Drive Type: automatic
Trim: super sport
Alliance, Nebraska, United States
This is a very fast car. I purchased it 6 years ago and have been working on it ever since. It has a 454 that was built by a speed shop in Denver and was dynoed at over 450 hp. I added a new high amp chrome alternator, high rpm mini starter, new Holley street avenger carburetor and a new Holley fuel pump. I have info on motor settings when was setup. It was set up for mile high so had to change some setting. It has an MSD ignition with rev limiter. The radiator is cooled with help from a large fan that can be manually adjusted, it also has a transmission cooler. The transmission is a fresh 350 turbo with a shift kit. The shifter is a B&M mega shifter. The car was completely done from the ground up but the body was not removed. It has new springs, shocks, front disc brakes and new shoes on back. The rear end is a 12 bolt positrac with 3.73 gear ratio. The exhaust is new with cross over pipe and turbo mufflers. When it starts everyone spots to look. The cam makes it sound nasty, which it is. I bought all chrome American Racing wheels so they would stay looking new. I did not go with the larger sizes stayed with 8" in the front and 9" on the rear 15". It has larger tires on the back that gives it the right stance. I also put air shocks on the back. The wheels had to made with an offset to clear wheel well in rear. The only thing I haven't changed are the bumpers. They are pretty god but new or re-chromed would be better. The Interior is all new original two tone aqua bench seat, you don't see very many with a bench seat. The head liner is new and carpet. All of the dash is new and the dash pad is changed to match the color of the seats. I had a radio shop put a pioneer radio and cd in the glove box, it has remote control. The original radio still works. I suppose I have left out some of the changes please call me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 308-763-1418 if you have questions.
The backlash is beginning. Following General Motors' price hike of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra last week, dealers across the country are expressing their ire over increasing prices in the face of rebates and discounts on trucks from Ford and Ram.
Speaking to Automotive News, Sam Pilato, the general manager at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, FL, Silverados are "selling very poorly." W. Carrol Smith, the president of Monument Chevrolet in the heart of truck country, Texas, said, "[GM's] position is that the vehicle stands on its own and it doesn't need a bigger rebate. That's not what the market is telling us."
According to AN, that's the general attitude amongst Chevy and GMC dealers across the country, where the twin pickups are getting butchered in sales by competitors offering up to $9,000 off their sticker prices. Part of the problem for GM is that its trucks are arriving on the market near the end of the current F-150's lifecycle, a fact that Ford has taken advantage of.
Our apologies to those who've seen this before, but for the rest of the class, how awesome are these pictures of the Vert-A-Pac shipping system General Motors came up with to ship the Chevrolet Vega back in the 1970s? Developed along with Southern Pacific Railroad, GM was able to double the amount of Vega models it could ship by packing them into the unique storage cars vertically.
At the time, rail cars could fit 15 vehicles each, but Chevrolet was able to lower shipping costs by making it possible to ship 30 Vegas per rail car, in turn allowing the price of the Vega to remain as low as possible. Each rail car had 30 doors that would fold down so that a Vega could be strapped on, and then a forklift would come along and lift the door into place. All the cars were positioned nose down, and since they were shipped with all of their required fluids, certain aspects had to be designed specifically for this type of shipping, including an oil baffle in the engine, a special battery and even a repositioned windshield washer reservoir. See for yourself in our image gallery above.
There's not much to see here, but if you're one of those waiting for the reveal of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, above is the teaser image that Chevrolet posted on its Facebook page. We've seen the truck in form-fitting camo before, and even less can be made out here beyond those seriously punchy Silverado-esque fenders and the knowledge that the projector-beam headlamps teased previously do indeed work. We'll have to wait until Thursday for a full perusal of the "bold exterior design" and "careful attention given to every detail" we've been promised.
Gathering intel and rumors, magnesium and aluminum contribute to the Silverado's weight loss plan, the purported "High Country" top-tier trim will contribute to luxury pickup truck competition and profit margins and the next-generation small-block V8 will contribute to improved fuel economy. On the engine note, there have been rumors of available V6 engines, and when Facebook user John Jones asked "Where's your answer to that EcoBoost Chevy?", the Bowtie replied "stay tuned on the 13th. We think you'll be pleased...".
Along with the "Raise the Bar" tag, Chevrolet says of the Silverado, "You asked, we delivered." You can watch the reveal live on Chevrolet's Facebook page at 9:30 am EST, this Thursday, December 13. The GMC Sierra 1500 will also be there, and we'll see both in person at the Detroit Auto Show in January.