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Old 05-27-2009, 05:42 PM
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yes i was thinking the same thing (Dirt) Tod..it reminds me when i was 16 yrs old i tore off my 1st top end off and replaced it with a set of Double Hump heads i found under a trailer ( Had them re-worked at NAPA), Replaced cam with a camshaft from AUTOSHACK ( Anyone remember that Chain Store?)..the cam was an alliance.
also purchased a tunnal ram with pair of 465's (holley)..from local speed shop for $350.00

did all this with engine still in the car in a one room barn with a dirt floor and 2 Bare light bulbs hanging from ceiling....long Humid Summer nights here in the South.

I spent hours in a Chilton Manual trying to figure out how to put it all back together.......Great Times ! 8)

i will never forget the feeling when i turned the ignition Key ( For the 100th time) and it fired up.....it was great !
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:19 PM
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Yep bjuice, I get your point and have some of the same memories as a young and driven lad myself.

I can remember my first header installation, The guy from Larry Lampert Auto Centers said They would bolt right on in just about 20 minutes.

That easy bolt on project took me three days and nights in my buddies barn. I think between the both of us we had a cresent wrench, a pair of pliers and a kerosene lantern.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:58 PM
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When I was around 13 or so my dad had goten an engine from someone that needed gone through....It was a 350 sbc I decided to "help" by tearing it down for him wjile he was at work....He got home and saw that I had taken it apart, and was glad I did it...then he asked where the rod and main caps were...I told him they were in that bucket over there...He said "You marked them didn't you?

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
When I was around 13 or so my dad had goten an engine from someone that needed gone through....It was a 350 sbc I decided to "help" by tearing it down for him wjile he was at work....He got home and saw that I had taken it apart, and was glad I did it...then he asked where the rod and main caps were...I told him they were in that bucket over there...He said "You marked them didn't you?

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:04 AM
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Working by myself at dark, under a car trying to remove bell housing bolts, raining and no swivel socket. Almost in tears of frustration when I realized I was tightening instead of loosening.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:56 AM
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