1. Unknown
    July 4, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

    This is a new level of looks can be deceiving. Reminds me of the caption 'screen images simulated' we see in commercials. The real question would be how big of a deal is it to swap in a big ground pounding v8. Anyone know what is involved? Rear axle, brakes, frame mods?


    • Matt Cramer
      July 5, 2017 @ 2:49 pm

      Not the original slant six either, at least not from the head gasket up… head and valve cover appear to be a late '70s version. Can't see the block to see if it's a later version too, but I suspect it is. Even though I've got a slant six project myself – it doesn't look like the right choice of motor here.

      To answer what's involved in swapping in a big block – there's motor mount kits to get the engine changed out with the stock K-member, you'll need a big block transmission (the slant six 904 won't bolt up and trying to make an adapter would be a very bad idea), and if there isn't a 8 3/4" axle back there, that needs to be addressed pronto. He seems to be running all drums and I would upgrade that even though I'm pretty sure you could get drums on a big block car (Chrysler let you do a lot of mix and matching whether it was a good idea or not). At least he's already put in a dual circuit master cylinder. So you're looking at a relatively involved swap but no major fabrication or unobtanium parts.


  2. JB1025
    July 4, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

    New K member for one to put a Big Block in it. But for a tribute car may be money ahead to leave it be.


  3. hugh crawford
    July 5, 2017 @ 6:57 pm

    It looks like the sort of car that people buy to park in front of their bar or restaurant to attract customers.

    I don't know how or why old fire trucks, tractors, unlimited hydroplanes, and the like attract customers but they seem to be a fixture of franchise steakhouses around here.


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