Drive Type: RWD
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States
I've owned it since 2000, since then I have:
Converted front spindles to roller bearings,,new brakes all around, including hoses,wheel cylinders and brake hardware, rebuilt parking brake.installed roller bearing idler arm a/k/a Poor Man's Power Steering
New seals and gaskets on rear axle, 3.36 open differential..a set of 4.11 gears and a posi unit come with car. New leaf springs
Engine is a 76 Impala 350, since that was the height of the smog years,, the compression ratio was only 8.5:1, so I reworked a set of 305 heads with better valves and valve springs, raisng the compression to about 10:1..it runs fine on regular, but I use premium. Has an Edelbrock Performer RPM manifold, Carter AFB, Accel distributor and MSD 6AL box..stock exhaust manifolds with glass packs and dual exhaust
Cam is a Crane 452 lift, 272 duration with roller tip rockers
Installed a new 3/8" fuel pickup and new 3/8 line from tank to fuel pump, -6 braided line from there to carb
Trans is a 58 or newer 3 speed synchro with overdrive...OD works great! Shifter is on the column
Old Air air conditioning/heater/defrost
AM/FM/Cassette w/new front speaker, I ran the wires for rear speakers, but haven't installed them, yet.
Coated the floor with Por15 before installing heat/soundproofing and new carpet
Replaced the cloth on the seats and door panels, vinyl was OK, so I re-used it
Door and Weather stripping is new, rebuilt vent windows
New wiring from dash to taillights
5 new tires
I'm to the point of doing the body work and painting it, but I know that will take it off the market for six months, so I'm offering it before I start that work.
Needs inner/outer rocker panels and some of the floor braces replaced
Chevy's goal at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week seems to be to show as much of its Performance and Accessories catalog as possible. That's why it brought three different Camaros - two with V8s and one powered by a V6 - with all of the best goodies from the catalog already fitted.
We gave a more in-depth recap of the Performance Camaro V8 Concept, the Performance Camaro V6 Concept and the Performance Garage Concept already, but we figured you'd like a short recap for each. It should be noted, though, that you can order all of the items you see here for your own Camaro, so be sure to take a long, hard look at our live galleries, just in case you're in the market for some mods.
Essentially, the Performance Garage Concept and the Performance V8 Concept are the same car - the only difference is that the later features a whole host of aesthetic tweaks in addition to its aftermarket, shorty exhaust headers and 2.75-inch exhaust. (The Performance Garage Concept has been usefully placed on its side; the better to see the new parts added to the vehicle.) The Performance V6 Concept is notable because, despite being a V6, there's no shortage of performance goodies fitted. All three of the Performance Camaros benefit from items from the Camaro ZL1, which can also be ordered through the catalog.
Despite the fact that the 2013 Chevy Sonic is a fun, plucky little thing - especially in ever-so-slightly hotter RS guise - it is not, in fact, a skateboard. But don't tell that to rapper Theophilus London.
In General Motors' latest spot for the Chevrolet compact, London needs to make a quick run to the store for some milk. And even though, once again, the Sonic is not a skateboard, it ollies, pops and gets air because, you know, it's just so much fun to throw around.
If this video looks familiar to you, it's because this is the full ad that we first got a preview of in Chevy's longer, full-line spot, where the brand's "Find New Roads" tagline was introduced. Scroll down to see this dedicated Sonic spot, along with the older ad, and remember, the Sonic is still - still - not a skateboard.
If you want a closer look at what went into designing and building the interior for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, we've got just the thing. General Motors has released a new video detailing the cabin's evolution from conception to execution, complete with commentary from Ryan Vaughn, performance car interior design manager with Chevrolet. The quick clip details how manufacturing, engineering and design within General Motors worked together from the first sketches to ensure no compromises had to be made later down the line. How novel.
With plenty of hides traced with contrast stitching and available real carbon fiber trim, the cabin looks to be a few hundred miles ahead of the C6. Given how readily critics derided the previous generation for its cabin, the C7 should make writers work a little harder to find something to complain about. Check out the video below for yourself.