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Old 04-08-2018, 08:38 PM
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Since I have the car I can take a pic of anything that you need to see. Also, I bet that motor didn't have over 10-15k miles on it when I parked it. The speedometer was broke when he got it at 66,000 miles. Also the radiator is full of antifreeze.
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Thanks Mr D. I'm betting it would start. Just not sure if there would be a meltdown in the electrical system after all the mice and cat poop I cleaned out. Also need to pull out the moldy headliner.

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Thanks Mr D. I'm betting it would start. Just not sure if there would be a meltdown in the electrical system after all the mice and cat poop I cleaned out.
Rig up a 9V battery to the battery leads to test out dash lights, fuses etc before you install a battery if you have concerns. I'm sure the wiring is fine.
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Elwood - congrats on getting that, the fun is just beginning. I see you are well supplied with advice on birdcage, cleanup, etc etc. May I make one suggestion?

Flowers.

Get her a bouquet of flowers, and tell her it's because she is so understanding and you appreciate her support of the hobby. What a wonderful wife, etc, insert appropriate charm here. Maybe even take her out to dinner.

I'm guessing you can get that "year before I can start bringing the car back to life" down to a month or two, maybe less!
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Thanks Railroad man. Not sure if that would work. A puppy might but we have enough dogs already. Would the trim tag tell if it was a big block? I've always wondered if this car had been wrecked by the wrong emblem on the front. Also, do I have enough number picture of the transmission to tell anything about it?
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Looks like this could be a BB car. We need the numbers from the rear end and a good pic of the fuel line from the tank at the pump.

The trim tag and Vin tag will not tell if BB.

The BB caps at the rear end and the rear sway bar are important clues.
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elwood13, congratulations of the family prize. All the indicators as mentioned by others say it was a BB car originally, probably 427/390 based on the tach. Take a pic or two of the driver side of the trans were the main case and rear case come together. The vin should be vertical. Start putting some rust busting stuff on all the bolts you can find. Then just be patient for removing thing for the future. The manifold I see is not practical for street driving unless you have some tall gears. Try to find a factory aluminum or Edelbrock Performer. More on that area later on. Just get it running in due time. Dennis
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A lot of items point to it being an original big block but it goes against the normal flow of the small block hood. Any pictures of the dash cluster?
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Thanks guys. Where would the numbers be on the rear end? Will get the fuel line at the pump and driver side transmission pics tomorrow.



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Wonder if he bought it from some car dealer who pieced two together? The nose emblem I have is one of these.
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Rear Stabilizer bar is in place so that's good.. now look at the bottom of the rear end for the gear ratio and date code. its on the bottom of the flange that the support cover bolts to the differential.. then look for the oil pres Gage, hope its an 80 psi one. then the TAC. look at the red line. with that we should be able to give an idea of what it might have been...

oops didn't look at the inst pic. see what the rear end says. you might have a BB car. just no motor, inst oil pres is 60 and BB is 80 psi.

good luck.

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okay, if I read the numbers correctly, I have FA 11 16 66. Not sure if this is what you need for the fuel pump.





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elwood13, congratulations of the family prize. All the indicators as mentioned by others say it was a BB car originally, probably 427/390 based on the tach. Take a pic or two of the driver side of the trans were the main case and rear case come together. The vin should be vertical. Start putting some rust busting stuff on all the bolts you can find. Then just be patient for removing thing for the future. The manifold I see is not practical for street driving unless you have some tall gears. Try to find a factory aluminum or Edelbrock Performer. More on that area later on. Just get it running in due time. Dennis
Bluestripe, would the manifold you referred to be the one installed on the car or in the edelbrock box?
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Elwood:

I have a bunch of aluminum after market intakes laying around that you can have if you want to change out the existing intake. Let me know. Good luck with your purchase. A lot of fun and work ahead. Clean it up, get it running, and proceed slowly from that point forward.
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FA is a 427 3.70 gears
My car came down the line the day after yours; Dec 7, 66
11 16 66 = Nov 16, 1966
Likely original to the car.

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Thanks Dan. I may take you up on that. No clue what is going to happen. I'm still over excited about finally getting the car, though I wish it were under different circumstances. I had hope to get it from my brother and us both go drive it after I got it running.

jprop, thanks for clearing that up. What do the numbers mean? And is that good ratio for this car?

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What a great thread. Nice birdcage. Frame looks ok to me. From what you've shown. I'd want to take steps to prevent as much deterioration as I could to both if it were mine.

The story of the car is compelling. Thank you for sharing it! I am with the people here who suggest you address safety items and basic maintenance and drive as you work on it.

I know he is grown but your son will probably need a nurturing education on what a 51 year old performance car will and will NOT do so he stays safe and, important but less so, that the car isn't totalled early in its new life.

I hope to see more.

Benton
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Thanks Dan. I may take you up on that. No clue what is going to happen. I'm still over excited about finally getting the car, though I wish it were under different circumstances. I had hope to get it from my brother and us both go drive it after I got it running.

jprop, thanks for clearing that up. What do the numbers mean? And is that good ratio for this car?
as jprop said, FA is a rear end for a BB 427 vette, the date fits in with your build date so may be original to the car. all the signs are good that it was a BB 390 HP vette. when you get to it if you pull the inst cluster there is a decal on the back of the speedo that has a code so when you get there take a pic and we can confirm what package it was for..

good luck

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Nice pics! Canít wait to see how things progress!!

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Thanks Early.

jprop, just reread your post and you deciphered those numbers there. Thanks again. And just noticed yours was built the next day. Wow.


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