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Old 05-11-2021, 05:25 AM
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Such a great story that really hits home. So many parallels to my early childhood.
My dad had a 69 garnet red/ black top Nova. Bought new at White Allen in Dayton OH. 4 speed. NOT a Yenko. His was a SS 350. First things he did was trash the muncie shifter that always hung up, air shocks and Cragars. I was brought home, as a baby, from the hospital in that car, more than likely conceived in it lol. I have a few pics of his Nova, car is a twin to OPs family Nova. Obviously not the cool factor of a Yenko.
I've always wanted to find dads old car but more than likely its long gone. Dad sold it shortly after I was born to his friend whom was notorious at beating the hell out of everything he drove.

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I agree....but here are things Ive been thinking about. 1. I dont want to destroy the worth of a survivor. so has to be same color or not a survivor but a modified 69. Now there s the question of engine a 427 is 7-12 grand depending on variables. It may cost less to paint and to change minor things like putting the vinyl top. on.....what do you all think... Den
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:57 PM
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Thank you all for your time, help and interest in my story and Journey with this....Many thanks for real.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:11 PM
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I agree....but here are things Ive been thinking about. 1. I dont want to destroy the worth of a survivor. so has to be same color or not a survivor but a modified 69. Now there s the question of engine a 427 is 7-12 grand depending on variables. It may cost less to paint and to change minor things like putting the vinyl top. on.....what do you all think... Den

There are lots of other costs with the big block conversion like; heater core, front suspension, exhaust, cooling, hd clutch, etc. Not sure you have to pay $12k for a 427...a well built 454 with a 427 decal on the air cleaner will work just fine. The SB to BB conversion is a well known process...lots of help available here among our members.

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A 454 block with a 396 crank and 427 pistons makes a 427 a lot cheaper than an original 427.
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:43 AM
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A 454 block with a 396 crank and 427 pistons makes a 427 a lot cheaper than an original 427.
A 454 with a stroker crank you can have a 496!
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