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Hey all, im a new member here..
im building a 54 chevy in homage to the two lane blacktop 55..
Pics are various stages of build... completely gutted, tilt front... doors are literally shells.. i bead rolled alloy sheet and folded the edges to look like upholstery, had modified a bead roll die to look like stitching.. has sliding bronze tinted lexan windows (not installed) split monos, caltracs and leaf spring sliders...

engine was a mostly alloy 406 with weingartner top end, profiler heads,performer rpm intake, straub cam.. was an over 500hp dynoed engine..

jakes 4l80 trans and 35 spline wavetrac 9” rear.

sold the engine, building a 700+hp 421 with weingartner top end again, 248cc wing dragon slayers, solid roller, welded n ported pro dominator tunnel ram, braswell carbs, dart block, callies and mahle stuff, .904 lifters...
But ive lost interest in the 421, i decided on doing something traditional that would suit the 70s drag car vide, so its now getting built a big bore short strike 350, 400block with 327 crank, camel humps, tunnel ram, 660s... real old school engine.
Hope yous enjoy the pics.
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Looks like you have a good start, with a very solid body too! Welcome to the forum!

Might want to start this in the Project Update section, so you can add to the post as it progresses.

 

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Ohh boy, it wasnt all solid steel, no one told me when i moved to this country NOT to buy a car from up north! So now, its all metal finished from the belt line down on the body....

Good call, i was looking for a place to do an introduction, ill start a thread over there, post pics of my work..
Thanks for the guidance
 

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Ohh boy, it wasnt all solid steel, no one told me when i moved to this country NOT to buy a car from up north! So now, its all metal finished from the belt line down on the body....

Good call, i was looking for a place to do an introduction, ill start a thread over there, post pics of my work..
Thanks for the guidance
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Nice looking build! You mention in your post you're looking to run a tunnel ram. Looking at the photo of your engine compartment with your engine set back it looks like you're going to have to do some major surgery on your firewall. Another possibility might be a single carb tunnel ram, I'm running one on my Willys pick-up. They don't come up often on ebay but there's one now that expires this Wednesday at 11:00 AM if you're interested. Even that might need some minor cutting though but not nearly as much as the dual carb set-up probably will. Weiand tunnel ram intake manifold for SBC | eBay
 

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Oh im not fussed about having to cut it up there... itll just be a clearance up there where that air cleaner is.. actually that reminds me, i should move the thread to the project section and post more pics of thd work.
Carbs arrived sunday from braswell... this is the tunnel ram for the 421, welded and ported to the heads.. I have a summers brothers front distributor drive to run on this baby too so clearance for distributor isnt an issue, ill just haveto cut the top part of the firewall... interestingly, the heads with this tunnel ram attatched and all ported only lost 12cfm at peak over the heads alone, flowed 340cfm together. Delicious.
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Looks like you have a good start, with a very solid body too! Welcome to the forum!

Might want to start this in the Project Update section, so you can add to the post as it progresses.

is there a way as moderator you can shift this thread over..? Or am i best to start it again...
 

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I love those front drives for sbc distributors. Have a buddy who ran one and it made life so much easier.
 
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