Found in the mess of animal mess....
so far looks like maybe a L48 or L34 car with option 733 and D55.... can you post what it says on the firewall tag?
I'm starting to agree....more I look into the car it seems like a big list for all original car...probably won't stop me from collecting parts along the way. But it looks like I will put a 396/402 in it..and a 4 speed back in it...won't be near original... But I can collect the parts lolBuild it to suit your personal taste. A 70 in Cortez silver is sweet, no matter what's under the hood.
can you post some pics of the subframe that you have? in my opinion I think for now you should put it together with the parts that you have using the 454 and a Muncie 4spd. then later on as you collect correct parts you can start to change it. im sure the subframe you have will work. if you post pics of the subframe I can tell you for sure and even identify the exact of it year too...
Ironically the L34 is rarer then the L78 as the cost was so minimal it was worth buying the L78. If there is no in dash tach, this car came without gauges and console are still reasonable to buy used or new.I've brought back cars with more damage..so far car seems to be a 396 SS I'm guessing l34 since the other is so much rarer...
Car's last plates show 1984 same as inspection.
I'm guessing it would be hard to find out if it was the aluminum head 396/402 anyway since I don't have paperwork so far...
Right...I'm getting closer though. There ought to be more tell tail signs...like the fuel line question. How many and what size was asked. Cut out in carpet with carpet not as faded was a good sign of console.. Big block heater box everyone knowsAs Tom Williams mentioned in an earlier post, even if you find a Fisher Body sheet in the seats, unfortunately it won't tell you what engine was in the car.
Love the car!! Do they sell those exact seat covers? I have the exact seat cover design. Not sure if there are others but mine is the same as yours.I would say an authentic restoration only if all of the goodies are present, it is expensive to say the least to put a legit big block car back together with all of the right parts!! I am in the same boat with my 70 SS. I drove it home a few years back stored in a basement. I bought for my boy.
the big block is long gone!! but everything else is still in place. I have the paperwork from the engine swap and a close on dates big block to replace the small block. or maybe an LS3 and a six speed??