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Old 08-21-2007, 07:33 AM
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Wedge's Red Beauty!



Wow... I've never won anything in my life...

After looking all over the country for the right car when I was a touring sound engineer in 1987, I found this one in my hometown when I was just about to give up. I answered an ad for a bare bones '68 327, but really wanted a big block... that's when the guy told me about his brother's all original '73 LS4 loaded T-Top that was also for sale. I bought it that day. I rebuilt the engine in 1997, and when I pulled the pan, I was greeted by an untouched engine with 4 bolt main caps and a forged steel crank. All the books said that LS4's and LS5's were 2 bolt main engines, so that led to an 8 year search for information about the block in my car. It ended with a footnote in Alan Colvin's book 'Chevrolet by the Numbers' that stated that "some were made, but they were the exception to the rule". It turns out that this is a late production car, and that they ran out of 3999289 blocks, so they pulled 12-16 blocks from the racing program to fill the orders. Luck of the draw...
The body was treated to a frame on resto in 2004, with a taller hood to make more room for the Edlebrock Performer RPM combo sitting on top of the block, heads by Air Flow Research and a MSD electronic ignition. I do drive it... 102k on the odometer. But thats what they're for... right?

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:12 PM
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Congratulations Wedge!
 
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:14 PM
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Congratulations Wedge. Some day i hope my '73 LS4 looks that good. What a beautiful car. and a neat story. Cheers
 
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:56 PM
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Hey...
[align=left]Thanks all... muchas gracias
Wedge
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