Dan is still at it and to keep with the theme of this 57 Chevy being the worst one on earth, he decided to power it with a free engine he found on marketplace. How well do you think this is going to go? He’s got some balls, that’s for sure. Let’s see how it pans out.
When Dan dragged this nasty 1957 Chevy home there was no doubt that it was rough, and we mean ROUGH. So much rust, so much nastiness, and so much patching required. He did a lot of work using good patch panels from donor vehicles, but the floors in this thing were so bad that the only smart way to repair them was to do a complete one piece floor pan. It’s had a donor chassis put under it, modified for some tire, and more. This thing needs just about everything to be honest.
Check it out.
Free motor? Yes please!
A couple of months ago a buddy offered me a “run when parked” 283 small block chev. The motor came in a package deal he had made on a early Chevelle.
I figured I’d try my luck with this FREE small block Chevrolet. The motor turned freely so I figured I’d toss a few bucks at it and see if we can make some fire. Quick oil change, new intake, hei and a few new gaskets.
I fed her some fuel and there was no fire! A little compression test later and we got some bad news. Not enough compression to get the motor to fire. Free motor was a no go, time for plan B.
What should we do with this little mill? take it apart? see whats wrong? low buck rebuild? Let me know in the comments.