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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by colesy, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. DDDenny
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    We would chat at CHRR every year with the guy from 3 way Chevrolet that had that bitchen black 57 model 150.
     
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  2. 56sedandelivery
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    BOTH of these 56's are Model 150's. Buddy's car has had the 210 quarter trim added, but they did't add the belt line trim. The other has a 4 door quarter spear used; the 2 door quarter trim was shorter. They did all this to make the factory "weight" of the different models so they would fit a different class. What's really sorry, is what happened to these cars when their racing days were over? Pushed them out in the field, behind the barn, in back of the building, or hulked them out? I imagine some got back to the street, or went into a different class such as Gasser, Modified Production, etc. Could't save them all I suppose. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  3. 56sedandelivery
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    Tom, How about a few photos, and a rundown on your black and white, 57, Model 150, 4 door Sedan? It would surely draw some interest from a few of us! I am Butch/56sedandelivery
     
  4. 31hotrodguy
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    That is a good looking car. Although I liked when he had the steel wheels with small caps over the polished aluminum ones.


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  5. 31hotrodguy
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    Tom must be still be sleeping. Maybe this will wake him up! Lol IMG_2538.JPG


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  6. 56sedandelivery
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    ^^^That's a really good shot^^^. Looks like the left front tire is "just barely, or almost" off the pavement. Very nice looking car, 4 doors or not! Since I can't seem to find a set of Stahl, small primary, fender-well headers, I may have to buy them from the guy who bought Stahl's equipment and blueprints, ACP Headers, but they're like $1200.00! OUCH! What class and times/MPH is the 57 running (Could't really be Factory Experimental/FX)? I am Butch/56sedandelivery
     
  7. f.i.57chevynut
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    Butch, that is FR for fun run. I didn't get a run last year(99) at the Tri Fives. The breathers on the valve covers were leaking after sitting behind the line holding the revs up for 5 minutes while they cleaned up from the previous run, to keep the WCFB's from flooding from overheating. That blistered the paint on the right fender.
     
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  9. Dyno Dave
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    Where did you come up with that picture ??? That's Mike Oertel's and my '57 210 Chevy, the photo was taken at the strip in Walla Walla, WA. in the late 60's or early 70's. Ron Dillow and John Lefore built the car as a 270 hp, then went to 245 hp. Mike and I paid them $1200 with dual fours, for a very clean straight 70,000 mile car off Logan Chevrolet's Used Car lot. Ron and I did the paint layout, Ron did the painting and I did the lettering. Mike and I ran the car locally for a couple of seasons as a 220 hp version. We sold it with the dual fours, two set of slicks, and two gear pods and came out with our $1200 bucks. Thank You for posting the photo, brought back memories of some really fun times... Dyno Dave
     
  10. loudbang
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    I THINK that one came from yellowjacket site. :)
     
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  12. 1934coupe
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    LB that would be "Englishtown Raceway Park" in NJ.

    Pat
     
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  13. 31hotrodguy
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    I guess I’ll do Tom’s “dirty work” for him. IMG_4438.JPG IMG_4436.JPG IMG_4439.JPG IMG_4435.JPG the old guy IMG_4432.JPG IMG_4431.JPG IMG_4433.JPG
    57 block, 327 crank, isky solid cam, 461’s, mondello ported, modified factory intake, large WCFB dual quads, stahl headers - built by Orlie in the “old days” went 12.40 at Bakersfield in the 2 dr sedan. Engine is now retired. IMG_4429.JPG
    Muncie 4spd, beefed up Chevy rear end with low gears 5’s maybe 6’s. Obviously Tom would know lol IMG_4430.JPG IMG_4428.JPG
    Seats done my your truly - first time as an apprentice upholstery guy. It didn’t stick. Lol

    I believe he has “fuzzy” hand cuffs in the back seat!

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  14. DDDenny
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    That covered grandstand looks like Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green Kentucky.
    And about that lashup in the engine valley, looks like an awful elaborate lifter retainer for keeping the lifters married to their assigned cam lobes when heads are pulled.
     
  15. 56sedandelivery
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    ^^^Pretty cool!!!^^^. That 57 block with the 327 crank; has it been taken out to a 4 inch bore? Lot of bottom end work to fit a 327 crank in any small, pre-62 block. Basically, depending on the heads, but the short block is a 340 HP-375 HP piece. Interesting tool to hold the lifters in the block.Thanks for the pics. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  16. 31hotrodguy
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    Hi Butch,
    Yes it is 4 inch and yes regarding the crank. It was a “cheater” motor. When I was a teenager I had asked Orlie (Tom’s friend) what compression he had in the “283” that ran mid 12’s. He responded with 11.25:1. I did some quick figuring with the heads and asked what pistons he had.....he quickly changed the subject......yeah he was fibbing! Lol For years we all thought it was a really good running 283! Even Tom was convinced. Lol


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  18. 1934coupe
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    Makes anywhere from a 307 to 310 cu. in. motor with the 3-7/8" bore. Sweet running combination I was working on one with S/S racer John Gunn but he died before we got to the building stage. Still have the block and crank though if anyone is interested.

    Pat
     
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  21. '56 150
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    Acadian Beaumont?^^^^^^^


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  22. f.i.57chevynut
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    The pistons are a give-away, 2166 TRW's. Yes 4 inch standard, the last over on that block. It scared me a little, 7500 rpm with that weak bottom end, compared to a real 327. Went to 8100 once with 6.17's. Too much rpm for stock rockers.

    Yup, Bowling Green, 2018 Tri Five Nationals. Not too elaborate lifter keeper. Just 2 pieces of tubing and a strap welded across with a hole to line up with the breather can bolt. That wasy I could roll the block over to install the pan. That engine was built in the 80's.
     
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  23. loudbang
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    Good eye. :) That is in Canada somewhere.
     
  24. 56sedandelivery
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    For those of you that don't know it, this Happiness "Chevelle" is a Canadian Pontiac, a Beaumont! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  27. Truckedup
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    I bought that car from Harvey in 1973. The lettering was mostly rubbed off. The ngine was a 283 with a 4 speed,3.70 gears. It had a big dent in the quarter panel. I commuted to college in it and eventually sold it...
     
  28. 31hotrodguy
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  29. 1934coupe
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    Nice selection of cars 31HRG I remember most of them. I especially like Don Gays Pontiac. Those where the cars I grew up with, they where brand new then. I've always favored full size cars over the "pony cars of the mid to late 60's.

    Pat
     
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