Well here I go again...after several years on the C1 Corvette forum, it's time to shift gears and take another road.
At the Pate Swap meet in DFW this year I picked up a real nice set of BB heads...along with a 4 bolt standard bore block, a couple of crankshafts and good deals on various other parts.
I had no particular destination, just tired of small blocks for a while...and I had several Chevelles and Camaros back in the day with one big block or another.
With a couple of crankshafts I had at the shop, and my swap meet parts I made the trip down to Stephenville, Texas, to G and G Machine and Racing and unloaded it all to see what we could come up with.
Horsepower is sooo easy to get these days with the strokers and fabulous heads, affordable aftermarket blocks and so on... I just couldn't decide what where to stop. I mean really the sky is the limit...!
As it turned out ...the nice set of swap meet heads I found, made up my mind.
Donnell ran the numbers on them and gave me a call...they were like LS6 heads circa 1970. In fact the same!
I was going to build a rust free '69 Malibu out of new Mexico, and I had a 427 in mind....but decided to clone a LS6 454 with the Comp Cams LS6 solid lifter cam and all.
The only problem with that was after a few days ...I wasn't to keen on a 454 in a '69....even though I liked the idea of building Chevy's top engine from back in the day. ( the LS6 454 instead of a no limit engine today).
The engine is paid for,built and ready for the dyno...but life has slowed me down a few months...and the cloned LS6 still sits down at Donnell's waiting.
...untill I found this '70 SS Chevelle. and the project is back on track.
It's a nice car, but has a weak '68 model 396, and was just begging for a new home and a heart transplant.
It's no numbers matching mutt with a/c...but a real SS, soon to be paired with another mutt..a first class cloned LS6.
So here's a couple of pics...see what you think.