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Year: 1971

Model: Coupe

Engine: 350

Body/Exterior: ugly

Front End: rebuilt, Belltech springs (1 inch lower), Addco sway bar

Transmission: 350

Rear End: ?

Exhaust: Flowtech headers and probably cheap Summit Racing duals

Wheels/Tires: tbd

Interior: tbd

Electrical: stock

Accessories/Options: tbd

Sound system:tbd

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My Pop's old Nova. He had health issues and had to go on disability. He spent about 20 years taking a body course at the local community college. He had the car painted and looking pretty good at one time. The last 10 years or so, he hasn't been able to do anything on it, and it sat in the yard and went downhill. I recently drug it home to save it. It currently has a 305 and Powerglide.

He did a decent job on the exterior sheet metal, but the floors and truck are shot. I'm currently rebuilding the front suspension and swapping in a mildly built 350 and 350 trans I pulled from another project.

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WOW . . . big change from 1st picture and the 2nd picture , looks good . . . . . keep going ; and,

WELCOME to SNS . . . . . .. with your 3rd Gen . . . .. .. . . jim
 

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I have a mildly built 350 that I pulled out of a previous project. Been sitting on the garage floor for about 10 years looking for a home. Got it cleaned up and ready for action.

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I'm really getting the cart ahead of the horse with the drivetrain before the floor and trunk floor replacement. The thing is, I had a lot of the drivetrain stuff on hand. I'm heading to TN to visit a friend this weekend, and will be picking up all the sheet metal items that I'll need. On my way, I'll be within a mile of a source. Gives me a good excuse to go, and I'll save all the shipping.
 

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Cool project, and I'm glad you're saving a family heirloom. You'll have it done from the firewall forward and can hopefully drive it before you year into it further. The helps with the motivation. Keep us in the loop!
 

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Cool project, and I'm glad you're saving a family heirloom. You'll have it done from the firewall forward and can hopefully drive it before you year into it further. The helps with the motivation. Keep us in the loop!
Yeah, a rolling restoration is what I'm after. I am going to do the floors and trunk floor and get it moving again while I work on stuff. I have found that if I take one completely down all at once, that it ends up a depressing pile for a long time. I hope to get it in a functional state again while my dad can still go for a ride in it.
 

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Looks great! Have fun.
For me, that is the real fun part of a build. Progress becomes evident and satisfying.
I really enjoy working "under the hood" when there is no front sheetmetal. Easy to refine the small details.
 

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Hey Sheriffbart!
Good solid looking project you have going. Makes me miss doing yet another.
I note you have what looks like a MBS or CPP Master Cyl there. It's entirely up to you but I found they'll flash rust at the first lick of moisture. While your at this stage (easy to access) you might consider painting it to prevent that from happening. Takes a nice engine bay down a lot to see rust on them later.
Just suggesting....
 

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Hey Sheriffbart!
Good solid looking project you have going. Makes me miss doing yet another.
I note you have what looks like a MBS or CPP Master Cyl there. It's entirely up to you but I found they'll flash rust at the first lick of moisture. While your at this stage (easy to access) you might consider painting it to prevent that from happening. Takes a nice engine bay down a lot to see rust on them later.
Just suggesting....
Yeah, I'm going to pull it back off for paint. I knew it had to come back off to bench bleed anyway.
 

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PERFECT! I glad you caught it before bleeding. The timing doesn't get any better!
There's a light coating on it from the manufacturer that'll need to be removed first, but you already know that.

I'm sure your Dad appreciates all you're doing and wishes he could get in there too!
 

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Slow progress. I'm not dedicating a ton of time to it. Just tinkering on it a little most every night. I spend as much time drinking beer and staring as I do working.
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