Last updated Jan 16, 2007
Was formerly my dad's daily driver back in early seventies. Originally came with 235 six and three-on-the-tree. He rebuilt a 283 V8 and installed it in 1972. He parked the car (in a shed, thankfully) in 1975. I pulled the car out in 1999 and began restoring it.
1962 283 Chevy V8
- forged small journal crank
- 9:1 compression
- Rochester 2 Jet carb
- Speedway headers
- less than 5000 miles on motor
- originally from a 1962 Impala
- factory internals
- 205 flywheel h.p.
8.2 Early 10 Bolt rear
- 3.90 gears
- front and rear Addco swaybars
- Energy Suspension poly bushings
- Speedway front disc brake kit
- KYB Gas-A-Just shocks - rear
- Delco Pleasurizer HD shocks - front
- Danchuk idler-arm bearing conversion
- E-T Uni-Lug Wheels
Front- 14" aluminum
Rear- 15" magnesium
I welded in a rear shock crossmember. The factory rear shocks bolted to the trunk floor (scary!). The rear shackles are extended about 2 inches. That was my pop's doings, not mine! Hey, give him a break, it was the Seventies!
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