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Feb 10, 1999 (11:20 pm)
Thanks to both you guys. Engined fired, ran at fast idle and oil pressure is normal. No smoke. All is well in the world. Again, thanks.
Feb 11, 1999 (12:10 am)
Ah, good to hear! Congrats....
#14 of 21 My 78 Chevy Nova Custom
Feb 17, 1999 (4:31 pm)
This is my special car.
47k orginal miles
Metallic Blue(original paint in good condition too)
Black vinyl top
My First Car -still own it.
(not currently for sale, but like they
say anything is for sale at the right price)
Thats about it
Feb 17, 1999 (6:57 pm)
Well, you're not the fickle type...that car will probably run forever, they're sturdy.
Feb 17, 1999 (10:25 pm)
I like it, I'd love to get it out of my garage sometime this summer and take it to our local show.
I think I just might. Its fun to drive too, although its front bench seat doesn't like to hold anyone in it when going around corners
Feb 18, 1999 (12:25 am)
Well, sometimes you might WANT someone to slide into you....
Feb 18, 1999 (12:53 am)
That's what my girlfriend likes about riding in my '55 Pontiac Starchief-she can sit right next to me. I think back to the old days, when I was just starting to drive, and we used to prefer a front bench seat for makeout reasons. My '55 Chev spent many nights at the drive-in movie, with me and my girlfriend enjoying that big, bench front seat...
Feb 18, 1999 (2:26 am)
I agree, and the bench is definitly made for one
reason, and its not to keep you upright. It'll be a stark contrast when I slip into the buckets in my new cougar. I think Chevy should re introduce the Nova I can see it now the Nova2000, the way it was meant to be, it should have never turned into the Sh* Can car it is today(not sure if still in production), its as big as a chevette.
Feb 21, 1999 (7:23 am)
Our car is a resro 72 chev malibu 2 dr-built 4 main 350 ci-factory disc brakes-air cond.- built the trans-has the deluxe everything-w/only 31,000 miles on it.i purchased it about 5 yrs. ago. it was owned by a little unmarried lady who drove it to work-1 mile a day-she kept the oil changed every 90 days-her dad taught her how to take care of cars- no one ever sat in the back seat-all the interior was perfect except for the front seat-had a tear in the fabric-the body had the usual dings and a ugly faded gold paint job. she told me that when she retired that i was first on the list to purchase it. well-time went by-and several summers later-i got a call to come on down and pick it up. i asked her how much she wanted and with a smile on her lips-she said $50.00.she knew that i would take care of "her" car-wanted to be the first to ride in it when it was finished. well-3 yrs. later-it was done. i spent 1 1/2 yrs. working on the body- 10 coats primer-$$$ premium materials-sanding till the cows came home-I designed sanding tools for all the curved body parts-god-not a flat surface on it!!! the paint job is worth about $8,000-saved lotsa money doing the labor on it-i took about the same length rebuilding the rest of the car. many dollars later-finished.(you never really finish) what a beauty-hunter green w/a hint of silver flake to accent the curves-when i stopped by her house-she cried when she saw it-loved the car ride and esp. the dual exhaust . said she felt like a teenager!!!her mother was 84 years old and loved the ride-so-another great car adventure.
when i drove it to vegas for a car show-driving over to san diego-the car was in a dust storm-sand storm(wasted my front window)-sleet storm-snow storm-and finally-a rain storm(all in one day). only real damage was the window-i had a bra on the front-that saved the paint job. car drove like a champ--thanks for listening.....
Jun 04, 1999 (5:58 am)
Well guys my car is a red 1967 Firebird 400 convertible. I have had the engine bored 0.030 over have a competition cam, heads are ported with 3 angle, intake is Edlebrock Performer RPM with an Edlebrock 750 carb. The car is not show, but is very, very clean. I ahve also installed a shift kit in the TH350 transmission. Had my fist chance to test the engine after breakin the other day and smoked the tires all the way to 50 mph, but still had enough to blow off a modified 911. Need to investigate rear end and wider rear tires as I am trying to keep it looking dead stock on the outside.
Im my book you can't beat the muscle of the 60s-early 70s especially in convertible form...