Vintage 302 chevy.

Discussion in 'Engine Combos and Dynometer Database' started by rjs89ia, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Strictly Attitude

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    Refresh my memory real quick are you putting this in a period correct car? I know right now the hunt for information along with the day dreaming of bringing it back to former glory with a awesome back story is pretty cool. But push comes to shove if it is not connected to right style machine the effort isn't worth it to concentrate on. Maybe a good engine to build up over time trying to hunt proper period correct parts then find the right car for it or sell to the collector that has the right car for it. But for now build a fun engine to take out and enjoy.
     
  2. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Member

    I've got a 64 chevelle post car and it will be as close to period correct as I can get it while following a modern safety standard. I'm set on a modified production car. I know the class is long gone but I can't get it off my mind.

    The research I do doesn't cost me anything and it's fun, I like the discussion and I do take some ideas away from everyone that chimes in. I would like to start on another engine but my wife would probably suggest I start chiseling my own gravestone. I'm lucky I even get to go out to the shop when I'm home.
     
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  3. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    Keep the car - sell the wife.o_O:rolleyes:
     
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  4. rjs89ia

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    Haha! Right? She didn't use to mind. Now that we've got a 1.5 year old that's more like a terrorist than a baby. Not quite old enough to understand "NO" but old enough to drag a screwdriver down the side of your car and smear his hands in the oil drain pan. He's also managed to lay waste to my 300 piece bluepoint set a few times, have to keep the nicer tools in the tool boxes or at least 3 feet off the ground. I do spend a lot of time at work (aviation) and any time I have off and work in my shop is just more time that she has to take care of the baby/toddler. Balancing act. I don't get a whole lot of time to deal with hobbies usually working on other peoples cars, trucks, tractors, atv's, utv's you name it. It might take me 20 years to finish my car and engine but any time I can peel away from all that other stuff to research what I have is well worth it even if I don't find what I'm looking for.
     
  5. Strictly Attitude

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    Then by all means go for it I would love to see the car done period correct proper lettering done with 1shot enamel
     
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  6. Strictly Attitude

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    Plus know what it's like to have small kids believe me she is right the time flies be aware and charish the time it flies by. You can never get time back.
     
  7. rjs89ia

    rjs89ia Member

    Thats no lie I turned 28 today, it doesnt seem like its been that many years since I was doing the terrorizing in the garage.
     
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  8. Dave

    Dave Member

    Ain't that the truth.. !
     
  9. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

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