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'55 Chevy P/S

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Been in a building rut for some time so just dug out a kit and started cutting. So here it goes! The hood scoop is from TEM...

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looks cool! any ideas on paint?

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going for the all out pro mod or? i would go more street car look. old school pro street. flat black paint 2 lane black top

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MAn you have alot of work ahead of you please keep it posted .

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Don't know about color yet, but the 2 lane black top color you can always go with. Got some free time so started working on the chassis. I'm using .100" rod(2.5mm) and drilled holes in the fire wall to mount the upper lt/rt tubes.

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looks like a asome project. my favorite chevy, will keep watching and learning

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Well had insomnia last night so I did some work on the chassis and other parts.

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Been thinking about using a HEMI, but an old school HEMI.

I was thinking about stretching the nose from the front door to the wheel well. That's so I can run funny car headers! or 4 tubes into one big a$$ tube! See the markings in this pic P8030004-2.jpg

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Very very cool. I can't wait to see more.

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Here's some ideas, but still not sure. I want to put a Hemi in her, but I can't seem to find that look. As if the motor belongs, meaning it's not to big or small, just right. LOL! It has to look right. It has to look like what I picture in my mind.

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Looking beefy and great, keep it going.

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Looking beefy and great, keep it going.

Thanks! I keep putting this model down and walking away and working on something else, but it keeps calling me back with I new idea.

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Wow awesome build so far! I love the frame work.

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Thanks Tim(aka;nybuilder) I used .100" rod & .080" rod for some of the inter tin chassis work. Well think I'm gonna use thiss motor. It's a bbc that I took and glued then cut up into 1/4's and pieced back making it wider and tall with stryene sheet after all that casted her. All the other parts are from part bins. Still not sure about the carb setup looking more towards a blower setup instead.

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screw the blower, go with the dual 4's you have pictured man!

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Well I might add aluminum tube to the tunnel ram setup. You think it's to high(tubes to long)? I also sandwich a piece of styrene scrap between the top/base and the bottom. It has a more real look to it now then before(sat to low).

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I started to cut up a carb(split carb setup maybe?). There's 2 different carbs in the pic. The cutup carb is a MCG(model car garage) the other one(don't know, parts bin)

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Wow Rob those dart valve covers look amazing! I do like the dual carb setup but whatever you chose will look great I am sure.

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engine looks perfect.

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A great mill for this build. Keep it going.

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If you're going Pro Street, then the elongated manifold runners look perfect ! However, if that's a race car, I would have left them short. Those runners are usually 'tuned' to a certain length for a reason.....Have you thought about modifying those carbs and manifold into a fuel injection unit ? Edelbrock manufactures a F.I. unit that resembles a carb; it only controls the air,while the fuel is injected into the manifold runners.....'Z'

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Thanks Tim(aka;nybuilder) I used .100" rod & .080" rod for some of the inter tin chassis work. Well think I'm gonna use thiss motor. It's a bbc that I took and glued then cut up into 1/4's and pieced back making it wider and tall with stryene sheet after all that casted her. All the other parts are from part bins. Still not sure about the carb setup looking more towards a blower setup instead.

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Well I might add aluminum tube to the tunnel ram setup. You think it's to high(tubes to long)? I also sandwich a piece of styrene scrap between the top/base and the bottom. It has a more real look to it now then before(sat to low).

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I started to cut up a carb(split carb setup maybe?). There's 2 different carbs in the pic. The cutup carb is a MCG(model car garage) the other one(don't know, parts bin)

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Like Steven stated, I would say your Intake runners are to high unless going "Pro Street". If you look your block is sitting on the ground without an Oilpan. So you would need to raise the block a good scale 6-12" off of the ground. Then another 1-2" for ground clearance under the pan. If you make these changes, with that new intake you have modified your carbs are going to stick way up out of the Hood (Like a Blower). This engine should be under the cowl hood and the carbs should just begin protruding into the Cowl section.

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I found the v.c.'s that go with the heads and finished the runners(cut them down).

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