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    Quote Originally Posted by LB-XP View Post
    Yeah, totally understandable. Would have to do the valve springs etc, it just spirals out of control when your keen to get it back on the road now its painted.
    Yeah, it goes like this:
    "Oh, I'll just chuck a cheap cam in"
    "I guess I should get a kit with lifters, pushrods and rocker arms"
    "No point having a nice valvetrain in stock iron heads"
    "Why am I bolting this stock intake manifold onto fancy heads?"
    ...
    ...
    10 grand credit card debt, still not driving my car.

    So I'm attempting to do what I can with minimal expense.
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    Totally agree, im feeling the same about the 396. Its going back in with minimal work for now.

    This is the performance forums though, we cant help it.

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    Oh yeah, I've already got a parts list going for the drivetrain it *should* have (427 if I can afford it, 383 if not).
    One day...
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    cue holley efi sniper kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singallant View Post
    Yeah, it goes like this:
    "Oh, I'll just chuck a cheap cam in"
    "I guess I should get a kit with lifters, pushrods and rocker arms"
    "No point having a nice valvetrain in stock iron heads"
    "Why am I bolting this stock intake manifold onto fancy heads?"
    ...
    ...
    10 grand credit card debt, still not driving my car.

    So I'm attempting to do what I can with minimal expense.
    My mate with the red one keeps going along these lines. He his has a glide in it (built big stall and shit) figured he would put something bigger in (I think his is a 283?) He doesn't know where to start then doesn't know where to stop.
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    +1 to that, mine is a 283 and have efi on the way but want to do basics like cam, intake and heads but then think for the money I spend on all that is a crate engine much more and a better investment (original engine though so keen to keep it).

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    I believe the right thing to do in this case is to put the original engine on the corner of the shed, and put a crate job in the engine bay.

    That way you can do skids without fretting that the matching numbers block will have a rod to through the side.

    And you can go back to original when you're old and boring.
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    Singallant's 68 Impala

    Forget matching numbers. Make it a better car by putting in the best motor in you can. I pulled the matching numbers engine out of my Datto and put it straight on Gumtree. Got $100 for it.


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    +1. The engine number in my Sierra is “powersystems xxx” or some such. Took the VicRoads pleb a few looks at the road worthy before they believed it though

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