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    Jun 2012
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    South Lyon, MI
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    Father/Daughter '55 Belair

    It's time to start a build thread. I will warn everyone, I move slow. Don't expect to see lightning progress from me.

    This is a project with my 14 year old daughter. My 4 oldest have moved out and left us some real father/daughter time. Luckily she loves cars almost as much as I do. The plan is to make a fun driver out of this that is also not afraid of corners and hard driving.

    Here is the car. The plan is to warm it over mechanically.

    - 350 Vortec roller block
    - Vintage 461 Camelhump heads - ported, new guides and exhaust seat inserts
    - 11 inch GM front brakes
    - Howe Racing tall upper ball joints
    - Some other stuff. I usually make it up as I go...

    Now some photos. Yup, it's rough. But then, that's what all I could get for $125 in 1980 when I originally bought this wonderful bucket of rust.

    And yes, it was a numbers matching 265 2-barrel powerglide car (If anyone wants a late '54 built drivetrain let me know).

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