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Which means "Evil Twin". Lets see your projects where you change boring into fun or create the fun from scratch.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2023 7:00 am 
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She texted a picture of her smiling behind the wheel and called it "bodacious". Loves the new sound and power. I still have some tuning to do. Not completely happy with idle yet. It wants to hunt more than I like. It is a process and I am just not there yet. But she is driving it and just loves it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2023 7:03 am 
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So, Stella is getting new engine. I built an engine while in engine machinist school back in 1987. I was a .040 over 350 chevy. $ bolt main, forged crank & pistons, ARP studs. It was a short block. I have a set of steel heads from a 72 350 that were reworked. Bronze guides, screw in studs, big valves and springs, mild port job. I never had it completed or running. It was apart and in storage for many years. When my wife got her truck, I revived the short block and heads. I have since then acquired the Camaro and got it running. Now i have acquired a set of ARP 210 CNC ported heads. Those heads are going on the Camaro 383. The heads on the 383 are mild ported Dart aluminum heads. This weekend I pulled the engine from the Camaro and took the heads off. Cleaned them up and changed the valve springs to a hydraulic flat tappet spring. I put those heads on the old .040 350 short block with a newer Comp Cams hydraulic flat tappet cam. Should be very rowdy. It will also get an upgraded ignition with MSD billet distributor and Digital 6AL box.

I will need to bring the truck to my work and use the A Frame hoist to swap the engine. My hoist won't quite get the truck engine out.

I still need to port the intake to fit the AFR heads and get the 383 back together but Stella is first. I love old Chevy stuff, just swap and mix and match.


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The way you've been knocking out projects I kind of assume that by the time I read this and thought to ask what's the estimated completion date its like already complete, but I'll ask anyway, when will it run again? Wife excited for some HP to go with the noise?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2023 7:44 am 
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It looks like a weekend swap. It will probably be Jan 6-7. I have the 383 long block ready. I need to port match the new intake and put it on. Truck comes first.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2024 7:05 am 
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I have tested the fit of the truck headers onto the newer angle plug heads and it will be close but they should work. I marked the intake for the AFR headed 383 so I can port match the intake now. It looks like all I need is to swap it all over now.

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