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    My brother and are building a 65 Nova and I want to make sure I do it correctly by getting feedback from guys that have done similar projects. We are building a 355 using a late model 4-bolt roller block and late model heads (10110810) with 1.94 stainless valves which have a little bowl work and gasket matched. Stock rods, stock crank which has been balanced and upgraded ARP bolts, Speedpro flat tops.

    Currently the short block is at R&R in West Covina awaiting assembly, but first we need to decide if we want to run a roller or hydraulic lifters. What are the advantages/disadvantages? Currently the heads are set up for a hydraulic cam so I know we will need to install different springs.

    We're going to run an air gap rpm intake. What carb. should we run?

    The car has a turbo 350 and 10 bolt. One of the local shops wants $850 to go through the trans and 1750 to go through the rear end. That's to do them correctly. Does this sound reasonable?

    Lastly where are you guys getting car parts such as upholstery, rubber kits, grill, etc...

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    [QUOTE=husqy510;555455]My brother and are building a 65 Nova



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    What do you want it to do? Do you want it to be a street car that might touch the strip, or a strip car that you drive on the street? I am just finishing a 63 Chevy II wagon, but it has the stock strait six so we won't try to copy that. If you are looking to have a cool cruiser that has decent power when you stab it I might go with a hydraulic roller and used the factory roller lifter setup. Using a "Street Performance" hydraulic roller should give you nice driving manners while having some power, all while not breaking the bank. Anyway, those are just some thoughts. I am thinking about going this route with my other 63 Chevy II wagon that I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husqy510 View Post

    The car has a turbo 350 and 10 bolt. One of the local shops wants $850 to go through the trans and 1750 to go through the rear end. That's to do them correctly. Does this sound reasonable?

    Lastly where are you guys getting car parts such as upholstery, rubber kits, grill, etc...
    For the prices on the tranny and rear end to be rebuilt you can almost get a new built TH-350 and I'd ditch that 10-bolt and pick up a Moser 12-bolt or a Ford 9" for almost the same price, maybe less.

    I used Classic Industries for my '69 Firebirds parts. I'd try them and Year One for the resto parts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cordog009 View Post
    For the prices on the tranny and rear end to be rebuilt you can almost get a new built TH-350 and I'd ditch that 10-bolt and pick up a Moser 12-bolt or a Ford 9" for almost the same price, maybe less.

    I used Classic Industries for my '69 Firebirds parts. I'd try them and Year One for the resto parts.
    Prices for rebuilds seem pretty high. Dont think you will get the rear for less, but you will get a lot more for not much more...

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    If you are going for longevity then the hyd roller is the route to go. The aftermarket does not enjoy the strict OEM QC stds of years ago when hdy flat tappets were made in the bazillions. Add in that you need to beware and use special motor oils that will prohibit premature failure with flat tappets. The hyd roller is more cost up front but long term it will pay for itself. Your fortunate enough to have a late model block so if you don't get to wild on camshaft you can use the OEM lifters.

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    Last year a friend purchased Morel hyd rollers, don't know if it's the same "new super hyd roller" from Morel/Lunati mentioned on another thread...he said they came in a non 'morel' box.
    However...he did compare side by side Crane/Comp hyd rollers to the Morel's and sent the others back. He told me the Morel's were much beefier looking units. (still waiting for the box name & part #) Typical name-game switcheroo stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Last year a friend purchased Morel hyd rollers, don't know if it's the same "new super hyd roller" from Morel/Lunati mentioned on another thread...he said they came in a non 'morel' box.
    However...he did compare side by side Crane/Comp hyd rollers to the Morel's and sent the others back. He told me the Morel's were much beefier looking units. (still waiting for the box name & part #) Typical name-game switcheroo stuff
    Morel has very few direct lifter customers. The company has been a Tier 2 supplier for many years and Ed Morel will be the first one to admit he is not comfortable "marketing", he is confortable making product. This process has gone on for many years in this industry. I make valve locks, cam buttons, and a few other parts that get shipped in "brown boxes" and then get packaged in "brand boxes" and sold for a range of prices. All USA made, all quality product.

    The Morel lifter is a high quality piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordog009 View Post
    For the prices on the tranny and rear end to be rebuilt you can almost get a new built TH-350 and I'd ditch that 10-bolt and pick up a Moser 12-bolt or a Ford 9" for almost the same price, maybe less.

    I used Classic Industries for my '69 Firebirds parts. I'd try them and Year One for the resto parts.
    had very bad luck with moser 12 bolt in my f body will never buy a new rearend from them sent me the wrong axles to and never refunded my money go Currier rear end...
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