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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 19, 2:17 PM Thread Starter
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1971 Chevelle (My first)

So I finally bought one and can't be happier. I will add more photos are I can but I am too excited to not get it up now.

This is what I know (from the previous owner):
1971 Chevelle (not SS)
5.7L 350 engine
Vortec Heads
Edelbrock intake and carb (I don't know what model)
350 trans with a Hurst Pro-Matic shifter
2.56 gears
3" suspension lower (rear is sitting on adjustable air shocks and front has cut springs )

There is plenty I want to do over time. There are some things that I need to take care of and this forum has helped so much already. As I get into it and start to detail it, I will take some more photos as well.



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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 19, 2:27 PM
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Good Looking ride! Welcome and enjoy!

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Good looking ride B. Welcome to the Team. Enjoy your new toy.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 19, 10:24 PM
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Allright!! Another 71. And its blue! Congrats and welcome, looks nice.

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It looks pretty good already. We are all here to help each other so don't be afraid to ask.

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 19, 8:30 AM
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Very nice. I have the same steering wheel in my '70 Camino.


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Congratulations! Nice ride!

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Nice car!!!

We need pictures of the engine bay, please

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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 19, 1:08 PM Thread Starter
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ask and you shall receive....


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Wow, what a pretty car! Mine is a blue '71 also.
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Wow, what a pretty car! Mine is a blue '71 also.
thanks!

I know I got a deal on this car and it is in great condition. It isn't perfect and does need some attention. I need to move my garage around to fit in where I want it, then I plan on spend a day or two just detailing it. Getting it nice and clean before I start to change/fix things.

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Sharp car, looks clean and straight. If it is as it looks then you are ahead of the game already.

Some different gears would wake your car up a ton!

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Sharp car, looks clean and straight. If it is as it looks then you are ahead of the game already.

Some different gears would wake your car up a ton!
As I hit the freeways, I can tell. It has some get up but I can feel that it wants more than it is getting. That is something on the list as well

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another 71 (YAY)
Im following along! looks good.
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Sleek looking machine. Good bones! Congrats!
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