Sounds awesome! The idle is really nice, and I like the "silky edginess" of the exhaust tone when you dial the throttle up!
Thank you Sir!, I am hoping it comes home to the garage in the next week or so! I seem to miss car show season every year, I am bummed about the hood, I will be forced to run a cowl and I am having a hard time finding a cowl hood that if not a lift off or pin down type hood. I have contemplated changing the intake but I really don't want to do that either. On a side note the truck is coming along rather quickly, I hope to have it on the road in 6 weeks!
Well my frame is ready to be picked up at the powdercoating shop. I didnt go pick it up today because I am not ready for it, I need to get my trunk pans welded in and I need to get the new cam in, degreed, motor repainted etc. I will try to knock out a lot of work this weekend. Question 1.. I know there are a dozen ways to convert to front discs. The car came with power brakes, I am not and mean NOT an educated person when it comes to mix matching parts to build a brake kit, I do not want to run drop spindles, and I need a brake set up that will not move the wheels outwards. I see some kits space your wheels out slightly. I see kits ranging from 480.00 to 800.00 just for the fronts. I am not going to race or run the car on a course so a good basic kit should work fine as long as I dont have rotor warping issues from being undersized. ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE? SUSPENSION.... Obviously I an trying to clear the oversized front wheels, I am going to go to a 225/45/18 front tire that will help, I will also roll the inner fender lip, and run an SPC adjustible upper A arm. Hopefully this will fix my front clearance issue. In the rear I just bought BMI tubular control arms and of course new bushings all the way around. With that being said, the only reason I bought new rears is that the sway bar had actually busted through the lower control arms and was barely hanging on so they needed replaced. I will also be running the hotchkis 2" drop springs. DOES anyone see an issue with this set up? Before anyone answers let me say this. I drove this car a lot this fall, I took it on the blue ridge parkway, with the 18" wheels, sticky nittos, wore out springs that even had helpers, new NAPA cheep shocks, two rear body mounts being held in the trunk by bondo, and the rear sway bar being busted through the control arms ( I didnt know all this at the time) the car impressed me. I will be excited to see Robski's and mongoose's car on the road, with the extremes they have went to they should be hanging with corvettes. Again I want to thank you all for the help, I sure have met some fine folks on here! I am embarrassed to say this but 7 months ago I had never even sat in a 442, now I'm hooked
I think if you are going new any of the new kits for a stock or standard A-body will do what you want it to do. No drop spindles, no wheel issues, especially with what you plan to run. You can also go the used route and then rebuild and upgrade the old parts. Any setup from a late model A-body will work, so should F-bodies as well (Camaro, Firebird). I have an F-body set up in my 65 from a 68 Firebird.
I have a stock suspension, original 8.2 rear end and drums. Can i get an 18x9.5 wheel and tire on the rear without rubbing issues?