This is an original southern car, that I purchased as a roller 9 years ago. The interior was gutted, the body removed, and placed off to the side. The chassis was stripped of all suspension, lines, brackets, etc., and all parts were sent to be blasted and epoxy primed in black. Upon return all original components were installed using poly urethane bushings throughout. Upon completion of the chassis,
all new brake and fuel lines were installed, along with new master cylinder, brake booster, front calipers, rear wheel cylinders, and new rotors and drums. At this point, a rebuilt GenV 454 BB, .030 overbore, stock heads, rebuilt Super T-10 trans, new driveshaft, and completely rebuilt 12 bolt, 3.55:1 posi rear axle were installed. The body was then reunited with the chassis, the interior replaced, a Vintage Air system installed, and away we went. After approximately 1000 miles, and not being happy with the performance, a Richmond 5 speed w/OD, a set of refurbished L29 Vortec heads, a Lunati Voodoo cam, and retro roller lifters were installed, along with a new aluminum radiator. Disclaimer: The cam swap, and vortec heads really woke the car up, but with one annoying side effect. No matter how many times I’ve gone through the valve lash, there is an audible clicking/tapping noise emitting from the valve train. This appears to be a somewhat normal occurrence with some retro roller cams, and may well be coming from the tie-bars connecting the lifters. I tend to drive the car very conservatively, usually never over 3500 rpm, and rarely 4000.
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Location: Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States