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Projects 57 corvette suggestion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scotty t, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. You can fab the mounts . Brotha
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  2. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 790

    from NW Indiana

    You buy the motor and I'll make you some motor mounts

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  3. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,011


    Whatever you do, DO NOT punch a hole in the hood for a blower or scoop.
    Keep it as it is.
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  4. Do it dumped in front, whitewall pie crust slicks, no hood, 4 97 carbs like a Norm T corvette, that'll get them thinking.
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  5. Black Clover Custom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2014
    Posts: 499

    Black Clover Custom

    You have access to a 427 and its a question still????? No other engine should go in it first if you are taking the existing motor out. You wont ever have more fun with it than with a 427. Period. :) But i would keep some highway gears in a 4 spd so it can fly. Paint it the original color your dad bought it with and call it done. Wow. lucky.
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  6. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,621

    from east , tn.

    Here's an idea :)
    Just Kidding
  7. IMG_1419.JPG WOO HOO!!
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  8. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,994


    That's what it's all about!^
  9. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,621

    Alliance Vendor

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    I've got your 57's older brother a 56
    A big WOO HOO from me too.

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  10. Well after putting a couple hundred miles on it the O/D 4spd has some odd gear spacing compared to a Muncie but it all works together pretty well, I plan to leave it as is for now. Gotta finish some other projects then maybe I'll play around with it.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
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  12. Scotty: was it you I bought the 1960 hood from?. it has a 1967 BB scoop on it.
    I was traveling back to Oregon from Michigan and picked the hood up from your yard. You'd said where to getit
    This was about 10 years ago.
    I'm assembling the final parts for my 60 and will do the build next summer. I've had the car since 1977.
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  13. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 499

    mike in tucson
    from Tucson

    They made something 6339 of these? Please don't alter the body from stock in any way.....suspension, engine, and trans mods are OK but leave the outside and interior stock.....they are unique enough to NOT need any changes. My roommate in college had a dark green 57 that he bought for $1000. It was a chick magnet back then ('69). He had an uncanny ability to talk the girl into riding topless while sitting on the top panel.
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  14. Your dad perfected it.......leave it alone. and enjoy it....sounds like he has it down to be driven to wear out tires and have fun. I can help you build a Trailer my Gasser.....Don't...
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,245

    from mass

    I've owned my 57 since 2001 (aztec copper car) 283/245 hp 3 speed manual. IMO I'd go with a vintage SBC 283 or 327, 2-4's or tri-power. Try to keep it close to stock or a 60's hot rodded style.It'll hold it's value better in the long run. As far as the paint I'd go with a stock 57 color. I've talked with a couple of Vette restorers and both have told me it'd be about $20 k for a bare glass paint job. Strip, repair, gel coat, prime etc. so be prepared if you go that route. Good luck. DSC01710.JPG
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  16. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,531


    Hi Brett. Good advice. I need your email address to send you some more pics of your 3W. Mine is Happy Thanksgiving.

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