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Old 14-07-2009, 09:34 AM
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Hey Nev... My Brother would put his little girl to bed using that bobcat if he could...

As for dropping the LS1 idea...

I wanted an injected engine, and the LS1 is an easy choice. However I would have to meet the emission standards of the LS1, not to mention the computer issues I could see me having. All of a sudden its not such an easy swap.

Any SBC just drops straight in, no issues with mounts, plenty of room etc.

This might be a weird reason... I was overtaken at speed by a bogun in a VX SS, and yes it sounded mad a full noise... But seriously guys... This is a 63 Chev, I don't want it sounding like a bloody Commodore!

Also the said bogun had bloody Chev badges on his car and that really pisses me off!

So old school it is!
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Old 14-07-2009, 02:56 PM
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Hey Nev... My Brother would put his little girl to bed using that bobcat if he could...

As for dropping the LS1 idea...

I wanted an injected engine, and the LS1 is an easy choice. However I would have to meet the emission standards of the LS1, not to mention the computer issues I could see me having. All of a sudden its not such an easy swap.

Any SBC just drops straight in, no issues with mounts, plenty of room etc.

This might be a weird reason... I was overtaken at speed by a bogun in a VX SS, and yes it sounded mad a full noise... But seriously guys... This is a 63 Chev, I don't want it sounding like a bloody Commodore!

Also the said bogun had bloody Chev badges on his car and that really pisses me off!

So old school it is!
I see your point regarding the old skool small block, but I would like to be able to go out turn the key and not worry so much about carb tune, timing etc.
I love my Camaro, but I would like it to be more like my Calais as far as the engine & trans goes.
I think new age computer and electronics have revolutionised our hobby/addiction.

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Old 14-07-2009, 03:35 PM
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So whats happening with the ls1 and trans? You still have them?
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Old 14-07-2009, 05:00 PM
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I see your point regarding the old skool small block, but I would like to be able to go out turn the key and not worry so much about carb tune, timing etc.
I love my Camaro, but I would like it to be more like my Calais as far as the engine & trans goes.
I think new age computer and electronics have revolutionised our hobby/addiction.

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I am thinking of running a crate motor, so I am expecting a fair bit of turn key, also I still might run injection.

Would be so much easier to run an injected 350 as opposed to an LS1.
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Old 14-07-2009, 05:07 PM
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So whats happening with the ls1 and trans? You still have them?
Hey Ray...

Still got the LS1 and the 4L60E, sitting in storage.

Thinking of selling it, or using it. Its just sitting there with all the other motors that don't have a home

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Old 16-07-2009, 10:21 AM
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Hey Ray...

Still got the LS1 and the 4L60E, sitting in storage.

Thinking of selling it, or using it. Its just sitting there with all the other motors that don't have a home

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You cant beat a big block , Im putting the 454 back in mine hasnt been fired for a few years, just a coat of paint and tidy up . If I have any issues with it I'll pull it out and chuck in a 572 ....... i wish
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Old 20-07-2009, 10:19 AM
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You cant beat a big block , Im putting the 454 back in mine hasnt been fired for a few years, just a coat of paint and tidy up . If I have any issues with it I'll pull it out and chuck in a 572 ....... i wish
I love Big Blocks, but am still leaning to the easy side of a Small Block.

Bolts straight in... Don't have to move anything, and its east to deal with Vic Roads.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:51 AM
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Well I finally got it moved back to Melbourne.

Sorry about the pics, it was 6.30 in the morning. Its a big old girl to tow.

Now its in a storage unit in Ringwood. Time to get the ball rolling.


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Well I finally got it moved back to Melbourne.

Sorry about the pics, it was 6.30 in the morning. Its a big old girl to tow.

Now its in a storage unit in Ringwood. Time to get the ball rolling.
Good to see you are about to get into it.
Keep up the motivation.

What's the plan for the next step?
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:55 PM
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Hey Nev...

I am still a bit unsure. But I am leaning towards getting all the rust fixed and then a respray.

Now I need to find someone to do the work.

I always hate how all you guys know exactly what you want, and when you want it. I feel somewhat lost, but I am sure i will get there.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:24 PM
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Hey Nev...

I am still a bit unsure. But I am leaning towards getting all the rust fixed and then a respray.

Now I need to find someone to do the work.

I always hate how all you guys know exactly what you want, and when you want it. I feel somewhat lost, but I am sure i will get there.
I reckon the best thing I did was just sit down for a while and plan things out.
That way you don't have to pull things apart 2 or 3 times and I think it costs less in the long run.
I don't think it hurts to look at other people's cars for ideas either, unless you have great vision. I don't have great vision and I'm not brave enough (or rich enough) to try radical mods and I just like cars looking close to how they left the factory.
Anyway, keep us up to date with progress pics.
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Step (one) Mail your cheque book to me ill get the ball rolling he he. Looks to be a top project good luck
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Its hard to make a decision and stick by it.. if ya just start the ball rolling everything should fall in to place. Credit Cards help or not
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just some nice paint and drop it on those rallys i can see in the pics with the white walls would be a cool cruiser

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Old 14-10-2009, 10:27 PM
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Had a rough quote of 13k for panel and paint.

Body off, whack it on a rotisserie, bead blast, underbody repainted black, then full respray silver/grey.

What are your thoughts on that?

Couldn't start until the end of Jan.
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