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Old 08-27-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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Have been working on this for most of the year.Actually started the motor build last year.It is a 180/197 HP 265.I originally was building a 4 door ,but it is being held hostage in a local body shop.A friend had this pretty solid 2dr that he purchased from a 95 year old gentlemen.He offered it up to me so I could get some runs on it this year.Have had the car out a couple of times and with a not loose enough convertor,and not enough rear gear have been able to run a 13.49 at 97 mph on the Q/SA index of 13.85.Hope to get it to the Earlville points race after Indy for its first taste of NHRA action.Will be picking up a new convertor at Indy, and hope to have it in before Earlville.Will race this car at a few opens,Nostalgia events,and will continue to race the Buicks at National events.Will post more pictures later.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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Looks like a great start. Love the early Chevys,
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:46 PM   #3
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Very cool!
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:55 PM   #4
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Have been working on this for most of the year.Actually started the motor build last year.It is a 180/197 HP 265.I originally was building a 4 door ,but it is being held hostage in a local body shop.A friend had this pretty solid 2dr that he purchased from a 95 year old gentlemen.He offered it up to me so I could get some runs on it this year.Have had the car out a couple of times and with a not loose enough convertor,and not enough rear gear have been able to run a 13.49 at 97 mph on the Q/SA index of 13.85.Hope to get it to the Earlville points race after Indy for its first taste of NHRA action.Will be picking up a new convertor at Indy, and hope to have it in before Earlville.Will race this car at a few opens,Nostalgia events,and will continue to race the Buicks at National events.Will post more pictures later.
LOVE IT ! Keep us informed from time to time. Its beats reading about all this FI computer garbage all the time.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:22 PM   #5
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Thats cool Lyn! you go!
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:39 PM   #6
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Very cool ,Lyn

It just needs a four speed now.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:55 PM   #7
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Mark,Larry Nelson is putting together his old 55 car from 1973 and it will be a Stocker with 3 pedals.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:07 PM   #8
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Mark,Larry Nelson is putting together his old 55 car from 1973 and it will be a Stocker with 3 pedals.
I know , and I still have nightmares about that car from 1972!
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:34 PM   #9
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Congratulations on your way cool stocker.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:33 AM   #10
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Great looking 55, I bet those aluminum slot wheels are about as light as most "modern" wheels, and really suit that car.
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