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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jbuhl1954, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Jbuhl1954
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    Need a little education on what is a good conversion for my bel-air???
    Saw jamco and it looks good!! Anybody using this system???
    What other conversions are out there???,



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  2. davidbistolas
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    Automatic? Standard?
    Under floor or Firewall?
     
  3. Jbuhl1954
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    David, she is an automatic and I am thinking firewall!! I like the look!!



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    Thanks David ill for sure check it out!!!!


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  6. gimpyshotrods
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    That's what we use on all years, in this era. Fits perfectly, first try, outstanding quality. Buy the brake light switch bracket, too. Works off the pedal, and uses a common GM switch.
     
  7. Jbuhl1954
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    Thanks gimpy.. Looks like an awesome kit!!!


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    I remember having trouble finding the brake light switch on the site before, so I saved a link to it: http://store.waltonfabrication.com/19chcarfipob.html

    It only works with the setup when you use power brakes, but that is all we use, and they are worth it.
     
  9. Jbuhl1954
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    Thanks alot gimpy!!! I appreciate the help!!!


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  10. Dan1950
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    Yea I used the Walton's kit on my 50; like the others have said a vary easy install; didn't have to drill one hole or modify anything for the fit. I didn't use their switch because I needed a switch that accommodated for cruise control.

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    Thanks Dan!! Looks awesome!! I am glad it fits with your 327??( I thinks that's what it looks like I could be mistaking) I have put a 350 in mine and was wondering how the fit was!!! Nice ride sir!!!


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  12. bobafet1
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    No Limit Engineering also makes a kit for these cars. It's very similar to the Waltons kit.
     
  13. 54rat210
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    Jamco is bad news. Search the forums first.
     
  14. 54rat210
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    Dan. I can see your engine is a vortex. U might get flamed by the old fucks cause its not a "period" correct engine in it car. U might wanna change it avatar cause if one of the old Farts see it they may just keel over. Lol sad but true from what ive experienced here on the Hamb unfortunately.
     
  15. Jbuhl1954
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    Thanks bobafet!!!! I will check them out for sure!!!


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  16. Jbuhl1954
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    Ya 54rat210 I was thinking the same thing!! Thanks bro!!!


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    from Phoenix,AZ

  18. Dan1950
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    LOL.
    Let them flame away.
    I went from a worn out 92hp six cylinder to a bone stock 4.8lt vortex, computer controlled injected motor with approx 270hp; that gets me apporox 32mpg on the highway.
    Besides its my car I do as I please. LOL

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  19. Jbuhl1954
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    Yep I like it Dan!!! Your car, your dreams!!!! I would like to see a few more pics of it if you don't mind!!!


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  20. Dan1950
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    I don't have all that many but here are a few.

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  21. Jbuhl1954
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    Hell ya Dan that is a nice ride!!! Way to go!!! One day soon mine will be on rode chopping up some streets!!!


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    That is a neat install in your '50 Dan. I bet that cruises down the road nicely.
     
  23. Dan1950
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    She's not a race car; but she's made a few people's mouths drop open when I leave them at the corner in a cloud of tire smoke.
    Or out on the highway when some PUTZ pulls out on you; because they don't want to get stuck behind an old car. I can now pass them with ease and then slow down and keep their ass back there when they try to pass me. :D

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