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SKIP KILPATRICK
09-20-2018, 02:42 PM
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Tech Check


Owner: Mark Young, Streamwood, Illinois


Vehicle: 1967 Chevelle SS


Engine


Type: Mark IV


Displacement: 496 ci


Compression Ratio: 10.8:1


Bore: 4.310 inches


Stroke: 4.250 inches


Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock RPM 454-0, 110cc combustion chambers, 2.19/1.88 valves


Rotating Assembly: Scat steel crankshaft, forged H-beam rods, forged flat-top pistons


Valvetrain: Comp 1.7:1 rocker arms, roller lifters, 3/8-inch pushrods, Comp springs


Camshaft: Comp Xtreme Energy (0.560/0.580-inch lift; 300/306-deg. duration at 0.050), Proform rocker covers


Induction: Victor Jr. intake manifold, FAST EFI, mass air meter, Proform air cleaner, 22-gal. Holley Sniper EFI tank


Ignition: FAST XFI 2.0 controller, MSD Pro-Billet distributor, Blaster coil, MSD 8.5 primary wires


Exhaust: Doug’s headers, 1 3/4-inch primaries, 3-inch collector; 2 1/2-inch stainless system, Flowmaster mufflers


Ancillaries: Edelbrock water pump, Be Cool four-core radiator, Powermaster 110-amp alternator, Billet Specialties accessory drive, YearOne pedal assemblies


Machine Work: BluePrint Engines (Kearney, NE)


Built By: Short-block by BluePrint Engines; heads, cam, intake system, ignition coordinated by Ted at Opel Engineering (Streamwood, IL)


Output: 543 hp at 5,500 rpm, 538 lb-ft at 2,800 rpm


Drivetrain


Transmission: Turbo 400, TCI flexplate and 2,800-stall converter, assembled by Higgins Transmission (Elk Grove, IL)


Rear Axle: Currie 9-inch, 3.73:1 gears, 31-spline axles, 3.0×0.083-inch chromoly driveshaft w/ 1350 U-joints


Chassis


Front Suspension: OE, QA1 adjustable shocks


Rear Suspension: Hotchkis upper and lower control arms, QA1 adjustable shocks


Brakes: Right Stuff 12-inch rotors, four-piston calipers, front and rear; OE master cylinder


Wheels & Tires


Wheels: Weld Weldstar 15×7 front, 15×8 rear


Tires: Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R 235/60 front, ET Street 275/60 rear


Interior


Upholstery: YearOne


Material: Vinyl


Seats: YearOne


Steering: OE column, OE wheel


Shifter: Hurst Quarter Stick


Dash: Original w/ Classic Dash insert


Instrumentation: AutoMeter Phantom


Audio: Ken Harrison head unit, 6-inch MTX front speakers


HVAC: Windows down


Exterior


Bodywork: N/A, floorpans replaced


Paint By: N/A


Paint: N/A


Hood: OE SS


Grille: Parts Place


Bumpers: OE

George Jung
09-20-2018, 02:49 PM
Purty. I had a 66 chevelle, but stock HP 327/4 speed. Miss that lil' toy!

David G
09-20-2018, 02:57 PM
During that era, I had a bright red Mercury Comet Caliente with a hi-pro 289. Fitted out for drag racing and daily driving. Fenton mags. Hurst shifter. Traction bars. Had lots of fun with that thing in high school at the local, informal, drag races. Good against anything comparable, and a lot of cars with more hp... but couldn't touch the two Chrysler hemi's that friends owned.

SKIP KILPATRICK
09-20-2018, 03:00 PM
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Mcjim
09-20-2018, 03:29 PM
Nice wheels on the Chevelle! Too many go for the big, modern wheel with a bit of rubber stretched around the outside which is out of keeping with the rest of the car.
Those look "right".

Breakaway
09-20-2018, 05:53 PM
I saw this one recently. Mercury Racing 7.0 SB4 engine rated at 750-hp powering this Chevelle.

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Kevin

Gerarddm
09-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Always admired the design of that-era Chevelle SS.

Canoeyawl
09-20-2018, 11:06 PM
I love those 66-67 muscle cars, all of them; The GTO, Chevelle, Hemi 'Cuda the 427 Fairlane and even the lowly R-2 Lark.
I remember going to the Baltimore plant in 1966 for a 4 hour tour of the "line" and watching those Chevelles being built. Especially interesting was the 396 model coming off the end of the line, a man in white coveralls jumped in, started it and driving onto the rollers which had a large "clock" showing MPH he ran them up to 100 mph and then out the door!
A buddy put down his deposit right there, and he may still have that car.

The 396 Chevelle was very tempting but I am a Ford guy... and worked then as an apprentice mechanic at the local Ford dealer in Alexandria, Va. (which was also an east coast distributor for Shelby)

(Those "muscle cars" were deadly in the wrong hands, and still are. Two close friends (one was a lover) were killed in separate GTO incidents. Two other pals were killed in a 440 Belvedere, they missed a corner and hit an oak tree head on at something over 100 mph. The local PD left the car there for several days perhaps to influence the impressionable youth in town. The grill was perfectly formed to the shape of the tree and under the dash, the engine was in the front seat. It worked, I remember it like it was yesterday)

FishoutaFlorida
09-20-2018, 11:31 PM
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Nice clean installation, as we used to say...sanitary

Thanks!

FishoutaFlorida
09-20-2018, 11:34 PM
I saw this one recently. Mercury Racing 7.0 SB4 engine rated at 750-hp powering this Chevelle.

23215

Kevin

Did I say clean before?

Paul Pless
09-21-2018, 07:35 AM
pushrods

Chris Noto
09-21-2018, 09:13 AM
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Skip, you forgot to footnote your source!
Hotrod Magazine: Where It All Began (http://www.superchevy.com/features/1809-street-beast-big-block-powered-1967-chevelle/)
It’s a good article, with details on the owner’s intention and process.
I check in at HRM about as often as I do here!
:)
All the best to all y’all!

Chris Noto
09-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Nice wheels on the Chevelle! Too many go for the big, modern wheel with a bit of rubber stretched around the outside which is out of keeping with the rest of the car.
Those look "right".

The article details the owner’s intention and design decisions, the selection of the proper size tire in relation to the wheel, which were finely calibrated to produce, with a modern wheel, exactly that old school look that you and I respond to so deeply.

SKIP KILPATRICK
09-21-2018, 10:45 AM
Thanks Chris! that was an oversight on my part.

Canoeyawl
09-21-2018, 11:01 AM
Pushrods Forever!