This is my wife and her 496 Chevelle. Pump gas, flat tappet,dual plane, 3:31 gears, 3500 stall,full Exhaust, 3800 lbs, old ET Streets. She uses it to get groceries and takes it to her Mary Kay appointments. All three of our kids LOVE riding in the back and going cruising.
She averages 13 mpg on the highway with the 750 double.
Update 7/07- On 93 octane, the budget 496 made 548HP at 5900 rpm and 574TQ with big tube (2 1/4") headers at the crank on a Superflow 902 Dyno.
UPDATE 11/08- After three years and 5k street miles, 10 Dyno pulls, and 50+ passes at the track, Leah has run a best of 11.57 @115.48 on pump gas and M/T Drag radials, all motor. We tried a Powershot system on it 11/1/08, and with a 1/2 throttle launch went 11.07@120mph.
'72 Chevelle - UPDATE: Worst Sound System Install (fixed) - New Wiring,Carpet, Kick panels (vid 4)
See the current progress pictures here:
Install like a pro! Use SMD install tools - http://www.wcCarAudio.com !
Please watch video 1, 2, & 3 to see the mess i started with. The story:
My friend Moke came by and asked me to run the SMD DD-1 on his system and
get his gains set right. He said he just got it out the beat shop and it
sounded like shit. I told him to bring it by. It did, indeed, sound worse
then shit. I stopped everything i was doing and decided to fix this for
him. This is a terrible install and i am not sure which shop did it, but
they should be ashamed. Moke reportadly spent $5,000 on this install.
This video shows the new power, ground, speaker and RCA Cables being ran
and new carpet finally being installed. Also, the kick panels are
installed for good, i just need to hook up the amp rack and get them
playing! Subscribe and watch how this project turns out! He is getting
all brand new door and interior quarter panels as well as new white leather
on the seats so this thing should be super clean by the time i am finished!
Also, yes, it IS A 72. It has a 70 Front clip on it. Thanks!
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1970 Chevelle SS 502/502 Mark IV Crate
1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS-5. Car is Equipped with a G.M. 502/502 Crate Motor.
Edelbrock air gap manifold. Pertronics Ingition. Ceramic Coated Headman
Headers, Taylor Wires, Optima Battery, turbo 400 Automatic Transmission with B&M Shift
Kit. 4:11 Gears, 12 Bolt Posi Traction Rear End. Complete Hotchkis
Suspension Kit, Edelbrock Shocks. Boyd Coddington 17" Wheels with Fedral
Super Street tires. Best 1/4 Mile Time is 12.13et @ 116.98 mph.
Big Block 427 4 Speed Chevelle In Car Footage
***Check out the DRAG STRIP video!!! We went for a little cruise in our
68 chevelle with 427 4 speed.
All speed and traffic laws were obeyed in the making of all 427ImportEater
videos and productions. Nothing unlawful or illegal is portrayed or
encouraged. Speeds are kept under posted limits.
How to Build a Chevelle in a Day - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 2
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, Doug Glad and the Car Craft crew try
to transform a beater 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle into a respectable street
machine in one day!
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Driving the 1970 Chevelle SS
One of the top 10 muscle cars of all time has to be the 1970 Chevy Chevelle
SS convertible. So, it was quite a thrill to get a ride in this classic
with Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts
at California's Willow Springs International Raceway.
1970 Chevelle 454 Starts for the First Time
I recently bought a 454 574hp engine for my 1970 chevelle and just got it
started for the first time. Also, I am in the process of repainting it
sunburst orange with black stripes.
Chevelle Siblings Bring High-Desert Satisfaction
As a youngster pumping high-octane gasoline for local muscle car owners in
Southern California's San Gabriel Valley during the 1960s, Mark Lundquist
could only dream of owning a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Super Sport (SS). As if
to make up for lost time, however, Mark now has four Chevy SS cars (as well
as a beastly "standard" 1968 Camaro) of varying vintages
parked in a Joshua Tree, California, garage that inspires envy in every
guest who drops in. And yes, this collection includes a '65 Malibu SS.
About twelve years ago, Mark went shopping for a Chevy Nomad and just
happened across this Malibu. He bought it and proceeded to transform it
into the car of his youthful dreams. The Malibu now sports a 502 cubic inch
engine, rated at 502 horsepower and 567 lb/ft of
torque, enough to glue the driver to his seat, spin the sun visors out of
place, and, even at 60 miles per hour, leave tasteful burnout marks along
California's lonesome desert highways.
Across Mark's shop sits the yin to the '65's yang: a 1972 Chevelle SS which
Mark calls his "benchmark car." Where the Malibu takes advantage of every
modern convenience to produce maximum power and efficiency, the Chevelle is
as unmolested today as it was when it rolled off the factory line. The 402
cubic inch engine produces a "mere" 240 horsepower, downright sedate
compared to the Malibu but power aplenty for cruising the long stretches of
road across the Mojave Desert.
These SS siblings, along with their automotive roommates, now reside in the
garage that Mark always dreamed of building. In addition to being a working
garage with two lifts, the adobe structure is also an inviting lounge --
complete with sofa, TV with Chromecast, and a fridge full of beer -- and a
museum to Mark's years of automotive adventures from Baja to Bonneville.
His advice to anyone looking to build a garage of their own: don't let on
to your wife that the shop has more square footage than the house.
Car Warriors - S02E03 - Chevrolet Chevelle 1972
Car Warriors is a competition unlike any other. Every week, two of the
country's most talented and colorful local garages will have one crazy
challenge: Build an ENTIRE CAR from a piece of junk -- in just 48 hours.
It's the ultimate car building competition.
1970 Chevelle: Refined Muscle - /BIG MUSCLE
When it comes to muscle cars technology can be a double-edged sword. On the
one hand it can enhance all aspects of a vehicles drivability, but on the
other, it can strip the soul from a car in no time flat. Few people have
been able to blend new technology, luxury and speed into a package that
just flat-out works. Mark Bachman however is the exception. With a stunning
interior, loads of grunt and just about every modern convenience you could
ask for, his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle has managed to blur the lines between
old and new.