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Old May 9th, 2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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I bought this last weekend, found on here in the classifieds. I went into this wholly, eyes opened I just want to say.







Got it home yesterday,



Started the tear down, supposedly had a fresh 390, I didn't believe it for a minute, turns out I was right, it's a 360 lol. It did come with an Edelbrock Streetmaster 390 intake though, I'll probably punt that on Ebay.

Brakes... Need replaced lol. Will be looking for a 78-79 for everything from the knuckles out.


Intake and Holley 4160 carb


The "fresh 390, it sat outside with the hood off, so I anticipated this, but I hoped it really was a 390 and really was fresh. Anyone have one squirreled away? I hate going on goose chases, and nowadays every 360 is a 390


Some shots of the cab, and shingle floor,



Oh... And one of the best parts of the truck,



So that's where I'm at for now, hopefully I can get this off to the machine shop or find a 390 to rebuild. I need to buy a welder and get to work on the floors...

My plan is 5.5 Deaver coils, 37's, 4.56 gears, and a doubler.

Thanks for looking!
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Old May 9th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #2
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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:39 PM   #3
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That's a good lookin truck
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Really? ...............who told you it was a fresh motor?
Never mind, this conversations would not be worth it.

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Really? ...............who told you it was a fresh motor?
Never mind, this conversations would not be worth it.
Absolutely, like I said, I expected it to be neither fresh nor a 390 and that's what I got. That's how these things go, I'm not pissy or worked up over it, I paid accordingly.
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It's a crime to have a Chevelle sitting in a field like that. Nice find on the truck. Pretty clean. Shingles as floormats. Who knew?
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It's a crime to have a Chevelle sitting in a field like that. Nice find on the truck. Pretty clean. Shingles as floormats. Who knew?
The frame for the Chevelle is a little farther into the field lol.

I'm happy with it, I love these trucks, I know it wasn't far from the scrap yard.

What's better than shingle floor mats is the sawzall box floor plan hahahaha... If only they'd have used the sawzall itself instead of the box
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Old May 25th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #8
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So I've been collecting tools and taking care of other life business, but I've decided to go with a 460, after wasting about 75 dollars in gas going to look at other 390's that were all actually 360's

So anyway, I have my tool I need for that at least :D



I'll be selling all the 360 stuff, including the C6, Edelbrock Streetmaster, Holley 4160, etc etc. My niece is in the hospital currently, and thats taking up much of my free time this holiday weekend.
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Yup. Why have orphan engines when you can go modern.
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Not too much of an update, but I blasted my intake, found a 428 crank for way less than a complete 460, will be pulling the motor, trans, and case this weekend.

BTW, I'm looking for a MIG welder if anyone is selling one.

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Not a perfect job, but not bad for free and thirty minutes effort.
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If you're looking for 460 tips and ideas, @SANDVIPR is the one to ask.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 07:06 AM   #12
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Thanks Jeff- yes- feel free to PM me if you run into anything weird. I'll forewarn you that I have a tendency to go a little over the top with my builds and suggestions though. But you'll end up with a wicked-fast ride.
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I'm probably going to go the 428 crank into my 360 block route, but I do thank you!
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I thought I read that the 390 never came in a 4x4 truck from the factory? Probably wrong but I think I did read that once upon a time when I had a similar truck. Nice truck!
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I thought I read that the 390 never came in a 4x4 truck from the factory? Probably wrong but I think I did read that once upon a time when I had a similar truck. Nice truck!
That is correct, the 460 and 390 were never available in 4x4's from the factory in these Era trucks. However, on sale day... Lol.

But... A 428 crank, in this 390 block, gives me 416 cubes :)
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Went to Harbor Freight today to get an engine stand, picked up this as well. Maybe... Just maybe... I can drive it this year.

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Just curious what you are doing with the rest of the drive line. Are you staying with the stock D44/9" combo? What size tires?
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Well I really would like to drive it this year, so for the time being I will drive it as is once I get the floors and cab mounts repaired, engine and trans rebuilt. I intend to go through the suspension, swap to disc brakes, and do a 5.5" lift from JBG. Which will be enough to get me rolling on 37's for the winter.

Long term, my plans are for SD axles, 40's, 5.13 gears, and since I have a 203 already, a doubler. But the final version is a few years out, maybe late next year...
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Had a pretty productive day,





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...which will be enough to get me rolling on 37's for the winter.

You're going to subject this pretty thing to winter salt?!?
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