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.
My 1971 Chevelle SS 454 4 Speed
This is a true story about my 1971 Chevelle SS (a REAL SS 454 4 speed), which I bought in 1984 and sadly sold in 1988 ("my sacrifice") to help raise cash for a piece of property I was buying. I saved its car cover,SS key chain, and all the paperwork I had on it because I had hopes of buying it back in 2 or 3 years when I recovered a little bit from the land purchase and building my house & garage. It was in an accident 1 year after I sold it and I thought it was totalled and junked. It ended up sitting, disassembled, in a barn for many years until it was purchased in 2000 and restored. I happened upon it when it was sitting outside at the body shop and was amazed to find that it was still "alive". The new owner decided to sell it a few years later and so, after 18 years, I bought the car for the second time in 2006. I still can't believe we're back together again! So here are photos of the car in 1984, and in 2008, sitting in front of the garage that is built on the property that I bought back in 1988. It has a 454 bored out to 468 with dart aluminum heads & 12:1 compression. I have to run it on a 50/50 mix of 112 octane race fuel and super. Quite a bit more horsepower than the stock LS5 had! It breathes out through 3" Exhaust and flowmasters.
Ford Sierra Turbo "skogenracing"
Ford pinto 2.0 8v. 1.5 bar turbocharged, Megasquirt 2 v3.0, Ethanol fuel with 6300cc injectors, standard head, lowered compression with rod/pistons from Escort cosworth,