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1957 Chevy 2 door Post Belair (Stored for 26 yrs)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mullins, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Mullins
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 209

    Mullins
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    I recently did some trading and got this 1957 Chevy old drag car. Previous owner owned the car for 34 years. Back in 1985 he blew up the 402 big block he had in it, and bought a new over the counter LS7 big Block. He dropped it in it with a 400 turbo and never started it until this year. When he parked it he moved on to a pro stock car in the 80's. He still races today with a camaro. So the 57 was just left in storage for 26 years. It is amazing condition for sitting so many years. Damn near rust free car with perfect floors.
    It still has part of the gm label on the valve cover. It will be a very fun car to bracket race with and pound the streets now. Hope you like the pictures.
     

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  2. 1946chevytruck
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    1946chevytruck
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  3. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
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    from ID

    Looks like a great car. Good find! Have fun with it.
     
  4. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    bubba67
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    from NJ

    Very cool find, I love shoebox Chevys. And your ramp truck is badass too !
     

  5. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
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    lukey
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    Reminds me of the tales from the crypt 57 somebody was askin about a couple months ago


    -LUKEY-
     
  6. A black 57 2dr post with an LS7
    doesn't get much better.
     
  7. mtkawboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,213

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    I have a buddy who I went to high school with in 1962 in Miami Fla that has his 57 Bel Air post he had in high school stored in his garage to this day in Martinez California untouched
     
  8. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
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    awesome 57.. what are your plans? hope you leave the front bumper and the hood rockets off.. should be against the law to run a front bumper on a tri5...
     
  9. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    Engine man
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    from Wisconsin

    Actually I believe it's against the law to run without a bumper.:D
     
  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    neat! that motor is probably worth something today....I bought one in 1989 for $2700, they came with a flywheel, but no intake manifold. Be sure to put good gas in it before you try to run it, it should have a lot of compression if it's really the XCH engine. and make sure the valves are adjusted, they're solid lifters if it's the original cam
     
  11. bje31
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 320

    bje31
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    from Western PA

    Super find !!!
     
  12. rtomss
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
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    Kinda looks like a Widow!
     
  13. Ratroddude
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    I know I'll catch the shit from the fan blades on this , but , I think it would look so much better with a front bumper....never understood the whole thing about that , you'd think as many that did that , there'd be thousands of front bumper around......
     
  14. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    I have at least ten extra front bumpers.
     
  15. biscaynes
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    wow! ya, leave the bumper off!
     
  16. Mullins
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    First thing I did was put new brakes on it. I plan on leaving it alone and just cleaning on it. It's up and running now and man it feel's damn good!!! For sure been running race fuel. Have to love the valve cover decal that read 100 plus octane. I'm sure I will have to put a cage in it adventually. I might change the wheels, put two low back bucket seats in it, and some interior. But as far as a bumper. It will have to join the no bumper club with my henry j and willys. Thanks everyone for the great feedback.
     

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  17. Wow!!!, very nice. Wish I could find a wash and drive find.
     
  18. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
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    from Jokelahoma

    Very cool car!! I just found an LS7 still in the crate.
     
  19. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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    Butch M
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    nice find very cool like your other cars too......
     
  20. Ransom Note
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  21. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Excellent find. Have fun an let us know how it performs.

    Frank
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  22. AKA Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    AKA Kustoms
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    from Racine, WI

    Nice car, nice line-up, I'd have trouble picking a favorite out of the three. Awesome.
     
  23. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    wow, I'd like to hear that story.

    The sticker that was on my valve covers was part number 3965775 (the LS-7 was 3965774), and it said "for off road use only" in lawyerspeak, I don't recall it saying anything about fuel requirements.
     

  24. cool 57 , its not against the law in ohio :D
     
  25. What a nice find, you're a lucky man to have such iron at his disposal ! I'd like to hear how it runs at the track too.
     
  26. racerdaddy1
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    Hey Rob, Will you have this at the Pumpkin Run this weekend with the rest of your stable?
     
  27. Very cool! I like the Weld wheels, I like it all!

    I just bought a '57 with a 454 in it... more of a street car though.

    Keep us posted!

    Sam
     
  28. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
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    SaltCoupe
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    from Indiana

    No front bumper gives that nose up appearence. People are always asking me how I raised the front of my 55, I tell them I removed the front bumper!
     
  29. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    from Reno,nv

    fits in REAL nice between the other two.........:)
     
  30. rod rialto
    Joined: Apr 10, 2011
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    rod rialto
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    from rialto, ca

    I think it will look better when you put the front bumper on it.
     

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