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    NorthStar in a Box

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    Sweet Seventy9
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    NorthStar in a Box

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:12 pm

    Oh how I'd love to put one of these in a '79 Coupe!



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    Re: NorthStar in a Box

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:51 pm

    Oh yeah!


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    Re: NorthStar in a Box

    Post  solo79 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:29 pm

    That would be slick. My Father was trying to get me to put a Duramax Diesel in mine. That would be something. Plenty of room though. Can you imagine the sound coming from a 79 like that?

    I really like the headers on that Northstar. What type of transmission is that? Looks like a 700R4.


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    Re: NorthStar in a Box

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:21 pm

    solo79 wrote:That would be slick.  My Father was trying to get me to put a Duramax Diesel in mine.  That would be something.  Plenty of room though.  Can you imagine the sound coming from a 79 like that?

    Hmm, funny that you bring that up.  I saw this on C-list a couple days ago.



    http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/4274204828.html

    These diesel powered cars were cool because they used the HydroBoost setup for the brakes.  Definitely the route to go if you install a big cam and lose all your vacuum.


    solo79 wrote:I really like the headers on that Northstar.  What type of transmission is that?  Looks like a 700R4.

    Yup, i think you're right.


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    Re: NorthStar in a Box

    Post  hotwheelsboy28 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:43 am

    They are expensive to have the blocks repaired from a factory defect, the head bolts pull the aluminium block threads out, causing a major coolant leak into the oil. A $2000.00 + job at the machine shop. But also a cool engine.

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