Heres the goal. I originally just wanted to really clean up the under hood area. You know, paint, wiring etc. One thing is leadin to another. My goal is a zz454 by March 1. If not, the 283 will have to go back, freshley painted with a new 700r4 and torque converter. I'd be ok with that. I am really tryin to get this B Block thing goin and really document along the way as to help others. I will however be changing springs, bushings, upper cntl arms steering box, and colum by the spring. If the 283 has to go back in, with the roller rockers I added and the Doug thorley headers, it does sound great and with the deeper 1st gear of the new trans, I should be foolin alot of youngsters that more is there than meets the eye! I will be postin pics as I go.
Fiftee6 things always seem to have the snowball effect when working on these cars. I was going to rebuild my front end, add disc brakes and cleanup the engine compartment too. When i turned around good the body was off and i didn`t know exactly what happened. Good luck with your car.
Have you considered the crate 572? Nothing sounds like or fills up an engine bay like a Big Block! How about a Bill Mitchell "HARDCORE" racing products 454cid small block with 600hp at 575 ft. lbs. of torque!!!!
Now is the time to work on the front suspension and steering system. As long as the motor's out, might as well plug all the holes on the firewall and inner fender panels, smooth everything out, re-route/hide all the wiring, sand and smooth the frame horns, add the disc brake system and, and, and.......Sorry! The snowball effect!!!!! Good luck with your build. Take pictures of your progress and post them.
Good point on the filling of all the hoes. That is my intention. I have already ripped out ALL wires. They were spliced about 6 or seven times per wire! Its amazing it would start. Anyway, I was going to order a lead fill kit for all the holes. I've never done this. Any ideas on that? Or a good product that wont crack? Thanks, Phil...
Can't help you with bodywork or metal fabrication. Ask Steve (prostreet) in the metal fabrication area of this web site. He will be able to tell you how to "plug weld" all those holes. I just know NOW is the time to do it. Prostreet does this for a living....he's the guy I'd ask! Good luck..
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