but your '65 is as cool as it gets. I may of not thought that way 30 years ago, but do now.
     
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  12. Quadman2

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    Very nice iron, guys!:thumbsup:

    Sold my '68 Camaro SS vert a couple years ago...optioned to the hilt. Miss it now, but wasn't taking in the shows as I did before.

    Will share pics when I get the hang of DLing photos.


    Now lookin'' for a mid 60's Chevy 1/2 ton, but no queens, but no basket cases either.

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