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« on: November 19, 2013, 08:22:09 PM »

How cool. A forum just for 6's!
I love them. Wish I could find an original car with a six.
Much more likely to be a well maintained unrestored car than if it was an 8 for sure.
I have a 61 Bubbletop with the 235, and people are surprised when I open the hood. Everyone expects a 348 or 283.
I love the 6. Runs super, and it's plenty of power for me! 
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 11:07:46 PM »

How cool. A forum just for 6's!
I love them. Wish I could find an original car with a six.
Much more likely to be a well maintained unrestored car than if it was an 8 for sure.
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I totally agree...  I'd love to have a '67-'69 Camaro with 230/250 3 spd on the floor for a daily driver... *S*
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 08:51:26 AM »

Saw a 69 for sale ( auction style ) on the internet yesterday at about $ 10,000. I think ebay. Appeared very clean. Type in 69 Camaros for sale in your internet search, it'll come up first page. Too tempting so I did not look long ! Plus I got my eye on a 56 ( my first love ,55-56) that has not been on the road since 69, garage stored ,a buddy's car. 1 repaint in the 60's and needs assembled. He's getting a little warm on selling.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 10:15:36 AM »

Yes, I'm also a 'classic chevy' guy (for about 50 yrs).. Smiley    and my current interest is finding a good driver '56 Nomad..  *S*
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 02:12:09 PM »

Gary in your signature it shows 55 nomad and 57 nomad, I think you need to "spread the wealth".....ha ha Cheesy

I also like the shoe box chevys. I have a 55 hardtop now. it took 5 years for me to talk my friend out of it. Since everything else I have is pretty much stock, the idea for the 55 is a alumium LS1 with a 6 speed, and just drive the car in primer and enjoy it.. Wink
BUT I am just accumulating parts right now, I have almost everything except the computer, and heads, and some small engine accessories.
There is a long term goal to get all the vehicles under one roof like a barn or airplane hanger, so it will still be some time before it gets put together.

I have had cars with a 6 and they worked well as a daily driver. I bought a 65 ranchero(with a 6) for $200 bucks and drove it for a couple years probably 100k miles, before I sold it for $700. My 64 C/10 had a 6 in it when I got it as well, man that motor ran forever, but when top speed came down to 45 mph, I had to pull it, it has a mean 327 now. I also have a 66 C/10 with a 6 that runs like a charm, although I do vision swapping in that 327 in the future, and building a more wicked motor for my 64.

There is a certain charm to those 6 cylinder vehicles, thats for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 02:38:51 PM »

Gary in your signature it shows 55 nomad and 57 nomad, I think you need to "spread the wealth".....ha ha Cheesy

I also like the shoe box chevys. I have a 55 hardtop now. it took 5 years for me to talk my friend out of it. Since everything else I have is pretty much stock, the idea for the 55 is a alumium LS1 with a 6 speed, and just drive the car in primer and enjoy it.. Wink

BUT I am just accumulating parts right now, I have almost everything except the computer, and heads, and some small engine accessories.
There is a long term goal to get all the vehicles under one roof like a barn or airplane hanger, so it will still be some time before it gets put together.

I have had cars with a 6 and they worked well as a daily driver. I bought a 65 ranchero(with a 6) for $200 bucks and drove it for a couple years probably 100k miles, before I sold it for $700. My 64 C/10 had a 6 in it when I got it as well, man that motor ran forever, but when top speed came down to 45 mph, I had to pull it, it has a mean 327 now. I also have a 66 C/10 with a 6 that runs like a charm, although I do vision swapping in that 327 in the future, and building a more wicked motor for my 64.

There is a certain charm to those 6 cylinder vehicles, thats for sure.


...  Nomads were built for 3 yrs (don't mention the later years when they 'used/abused' the name  so a real Nomadder must have all three"
Doesn't it seem that nowadays, all Chevy marketing can do is 'reuse' the old names..  how long since they had  'new idea'Huh

.. Your 55 HT... like a modernized 2-lane blacktop car..  *G*   I dig it..

...the more cars you buy..  the more difficult it is to have all your cars together; I'm spread between two shops now, with a 3rd one undersay.   Smiley

..The 327 ci engine was perhaps the *best* overall combination of torque/power/revvability of all Chevy's combinations...

... I didn't much care for 6-cyl, until an airman bud of mine bought a new '69 Camaro with the 250/6cyl..  I was very impressed with the way it handled and ran..  Smiley
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
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72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 04:07:59 PM »

56 less than expected,  certainly not one paint and garage kept 44 years--many good points , not what I'm looking for.

Had a 6 banger with a glide in an old Malibu in high school---no show car. Ran great and really was not hard on the wallet for fuel.

There used to be a brown Nomad that ran for years at Norwalk--probably still around ,most are, that had a 327---would rev to the sky. One which sticks in my mind I would stop to watch. I got one on the stand--a must have bowtie.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 06:32:15 AM »

I have had both V8 and 6 banger, 6 banger is much more reliable and seems to ride at bit better, but that could just be the fact that the v8 suspension was beat on a lot more. I am one of the few people that is restoring a 6 cylinder to number 1 show car condition, it is a completely front to back numbers matching convertible so I figure that I have to!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 07:20:47 AM »

Good for you, like to see some pics. Really can not think of a better car to make the summer car show circuit in.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 11:56:58 AM »

If you type in luggage rack on CRG discussion forum and follow till last page there are some pictures posted of restoration in progress ,  there are other pictures posted of car more complete I just can't remember where!
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 05:33:35 PM »

will do
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 08:26:12 PM »

nicely done    have some more to show?
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