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39 Chevrolet 4 Door Master 85

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Built by GM February of 1939.  Originally had 216 cu. in. 6 cylinder in line OHV engine, 3 speed manual transmission and hydraulic brakes.  No power options, not even a Radio.  Fresh air, compliments of Cowl Vent !

The summer of 1998, she looked a lot like this...

1939 Chevy Master 88, before surgery

Found at  the 1998 Louisville Street Rod Nationals, 15,000 cars registered in one big beauty pageant.  She's coming home with us, we'll call her SADIE..

Sadie came modified with the installation of a 3.8liter Buick V-6, Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission, and a Buick Rear Axle.  The car had been fitted with Power Disc Brakes, Independent Front Suspension, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control and FM Cassette Stereo.

This car had no prior body damage, no rust, and was 100% original as far as the coachwork goes.  The interior sported a GM tilt column from a 1977 Olds Cutlass and the original seats recovered.

Yes, it is now 4 years later, but as all Street Rodders know, there were other projects before SADIE.  Got to get in line at the Memmolo Garage.

The Sadie "Project 39" includes...

ENGINE 
New 350 GM Performance "Bow Tie" Engine
350 cu. in 5.7 liter
bored .030" oversize
forged pistons
steel crank
Comp Cam, Lifters, Pushrods, Roller Rocker Arms
Edelbrock Performence Intake & 650 CFM Carburator
ceramiccoated headers and lots of billet
ACCESSORIES
Powermaster Alternator 100 Amp
Polished Vintage Air Compressor
Polished Billet Specialties - Brackets and mounts
Cool Flex Fluid Transfer Hoses
Walker Cobra Radiator and condensor
HPC Headers and Flowmasters

 

TRANSMISSION
GM 4L60  4 Speed Automatic w/OD
Corvette Servos and modified valve body
TPI 2400 Converter with lock-up
B & M Lock up controller
REAR END
10 Bolt Camaro 3.42:1 Posi
New Eaton Real Springs & Rear Anti Sway Roll Bari

FRONT END
Fat Man's Mustang II IFS
11" Brakes and GM Calipers
11" Granada Rotors

Check out Sam preparing the chassis...
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Sam welding 39 Chevy motor mounts (1)  Sam welding 39 Chevy Motor Mounts (2)  Sam Welding 39 Chevy Motor Mounts (3)  Sam Welding 39 Chevy Motor Mounts (4) 
Sam welding Motor Mounts for 350

Sam welding motor mounts (5)  Sam welding 39 Chevy frame & engine mounts (1)  39 Chevy welding frames & engine mounts (2)  39 Chevy, welding frame & engine mounts (3) 
Welding Frame and Engine Mounts                   and  Slicking Firewall              

Sam preparing frame members (1)  Sam preparing frame members (2) 
Sam Preparing Frame Members for coating

Sam fitting new floor  Floor cut out for placement  Final fitting of 18 guage sheet metal 
Fitting new floor made from 18 guage sheet metal
 

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