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#1486285 Fri Feb 03 2023 08:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2023
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Art C Offline OP
I've was trying to buy one in Dallas decades ago, but $6 a barrel gas put an end to my geophysics job and living in the land of salt-free roads. I recently retired in and my brother found a "daily driver" down in FL. So he drove it and bought it and I went and got it. He didn't mention the drive train, so I thought it was original. Turns out he didn't mention it because it looked normal for his late '60s race cars...

Still trying to pick apart which components are original and which are mods. Pretty sure the the 350 engine, 375 trans, Edlebrock carb, Holley headers, and bondo are newer. No idea about the suspension yet.. People just didn't write part numbers on 1983 carbon paper invoices.

First rebuild in 1983-5, and second in 1999. Exterior looks right, and it's spent most of this century in a barn. Good paint job over bad prep.

It runs fairly well - drove it 2 hours to Auto--Train in Orlando and another hour on 495 to Maryland. I eventually realized that all the cars hanging in my blind spot were because of they were looking at the truck. The only problem was stopping at the end - brakes shot. Local brake guy said he can tell me what's wrong, but isn't sure he can identify replacement parts. Disks in front, but no idea what from.

I needed a hobby, and it looks like I now own one.

Art C

Last edited by Peggy M; Tue May 23 2023 12:02 AM. Reason: added more info to the title
Art C #1486288 Fri Feb 03 2023 09:19 PM
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You are in Maryland!!!??!!! You'll have to tell us where. Stovebolt HQ is in Leonardtown. We've got a great group with the ODSS. I'm guessing they'll chime in over the next few days. I know a bunch of them are doing this and that today with plans for the weekend, too.

Welcome to the site. You'll get a lot of help here.


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Art C #1486290 Fri Feb 03 2023 09:19 PM
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Well, good thing you got home safely. Getting the brakes sorted should be tops, but it sounds like you are already in top of that.

Welcome! The Engine Shop and Driveline forums would be good places to get more info on the engine and brakes. Take some pictures and share them and I bet someone around here can help you out.

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Art C #1486369 Sat Feb 04 2023 04:28 AM
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Welcome to the Bolt!
Yep, you are correct--the 350 engine and the other stuff you mentioned are definitely newer than the rest of the truck, as are the disc brakes.
Sounds like a neat truck. You'll have to post some pictures of it.


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Art C #1486389 Sat Feb 04 2023 02:22 PM
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First, welcome to the ‘bolt! As Rich’s Toys said, We bolters love pictures so include a few. Instructions on how to post images are on the bottom of the left margin on this page.

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Art C #1486392 Sat Feb 04 2023 02:35 PM
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Art C,

Welcome to the Stovebolt and our hobby (madness, addiction - you get the picture grin ). thumbs_up

We would all love to see some pictures when you get the opportunity. Beside the instructions link in the left margin, you can go here for More Picture Posting Help in the IT Short Bus.

A good forum to check out for your "disc brake" questions is in the Driveline.

See you in the forums! wave



1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
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2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
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Finely time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
Art C #1486549 Sun Feb 05 2023 12:24 PM
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I am a Marylander, Harford County but was transplanted to Indiana many years ago but visit back home when I can, yes it is still home. As soon as you can post pictures. Yes, you will have delays, especially at gas stations so prepare. I usually add an hour or so on trips, many because I am a talker so when they ask a question they are the ones looking at their watch. yahoo

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