hey guys, i am looking at buying a 69 chevelle malibu with a built 400, muncie 4 speed, 373 rear, ss wheels, power steering and brakes. I have some knowledge about these engines just reading other forums...need some help because i see myself having trouble being able to get a good look at the motor fully assemled... i plan on giving it a thourough test drive and wanted some advice and what to look and listen for while checking this car out before dumping 10-15k on what hopefully will be my new DD :D ...
PLEASE HELP!!!! :welcome:
05-11-2008 02:58 PM
take it over some pot holes and listen close for any pops/clanks/bangs that might be structual or suspention parts that have given way.
Take it to your local SHOP.....NOT a quick lube place, and ask them to give it a once over.
05-11-2008 03:00 PM
See if the engine is smoking at all, leaking, overheating etc.......
05-11-2008 08:35 PM
plan on giving it a thourough test drive and wanted some advice and what to look and listen for while checking this car out
Well, if it's 'built' it ought to be able to take a little pounding on that 'test drive'. I'd drop the hammer and let it rip - put it through some grueling miles accelerating, shifting, braking, cornering and driving in general. A sissy spin won't tell you siht. Put it to the wood, work it, and let it tell you.