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Features Barn find 55Chevy 150

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flintstonecharger, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. flintstonecharger
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
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    flintstonecharger
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    from Mass.

    Finally figuring out computer,here's some pics. of 55 Chevy 150 I unburied couple years ago,23k miles,six stick,original paint,off road since 1963! Had to do extensive cleaning,brakes,exhaust,rear springs,tires,gas tank and lines.Would like to put big block in it but not keen on hammering firewall,might do small block,4-speed or do the easy thing and just leave it alone.Later, SteveO/Dummy
     

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  2. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
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    Wow, a black 150, nice. Myself, I'd do an sbc, three ducks and leave the tree shifter and dog dish caps.
     
  3. 333 Half Evil
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    or trade it for an old gasser project that has room for the big block already...let me know I just might have one!!! JK brother, that is a very nice looking ride.
     
  4. dblgun
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
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    So bitchen, more pics please!
     
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  5. biscaynes
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    someone, danchuk? makes mounts that move the BB forward about 2", so you don't have to modify the firewall

    great find! they're still out there......
     
  6. el Scotto
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    Wow, that thing is a wet dream!! Love it! :cool: :D
     
  7. vintage tin
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
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    I need to look in more barns!

    If I could wish to find a nice barn find car, the 55 Chevy is at the top of my list.
     
  8. I'd just put a set of Fentons on the six, find an overdrive, lower it a bit and drive it. They're only in that condition once.
     
  9. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    Very nice find.Wish I could find something like that in
    my barn !!!!! LOL
     
  10. black 62
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    black 62
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    from arkansas

    begging for a 348---make it look factory no headers---396 would also be sweet---i am very envious of your car keep it a sleeper------just checked my barn... nothing but a two owner chevelle
     
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  11. Olderchild
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    like the beatles said leave it be leave it be
     
  12. thunderplex
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    Er ah ...the Beatles said "...let it be, let it be."

    .

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  13. Marcel8u
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
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    That's a bad ass find! Merry Christmas to you
     
  14. Dadstoy 2
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    Old red truck and a bunch of mid 60's Chevys in my barn.
     
  15. BBYBMR
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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    WOW! Nice find. You done good.
     
  16. ME.GASSER
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    We think you should just bring it up here and drop it off:D:D
    Merry Christmas Steve.
     
  17. cakes
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    one of my Dream cars right there
     
  18. DAVEG2
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    I had a 150, stock 265 & 3 speed. Had it for 10 years and sold it. Dumbest thing I ever did.
     
  19. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
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    Awesome, where in MA. are you?
    I did a 327 / 5 speed swap into my '55 210 last year, and may be able to share some info.
     
  20. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
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    from ofallon mo

    I love 150s,got a 57 i am doing."Black Widow" style.Leave yours as is on the outside.
     
  21. wallyringo
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    awesome, my old co workers had its twin brother
     
  22. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
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    Nice Find, thanks for sharing.
    So many ways to go with that??
    No matter which one they all will be fun.
     
  23. goatboy
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    from kansas

    drive it !!!!
     
  24. Very cool! I would have never guessed it was buried in that shape. Good score.
     
  25. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    Thats an amazing car, please leave it alone if it's original. You'll regret it if you dont.
     
  26. It's true that they are only original once, but;
    I was raised on those old sixes and they are boring! There are ways to enjoy the car without cutting it up. (And, as a very knowledgeable friend says, those tri-fives handle like pigs with a big block over the front wheels.)
    Personally, I'd take a 283 block and go an 1/8" over (or start with a 327 block) and use a 283 crank, shoot for about 10:1, add a pair of camel humps (but not necessarily with the big valves), three Strombergs set up progressive, a replica Duntov solid cam, and a Saginaw 3-speed (synchro first gear, preferably with overdrive), and leave it on the tree (a buddy of mine calls it "bolt action"). Paint the motor Chevy orange, a pair of finned valve covers that say Corvette, Headers and a nice set of duals, 2 1/2" to the mufflers and 2 1/4" out.
    I think that's the best looking '55 I've seen in a LONG time!!!
     
  27. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    You got it right with destroking a 327 with the 283 crank.... and maybe a Hilborn...:cool:
     
  28. bsa_bob2
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    I have A good 348 in a 60 CHEVY.Has the turbo behind it.hasn't been run in a few years
     
  29. 327-365hp
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    327-365hp
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    from Mass

    Haha, not likely! Glad you got some pictures up. How 'bout pics of the other projects? Merry Christmas from Dummy#2
     
  30. What a beautiful find! Do what makes you happy. id have a hard time leaving the 6 in it too!
     

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