1958 Chevy Delray Project

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  1. Roadking41A

    Roadking41A Well-Known Member

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    CE you're doing a great job. That 58 isn't costing anything to sit there so hang on to it.If you sell it you might regret doing so later.
     
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    Thanks for the support guys, and the links Normie! There's been a bit of debate about my engine. The truck was a 1968 C30, but there's dates from 67 to 69 on the truck as a lot of these big grain trucks were cobbled. The debate is whether it's a 283 or a 327. I don't care either way, but it's still up in the air.

    I'm mainly considering selling because I'm dirt-floor poor and though I love 58 Chevies, I really want a 60 Chevy like my first car again, and I think that I can buy one much closer to done for what I think I can sell this one for.
     
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    Dang I wish you was closer and I had money.
     
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    Weren't 327's painted a pale blue? I guess there's no quick way to tell, except castings numbers. For now, just giver 'er. You'll sort it out. :thumbs2:
     
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    No Norman all SBC from the 60's on were all painted orange like the BBC
     
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    My 1967 Caprice Convertible had a 396. It was blue, but it wasn't a smallblock.
     
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    Norman it's probably the difference between Canadian built cars and cars built in the states. I had a 66 Caprice with a 396 and it was orange. Every Chevy I have owned had the engine painted orange from the factory
     
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    Must be. I sure don't recall.
     
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    Yeah for some reason the Big 3 nothings don't like sharing between countries. But that is another discussion
     
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    Yeah, we otta let CE have his thread.
     
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    Everyone's heard this story, but I'll tell it again. Daddy's first car was a 66 Caprice Wagon with a 396 and I wish I had it!!!
     
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    Are there any updates?
    Does anybody know what they're testing this one for and because of the unusual air filter ducting, is this engine a Wedge? I suppose, the missing steering wheel answers the first part of the question

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  13. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    It's the first version of a self-driving car. The two elements from the front bumper are radar antennae; they follow the wires tacked to the road surface, hence the lack of a steering wheel/column. They would've done just as good if they'd cut a groove into the road surface and put a pin on the car's underside, so that they run like slot cars.
     
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    I'll bet, a loose tierod would have thrown the gadget quite a curve
     
  15. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    Yeah, but I bet they pulled new cars off the line
     

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