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66 Chevelle


66 Chevelle


This was Chevelle #3 I built when I was a kid, still in my teens. Sorry the picture isn't that great, it's one of the only one's I have of it. It was a 66 Chevelle with a 67 fiberglass front-end. (66 Chevelle fiberglass front-ends weren't available back then) It had a narrowed 9" Ford rear-end with Moroso ladder bars and 4.86 Zoom gears and a posi, a custom ordered "Super T-10" tranny with a Hurst "Ram Rod" V-Gate shifter, Hays steel flywheel and 3,200# Zoom "purple" clutch housed in a Lakewood scatter shield. The engine was a 350 with 11.5:1 TRW's, "Pink" rods, factory forged steel crank, a Crower solid cam, a set of ported "292" Chevy race heads with Crower roller rockers and chrome moly pushrods, topped-off with a Weiand Tunnel Ram and a pair of sideways mounted 600 Double Pumper Holleys. The interior was gutted and I made a cool plexiglass dash with a full set of 6 "Stage III" Stewart Warner gauges. The interior was fully carpeted and with a roll cage and where the back seat used to be was made flat and carpeted as well. It looked nice inside and out and for a kid earning his own money at a local auto parts store and doing his own work in a 2 car garage, it wasn't too shabby. It ran low 12's on street tires and I pulled a series of low 11 second et's later-on with a best of 11.02 back in 1982 when I switched to slicks and a made a few more engine modifications. Later-on, I built a 12.5:1 compression engine with a set of Crower Fuel Injectors with a belt drive pump. It ran killer when I drove it the short distances I did, but I ended-up selling the car before I could run it at the track. I got bored with it...

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