Joseph O'Brien 5 p.m., July 30
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Out Of Order Update: Lowering and Drivetrain
I'm jumping ahead, but I really can't help myself.
The new engine, transmission and rear end are in the car. It's a hopped up 250 ci 6 cylinder out of an early 70's Chevy pickup.. The transmission is an automatic with overdrive from an '89 Camaro. The rear end is from a 4x4 Chevy S10.
My friend Mario is doing all the work, he is one if the best metal men that I know. His homemade, tapered lowering blocks are in the rear of the car. It's lowered 4", exactly where I wanted it... The top of the wide white is at the line of the fender.
Here are a couple of pictures...
What has been done so far: - 216 ci engine, 3 speed transmission and torque tube rear end removed (for sale if you are interested). - 250 L6 fitted, motor mounts made. - Engine mated to 700r4 transmission, New transmission crossmember fabricated and installed. - S10 rear end cleaned up and installed, custom 4" lowering blocks fabricated and installed. New rear shocks. - Coil springs cut in the front. New shocks installed. Low profile bumpstops installed. - Stock 3 speed column shifter adapted to the automatic transmission. - Driveshaft ends cut off and mated to a new tube by Driveline Specialties. - Several thousand trips have been made to the parts store.
I can't wait! - Joe