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Cars > Challenges > “ratfink” Vs “Mild 51”

 

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beetlejuice55

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Bloomington, Indiana
United States

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Olive Hill, Kentucky
United States

 

1955 pontiac 2 door hardtop

“ratfink”

1951 Chevrolet Styleline

“Mild 51”

 
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About “ratfink”

this car was 100% stock and original when i got it 8 years ago. it was driveable, but it looked pretty bad. it had the original hubcaps, with some old 4" wide whitewall bias ply tires on it. the trans would not shift out of low gear, and the brakes barely worked. the paint was faded bad, and almost looked pink. the red paint on the car is original, and i'm pretty sure that the white paint was re-done sometime long before i got the car.

About “Mild 51”

I traded my 1977 Chevy truck for this car. When I got it , it had the factory 216 and 3 speed. One night coming back from a cruise in Ohio, one of the babbits ( old style rod bearing) decided that 50 plus years of service was enough. So now I'm doing a late model engine swap along with a S-10 differential and a Turbo 350 transmission. It's a long hard road since I'm trying to go cheap and keep the project affordable.

 

Specs for “ratfink”

287" pontiac v-8, dual rochester 2 g carbs, dual exhaust with no mufflers, flame throwers, 4 speed hydo transmission.
94000 original miles, 50% original paint, original interior, original engine, original trans, original rearend. manual steering, manual brakes. original tube am radio that still works.

Specs for “Mild 51”

Currently getting a Small block backed by a turbo 350 transmisson and a ten bolt rear differential.

 

Factory Options for “ratfink”

spotlight / sideview mirror on the drivers side.

Factory Options for “Mild 51”

It was a Styleline base model, there really weren't many options to be had. So , this car was kinda bare bones.

 

Mods for “ratfink”

lake pipes, dual exhaust with no mufflers, flame throwers, dual rochester 2 barrel carbs, custom made finned aluminum valve covers, chrome carb. scoops, lowered suspension, chrome reverse wheels, 61 chevy tail lights. hidden alpine stereo and speakers.

Mods for “Mild 51”

Lowered 4 inches in the back and 3 inches in the front. Nosed and decked.

 

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