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Julies 78' New Engine ***FINAL UPDATE***

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Extender32

Long story....but I took Julies car to have the brakes looked at and after looking at everything except pulling the engine, her rebuilt engine was only at 8:4:1 compression ratio and so much blow by that it was deemed to be cheaper to purchase a 450hp/455 torque, 383 stroker and the engine was delivered today. We will be using all other components from her old engine minus the Edelbrock heads; which we will sell since we don't need them.

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SixAddict

Very nice, congrats. That should haul the mail......

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Desertdawg

Nice ....

 

got the new transmission on order yet ? 

that old one isn’t going to like 455 horses .... 

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Extender32
12 minutes ago, Desertdawg said:

Nice ....

 

got the new transmission on order yet ? 

that old one isn’t going to like 455 horses .... 

We already upgraded to a beefed up 700R4

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Eddie44

Anxious to hear that one. Thru the side exhaust it should rattle the neighbors windows.  

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JohnU

Get new rear tires ordered yet?

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Extender32

The Engine is now installed and here are the dyno sheets. Max PWR 446HP at 5500, Max Torque 456lbs/ft at 4800. Not too shabby.

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P51tj

Jules is gonna LOVE the new power and BETTER reliability!

 

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mrhusker

Car pron....that's kinda badass!

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JohnU

I hope Julie is up to the task of pushing the "loud pedal"!!!   😉

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Chameleon
10 hours ago, JohnU said:

I hope Julie is up to the task of pushing the "loud pedal"!!!   😉

 

I bet she is!   :burnout

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Extender32
14 hours ago, JohnU said:

I hope Julie is up to the task of pushing the "loud pedal"!!!   😉

Julie is as horny as a high school girl on Prom Night to get back behind the wheel.

 

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TheCMSH

Hopefully the last time you have to do this!  :thumbs

 

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Extender32
1 hour ago, TheCMSH said:

Hopefully the last time you have to do this!  :thumbs

 

Hopefully so.

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Chameleon
6 hours ago, Extender32 said:

Hopefully so.

 

Second time's the charm???

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Extender32

I just returned from the shop; blower motor still doesn't work and wiring inside center console/dash is a mess, so more money spent to rewire and get the blower motor working so she at least has heat, defrost and vent air. Car promised to be ready for the drive down to Gila Bend on the 30th.

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JohnU

Heat and defrost is overrated in AZ.

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y2krtaf

Should be a blast!

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Chameleon
5 hours ago, Extender32 said:

I just returned from the shop; blower motor still doesn't work and wiring inside center console/dash is a mess, so more money spent to rewire and get the blower motor working so she at least has heat, defrost and vent air. Car promised to be ready for the drive down to Gila Bend on the 30th.

 

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Extender32

Julie's car is now home. Everything works, including the blower motor and the engine purrs like a kitten. Going WOT the car just wants to go! No backfiring, no spit and sputtering, just pure sex. The brakes work way better too. We plan on taking it for a nice shakedown run Sat morning; just so Julie can see what her baby does. All that is left is a new paint job, new interior and a kick-ass stereo so we can listen to music over the sound of the sidepipes.

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TheCMSH

Congrats Greg, glad you were able to get it to someone who could unf*ck the previous f*ckery. 

 

Kudos to Vintage Iron for getting you back to driving it  :thumbs

 

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