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General Information

Year
1970
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Chevelle
Color
blue
History
I bought this car in 2007, as a nice car to cruise in while I restored my '66 SS hardtop (L78)...

It was a nice, straight California car. Minor rust at one lower corner of the rear window. Everything else looked solid...

Originally a 350 powered car, it now has a 427 stroker small block with AFR heads. I swapped out the Mighty Demon Double Pumper and Mallory distributor with NO vacuum advance in favor of an 800 cfm Edelbrock Thunder series carb and a $89 Summit HEI... I was looking for a nice cruiser, and the previous combo had horrible gas mileage... The Edelbrock/HEI combo actually went quicker at the dragstrip, and it still lights the drag radials from a 20+ mph roll... with the carb and distributor "out of the box', the car went a best of 12.34 at about 110 (about 108+ with the Demon/Mallory combo)...

While the body was straight and solid, if was a crappy, faded non-original green color... I couldn't decide on another green, so i picked a nice blue... Its great, but its not the color I originally requested, and the paint shop has closed, so I have no idea what the color really is...

Of course, the new blue paint didn't go well with the green interior, so i ended up replacing the nice interior with factory bucket seats. I chose to get the seats and door panels in "white", and not the correct "Pearl/Ivory" for 1970... I also chose to use Bright Blue accents for the dash and carpet, etc, in stead of the typical Black used by Chevrolet for the "white" upholstery... Added a tilt and a console. Non-tach dash, so I installed an aftermarket tach "in" the stock dash.

Factory A/C car. I removed the A/C when I found the compressor was slinging oil... I now question the decision (still have all the parts)...
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle (blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
427 small block stroker
Built by Smedling
AFR heads, comp cam ( 274 duration, "Nitrous grind" but no nitrous), scorpion roller rockers, air gap intake, 800 cfm Edelbrock carb, Summit HEI, Hedman hedders, March pullies,

Hughes TH400 with a Alston Fab9 rearend; Strange axles and pumpkin, 3.70 gears, detroit locker
Interior
1970 upholstery using 1972 Chevelle "White" material with matching 1972 door panels. Stock buckets/console/tilt/round pod dash.
Exterior
Custom shade of metallic Blue.

All emblems shaved. All Malibu trim removed. Grill blacked out
Audio
Alpine stereo...
Suspension
Front: SC&C/SPC upper arms, with taller ball joints. CPP tubular lower arms, stock disc brakes
Rear" Alston upper (adjustible) and lower arms. Aftermarket springs and shocks.
Hellwig tubular front and rear (adjustible) swaybars.
Wheel and Tire
17X9.5 Vintage Wheel Works V40s with 5.5" BS, front and rear. Nitto 555r drag radials front and rear. 275/40-17 front and 315/35-17 rear.

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