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Old 11-01-2003, 11:26 PM
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Just thought I'd say "hi" since I'm new to the site.

I live in the Phoenix area and drive a 1999 Chevy Camaro Z28.

Right now I'm in the middle of selling the car in hopes of starting a new project car. Plans are to build a new motor from scratch and drop it into a 1st gen f-body or something simliar. I'd be building the motor myself...although I'm not a pro. I have basic knowlege of engines...I was able to do the heads, cam, etc, etc., on my LS1 motor, so I assume that's better than knowing nothing. I'm a Chevy guy but I'm open to suggestions for the new motor/chasis/setup.


My main dilemma is: small block or big block?! Any suggestions, pros/cons? The car would be a weekend warrior with frequent visits to the local dragstrip.


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~Larry

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Old 11-02-2003, 07:35 AM
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project car

everything depends on how deep your pockets are? do you have the time to build the engine or buy a crate motor instead. wht kind of car are you shoppng for? Have fun!



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Old 11-02-2003, 06:20 PM
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IMHO For your first rebuild stick with a small block chev they are cheaper and easier to build, if you build a 383 (350 stroked) or 406 (400 .30over) you will have plenty of HP and torque to make you happy.

If you can swap heads and replace a cam, I would think you can do a complete rebuild, the pro's on this board (not me) can help you with just about any problems you may have with your rebuild, they have help me on my 406 rebuild and other auto related problem, .....Which I am grateful for, keep up the good work Hotrodders.com!!!!!

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Old 11-02-2003, 07:43 PM
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I want to build the motor myself, rather than buying a crate motor. What's a good budget for doing so? I was thinking 8-10 grand on a motor....and about 6-8 grand for a car w/o a motor or tranny but with a straight frame and no body work needed (except for paint perhaps).


Right now I'd like to find a 1st fbody, a chevelle, or a 68-72 GTO shell to make the "project car." I'm not big into Fords, and I don't know a thing about Mopars.

Any suggestions regarding what type of motor to go with, or what type of car to go with would be cool.

My other big question is carbeurated or fuel injected. I've grown up on fuel injection and don't know a thing about carbs.
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Dream your own dream and build it.

Don't ask others to dream for you.



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Old 11-14-2003, 02:36 PM
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Bench racing

We are talking bench racing here Jeff, no harm in helping the guy out!! After all, its not my pocket the money has to come out of. I can dream one hell of a dream car buddy!! Could end up being your nightmare though. Set you budget reasonably Larry and you will have that car someday!!



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Your right, sorry about that...

Plus sometimes it helps to hear what goes together, what's important, and what's not.

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