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Old 02-21-2019, 10:49 PM   #31
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The car looks beautiful Lynn !
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:49 AM   #32
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Lynn, that car is awesome! It’s great to see people still building them!
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:43 PM   #33
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Started to collect parts for next years "new 265" build.Pistons came in the other day.I set one next to what I'm used to dealing with, a 455 Buick slug.LOL Don't have the blue 55 car anymore.Guy that loaned it to me wanted it back. So this winter I will be building my own 55 from the ground up for the P/SA and Q/SA wars next year when I'm not racing my Buick.LOL Will be getting the 55 shell inside and starting to rebuild the front suspension in a few weeks.Will keep you informed, as well on updates on engine build.
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My good buddy Mike C and I are back to work 55 Q/SA project. The body I have needs some work as the roof was patched with a huge pc of fiberglass mat. When I took the windshield out, I noticed remnants of a old vinyl top. Probably put on in the 70s, or early 80s. Moisture under it caused the roof panel to rust very bad. I cut the roof panel off and cleaned the mounting surfaces, A 2 day job. We used 3M panel adhesive to mount the panel back on. I was very carefull not to damage the headliner, since it was in fairly good condition. Also pictured is the frame. I had it blasted, and powdered coated. There is a place about a hour north of me that will do that for $300. Heck of a deal. This week I plan on finishing up the floor,and trunk patching, and next week getting the rebuilt frame back under the body. I might add that the roof panel was a reproduction. It fit fairly good. We did need to do a little metal trimming on it at the A pillar.
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:15 PM   #35
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Lyn, the 55 sounds like a lot of fun what does the 2dr sedan have to weigh for Q/SA ?



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Old 09-09-2020, 06:47 AM   #36
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When NHRA put the older cars back in the guide a few years back they raised the 1955 4bl HP from 180 to 200. It has been lowered some to 197. Needs to go further down, as the 55 265 has to use flat top pistons which means you have to use a cam with 230 degrees duration or less, or you will have valve to piston clearance problems. Mid way thru 1956 GM started building 265s with valve notches. They discontinued the over counter sales of the flat top piston about that time also. In the Jr Stocker days you could use the notched 265 pistons, but not now. Go figure.
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Find an OEM piston with notches, submit..
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Dwight, I have talked to everyone at NHRA who would listen to get the notched piston okayed, but it always comes back No. I have the flat pistons,and the low duration cam purchased now so that is what I will run. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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How much gear, 6.14's? Still have a powerglide?
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