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I brought my brother's 67 home last night and here is my picture thread. My sister in law and I came to an agreement and it is now mine. Wife isn't overly thrilled right now and I have to wait at least a year before I can start bringing the car back to life. I've waited 26 years for it and have wanted the car since he bought in 1978. As many of you know, I was the last one to drive it in 1986 and it has sat since. I know I could have bought one running probably cheaper in the long run, but my 21 year old really wanted this car. His face lit up when I got in late last night and was nothing but smiles as we gave her a bath, did a quick compound job by hand and got all the leaves and rotten carpet out of the interior. He then jumped in the driver seat and spent 20 minutes learning the gear pattern and clutch. Of course he had to adjust the mirrors. Some of the questions were comical to me. What are these orange things on the front, what is this sliding **** on the inside of the door, why are there two turn handles on the door, where is the passenger side rear view mirror, why is this car so low, why do I need a lighter and were the push buttons on the radio high tech back then? I plan on dropping the tank just for curiosity sake to see if the build paper is there. I'm sure it isn't, but who knows. I don't think he dropped the tank because if I remember correctly, when tank had a leak, he just epoxied the crap out of the bottom. I'm going to fog the cylinders as they appear to fairly clean amazingly enough before she goes back into hibernation. When I was going through the stuff in his garage, I think I threw the spare tire cover bolts and square flange piece in the metal recycling we took to the scrap yard having no clue what they were at the time. I do have some manuals, holley carbs and a brand new edlebrock intake still in the plastic. Couldn't find the other 3 center caps or most importantly, the keys. Going back up to his house in several week to clean out a storage unit and hopefully will find the missing items.

If I decoded the vin correctly, the car was made on December 6, 1966. The engine pad is smooth. When he bought the car we didn't see him for three days and didn't know he bought it. He was busying putting the rebuilt engine in to bring it home. Supposedly the 327 was bored 60 over, balance and blue printed. the block casting number is 3858174 and the heads are 3890462 - L306 I think. I believe the intake is from a 72 and the casting number is 6263751. I'm having trouble deciphering the transmission mission numbers as the car is on the ground and it is hard to see. I will post some pics. I deciphered part of the trim tag but not sure on some of the letters. My son would like to start now getting her back up to shape, but is completely happy we have it and it is not going away. I have ideas what I want to do, but I am sure that will change as I keep seeing the stuff you guys do around here.

Just for giggles, check out those tire. Found the receipt where bought them in 84. For you younger people, JC Penney did have auto service centers at one time. Now, on to pictures. The first couple are for Kerrmudgeon since he likes barn finds. I would call this more of a hoarder find.

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Log in timed out. here are the pics.



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It seems this is originally a big block car..
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tbarb, he told me many many years ago that the guy who sold it to him said it was a big block originally, but I have no clue. I know he said it was not numbers matching. The last pics are some of the stuff found in the leaves. I know that a tail light for his chevy II. Not sure what that flange is.
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While this this isn't the cleanest frame and birdcage I've seen, I think it may be OK. I'll bet you as super excited to get your brothers car. Good luck in bringing it back to life and back on the road.
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I have a ton of pics. Just wanted to show some of the bird cage and I guess up inside the kick up? If that is the part the trailing arm connects to. Still learning what to officially call some of these frame parts.
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The rear halfshafts are attached to the yokes with bolts and caps, that's big block. plus the radiator is the larger copper radiator the heater hose strap on the passenger side inner fender are all indicators that car is a big block car.

Is there a rear stabilizer bar.
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I beat the frame everywhere I could with ball end of the hammer and it never went through. Lot of dirt in the face though.. I only felt comfortable jacking up one corner at a time with the jack stands I had available. I'm hoping the cage is okay. Any idea what those transmission number are?
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Would the rear stabilizer be the bar he tied the rope to pull the car in the garage because he didn't know the parking brake was stuck?
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Birdcage and frame look good.

So what do you have, a 67 Vette with shiny paint that needs carpet and a bottle of Armor All with some elbow grease and the interior is presentable.

Next move on the replacing all the rubber lines that have liquid running through them.

Up next is getting the brakes in working order.

Replace all fluids and than jump under the hood and get the engine running.

After all the above is complete hop in and go for a cruise and enjoy the car as is, worry about all the other stuff later.

I brought my 71 back to life after a 35 year nap for about $2000 and it was in worst shape than yours.


Oh and replace those tires.

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