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I live in Baltimre, MD and I am not only new to the forum, but I am only recently the owner of a 1972 Chevelle SS. From the time I first learned to drive I have always wanted one of these incredible cars and now I am proud to say I finally am!

While my car seem to be in good shape mechanically (I have a trusted mechanic going over it now), it does not a lot of body and interior work. There is a fair amount of rust on the body, the rear window molding is missing, both door mirrors are missing, the dash has been cracked from the radio being stolen, the headliner is shredded...I could go on, but you get the picture. The exterior and interior of the car need LOTS OF WORK!

I know I have a lot of work a head of to restore this car to what it should be, but I want to be sure I do everything right! In order to do this, I am seeking advice, resources, and directions from the experts (The Members of Team Chevelle).

Here are the Specifications on my Chevelle (All this work was done before I bought it):

Engine built with Holley SysteMAX II, 350 Small Block V-8

Horsepower: 425HP at 6150 RPM
Torque: 425 lbs at 4250 RPM

Hydraulic Camshaft and Lifters
Holley Dual Plane Aluminum Intake Manifold
Double Roller Timing Chain and Gears
Holley Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Hardened Push Rods
ARP Cylinder Head Bolts

Camshaft Specifications:
Intake valve gross lift .488”
Exhaust valve gross lift .510”
Intake valve duration at .050” - 234 degrees
Exhaust valve duration at .050” – 244 degrees
Rocker arm ratio 1.5
Intake valve lobe centerline 107 degrees
Lobe separation 112 degrees

Holley 750cfm 4-Barrel Carburetor
Hartland Sharp Roller Rockers
Ross Racing Forged Pistons
Manley Steel H-Beam Connecting Rods
Hooker Competition Headers with Dual Exhaust

Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission with Shift Kit

Stall Converter

12-Bolt Rear with 4.11 gears

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Hi John,welcome.:waving: I was just in your other thread.:)
Gary is on every thread on this site, LOL
Any ways welcome to Team Chevelle John. :thumbsup:

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Hi John,

Welcome to the group from another 72 Chevelle owner. I have two of them, each one is a little jealous of the other. If I spend to much time or money on one and not the other things happen. Like well if my sister gets a new heater core I want one too.

When their both restored I hope the two of them can get along.

Best of luck with your restoration.
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