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Bought it. Picked it up about 2 months ago. Four door, 1966 Volvo Amazon which I have purchased for the grand total of $2000. I have decided to name the car Lucille in remembrance of my Grandmother who passed recently.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/fa7b_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/f91a_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/fd42_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>My wife already hates it, my Dad laughed at it, but I love it. To me, it reminds me of an old Nova II, but with better lines. I can't wait to put a wrench to this thing.<p>80,000 miles on the stock 4-cylinder. Look at this thing. Dual side-draft carbs!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/23ac_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>I can't say that it's going to be in there that long. In fact it will come out very soon so I can fit a nice little 383 Stroker in it. This car is going to be a blast. <p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/3330_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/2c37_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/0b83_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/New%20Project/0cf9_12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>This is going to take some serious fab work to shoehorn a 350 into this chassis. I boought a full-size polyurethane 350 so it will make mocking things up a little easier than wheeling a stuffed 350 in and out of the bay.<p>I already sourced a poor man's Ford 9" rear-end out of police interceptor with 28K on it, disc brakes and an aluminum driveshaft. It cost me a grand total of one computer! my buddy is not going to use it in his '55 Chevy so we're trading even up! Momma wanted a new computer anyway, so this worked out nicely.<p>
 

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Here she is home!!!!<p>It was a real booger getting it hooked up to the tow dolly in the pouring rain at 37°. Fingers were numb, absolutely miserable! But it's home and I love it. I am so stoked for this build. This car has so much character and is freaking solid.<p>Here she is waiting to get strapped in. Forgive the blurry spots. I dropped my camera in a puddle and it was acting up a little bit.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61018Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Am I excited? Yes, I am.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61019Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Donovan on the left and Chris, the guy I bought it from on the right. Seemed like a good dude.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61020Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Ready to roll home!!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61021Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61022Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61023Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Two hours later and we're home. Note the Sugar carcass (my old Honda build) in the background.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61024Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>My daughter likes it too.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61025Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Off the tow dolly.....<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61026Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61027Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>...and into the garage. Don't worry, the glass is in the door.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61028Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Skullz are hard on my "billet" Ford Ranger alloys!!!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61029Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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I scored a set of gauges today off Ebay. I love them. They're from a '56 DeSoto. I may have paid a little too much, but I really like them. Hopefully I can make them work!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/6638_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/6678.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/8061_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/a2e7_1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Took her shoes off and put her up on jackstands.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61074Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And decided to peek under her skirt a little. Freaking chassis is in really good shape. This is just a sample of the passenger fender well. Hardly any rust.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61075Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61076Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>I then proceeded to drop the driveshaft, exhaust, pulled the exhaust/intake mani assembly off, raddy out, alternator and fuel pump off and also pulled the starter. I was going to drop the tranny, but it's an absolute mess of 80W90 down there that I really didn't feel like playing in. No additional pics because I had a fair amount of work to do around the house.
 

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OK, did some more work today.<p>Back in black!<br>I hit the sack<br>I've been too long I'm glad to be back. <br>Yes, I'm let loose <br>From the noose<br>That's kept me hanging about.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61082Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>For those of you that didn't know, that was AC/DC. The greatest rock and roll band ever. Leave the thread now if you did not recognize that song. Seriously. GTFO.<p>I like black IMs. With a silver carb, silver heads, black accented VCs, and a black block, this motor is going to be sick. No SS lines. Just black, and chrome/silver. I have wood.<p><br>Moving right along. I think it's a rule that any car manufactured before 1970 attracts wasps. These were in both headlight housings.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61084Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Nothing a shop vac couldn't fix. I decided to keep going to see if there is any terminal cancer. So far so good. There is one spot on the driver's fender mounting portion of the tub, but it's contained to about a 1" x 3" spot that can easily be cutout and rewelded. <p>Front end..........off!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61085Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Time to keep monkeying around. Pulled the dash out, prepping the bay to pull the motor, and I got to thinking.<p>I am just going to trash (or sell) the existing wiring in the car. It's old, it's been hacked up and I'm better off just starting over. I mean, look at this:<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61086Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Yeah, screw a bunch of that. I'll get online tonight and look at some wiring harnesses by Painless. Much easier I'm going to bet.
 

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It's not like I shouldn't have expected it, but it still sucks to find it. Pulled the rest of the interior and it looks like I will be doing some sheet metal work.<p>Passenger rear floor pan.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61097Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Driver rear floor pan. I hate it when people half-ass things.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61100Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Right rear trunk. Left rear looks about the same.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61104Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Passenger floor board.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61099Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Another angle.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61098Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>OK, I mean at the end of the day it is a 1966 car, so it could be a lot worse. Plus the rear floor boards were going to have to cut out anyway to make room for the frame X-brace that will connect the front and rear subframes. Then in the trunk, it's going be tubbed, fuel tank removed and a fuel cell installed, so all that would be gone anyway. Then up front is going to require a bit of work to get the T5 box to fit. So it's not a total loss. Even if the sheet metal was pristine, I'd be cutting it up anyway.<p>Here's that bit I was talking about up on the tub.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61101Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Again, nothing major and a lot of healthy metal around it.<p>The passenger side may or may not be salvageable. We'll see. I'd rather cut it off and start fresh than take a chance at it rusting out later on down the road.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61103Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Welcome to transmission boulevard. Sawzalls required.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61102Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Donovan and I did a little work tonight and I'm really tired.<p>Got her hooked up.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61105Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Apply a little leeeverage. Big D did all the work, I just fanned him so he wouldn't overheat and held the flashlight.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61106Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>When you use a big rod, you catch big fish.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61109Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>And we started mocking up the 350 block with the stock front end. Made a few adjustments...<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61107Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>and I guess it's to late to turn back now.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61108Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>But then we ran into a problem. Without encroaching on the passenger compartment at least 6-8 inches - which would have pushed everything back and I probably would have lost the back seat - the 350 won't clear the upper A-arms. Booger. We entertained opening up the subframe, running a custom sway bar and linkage, custom u-joints on the steering column, moving bits of the frame, and doing a widebody to avoid this.<p>That's an awful lot of work to keep a stock 1966 suspension setup.<p>I'm smarter than this. Donovan is smarter than I am at this stuff, so collectively, our brainwaves can burn toast at a distance of up to 50 meters away.<p>We reached a decision.<p>Stock front end is out.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61111Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>And it's time to start looking for a Mustang II front end. Much easier to make that work than re-engineering the volvo front end or losing the back seat.<p>Done for the night. Tired. Here's my fake motor.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61113Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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The parts hath starteth to arrive. Eth.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61116Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>75mm bore is for suckas. 102mm (aka a "30 over" SBC) coffee cans!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61117Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61118Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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We're going to do a structural floor. Basically a frame of 1" square tubing is going to be the floor and firewall foundation that will be welded to the subframe, front - to back. Once we get the dimensions of the tranny tunnel done and welded in, the bottom of the floor frame is getting a nice smooth sheet metal skin welded in. I'm going to fill the tubing and cavities with foam (after running fuel, brake and power lines with bulkhead fittings) and cap it off inside with another layer of sheet metal held in with rivets and caulk. This way the floor becomes a structural member of the car. Once that's done, we'll make the X-brace to join the frames.<p>Oh yeah, gotta get a Mustang II front end and make the crossmember the right size for my 53" track width first so we know where the motor is going to be.<p>So much to do!<p>But here's some more motivation.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61120Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61122Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61121Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Did a little work tonight in spite of myself. Turns out there was an engine underneath all that grease!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61123Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Taking a lunch break. Got most of the cage done. Here's my start. Three pieces of 1" conduit and a piece of 3/4" angle iron.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61124Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Brackets cut and the first pipe sized up.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61125Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>It doesn't have to be pretty or hold a seal so I don't care what my welds look like.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61126Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Done with x-brace. <p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61127Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>I just need to tie in the front and rear to make doubly sure nothing flexes when the floor and bottom part of the firewall comes out.<p>Welding galvanized conduit gives me a headache. Something about toxicity or somesuchthing. Oh well.<p>Door geometry cage is done.<p>I tied the front braces up to where the hood hinges come through the firewall.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61129Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>And used one old hood pin stud from Piggy and one D17 transmission bolt from Sugar to run my braces to.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61128Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61130Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Then I drill a hole in each fender to fit the rear braces.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61131Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61133Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Once everything was all tied it, I welded the back crossmembers together and then the front crossmembers together.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61132Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>So my chassis brace is three pieces composed of the B-pillar cross brace, the front firewall brace, and the rear fender brace, all tied in and bolted together in the middle.<p>I think I'm safe to cut the floor and transmission tunnel out now.
 

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<br>And speaking of the floor coming out.........tada!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61134Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61135Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Pulled the rest of the firewall out tonight.<p>Before.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61102Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Kind of before, but after some modification to get the motor out.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61108Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>After.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61138Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>This was followed by some rust discovery work with the abrasive disc on my grind. Not bad but there are some pieces that will need to be replaced. The car was red at one time.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61139Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61140Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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After much hemming and hawing about suspension options - from custom 52" track width Mustang II, to an S10 blazer frame grafting job, I decided to just go with a Mustang II front end. It has a 55.5" track width which will push my wheels outboard by 1.75" per side. This something I can live with as cost climbs pretty rapidly when I start looking at custom bits.<p>And I ordered a soda blaster to make things easy on myself. <p>Picked up my front end this evening. Turns out the guy selling it runs a mustang junkyard. Seems to be in pretty good shape, but the first thing Mindy asked was, "How much did you pay for this rusty piece of poop?"<p>She has no vision.<p>But I paid $200 for it which is a deal. It has a power steering rack and one other key element that I was not aware of, but very pleased to discover. The length from inner frame rail to inner frame rail on the M II front end is 24" and that also happens to be the exact length of the inner frame rails on the Volvo! Color me stoked.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61141Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61142Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61143Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Yes, it needs a little love, new bushings, brakes, coilovers and so on, but it still beats a $1600 setup from Heidts.<br>
 

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I got 55 pounds of love today.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61146Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61145Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>This thing is freaking heavy. I thought that the D17 crank was a handful, but it's got nothing on this 383 crank.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61144Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Pulled some of the Mustang II front end apart just now. After I removed the calipers, I was wailing on the rotors with my BFH (big friggin' hammer) and they would not budge. Who would have thought that the wheel bearings were inside the rotors and the spindle nuts had to come off first. Damn domestics. Makin' things complicated.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61270Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61271Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I decided to spend a little time working on the steering rack and some general organization. Aside from one tie rod end being a bit stiff, everything cleaned up really nice. I even ground down all the factory casting marks because I'm like that.<p>Before:<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61143Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>After.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61276Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>And then I organized all my go-fast parts. <p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61277Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Did some more work today since the shipping company doesn't work on Saturdays and I couldn't go get my motor. I starting looking at the car and realized I needed to get the hood off and the glass out. So I did. And without breaking it!<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61278Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61280Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After that was done, I pulled out the headliner and cleaned up all the mouse turds and shredded foam. Lord knows when that little bastard was in there, but I'm sure he contributed to aroma that the car had. No pics, but take my word for it, it's out.<p>Hmm.....still lots of daylight left and energy to burn. <p>I had a half a can of aircraft stripper left so I sloshed some on the passenger fender well. That poop burns kiddies. I have a couple scars on my arms from it and it's not something I care to repeat.<p>Slosh, slosh.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61279Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>You can see the spot that I worked at with a chisel before putting the stripper on. Well, the stripper didn't make it much easier. This took me a good 2.5 hours. I still have the other side to do. Thank God I'm going to cut the rear fenders out when I tub it otherwise I'd only be a quarter of the way done.<p>Undercoating FTL.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61281Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Oh, I also degreased the passenger front spindle and lower A-arm. No pics of that though.
 

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Motor = sourced.<p>My buddy has 4-bolt 350 from an '88 Chevy that we will use as the foundation for the build. Best of all it's going to cost me an engine hoist to get it from him. He wanted to give to me, but I don't roll like that.<p>Transmission = bought. <br>Just bought a WC T5 off a guy in Ohio on Ebay. Comes with a brand-new Centerforce DFX 6-puck sprung clutch, a new Hayes FW, a Hurst shifter and a couple other goodies. Scored for $750+shipping. Not bad at all. Hell, the clutch alone is worth that.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/BQIjnigBmkKGrHgoH-EQEjlLlwfrpBJ3Oq8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/BQIjqVgBGkKGrHgoH-EMEjlLluimHBJ3OrE.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/BQJkBoQmkKGrHgoOKi4EjlLmWWnBJ3SQN1e.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/BQJkCU2kKGrHgoOKjUEjlLmUhVfBJ3SQRo6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Tron gets the door prize for showing me those Diamond wheels. I'm just waiting on them to call me back and I'm going to order a set 15x10s for the rear and a set of 15x8s for the front, both in 4-inch back spacing. The pro/challenger series d-windows in chrome.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/prochallenger.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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OK, so I think ya'll are caught up on my the status of my little project now.<p>I've gotten a few more things in the works over the past couple days. New set of cylinder heads from Skip White in Tennessee ship out today and I picked up an air cleaner, spare bellhousing for the Volvo, and a set of old school Chevy ramhorn manifolds for my buddy's tri-5 that he's restoring.<p>I'm about to post all of my stock volvo drivetrain and suspension bits in the classifieds if anyone is in need of them.
 

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I just check-booked the heads this morning. Couldn't help it. After running down the cost of valves, valve springs, getting new seats cut, hot tank, fly cut, lifters and then all the work I would have needed to do on the ports, and I still had iron heads, it became more economical to just get a set of aluminum roller rocker heads with all that already done from Skip White. 2.02/1.6 valves with 210 runners and 64cc chambers all for just under $700 for the pair + shipping. He's shipping them out today. Wee!!!!<p>I also picked up a couple goodies yesterday. Spare bellhousing, a set of cast Chevy ramhorn manis for Donovan and an air cleaner for me. I'm not sure if it needs a taller filter yet or not. We'll see once it gets in the bay. But I threw some stuff on the plastic block just because I wanted to see it.<p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61289Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/speedfoos/Lucille/STP61295Medium.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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