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Rupert Dork
4/10/15 8:56 p.m.

Great Ride!! It's always thrilling to see those who left the motor the car came with in the car! Otherwise, you just have another boring hot rod!

Storz Dork
2/23/16 2:10 p.m.

Long overdue update. My dad has pulled the original motor/trans to preserve them and is in the processing of installing a new PACE Performance GM crate motor. His goal for the car is to make a comfortable road tripper and spend his retirement cruising the country with my mom. The crate engine is a low compression pump gas engine. Rated at 260/350. Going to be an awesome cruiser.

He has also installed seat belts, all new suspension, sway bars, new wheels and tires. Replaced all of the glass with factory GM 'tinted' glass (big job!) replaced every single window and door seal and a bunch more I am sure I am forgetting.

A couple pics!

914Driver MegaDork
2/24/16 7:03 a.m.

Did he also change the wheels from the pics on page 1, or just the covers? These look 1967-ish.


Dusterbd13 UberDork
2/24/16 7:07 a.m.

They appear to be rally wheels with police caps.

And he also said replaced wheels and tires.

RossD UltimaDork
2/24/16 7:14 a.m.

Sweet ride!

What were the concerns with the old drive train that prompted the new stuff?

Storz Dork
2/25/16 2:33 p.m.
RossD wrote: Sweet ride! What were the concerns with the old drive train that prompted the new stuff?

No concerns actually, he wants to preserve the low mileage on the original stuff since he is going to road trip a lot in the car.

Yes wheels were changed to rallys.

Storz Dork
2/25/16 2:35 p.m.

More progress.

914Driver MegaDork
3/1/16 6:47 a.m.

Malaysian casino canoe? Nice.

EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
3/1/16 9:09 a.m.

Canoe deleted

Storz SuperDork
8/21/18 11:45 a.m.

Thought I would give an update since its been a few years. Dad still has the car and has done a TON of work to it. It is now rocking a FitTech fuel injected SBC with a 700R4 trans. He has added so much stuff I can barely remember it all, but long story short the car looks basically original but drives like a brand new vehicle. He drove it from FL up to MI this summer with no issues cruising comfortably on the highway at 75 the whole way :)


013018 cds by _Storz_, on Flickr

013018 cds by _Storz_, on Flickr

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013018 cds by _Storz_, on Flickr

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
8/21/18 1:16 p.m.

Congrats to your Dad!  The car looks awesome! 

SaltyDog HalfDork
8/21/18 3:05 p.m.

Beautiful Car!

Great to see your dad is still enjoying it also!

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