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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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    6 fucking months and the engine is still on the floor. Reckon I've spent 200hrs cleaning goo off everything. Looks ok now, probably will go back in this week or next


    And heaps of fucking around on the firewall too. I've got a vintageair setup to go in, so all the gross holes had to go.



    I will never tire of this colour. So good.
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    Cool car man, firewall came up mint.

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    Firewall looks even better in colour...

    Anyone had the fun of dynamat and want to share tips? That's the next job on the list and I don't want to end up with gross wrinkly old man skin.
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    Looking sweet mate! won't take much to get the engine back in and running again.

    Keen to see how you go with the dynamat, i will be doing the same

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    The first time I did Dynamat, I rolled too hard over a corner of a piece and put a dent in the roof. I was more careful from then on
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    Heat gun and a rubber craft roller seemed to help a fair bit. And a stanley knife for compound corners as it ain't very flexible.

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    My best tip for using Dynamat is to use something easier to apply and that won't trap rust underneath, like Car Builders insulation.
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    To be completely honest, I've got Resomat.
    NFI what's different about it, other than not being butyl or bitumen.

    Will get a roller and have a play sometime soon...
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    Just get the dynamat or car builders roller and attack it.
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    +1 car builders, just bought some of their gear a while back to go up under the dash of mine to replace the furry shit that was starting to fall (or had already fallen) off. Grab a roller too, makes it way easier and sitting it in the sun to warm a bit helps if the ambient temp is low.
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