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Old 08-19-2008, 09:49 PM
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MY 1ST HOT ROD ! Is this good?????

Hi guys! Buying my 1st Hotrod. Can you tell me if this setup sounds good?? Thanks! 1971 SS Nova:383 stroker SB Chevy, Forged pistons/heads, 4 bolt main, Steel crank, 650 cfm holley doublepumper carb, Solid lifters, Comp pro magnum roller rockers, 292 duration Clay Smith cam w/erson gear drive, 202 heads, m22 rockcrusher 4spd w/lakewood explosion proof bellhousing, 12 bolt rear end w/373 posi, Just wondering your thoughts on this. Car is in awesome shape! Nasty idle!! Runs really well, Just wondering if this sounds good! Guy is asking 15,000. Thanks guys!

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:25 PM
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Sounds good to me..

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Old 08-20-2008, 02:00 AM
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Sounds nice by description.

But, I'd caution against spending that kinda dough without checking the "facts" so to speak

Did you view the car on a lift? Any rust issues?

Do you have available documentation on the parts, receipts, manuals, warranty cards etc?

Who built the motor? Can you talk to them about what was done to verify?

How's the suspension, brakes?
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Sounds nice by description.

But, I'd caution against spending that kinda dough without checking the "facts" so to speak

Did you view the car on a lift? Any rust issues?

Do you have available documentation on the parts, receipts, manuals, warranty cards etc?

Who built the motor? Can you talk to them about what was done to verify?

How's the suspension, brakes?

i'm with you but the one thing that caught MY eye was the "steel crank "
that'd be hard to check without pulling the pan.
383 FORGED cranks are fairly $$$
cast steel is a different story...

15K doesn't buy much anymore, though


do it have subframe connectors?
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:38 AM
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15k could be deal, I too would be very cautious about rust.
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Sounds pretty cool on the surface....but I'm with the others.....do some homework. Those roller rockers...are they steel? Don't know how long I'd trust some aluminum ones in a driver.

Deal with the issues (if any) and you should have a neat little piece.
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Thanks for the replys, The car has been put together professionally and i know the owner very well. He has spent alot of money on building it but is in a pinch right now. A few other things: Disc brakes, Brand new mettallic gray paint w/blue and white tip ghost flames, No rust issues. I did notice 2 small oil droplets on my garage floor (i had it for a few days to check it out) after it being there for 2 days. Anything to worry about on that? Underside is pretty clean other than a little dirt here and there. Brand new 17" chrome wheels and tires. Kyb shocks in front, air shocks in back. Interior was just redone (including the trunk) by a pro. I have asked others in our hotrodder circle about the car and they all say he spent alot of money on it. Thanks for any other replies!
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Pop the trunk and look at the insides of the quarters to see if it was skinned. check the rear frame rails for soft spots and feel inside the wheel lips. Sounds like a very good deal... there is no way you could build it for that price. Make sure you post some pics!!!!
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Buy it in a Hurry, before it goes to someone else.
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Thanks guys! I am gonna pick this up in a about a month. I just wanted to keep my options open and do some asking around before i purchased it. I appreciate your thoughts and i'll post pics as soon as i can. I am excited about the car, it really is a nice one. Oh.... and i am the first in line to buy it. The owner and i are good friends and he promised it to me.
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a MONTH? whats that guys number? j/k
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Thanks guys! I am gonna pick this up in a about a month. I just wanted to keep my options open and do some asking around before i purchased it. I appreciate your thoughts and i'll post pics as soon as i can. I am excited about the car, it really is a nice one. Oh.... and i am the first in line to buy it. The owner and i are good friends and he promised it to me.
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