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Old 10-19-2012, 09:55 AM
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I think most people realized they got what they paid for. I had a car painted at Earl Scheib in Boise, ID, back in 1985 or so. I did the preliminary body work and took EVERYTHING that would come off off. All I needed them to do was spray it. The guy who started working a couple days before and had sprayed 5-10 cars knew more about spraying paint than I did! I've had other cheap paint places do the same since -- Maaco and Peach (a GA outfit). Got reasonable paint jobs for the money spent, under $1000 in all cases (usually closer to $600 -- I always have them do a little extra prep work). I've found that when you do a lot of prep work they realize you want a decent paint job and they take a bit more time with it. Maybe it's just because you made things easier for them though. No matter, if they are just spraying paint they can do better than most people.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:08 AM
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I have a Maaco near me that does some pretty darn nice work on vintage cars. I was looking at a 65ish Dodge and looked real close and saw that non of the chrome had came off, but I had to look very close to see this, at 5 feet it looked damn nice.

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Yeah, it's not hard to get a good "20 footer" paint job, even with the trim left on! Most of them take more time on vintage stuff as they know it gets looked at more. Maybe the guy didn't want to pay the extra for them to take off the trim and didn't want to do it himself either, just put some shiny paint on it so I can ask another grand or two for it! A lot of people think that way, I'd see that the trim didn't come off and probably SUBTRACT money to do a proper paint job!
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Hi guys would the block have side bosses for motor mounts and recessed oil filter mount??? Jim
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Hi guys would the block have side bosses for motor mounts and recessed oil filter mount??? Jim
Did I miss a question!

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Ok, 1965 Nova with a 283, what was different about that block? There were two distinct differences from any other small block motor ever made. I remember pulling the motor out of my buddies car and noticing this and wondering why in the heck did they go thru such trouble when we just put a 350 in the same spot and it didn't need these mods.

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Found it LOL

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:03 AM
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Yes, the 65 Nova used side mounts. The earliest 283 (hmmm.... maybe I'm thinking 265?) may not have had side mounts as Chevy was still using four point mounts when the SBC came out.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hi guys would the block have side bosses for motor mounts and recessed oil filter mount??? Jim
Jim, I am going to give it to you though I don't think you are right on the side mounts, I believe all small blocks had them by then. But being I don't KNOW for sure, you are the winna! The recessed oil filter is correct, the other thing I was looking for was the recessed starter. The Nova block had both the starter and the oil filter up about a half inch or so further into the block than the other 283's.

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Thanks Brian,, I will pass it on and appreciate the offer. I will keep trying to answer this Triva Thread .. Jim And yes the mounts were not right
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The Nova block had a different set up for the clutch cross shaft but I don't remember exactly what the difference was.

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:22 PM
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The Nova block had a different set up for the clutch cross shaft but I don't remember exactly what the difference was.

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Guess not. My memory must have a wild imagination since I can't find anything to indicate I know one thing about what I am talking about.
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Guess not. My memory must have a wild imagination since I can't find anything to indicate I know one thing about what I am talking about.
You know I seem to remember that too! Just arn't sure about it! Did it have two holes for the clutch linkage ball? I cant find anything either!!!

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:32 PM
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Man: I just lost all my subscriptions to threads I dont know how!!!!! So I posted this to get it back LOL

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Something else that was interesting about that block is that it was a under-bored 327 block, not a 283 block. As I remember the 265 used a front engine mount because the powerglide was cast iron and it had side mounts instead of one bottom mount.
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