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Old 11/10/2022, 09:32 AM   #16
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You mentioned wanting to keep your GT/CS pretty much original. Here's my very first CS: 289, A/T, P/S. I added an Edelbrock 4BBL intake & 550CFM carb. For normal driving, I simply added a P/B booster for the drum brakes. Much more cost-effective rather than the Disc Brake conversion cost. Disc brakes came about for racing & performance cars, but for normal driving, drum brakes work safely & efficiently.
I also added the 10-spoke Shelby wheels with F70-215-15 tires.
Hope this helps.

Neil
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Old 11/23/2022, 06:41 AM   #17
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Just save all of the parts. It can all be undone. I am just about done with a really nice resto of a loaded red/red C Code car. My car was 100 percent complete down to the plug wires. I put in upgraded seatbelts, Borgenson steering, closed chambered heads with Chevy valves, period correct Edelbrock intake, 4 barrel Holley, K-code manifolds, 3 row radiator and an improved york aluminum AC compressor. I added Shelby 10 spokes and redline tires. We are also having the guts of the AM/8 track removed and replaced with HD radio with Bluetooth. My goal was a car that had better performance but generally looked original. I went with period correct where I could and even the upgraded compressor looks similar to the oem York. I saved all the original parts, including all Of the pollution control components. It’s all bolt on. But we want to drive and enjoy the car and 60 year old technology isn’t always the ticket for enjoyment.

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Old 11/23/2022, 06:44 AM   #18
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Here’s a couple of pics of our (the wife’s) car. We also went with a black stripe. The original car had a black vinyl roof and a white stripe, a very odd combo.
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