Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Thu May 03, 2018 7:16 pm

PIx fo trunk closer-- kick panel speaker box :D
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Tue May 22, 2018 6:31 pm

A few pix of the progress on a/c and heater hoses.
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Post by larry mcgrath » Sun May 27, 2018 1:53 pm

A few more pix of the process. :D
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:03 pm

Cover for a/c, heater hoses finished.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 pm

A few pix of the progress.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:32 am

Engine and trany casting markes polished out -- engine taped off -- ready to spray with eastwood ceramic alum paint n primer, if it ever stops raining.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by ARCHINSTL » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:57 am

Larry -
Gotta say - apart from the unbelievable talent you keep exhibiting - looking at the photo of the engine/tranny hanging there - they simply dwarf the equivalent of our Tercs! I wonder the Chevy's separate and together weights?
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13 am

Tom, not quite sure exactly --- but the 6.2 l that I have is 110 pounds lighter than a big block Chevy. :D

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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:26 pm

Engine got painted in spite of the rain-- flowed out nice :D
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:03 am

larry mcgrath wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:26 pm
Engine got painted in spite of the rain-- flowed out nice :D
Yes - it - did !
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 pm

Next project is to mod new door panels on to old doors, has been rather interesting.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by Petros » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 pm

interesting adaption of door panels. what were they from originally?

I have seen on youtube how to make custom door panels, which are built from scratch from raw ABS plastic sheet and foam panels. way too much work. what you are doing appears a much more practical approach: find something new that you like and cut and mod it so it fits to your door.

I keep looking at our very dated looking Tercel4wd door panels and consider if covering them would improve their appearance or not. but what it really needs are a new design door panel, but I am disenclined to build up new ones from scratch...I do not have that much patients and for the amount of time that would take I just as soon live with the old ones. This approach actually appears it could be done without as much effort to fabricate them from scratch.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:43 am

Pix of my A/C vents fabed in under dash.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:34 pm

Body sealed with epoxy sealer.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:15 pm

Pix of rear end with disc brakes. :D
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