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Old 01-09-2012, 05:33 PM

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Riot, that is a panhard bar in Doug's picture. Though it is a TCI set up, bet Air Ride Technology provided the 4 link set up. I have a 36 Pu with the Air Ride Technology Triangulated 4 bar with coil overs like Doug's and it is a very good handling ride as well as hooking up like Velcro. My coil overs are almost purely vertical which enhances the handling slightly. I built a 37 like Doug's on a Fatmans chassis, but used parallel leaf springs on it. I moved the top shock mounts outboard 2.5" from Fatmans location. A softer ride than my 36, but does not handle quite as well, nor does it hook up as good, as is to be expected. Sway bars on front and rear makes a big difference and highly recommend using them.

Nice job, Doug. My coupe has a 327 built to 300 Vette specs, but the Edelbrock Pro Flo EFI and big valves puts it up to the next level. Hope I did not take away from your thread.

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Tree, i read your project posts on the '37 before I started mine and got some good insights, thanks.

The 327 i have in my truck was an L79 327 at one time (that used to be in my '61 Corvette for 30 years), i put Bowtie heads on it over 20 years ago, and then last year , before I put it in the '37, i put in a high lift, short duration hyd roller cam.. I had the motor sitting around unused, and decided a Holley 6210 spreadbore on top on an Edelbrock airgap manifold was the least expensive way to get the beast going.

200 4r trans, 3.50:1 gears in back.

I built a custom EFI setup for the new 427 small block my '61 Corvette, but for now, a carb will work fine on the '37, until i decide I need another EFI project. Maybe a F.A.S.T. or Motec brain for the ,37 in a year or five.

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