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General Information

Year
1968
Make
Chevrolet
Model
SS396
Color
Black
History
I don't have a lot of history with this car. I bought it for $1,500.00 from my old boss. He thought it was a numbers matching car but when he found out the engine #s didn't match, he didn't want it anymore.

I would classify it as a "barn find". The car was all in primer and in some stage of restoration; although it probably sat for some time. Floor rusted with a couple holes, engine and trans out. Really should have just parted it out, but it is a real 138 vin code and I've always wanted a chevelle. If I didn't already have a engine and trans I would not have gotten it.

It will be re-born with a 445 casting 454, bored and stroked to 496, 4 bolt mains, smallish solid roller, bushing lifters, Vic Jr, 950 Pro Systems, 10:1 pump gas motor.

I have it stripped down and once done with the metal work, I'll separated the body/frame and have the frame blasted and painted and the shell will go to my body man.

One interesting thing came up when I sold the 396 that came with it. The engine was a 68' 325 hp from all we could figure. It had a fresh bore on it, cam/lifters greased and all ready to fire....except it must have sat for many years like that. Some minor water rust/stains on bore but the bearing shells cast some light on it. They were stamped as being made in 1972. Not sure it sat that long, but it's definitely possible as someone started working on it, and all work stopped for whatever reason and sat that way until my boss got it.
1968 Chevrolet SS396 (TBD)

Modifications

Drivetrain
454 block. 445 casting. 496 Stroker. Callies crank and rods. Approx 10.1 comp. Dart iron eagles. Extensively ported. Comp special solid roller .
valve lift Int, .702/ Exh .702
Duration @ .50 Int, 262/ Exh 270
lash Int, .016/ Exh .018 bushing roller lifters. Pro system 1000. Vic Jr intake. 2" headman headers Th400, built HD sprag, new friction disks, reverse pattern manual valve body. Shiftworks slap shift reverse pattern detent.
Quick Performance 9" 35 spline 370 Detroit locker.

Got the engine back and it has been trouble free, no leaks and dyno'd at 702hp! And a corresponding jump in torque. Thanks all!
Interior
I have a stock interior kit

I'll put more interior picks up soon
Exterior
the car ended up Black !


VFN 4" cowl fiberglass hood
Audio
the engine ! too loud to hear a stereo !
Exhaust
Headman elite long tube headers 2". 3" collectors, running into a full Pypes 3" stainless system with race pro mufflers
Suspension
Front disk brakes, rear drum, moroso trick springs up front, 1/2" taller upper ball joints. Double nut control arms and 90/10 shocks, rear upper control arms adjustable, UMI lower rear arms, weld in lift brackets, 50/50 shocks
Q P Ford 9" set up for an A body.
Wheel and Tire
15" front rear corvette style rims 275 60 15 rears

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