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Murdock's

1975 Chevrolet Caprice

Classic Sport Small Block Chevy Swap

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  • Color: Maroon
  • Horsepower: 450
  • Drivetrain: RWD
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    '75 Caprice Classic Convertible Timeline Date Mileage Event 4/1975 00006 Purchased at Bob's Chevrolet in Barnesville, OH 4/1975 00118 Garaged at 323 Hilbish Ave, Akron, OH. Decision is made to keep this car garaged and used exclusively for parades and warm sunny weather events. 5/1975 00125 Mom is firm with decision to only use this car for warm sunny weather events. ALSO, will be allowed to be used for Homecoming events at local high schools and colleges. No rain or Snow. 7/1975 00255 Jeff has earned his driver's license. His "chore" for the summer months May-Oct, is to have the car cleaned and at the assigned location for any and all parades the car is to participate in. Bob Otterman, Akron City Councilman, has asked that this car be reserved for his carriage in any parade or event he is associated with. 6/1977 09568 Jeff takes it to his own Prom. Double dates with Dale Powers and his date. 9/1978 11200 Jeff drives in the Ohio State University Homecoming event at "The Horseshoe". 5/1998 36000 Original tires replaced with Goodyear Tiempo 215/70R15 tires. 7/1998 37065 Moved to 1236 Stratford St. Barberton, OH. Garaged at this location now. 6/2001 37550 Transmission rear seal replaced. Valve cover gaskets replaced. 8/2016 37750 Mom passes. Leaves car to Jeff. Fuel filter changed. Radiator replaced. 10/2016 37750 Moved car to 164 Renford Rd, Ball Ground, GA. 9/2018 37975 Rear end serviced. Replaced 2.73 Open with a 3.73 Limited slip. 9/2018. 38000. Installed new Cragar SS wheels 15X8 with Cooper Radial G/T 255/60R15 tires 9/2018 38090 Exhaust system upgraded to Ceramic coated headers and dual exhaust. 11/2018 38485 L65 engine removed. Engine bay cleaned and serviced, painted and updated for new engine. 1/2019 38485 Interior removed. Floor pans cleaned and repaired and prepped for new carpet and new interior. New bucket seats installed. New carpet. Custom console fabricated and installed. Floor shifter installed. 3/2019 38485 Blueprint 383 Stroker installed. New radiator w/electric fans. Mechman One Wire Alternator installed. Additional fuse panel installed for additional accessories if needed. Original TH350 re-installed after total rebuild. Replaced all bushings in the rear suspension. Replaced front suspension with Global West tubular suspension, new bushings and coilover front shocks. 9/2020 39249 Electrical issues!! Had to completely re wire the entire electrical system. Car is becoming new again…. Used a Painless Wiring kit for the updated wiring… 2/2021 39985 Holley carb has failed. BluePrint sent out a warranty replacement with a Holley Sniper unit. Install should be complete by 3/15/2021. 3/2021 39985 Sniper install complete

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