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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2015, 10:04:50 PM »
Nice setup John!  110 race gas is only $8-9 down here. $469 for a 55 gallon barrel delivered. Maybe you should grab one when you come down.
Jim
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2015, 10:26:49 PM »
Nice setup John!  110 race gas is only $8-9 down here. $469 for a 55 gallon barrel delivered. Maybe you should grab one when you come down.

Yeah Jim , I can get 110 around here for that too. Normally we run Methanol alcohol , Unfortunately the 1 open engine I have has to have VP Late model plus which is 114 or 116 octane . Its made for engines with compression ratios above 12.5.1 .
( I can't complain to much though as it REALLY SOUNDS NICE )
John Evenson

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55 chev belair wagon 4dr
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65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 07:36:41 AM »
I think the race fuel was just about 8.00 per gallon last year, but it actually gets a little better mileage than pump gas....lol. Are you using a 401 or 425? My guess is that it probably costs about the same to build either one. I got very lucky on the GS project because the last owner rebuilt the original 401 and gave me all the receipts. It sounds like a real engine when it's running....you have to go silly cubic inches or turbo to get that torque from a low compression motor. These are the forerunner to a lot of muscle car engines, you will like the pull once it's running,Dan

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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2015, 10:20:44 AM »
Well well well ,  I got the most important part of my GS today ,   the TITLE CARD !!!!
The state finally gave in .    :sunny:
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2015, 09:42:13 PM »
heres my trim tag and a photo of the screw holes on my floor pan between the bucket seats .
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2015, 04:18:58 PM »
I,m adding a few more photos before I get started on the complete restoration of my 65 GS Verde green 3 speed car .
I,m gonna start out slow as my new pole barns are going up but I just received my DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION this weekend .
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2015, 04:22:58 PM »
A couple photos of the parts car for the donor roof , and misc parts .
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2015, 08:34:54 PM »
Those are some very interesting markings on the firewall.
Kevin

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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2015, 08:56:33 PM »
I thought so too. One is pretty clearly 44437, the others?

Mark
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2015, 09:00:53 PM »
This was another thing that intrigued me. Both of John's cars are manual trans KAN cars.
They both had this stamped in the floor section with the shifter hole. Never seen it before.

Mark
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2015, 09:20:48 PM »
Had a free day today so I tore down the LT code engine today . I,m taking this one and the one I bought from Bill into the machine shop tomorrow to get cleaned and Sonic tested .
Hoping the core shift in them is minimal . The crankshaft will be dropped off at Crankshaft supply .
Hope to have the engine done this winter and Dyno it in the spring .
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2015, 09:30:24 PM »
Nice John!  How did the bores look?  Just a hone job or boring oversize?  Any idea how many miles on this engine?

Chuck
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2015, 09:33:49 PM »
Also picked up my posi rear end last weekend after the Jefferson swap meet .
This will be its new resting place till i get the chassis blasted and painted .
This will save me some time on the restoration process thanks to Dan Ankney .
THANKS MUCH DAN !!!!!
It was fun visiting with you for the little time I had .
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2015, 09:44:27 PM »
Nice John!  How did the bores look?  Just a hone job or boring oversize?  Any idea how many miles on this engine?

Chuck
Chuck , I will be boring out both of them .
The green slimy one is one of the engines I picked up out in Seattle Wa. the clean one I purchased from Bill .
I,m getting them both sonic tested because 1 of them will be getting a blower on it for my 59 Invicta and the other one will go in my 65 gs .
I,m really hoping I can use the LT coded block in my gs .
I do have another complete 425 I can use if needed , thats the one with all the AC stuff still on it .
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
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Re: a few photos of my 65 GS I got from Oregon on E-bay
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2015, 10:02:23 PM »
Good luck with the blocks John!
Jim
North Mankato, MN

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