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There were three episodes on that project so there is probably more stuff they have bought and they took some shortcuts that cost them. When you set up these engines you need to gap the piston rings(0.03”) for a boosted application and they didn’t do that when they put the the first engine in the car. They ended up rolling a ring out of the number 7 piston and gouged the cylinder wall. So they picked up another engine for the project.. There are probably things that will very in your build but these cars X and F bodies are quite similar GM platforms. This should be a very comparable build as a guideline.
 

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Looks like it’s been sitting in that dirt for quite a while. You might want to look under the carpet for rust in the floors and lower rockers. Otherwise, it doesn’t look took bad from what is in these pictures.. Why has it been sitting for so long..?
 

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it has been sitting for that long because my buddies sister passed away and it was hers. they just never touched it again. I’m not 100 percent positive i’m getting the car but we will see. I need to go back and check all the floor boards and the frame. I want to make sure it’s not rusted thru. I will post some more pics if i get the car. Fingers crossed it works out.
 

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Ok guys here is an update. Went to look at a nova last night and the sale is pending. need to verify if the bin is clean then it will be the car i go with. It’s a 1973 Nova roller.
question: How do i know what motors will fit in the car.I was ether wanting a 350 or a 454. not sure yet. Most likely a 350 with a 400 crank.

How do i find the correct motor that will fit?
 

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Do you guys think i can build a budget cheap race/street car that does 12/13 secs in the quarter and can be driven in the street for around 5k if the car is around 2k. I have never done this so i am worried i am biting off more then i can afford.
The car i’m looking at has a 350 in it.
i will need a rear end and i will need to gut the cars interior. Just gonna put one seat in it. Not worried about what it looks like. I probably need a trans also. It’s my first build so i don’t want to mess it up.
My 2ton 72 runs high 12's with a 352 destroked 400, AFR HEADS, FAST EZ 2.0 EFI, 4L80 , 3.73 Gears. It has OE AC & PS.
Spent over $25k in last 15 yrs to get it that kwik. Probably abit more expensive to do same in these inflationary times. Paid $1100 for this CenTex OE 350/350 90,000 Mile car in 2001.
 

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My 2ton 72 runs high 12's with a 352 destroked 400, AFR HEADS, FAST EZ 2.0 EFI, 4L80 , 3.73 Gears. It has OE AC & PS.
Spent over $25k in last 15 yrs to get it that kwik. Probably abit more expensive to do same in these inflationary times. Paid $1100 for this CenTex OE 350/350 90,000 Mile car in 2001.
That is awesome. I look forward to my build.
 
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