1978 Chevrolet LUV (Luv Machine)

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– My first LUV! 1978 Chevy LUV with a small-block Chevy V8. Even though it was a fairly lame motor (bone-stock 2bbl Chevy 305), this light-weight truck with stock 4.56:1 gears was wicked fast and hard on tires! Unfortunately I had to trade it off for basic transportation during some rough times, but last I heard the interior finally got finished and it had a ‘Vette 350 in it.


75hp 1.8L SOHC Isuzu I-4 engine
4.56:1 rear gear ratio

Factory Options

Were there any? This was an economy truck. Mine was short-bed 2WD. Didn’t even have decent interior anymore when I got it. Wasn’t meant to be comfy. Meant to be fast and fun!


I-4 engine was replaced with a Chevy 305 and TH350 automatic. 15″ Prime aluminum wheels, tires, & yellow paint were on it when I bought it.


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