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RE: 66 SD restoration


I love seeing this stuff!



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Tranny all set up and ready to go in. I got a hell of a deal on a new Hurst so this one will get it

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Some progress 

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That is sure looking purdy Kev!


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If you want to go for real authenticity, give a set of OEM belt & buckles to ssnake-oyl.

Try for a set of GM Canada base belts,

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or the unique Canadian Deluxe Version with the brushed metal applique. Quite different from the chrome U.S. buckles (which are nice)

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The Canadian A39 buckle applique was available NOS from a guy in Michigan back in 2019.

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67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

Cam, Toronto.


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Hey they look great



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Kevin, I recently found some old pics from a January 2006 on-line ad for an original, I mean ORIGINAL 1966 Beaumont Sport Deluxe. Sold new in Listowel, it is an L34 M13 (HD 3-spd) car with 3.73 Positraction, original paint, 28,000 original miles. Aztec Bronze with black interior. I don't know if you may have seen them before or not. I think it was posted here years ago. I've got 57 pictures of it from the ad.

Here's the VVS documentation:
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67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

Cam, Toronto.


I don't judge a man by how far he's fallen, but by how far back he bounces - Patton



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That is one cool car. Do you have a picture of the console? I would like to see the shift pattern Plaque



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Topside the shift lever looks the same as the 4-speed setup except there is no reverse lock-out trigger. This car also has a 2-piece boot.

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67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

Cam, Toronto.


I don't judge a man by how far he's fallen, but by how far back he bounces - Patton



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Thats cool, Ive never seen a 3 speed console before



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Over the years I have come across a few of the floor shift 3 spd M/T shifter bodies for the 68/69 A body models. ( two of them were NOS). I actually used them to convert to 4 spd (as finding a NOS 4 spd ITM shifter is now impossible.) . There is a difference in one of the two levers ( its double in thickness to fill in the space that 3 levers would take up in a regular 4 spd shifter body)


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Gillis wrote:

Thats cool, Ive never seen a 3 speed console before


 3 speed cars were more common back in the day than a lot of people realize.

GM brought out the 'synchro in 1st' three speed transmission in 66 and many buyers opted

for that to save the $221. or so cost of a four speed. (equivalent to approx $1800. today).

Occasionally we would see some small block Corvettes running 3 speed transmissions in 66 and 67.

Our 67 Beaumont SD 396 was originally equipped with a Saginaw 3 speed as standard equipment.



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The 3-speeds, if the h.d. version, were cast iron & strong, plus 1 less shift to make during a heads-up race.

There was a Butternut Yellow Baltimore-built '69 Chevelle SS396 that was sold new out of Maurice Carter Chev-Olds in Hamilton, ON. What it had & what it didn't have was telling.

Malibu sport coupe, SS 396, manual steering, tinted glass all around, buckets, no console, L78 396 375-horse, MC1 h.d. Dearborn 3-speed. 4.10:1 Posi, AM radio, rear aux speaker, rear antenna.  With 4.10s you could run the quarter near redline through  the traps and you wouldn't miss the extra shift. The car ended up in Parry Sound, restored with a bored out LS6 & M21. Tragically it was wrecked back around 2014 when an 800 lb Black Bear ran into the side of it on Highway 11, putting the car into a spin on gravel like ball bearings, eventually landing on it's roof, which was flattened to the seat level. Tim the owner was extremely lucky he wasn't killed.

 

Incidentally the h.d. 3-speed was a Borg-Warner T16 from 1965 through '68, then in '69 the RPO code changed from M13 to MC1, signalling a switch in suppliers from Warner to Ford. Yes, Chevrolet was the last division to switch to the Dearborn trans, as Chevy & Ford are arch rivals. The Warner has a 2.41 low, the Dearborn 2.42:1 low and was already used by B-O-P. It was officially the 303 RAT for GM, Ford also made for their own use a 303 RAN & a 303 RUG for up to 5 litres & over 5 litres, respectively.

Hey, GM was already using Ford glass. L-O-F is Libby Owen Ford.



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67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

Cam, Toronto.


I don't judge a man by how far he's fallen, but by how far back he bounces - Patton



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Looking more complete inside now

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Wow.

I'm counting the right number of pedals too!

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4SPEED427 wrote:

Wow.

I'm counting the right number of pedals too!


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So nice.



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I need a little Mod help to right the pictures please



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Looks perfect from here Kevin.

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DonSSDD wrote:

Looks perfect from here Kevin.


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Very nice!! Your work is fantastic Kevin...well done!

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