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  1. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 839


    1928 roadster flathead 3 on the tree
    1946 coupe flathead 3 on the tree
    1948 tudor 302 t5
    1949 coupe 289 c4
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  2. 27 Tall T
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 245

    27 Tall T
    from Butler Pa.

    1927 Tall T Coupe 302
    1929 Closed cab Pickup 302
    1955 F100 351W
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  4. My avatar - flattie, 5-speed, banjo rear

    My 32 5-window - 58 364 Nailhead, 5-speed, 9" rear

    My wife's 40 Ford Pup - hipo 4.3 V6, 700R4, Ford 8" rear
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  5. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,459


    hopes and dreams is what's powering my car right now
  6. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,417

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    CHOICE !!,Over the years there has been times there was ! Mostly wish in one hand an spit in other an see what gets wet !
    I like make in make best,an after that it's often about what's free or close an still good.{ YES I've always been low $ high on hunting. Start out with idea of what I want vs what can be had.
    My first hot rod in the late 1950s,idea by me was looking for " (#1) Runner OHV V8 with a tranny hooked to it",wishing for Ford for my old mested up 28 "A" roadster, an actully found one{lucky}. Really would of also been fairly happy with any fit (#1)
  7. 322 to 425 Nailhead, 406 Ford Interceptor , good mills.
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  8. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 845

    from norcal

    Soon to lose the belly button, 324 in a deuce coupe. Pulled the trigger on one of Ross’s auto trans
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  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 2,414

    from Oregon

    My 27 T Tudor has a new '64 240 with 300 goodies stuffed in it , .488 cam, Offy intake with a Holley 4 barrel, tweeked dizzy, dual exhaust. But my old '40 Plymouth business coupe with the a 291 DeSoto hemi was the one i should've , would've kept. Far as Chevy's any buzzin' half a dozen and 283 does it when I think " I should of had a V8 " .:D
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  10. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,555


    The current herd.
    '56 Chevy 210: now running a 350 sbc. (dressed up like a 340 hp 327)
    '49 Austin: now running a Blown 355 sbc. Soon to have a Blown 392 Chrysler/TH400
    '33 Ford pu under construction with a 425 Nailhead/TH400
    '28 Ford roadster now running a 283 sbc. Soon a 345" '56 Olds Rocket w/4spd Hydro
    '62 Tempest under construction with a 400" Pontiac/4spd
    Strange thought occurred to me, I'm just now at the point where I can afford to build/run the engines I had back in my high school days!
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  11. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,523

    from So Cal

    30 Ford p[ickup - 283 SBC
    47 Ford coupe - 350 SBC
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  12. dan griffin
    Joined: Dec 25, 2009
    Posts: 418

    dan griffin

  13. JUNK ROD
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 277


    Im a beginner st this hobby, I think I have one of the best motor to learn.
    Here's my 283 that goes in my F-1. I love to ear it scream!!!![​IMG]

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  14. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,418


    wife's 55 65 327-built as L79, my 40 70 350,current 40 327 built as 365HP another 65 327 on the stand ready to go-looking for the next project--another 40 or maybe a 36 3 window
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  15. Taboo56Chevy
    Joined: May 21, 2018
    Posts: 392


    Taboo has a 66 327 built with nothing but 60s speed parts.


    33 Ford Pickup has a 70 LT-1 block that was fully built in the early 90's when the truck was being dragged raced every week.

    The 55 Chevy has a well built 327 in it.


    Tend to stick with Chevy V8's. Have had big blocks and 348's, but my grandfather has always collected good small blocks so we usually always have one or two sitting on the floor for a project.
  16. Oldb
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
    Posts: 154


    56 f100 408 Cleveland.

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  17. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    Hey Max, just to inject some Chevy II/Nova trivia into this thread;
    Your reply was correct but what year Nova L79?
    Can anybody else pin down exactly what I have here.
  18. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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  19. Taboo56Chevy
    Joined: May 21, 2018
    Posts: 392


    Well the only year the L79 was offered was 66, there were supposedly some 67's built very early in model year production, but had the dual snorkel air cleaner and the valve covers with the gold 327 insert/decal. The way its dressed with the chrome script valve covers and the open element air cleaner, its actually looking like a 67 Z/28 302, minus the ram horn manifolds which were used on the Corvette and Nova versions of the L79.
  20. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    Hey neighbor Taboo
    You are 99% correct, there were a small handful of Novas built in 67 with the L79 option.
    I've never seen any official GM production numbers but the common discussion within the Nova community has been six or seven. I have personally only ever seen (one), that was a documented original. It was completely restored, saw it at a National Nostalgic Nova convention in the late 80's.
    The 1966 Nova production was about 5,481 cars with the 327/350 hp engine option.
    What surprises most people is that the 67 was rated at 325 hp, the same exact engine internally as the 66 except having a cast iron intake manifold and Rochester Quadrajet carburator.
    As you mentioned; the 67 also used the open element air cleaner as shown on my 327 instead of the dual snorkel version used on the 66's, also, for whatever reason GM chose to put Saginaw four speeds and 10 bolt rearends in the 67 Nova L79's, very odd.
    One of my motivations for using the Winters aluminumm intake and Holley carb on my 67 was the visual look of both the 67 Z/28 and 67 Malibu L79 engines. My high school pal has a beautifully restored original 67 Malibu with the L79 option and I always liked the way they looked under the hood.
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  21. Taboo56Chevy
    Joined: May 21, 2018
    Posts: 392


    Chevy did a lot of very odd things in the late 60's when it came to the Nova, Chevelle and Camaro. Not surprised they stuck the Saginaw in the 67's. They Camaro was the same way. Only could get a Muncie in a SS 350 or 396 car. Slightly off topic but the 68 Camaro CJ and I restored as my first car is a rare L30/M20 car where it was the only non SS Camaro to get a factory 12 Bolt.
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  22. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    We probably should keep some of this talk on the down low, don't want anything to happen to this neat thread.
    I won't include photos of my 67, they didn't last long on the Chevy II thread.
    Say hight to CJ for me.
  23. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,568


    57 Chevy - 350 HO
    48 Buick - 350 SBC
    41 Plymouth - 360 Mopar
    49 Buick - 455 Buick
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,112

    from IDAHO

    I Always Wanted To Use One Of These... paxton_carb_cobra_shelby.jpg
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  25. Todd553
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 461


    I decided to go with a Pontiac in a Pontiac.
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  26. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 568


    WHY?!! Low compression??
  27. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 890


    I like engine displacements that start with at least a 4...
  28. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,637

    from oregon

    Me too!
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  29. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 912


    Why stop there? 514 BBF......

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