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Offline WASyL

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'78 Concord with SBC
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:27:31 AM »
Hi,

My car is '78 2dr Concord Sedan. Factory it came with Mighty 258 but it was way to week for my needs. As i got bored with my '87 Camaro i decided to swap its 383 SBC (400hp) to Cord and get rid of Camaro body. Project is still in progres as i still need to make new longer driveshaft and new radiator as old one is in very poor condition.
Below some brakedown of parts, modifications and some pictures.

Engine:
350 SBC with 383 stroker
Trickflow aluminum heads
CompCams 1.6 rocker arms
Trickflow cam  276 int. /281  exh.  Lobe 112
Weiand SpeedWarrior intake
Edelbrock 750 CFM carb
Edelbrock 14" air filter

Exhaust:
Sanderson Headers CC1-K model, direct fit no extra welding cutting
2,5 stainless exhaust with Magnaflow Tru-X Perforated Core

Ignition:
Small cap Mallory vacuum advenced distributor
Mallory Digital CD box with rev limiter

Cooling system:
B&M engine oil cooler
71 st C Thermostat
Aluminum radiator (in progress)

Drivetrain and rear-edn:
GM TH400 trans (stock Concord column shifter)
TCI 3500 stall converter
External trans cooler
AMC 15 rearend (propably will be swaped)

Suspension and brakes:
Front Corvette C3 4-piston calipers
front Chrysler rotors
Corvette C3 Master Cylinder
Front AC Delco shocks
Rear KYB shocks
All poly bushings and mounts
Blackrock Wheels

Pics:





My oil catch tank (old picture still with 258)









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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 07:31:02 AM »
that is awesome ... I love the little touches like the overflow bottle, hood release (much better than my vise grips), and the domed hub covers 
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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 10:32:50 AM »
Very nice.  I love the black.
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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 05:42:33 PM »
When we put a sbc in our spirit body I got one of those universal radiators from Summit racing, fit like a,glove and that way the hoses matched up between the engine and to radiator

Looks great, that should make it go fast!
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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 10:58:42 AM »
Well im about 6000 miles from nearest Summit shop so for me it is cheaper make custom one here, but thanks for info :)

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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 06:36:37 PM »
Yah, that could be a problem!

Rob c
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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 07:26:54 PM »

My oil catch tank (old picture still with 258)
 


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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 09:21:35 AM »
That oil catch tank is a nifty idea.  I am guessing it saved all that oil going into the air filter???
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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 12:49:13 PM »
actually engine is in quite good shape so not that much oil goes there, but yes it keeps air filter nice and clean :)

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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2014, 02:55:41 PM »
some update, car is already running, new aluminium radiator installed, power steering made of hydro-electric pump out of Opel Astra, BF Goodrich Comp T/A 255/60R15, and still a bit more space for wider tires.
This is a result after first start up:


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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 11:57:56 AM »
The leak? ;)
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Re: '78 Concord with SBC
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2014, 04:46:58 PM »
leak too :D but that one is fixed already :)

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