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Technical 52 Business coupe Build, What would you Do???

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1twisted1, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. your plan sounds good. By 1962 we had the 327 sbc that changed things at many stoplight battles. I do recall in 1958, the local auto electrical repair shop owner had a 51 Chev fastback 2dr. He did a 283 swap, he was good friends with the local junk yard guy. They used the motor, 3 speed and rear axle from a wrecked 57 Chev. Of course , they didn't tell anyone, just showed up on the street sounding nasty and smokin them bias plys at will. Car was fast then he put in a new 4 speed. By late 62, he got a low mileage 327 from his junkyard buddy, put on better tires and continued to kick ass on the street. Car looked very stock, no custom wheels, paint, stripeing etc. that was the "sleeper". Hey Chevy in a Chevy, a 327, 348 or 09 is good.
    Curt R
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  2. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 914


    I have a low mileage (38,xxx) Pontiac 370 from car that was bought for GMC truck replacement. Complete from factory 2bbl carb to auto tranny. Been inside since it was pulled. Still spins over, if interested.
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  3. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,267

    Marty Strode

    In 1965, I knew a guy that bought a black 52 Chev Hardtop, 331 Cad, dual 4's, Isky E-2 camshaft, 3 speed, and 51 Olds rearend. Car ran and sounded real good !
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  4. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    Helped a friend build a 53 210. 2 post. His brother worked at a gas station that sponsored a dirt stock car. The local track changed the class from six cylinder to v8s. So the racer was re - motored and the six became surplus. Was a 292 out of a GMC panel truck. Was cammed, the head had been worked and it wore a 2bbl carb. It had open stubbie exhaust stacks on the track, we cobbled up a split exhaust. It had a three speed with a cheapo floor shifter and and a rear end out of an Oldsmobile station wagon.sounded nice and was pretty peppy. The one thing I do recall was in the three years he had it nothing broke and it never failed to get home.
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  5. 1twisted1
    Joined: Nov 26, 2011
    Posts: 167


    1952henry please PM me, that would be a super cool motor to put in my car..

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