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Just didn't think it would be this kind of SS!! But I'm still SUPER STOKED!!!

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My dad tells me yesterday that his buddy (The guys nickname is Foot :confused: )at work is fixin to build a shop and he needs somebody to wire it for him. My dad offers to wire the shop (he's a certified electrician and does that in his spare time on the side) and says he'll get an estimate to him later. Agreed.

Later on Foot tells him that he has an old car for sale and wondered if my dad knew anybody that was lookin to buy one. My dad asks him what kind of car it was.... 1971 Chevelle :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: !!!!

Well my dad told him that WE were interested and Foot says that if my dad wires the shop then he will GIVE US THE CAR!!! I was like OH, HOLY SHIT!!!! THAT"S AWESOME!!! My dad said that the size of the shop will be big enough where labor alone will be close to $900 let alone the parts/equipment he'll need to use. So my dad will actually be payin a lil bit for the car over Foot's quoted sale price (once you consider the parts) but still most people wouldn't let go of a '71 Chevelle for $1100-1200!!!! Even if its not an SS!!!

Me and my dad go to check the car out today and my dad and I (we still hadn't asked) still thought it was a regular Chevelle. Not really. It's SS badged inside and out!!! My dad talked to Foot and Foot was like yeah I thought I told you that!?!? The body is in AWESOME condition for a '71, only needs a new front left fender and a hood but hey I want a Cowl hood anyways!!! I'm gonna take the car to ITT if I get to go there and paint it myself. I'm gonna keep it the original color probably. Light blue with the wide white racing stripes!!

We are gonna build it from the ground up, something I have never done so this is gonna be an AWESOME learning experience!!!

This is the paint scheme thats on it now, I only hope that I can paint it to look as good as this car!!!

1971 Chevelle SS
 

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THAT IS FUCKN SWEEEEEEEEET!!!!!

congrats dude! omg, that's a STEAL!!!!

any info on the engine?.. like mileage and if its been rebuilt, etc..?

dude, that paint scheme is the BEST!!!!!

wow, congrats man, keep us posted!!!!!!!!!

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Well there is a 350 in it now but I dont think its the original engine (not even sure if they came w/ 350s in the SS's Ive heard of the 396s and the 454s), no idea how many miles. I cant make up my mind, help me out:

1) I either wanna bore/stroke the small block, possibly up to a 400 or so or put a roots S/C on it or maybe both, not sure how stroked engines do w/ boost. You think a stroker will do fine with a S/C??!?!!?

OR

2)Go ahead and drop a brand new 454HO in it from GM Goodwrench...

Which one sounds better???

I like the 454 idea cause well shit its a big block!!! But I like the small block idea better cause it'll probably weigh a LOT less and I wanna make into the best g-machine that I can. I want it to be real fast of course but I REALLY want it to handle like a champ so weight could be a factor...

Just curious of your opinions...
 

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Hey man that is really nice and what a steal but when u get pics up of it let us all know because i think eveybody wants to see it!!!!!
 

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Yeah I'll get some pics, but Im computer stupid so 87, you'll probably have to walk me through it. Ive got a digital camera or I could try and use my scanner either way.

Oh and just found out today that Foot said we could come and get it whenever. So me and my dad are cleanin out the garage tommorow but I have to work in the afternoon so we'll probably go get it Thursday cause thats my next day off. Just need to find a trailer, but we have access to a couple so that wont be a prob. Im stoked!!! :D
 

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Yeah I'll get some pics, but Im computer stupid so 87, you'll probably have to walk me through it. Ive got a digital camera or I could try and use my scanner either way.

Oh and just found out today that Foot said we could come and get it whenever. So me and my dad are cleanin out the garage tommorow but I have to work in the afternoon so we'll probably go get it Thursday cause thats my next day off. Just need to find a trailer, but we have access to a couple so that wont be a prob. Im stoked!!! :D

LOL Awsome i will be looking out.
 

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Light weight doesn't matter to me on a car that had a model dubbed

"The Heavy Chevy!!!"
 

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Didnt pick it up yesterday cause of the weather, Im not off again til Monday, but my dad says he's gonna go get it Saturday!! WooHoo!!!
 

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Congrats man!

Small block all the way. Don't get me wrong, there's no arguing with a big block, but you can get a LOT of bang for your buck with SBCs. Parts are plentiful and relatively cheap. You can push 400hp from a 350 small block without much work at all, on all "old-tech" (ie, cheap) parts.

I mean, if you want something obscene like 650hp, then go big block. But if you're okay to settle with just "damn fast" instead of "tearyouanewasshole fast", can't go wrong with a small block.

Too bad it wasn't a Ford, or I could help ya out. I'm currently building an SBF on the side right now for some extra fun. 351W, and I'll easily make 350hp on iron heads.
 

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Oh dont worry!!! But like I said you'll have to walk me through the posting process.
 

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Oh dont worry!!! But like I said you'll have to walk me through the posting process.
Yeah no problem it is really easy to do it and i will be on all day today (Sunday) and i will be one off and one all next week. Just PM me if help needed.
 
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