here's a pic of my cutlass.
This is when I shoe-horned my chevy 350 out of my 73 SS El-camino into. You can see the original motor on the far side.
I ... Show morehad to custom make some motor mounts to get the chev to fit in there centered...it was alot easier than it sounds....the boards there holding the engine up the tranny wasn't on it so it was falling back into the firewall
I never got to start the chev when it was in the cutlass, It would have needed custom headers and i didn't have $1,200 to thro around at the time, But when it was in the El-camino it ran mid 14's with 2.73 posi rear end.. I miss that car. I got into alot of trouble with it. The chev had a crane cam, offenhauser single plane high rise, holley 600 double pumper, it was balanced and bluprinted, and had 11.5:1 comp pistons...
This is the original engine,it's a 330. Try finding performance parts for that!!! not fun.
it had over 200,000 miles on it when i bought in 1999 and was still running strong. But since I can't own anything slow it had to be fixed. When I pulled it to put the chev in I sent the 330 to Pro-fab. They The guy that owns it is real nice and awesome when it comes to drag racing. He was supposed to rebuild the 330 for me, new cam,forged 10.5:1 comp pistons, port and polish the heads, balance and blue printing, etc. I dropped the motor off in 2000 and its still not done yet...thats what i get for lettin a friend do the work. I can't complain the car's in washington state right now and I'm in AK.
Well I haved moved to OKC Ok now and still haven't been able to get the cutlass going. Found out a few months ago the guy that I had workin on the engine was nice enough to sell it to someone else or something. He has had the engine going on 5 yrs now and it still isn't down. I don't know if this is gonna get edited but, If you ever come by a guy named Rick Judd DO NOT let him touch your car. If he is low on funds he'll do whatever he can to get money including selling customers cars or parts off there cars. So if you live in the Spokane WA area don't leave anything with this man. The bad thing is he is really good at what he does just wish he wasn't such an idiot.
Now its Jan. of 06 and I live outside of Kansas City Missouri and still haven't been able to get my cutlass. I have boughten a 455 I'm gonna drop into it. Not gonna be original anymore but atleast I'll be able to drive it. Just gotta get the car here. Not much new with the car tho....It really sucks owning a car and not actually have it with ya. I've owned this car for 8 yrs and only had it for 2 of those.... hopefully this year will be nice to me and I'll finally be able to get back to my project. Show Less