You would be well advised to purchase it. The cars are popular from
coast to coast. Drop your olds 350 in it, farm out any body work you can
not do. Call Year One and see if they have the interior items, if they
don't they might know where to get them.
Then Enjoy perserving one of the 80's Muscle Cars.
Last time I spoke with the lady that owns it, she said that she was not
quite ready to sell....I see it parked at the gas station where she works
and I say to my wife every time I drive by..."see my car??" I talk to her
regularly so she knows I am very interested. She did say to check with her
this summer.....well hell it IS summer...to see if it was time for her to
part with it. Of course money talks so I could walk up with the cash and
try to get it on the spot. I would be a nice guy her home!! But then
again, you never know how people will react so I am being very careful.
Don't want to turn her off to the deal...
Compression ratio doesn't matter:
Valve open length and piston at TDC deck heigth are what matter.
A rule of thumb I've found that works well: if it has a chain, Interference!
If it has a belt, when you order the parts, ask the counterperson. The
computer or book will tell you!
Not so on the older V-8's
And piston hight and deck hight (to include volume of combustion chamber)
dictate compression ratio. Hence flat top pistons vice dished will slightly
increase your compression, AND bring it closer to your valve. Same with
changing the head gasket thickness. So I stand my ground...compression
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