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Old 08-26-2011, 09:44 AM
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Original color scheme, but not the original paint. The flywheel is the only original drivetrain component.

I am the original owner.






I haven't decided whether to go through one more build with it or strip off all the parts I can use for a different project and let the rest go to somebody looking to build a dragstrip car.


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What's it got done to it?
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:13 PM
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0.030" over 4-bolt main 350, steel crank, Aluminum heads, forged pistons (10.2-ish actual CR), mild HR cam, aftermarket multiport EFI, cold air intake, Centerforce II, Tremec TR3550, 3.73's, Auburn limited slip, 15 x 8.5" wheels, cloth bucket seats swiped from a 1987 Maxima, stiffer springs, Bilsteins, polyurethane body to frame mount bushings and some other chassis stiffening, aftermarket speedometer and tach, battery → trunk, aggressive street alignment (and way aggressive auto-X specs).


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Nice ride my man....
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Very Cool!! You've done a lot of work on that car! Gotta love a built 350 with a 5 speed!
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Thanks.

It's been a fun ride/project over the years, for both powertrain and chassis/suspension.

I modded the original 305 once, eventually swapped in a much healthier 350, then upgraded that. Went to the EFI build after the uprated 350 dropped a valve (son was driving at the time, with at least one friend on board).


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