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Old July 9th, 2019, 10:49 AM
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First post here on the forum. Seems fitting way to start. 1965 Cutlass 425/Th400 10bolt currently. Plan is a Full UMI Coilover Suspension 2 inches lower all around.
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Old July 9th, 2019, 02:06 PM
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I moved your post to a well deserved 1st post in the newbie section. Welcome to the site, very nice car.
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Old July 9th, 2019, 02:17 PM
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Welcome. What year TH400 ? What year 425 ?
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Old July 9th, 2019, 06:38 PM
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Welcome! Really like 64-65 series cutlass F85.
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Old July 9th, 2019, 06:50 PM
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Welcome aboard! I like it your car's height as it is, it seems to me that 2" lower would not look as good.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 06:58 AM
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Nice. Have you seen the 65 Cutlass that UMI built for Hot Rod Power Tour? By the way, that's a 330 motor, which is why the tall valve covers still clear the brake booster.


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Old July 10th, 2019, 12:45 PM
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Nice 65!! Welcome to the group!! We will enjoy seeing the build!!
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Old July 10th, 2019, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by oldcutlass View Post
I moved your post to a well deserved 1st post in the newbie section. Welcome to the site, very nice car.
I posted in that thread on purpose for the OP to see my wheel setup. But thanks for the compliment, been lurking the site for a while now.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 04:20 PM
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Welcome. What year TH400 ? What year 425 ?
motor and trans is out of a 1968 cutlass that was wrecked after restoration. runs ehh it has a 455/aftermarket manifold 750 carb and longtubes into 3 inch exhaust. The Drivetrain will be sold in the forseeable future for LS setup
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Old July 10th, 2019, 04:23 PM
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Welcome aboard! I like it your car's height as it is, it seems to me that 2" lower would not look as good.
Its acceptable yes but i want it low and with the coilovers planned i can always adjust. New Tech is nice sometimes.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano View Post
Nice. Have you seen the 65 Cutlass that UMI built for Hot Rod Power Tour? By the way, that's a 330 motor, which is why the tall valve covers still clear the brake booster.


Yes i have been following their Build. Perfect timing in my opinion because several vendors i want to use provided parts for that car so it will make my build easier. As Cutlass is not always in the spotlight.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 04:33 PM
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Nice 65!! Welcome to the group!! We will enjoy seeing the build!!
Thank you very much. I am Planning a LS drive train conversion with the goal of 120 mph trap speed ( what stock hellcats trap at my elevation) and put as much miles as possible on it.
I will either run a LSA blower setup or a LS series single 76mm Disc brakes tubular suspension. May **** off the purists but lets face it these are not a million bucks and stock sucks!
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Welcome! Really like 64-65 series cutlass F85.
Thank you car sat since 1990 on the side of a barn with no motor or trans 40k miles on the body. It was part of a big collection that was being sold off. body is super straight and was a way for me to afford a A-body! I will admit i am not a cutlass geek or anything this is just my next build. i have owned/built over 40 vehicles so far. At 26 years young i have plans for many more. I will update as i modify the car over the next year.
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