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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 18, 11:00 PM
 
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Re: 66 Chevelle LS3/525 Protour Build

What made you choose the street grip package over the coil over package from ride tech? Iím considering both of those options. Love the way the chevelle is shaping up! Great job
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post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 18, 7:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 66 Chevelle LS3/525 Protour Build

IMO the Ridetech Streetgrip is the best bang for the buck. $2200 shipped. For a mild protour build where the intended driving is weekend cruising with occasional spirited driving it should work very nice.
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Re: 66 Chevelle LS3/525 Protour Build

Is that the new Holley FEAD? It sure looks like it from the picture above. What motor mounts are you using and which exhaust?
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Is that the new Holley FEAD? It sure looks like it from the picture above. What motor mounts are you using and which exhaust?
It is the new Holley Mid Moust system. Pretty sweet.

I'm using the Dirty Dingo mounts 11/16" forward of stock position. They fit great with BBC frame towers and Energy Susp. mounts. I usually use the DD Sliders.

Headers are Hooker Blackheart Stainless 1 7/8" primary. They fit very nice and actually just dropped in from the top with no clearance issues at all.
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Very nicely done.


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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 18, 2:33 PM
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Re: 66 Chevelle LS3/525 Protour Build

Gun metal gray(?) and a Burgundy interior is classy.

Does the Vintage Air AC fit as well as they claim, or is there a lot of custom fabrication required to make it work? Not talking about the dash work. I have an AC dash. Just wondering about the rest of it.

Another way of putting it is... Is Vintage Air your preferred choice for the builds you've done?

Nice clean work.

How the heck did you get it painted so fast? I'd drive to Nevada if I could get my cruck painted in two days.

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What color is that, it looks great?
I'm sure John won't mind if I answer on his behalf (and toot my own horn) since I mixed the base color. It's a 70's vintage Chrysler color: "Bright Platinum" with added tints of Magenta and Red Shade and deletion of Blue Phthalo.

The seat upholstery is a custom Burgundy fabric that Distinctive Interiors employed using stock 66 chevelle patterns on all soft trim.

Can't wait to see it after it's fully installed.
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I'm sure John won't mind if I answer on his behalf (and toot my own horn) since I mixed the base color. It's a 70's vintage Chrysler color: "Bright Platinum" with added tints of Magenta and Red Shade and deletion of Blue Phthalo.
Well done.

Who laid down the paint?

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Gun metal gray(?) and a Burgundy interior is classy.

Does the Vintage Air AC fit as well as they claim, or is there a lot of custom fabrication required to make it work? Not talking about the dash work. I have an AC dash. Just wondering about the rest of it.

Another way of putting it is... Is Vintage Air your preferred choice for the builds you've done?

Nice clean work.

How the heck did you get it painted so fast? I'd drive to Nevada if I could get my cruck painted in two days.
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Well done.

Who laid down the paint?
My 1st choice for AC is Vintage Air. On a Chevelle the Dash work is the hardest if you don't have a good factory AC dash. You can use the VA louvers that come with the kit but to me they look a little cheesy so is used a 67 center vent (metal) and VA Louver Kit that requires a fair amount of work to fit.

The body was already pretty straight except for the re-pop trunk that took considerable work to fit. We filled and smoothed all the emblem and rear panel filler holes along with the antenna hole in the fender. Took 2 guys a week in the shop to do the body. Final blocking and primer another week then a couple weeks to shoot, color sand and buff.

No reason to take a year or two to paint a car.
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Thanks for your thoughts on the AC Cory.

I agree about paint schedules.

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Cars coming along nicely



Ridetech Streetgrip suspension install

New 12 bolt posi finished up

LS3/525 and TKO600 installed

AC complete

Wiring about 1/2 done just need to finish engine bay



Used the non ac dash and re-worked it so the Vintage Air Louvers fit nicely Then cut in and install a 67 AC center vent as they are metal and not plastic like the 66 vents. Dakota Digital VHX Gauge cluster.


Why a TKO and not another T56?


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Nice work BTW!


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Looking good!

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post #29 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 18, 7:03 PM
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Re: 66 Chevelle LS3/525 Protour Build

That should be one sweet ride when finished. Not alot of LS conversion guys on here. Just finished mine last fall. Only drove it 175 miles so far and really love it. See pics in my garage.
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post #30 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 18, 9:04 PM Thread Starter
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Started the Chevelle today for the 1st time.

It's bada**

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