sorry, but again a shifter made its way to Europe:
66 SS 327 4sp matching# convertible
I bought the car last automn as a driver to take it to work every (dry) day in order to replace my commuting time by quality time. Although sold as in excellent condition, It leaked all its steering fluid the very first day.
Meanwhile, after a year and replacing for new brakes, carb, MSD ignition, posi (changed from 3.36 to 3.08 gears at the same time , better for the Autobahn
), battery charger control, tank etc, It became a good, reliable driver.
In order to not use up the precoius original engine, I plan to do an engine swap for a Smeding 383 Cruiser engine 360HP. I have the 8.2 10 bolt rear end, so I know I must handle it with care. The question is more for the trans: Is it a real Muncie M20 that will hold at ease or is it a Saginaw that will suffer/break from the power? I read in forums that GM often put the Sag in for apps below 300HP (mine is an 275). On the other hand, my trans reads P1022, which is an october-built Muncie code. Any chance that this is actually a Muncie?
Second question: I am about to g
o for redline tyres next season. When measuring my rally wheels, I end up at 15x8. Is this possible? A friend has a 66 Caprice with 235/60/15 in front, while my lousy little 215/60/15 touch the bars when turning the sterring wheel. Anyone experince with 215/65
/15 on 15x8
kind regards from Alsace