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Old 01-26-2019, 03:33 PM
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I just rebuilt the engine with with new aluminum heads, roller cam and EFI. I don't know the HP but should be around 400 not happy with the performance compared to new LS engine. I have a 2013 corvette with a LS7 and that engine is what I wish I had done on my 67.
unless someone rebuilt it with BB RV parts or dump truck engine parts your engine must not be tuned correctly and set up right A freash rebuild of a BB with decent go fast parts in a light car like a Corvette should put a smile on your face. We just had a long thread debating that. If your comparing your 67 to your 13 then sell your 67 because unless you make a full resto mod with a new frame and new LT motor your never be happy. And that is about triple your 30k budget
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:02 PM
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I just rebuilt the engine with with new aluminum heads, roller cam and EFI. I don't know the HP but should be around 400 not happy with the performance compared to new LS engine. I have a 2013 corvette with a LS7 and that engine is what I wish I had done on my 67.
If I remember correctly the LS7 is 505 horsepower. A built 427 should easily hit or exceed the 505 horsepower! What was the starting HP of your 427 before rebuild? Only 400 HP after rebuild and adding high performance heads, roller cam and HEI??? Something wrong! What is the compression ratio on your 427? Did you use headers after rebuild? A single plane intake for the EFI?
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:37 PM
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With your budget of 30k you can do a lot. I would suggest you contact Trey at StreetShop and discuss your project. They build a custom frame that accepts late model suspensions and they have everything figured out. I am planning one myself and I am going to sell the old frame to someone doing a "correct" resto. I would also suggest considering a LS small block engine instead of the big block. You can get a lot of HP from the LS. A great restoration shop here in michigan is Masterworks
i wouldnít do that! As someone who has used their frame in the past, there are far better options. Plus Tray is an ***.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:29 PM
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i wouldnít do that! As someone who has used their frame in the past, there are far better options.
Can you tell me what you suggest?

I have a C6 Z06 donor chassis and a freshly restored (non-correct) 65 coupe


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Old 01-27-2019, 08:34 AM
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i wouldn’t do that! As someone who has used their frame in the past, there are far better options. Plus Tray is an ***.
Amen to that brother.!!

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mike coletta View Post
Amen to that brother.!!
I don't know Trey, I know of them and they buy DeWitts Radiators from time to time. I am wondering if these opinions are personal and not based on the product sold? Is the product good? If not, why? Trey may or may not be easy to work with or a nice guy, I really don't know him. What I do know is he has been doing conversion frames and kits longer than anyone on the list. The product has been on display at the major Corvette shows and it looks really good. I like the mandrel bent box style more than the tubular frame. The SRIII frames are nice and they also specialize in frames but as I said, I like the box frame better. Anyway, if there is a better frame (not company) I would like to know what it is and why it's better.

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom DeWitt View Post
Can you tell me what you suggest?

I have a C6 Z06 donor chassis and a freshly restored (non-correct) 65 coupe

i persinally prefer SRIII. Mike is a great guy and his chassis does not flex. Even the roadster shop chassis flexed in the rear. Art Morrison and roadster shop are 6 months out on production from what Iíve heard and the roadster shop chassis is around 33k with IRS and brakes. SRIII is probably a 3-4 month wait and the price is significantly less. You already have the suspension, but you will still need a different rear end. However, itís worth the extra expense over using the stock center section. Feel free to PM me and Iíll send you my phone number if youíd like to discuss over the phone.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:42 AM
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I don't PM because I monitor and participate in many forums. It is a lot easier to track, find, and reply through email. Messages come right to my phone.

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:49 AM
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Tom, there are a lot of choices when it comes to aftermarket C2 chassis. Non are perfect. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Maybe start a thread and outline what attributes you want out of a new chassis and we can share our experiences accordingly.
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Tom, there are a lot of choices when it comes to aftermarket C2 chassis. Non are perfect. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Maybe start a thread and outline what attributes you want out of a new chassis and we can share our experiences accordingly.
My goal is simple.
A: I want a old car that rides and steers like a new car.
B: I want to be comfortable inside.
C: I do not want to change the body or get into any bodywork and paint.

I am 62 now and I can't do all the stuff I used to take on. That's why I picked the two cars for this restomod. The 65 car is a 1000 mile body-off restoration with a brand new stock frame. The donor is a 10,000 mile 2007 roll over chassis. Everything is new and clean. Bolt and un-bolt is my thing. I don't have the time to restore old rusty parts and all that crap. I do understand the body under floor will have to be modified in the rear and one thing that sounded really interesting from Streetshop is he has a company that makes a one piece custom fiberglass rear floor section that takes care of everything in one shot. This will be the hardest (labor) part of the project but necessary to get the big tires in there. I also want to move the seats back to allow for my big ***. The one below looks like what I need. I'll use the old rear differential and muncie trans (maybe a tremec) with the LS7


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Originally Posted by Tom DeWitt View Post
My goal is simple.
A: I want a old car that rides and steers like a new car.
B: I want to be comfortable inside.
C: I do not want to change the body or get into any bodywork and paint.

I am 62 now and I can't do all the stuff I used to take on. That's why I picked the two cars for this restomod. The 65 car is a 1000 mile body-off restoration with a brand new stock frame. The donor is a 10,000 mile 2007 roll over chassis. Everything is new and clean. Bolt and un-bolt is my thing. I don't have the time to restore old rusty parts and all that crap. I do understand the body under floor will have to be modified in the rear and one thing that sounded really interesting from Streetshop is he has a company that makes a one piece custom fiberglass rear floor section that takes care of everything in one shot. This will be the hardest (labor) part of the project but necessary to get the big tires in there. I also want to move the seats back to allow for my big ***. The one below looks like what I need. I'll use the old rear differential and muncie trans (maybe a tremec) with the LS7

modifying the floor and installing the new floor and tubs isnít too terrible, itís just messy. It takes me around 8 hours total to cut out the old and install the new. SRIii makes wife tubs and floor sections and roadster shop sells a one piece section.
Mill send you a message later with info. My only goal here is to help you avoid issues.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:10 PM
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I appreciate that. I'm not dead set on anything. Totally open-minded

Oh, sorry to Jim Myers (OP) for hyjacking your thread. I'll start a new one

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Old 02-11-2019, 12:12 AM
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Knowing what I know know after being involved in my restomod build for over 5 years . You are going in a good direction. Most of my time and money of my builld is dealing with building the body, etc ,waiting on bodywork , finding missing parts , and fitting everything . I went with a sriii frame and it is amazing quality and was a dream to assemble. If I’d had a good body waiting to basically drop on it, I would be driving it now. You will have so many clean parts to sell, it will make you cost outlay even less. Good luck and good engine choice
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