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Old February 11th, 2020, 04:40 PM   #201
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4 wheel power disc swap (currently 4 wheel manual drum)

Lower it 1.5-2" with aftermarket control arms

New wheels and tires

Possible leaf to 4 link conversion

Then drive it for the summer. 327 4spd.

Next winter LS swap and 4l80e
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Old February 12th, 2020, 08:16 AM   #202
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I would leave the drive train intact if its an original 327 car. Those are great engines, keep it original. Too much LS in everything in my opinion, nice car. Suspension and brakes definitely.
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Old February 12th, 2020, 08:41 AM   #203
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LS or LS turbo?

I like the plans. I'm a big fan of modernizing suspension in muscle cars. I respect those that have perfect restoration, but I'm more of a make it better type.
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It's not the original trans or engine. If it was more then a base model car I might leave it alone. But, it's just the entry level model.
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I probably won't turbo. I don't want to cut up sheet metal to make room for the intercooler etc.
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Old February 12th, 2020, 10:12 AM   #206
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I probably won't turbo. I don't want to cut up sheet metal to make room for the intercooler etc.
water to air, it can happen without cutting metal
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Old February 12th, 2020, 10:15 AM   #207
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I probably won't turbo. I don't want to cut up sheet metal to make room for the intercooler etc.
Just quoting this so in 6 months when the car is tubed out with twins and a giant intercooler we can look back on this silly comment. Go ahead and order the mini tubs for the rear, I bet they won't even get surface rust before you install them.
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It's been 13 days since I brought it home (purchased) .... But I've....

Swapped the 4 wheel drum Manaul brakes for 4 wheel power disc brakes. W/new booster, valve, and master.
Complete new brake lines and hoses. Swapped all the 7/16 lug studs for longer 1/2 studs.
Swapped the 4 control arms for aftermarket arms w/ proforged ball joints. Lower coil buckets drop ride height 2"s retaining stock height coils.
New moog coil springs and bilstien shocks.
Swapped the sway bar for a Hotchkiss 1.5" bar.
New Hotchkiss rear 1.5" drop leafs with new shackles and bushings.
New mufflers 😂. And rebuilt/sealed the manifold to pipe connections.
Plugs, fuel filter and hoses, and fuel pump. Air cleaner.
Wheels and tires
Moser diff cover and fluid change.
New pedal pads lol.
Rear package tray replaced.
Rear bilstien shocks are on the way.

Can't wait to put some miles (and smiles) on it. Won't be as "fun" as my marauder to drive. But I bet I'll enjoy it more.
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