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  1. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    My buddy and I, (and several very talented friends), have been working on this project for over 6 years now. Its a 57 Chevrolet in body only. Mounted on a full Art Morrison sport touring chassis and powered by a Texas speed 408 LQ5 with twin Borg Warner turbos. The car is basicly hand fabricated.
    Right now its at 850 HP at the crank and 675 at the rear wheels. We're loosing a lot of pressure through the intercooler so a new one is being fabricated. Goal is 1000HP.
    I'll post pics of the interior once its put back together. Picking at a few glitch's now.


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    FURYGT Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    That car is insane, but I love it!
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    That should be a fun little toy when you're done with it.
     
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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat

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    I like the color!
     
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    She's pretty. What color blue is that? Oh, and I'm an X-frame chevy guy. I see that '63 sitting beside it, anything special there?
     
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    any more details on that 63?
     
  7. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Its "House of colors" three stage cobalt blue.

    The 63 is my buddy's car. He's the second owner. Impala H/T matching 327/300 and three on the tree.
     
  8. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    You hang with some unbelievable talent.
    But of course you would. :thumbsup:
     
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    BigblueC Senior Member

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    Nice. It looks like it's well taken care of. I have a similar Impala, a 64 with the 327/300 but with a powerglide.
     
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    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Great looking car Will. Have to ask though, did you have any trouble with the Hoc cobalt blue bleeding? About 10 years ago I did a 71 Chevelle and when I tried to put the white SS stripes on it they turned blue. And then when I buffed it after putting 3 or 4 coats of clear on it the pad turned light blue also. I actually talked to John Kosmoski who was the founder and owner of HOC at the time. He said that color does that and he didn't know why. Since then I believe Valspar bought them out. Hopefully they fixed it.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    So far, so good Chris. It was painted about 4/5 years ago. The only issue is a "lift" situation on the hood, (of all places), but I don't think the paint is the issue. The hood will need to be stripped and redone. It has yet to go to final cut and buff and there will be no additional contrasting colors or grafics done.
     
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    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    The final cut and buff will tell the story. It never really affected the quality of the paint job but it was just really strange that one color did it.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice car Will!

    As bright as that blue is.....you won't need any lights!

    Wow! 7.99 ET or faster in the 1/4 mi;e qualifies for the Top Sportsman class!
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    That took me a little while to figure out.
    It's a GM 408" LQ-5 smallblock from a co. called Texas Speed.

    Got it.
     
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    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat

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    Gorgeous......
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Sorry Stan. Deleting the "L" in LQ5 was a typo error. Didn't intend to make you think that hard. :lol:
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    House of Color candies have some very aggressive solvents in them. It's almost like spraying lacquer. If you apply it too wet those solvents can attack the undercoats. Sounds like that happened to your hood.
     
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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Thanks Chris. Perhaps, but the area effected is about the size of a half dollar. I suspect something happened under the paint. Thing is, it will be almost impossible to blend. We may even have to refinish the tops of the fenders to get a match.