Army, still hot and humid here in sudbury.
just glad you aren't putting a "350" or an LS-something or other in there. Like alot of idiots do on an engine swap, no matter the brand of the chassis. I hate that to no end.
`76 Trans Ams are my favourite next to the `70 models. They hid the 5 mph bumper a lot better than GM did on my Corvette. I got to drive a brand new `70 when I was 16. White 4 speed with blue guts. My parents both worked at the local GM dealer at the time and they had a Trans Am come in that had some minor paint damage from a car carrier incident. They had a body shop about a half hour away fix it. The salesman asked me if I'd mind driving it there if he picked me up. Took me about a millionth of a second to say yes. I remember him laughing about my enthusiastic response.
Would never do that in a million years. I really really dislike seeing a Chevy engine in another brand of vehicle unless the brand has never offered a V8 for any of their models. Back in the day SBC's were used a lot for swaps and hotrodding because speed parts were readily available for them and regular parts were plentiful and cheap too. That hasn't been the case for the Fords since the Fox body Mustangs with 5.0 engines came along. Plenty of goodies for them. It's their vehicle so it's the owner's choice to drop a SBC in a Ford. Just don't try to tell me there's a good reason to do that now.
Runs great! Chevy 350, Balanced and Blueprinted, Holley 650 Double Pumper, Cam, MSD Ignition.
I can't get it to play for some reason John. Or more accurately, I get no audio. I really like Jay Leno's Garage on utube. I play his videos to keep me company in the shop. His collection is just plain incredible and the guest vehicles he has on the show are always interesting. He's fond of virtually every type of motorized vehicle. He even likes tractors. IOW.. he gets it.
Leno is talking about when he was 16 and he got to option out his dads new Ford Galaxie and you can probably imagine how it turned out but you really need to listen to Leno to tell the story.He probably has one of the most extensive collections in the world not to mention his shop and equipment.