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post #1 of 12 Old 03-19-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bought something I always wanted

I bought something today I always wanted,a 1970 to 1972 Chevelle.I bought a 1970 Chevelle in pieces,all the parts are there including the nuts and bolts,screws in zip lock bags labeled.I bought it from a widow,it was her husband's project car he was working on and he passed away from a fatal heart attack a year ago.I was informed of this car Sunday night and called her yesterday.I went over to see it during my lunch break and I looked it over.New quarter panels already replaced including the complete floor pan done right.We discussed price,offered $3,500.00 for it and she took it.I handed her cash in $100.00 bills and I was given the title.I have a 572 big block sitting in my back room,a guy gave me it for trade building a couple engines for him off the side.I plan on dropping that in it with a 6 speed.I pick it up this weekend.
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Nice, Looking forward to seeing pics...

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nice project...!
keep posting the progress...very interesting...!
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A 1970 Chevelle w572 & 6 spd?........Thats going to be an impressive beast! Can't wait!!!
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-20-2013, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Checked the numbers too,an SS car having a big block and 4 speed.I wanted to build something with a big block.I did look at a couple more before buying this one.One had a cobbled up frame and the seller wanted way too much money for it,it was a 1971.The other,a 1972 and both quarter panels were beyond fixing.The right side quarter panel looked like a checkerboard,someone attempted to fix it this way.This one,I looked down the quarter panel and it was straight.The woman is glad it is going to be gone,can park her car in the garage finally.She called me back later on,has two sons 14 and 16 years old that were devistated.Told them it was better off selling than letting it sit there and rot.
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Originally Posted by Kunk1963 View Post
Nice, Looking forward to seeing pics...
Hey Kunk, long time where you been... Angelica, nice purchase cant wait to see some picts. Keep us posted...

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Dang good to see and hear from you Kunk!!!

Angelica, awesome score!!! Please post of some pictures as that's probably the most desirable Chevelle!!

Not trying to tell you what to do, but I would consider a Tremec 5-Speed before you throw a 6-Speed in it. For the cost difference, unless you already have the 6-speed, you really don't get any added benefit. I have a 496 Stroker in my 67 RS/SS Camaro, and I was on the fence for months about what manual to go with. In the end, I couldn't be happier with my TKO-600 and I saved a couple thousand!!! Your final OD gear ratio on a Tremec TKO-600 is .64:1 ratio while the 6-Speed is .50:1. To me, that little split of difference isn't worth the extra cost. Not to mention, to rebuild a 6-Speed to handle the Torque a 572 has is NOT cheap....

But, if you already have the 6-Speed, then it's a no brainer.

Just my two cents..... [/

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