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Chevelle Performance Projects: 1964-1972

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Provides instruction on upgrades to every component group of the car including chassis, suspension, brakes, transmission, driveline, engine, interior, and electrics. Step-by-step procedures guide the reader through each stage of the project. All projects are applicable to other A-Body cars, including Pontiac GTO, Olds 4-4-2, and Buick GS. Installing a modern GM LS engine is also covered.
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Overview

Provides instruction on upgrades to every component group of the car including chassis, suspension, brakes, transmission, driveline, engine, interior, and electrics. Step-by-step procedures guide the reader through each stage of the project. All projects are applicable to other A-Body cars, including Pontiac GTO, Olds 4-4-2, and Buick GS. Installing a modern GM LS engine is also covered.
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Editorial Reviews

Hemmings Muscle Machines - James Cox
"This is a good primer for those Chevelle owners who want to improve their car's performance and an indication of what can be done for those who might be considering the purchase of one. A useful manual." -Classic American, December 2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934709795
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Series: Projects Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 963,771
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cole Quinnell has served in a multitude of roles within the automotive industry, including public relations, marketing, and social media specialist. He is also an accomplished magazine editor and writer, penning scores of stories for Hot Rod, Popular Hot Rodding, Muscle Car Review and other magazines. He has served as the editor of 4-Wheel and Offroad Magazine and the editorial director of the Truck Group at Primedia Publishing. As a seasoned veteran marketing and communications professional, Quinnell has worked for Chrysler and Ford. Currently, he is a vice president of Team Detroit, an automotive advocacy program and runs his own public relations, social media, and communications business. He lives in the Detroit area with his wife.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
Chapter 1: Chassis Upgrades 6
Frame 6
Suspension 7
Handling 9
Project 1: Frame Boxing 12
Project 2: Tubular Control Arm Kit Installation 14
Project 3: Mini Tub Kit Installation 17
Project 4: Suspension Kit Installation 22
Chapter 2: Building a Performance Steering System 24
Steering Box 25
Steering Linkage 25
Steering Column 26
Steering Wheel 28
Project 1: Quick-Ratio Steering Box Installation 29
Project 2: Steering Column Installation 32
Chapter 3: Wheels and Tires 35
Appearance 35
Performance 36
Project 1: Wheel and Tire Fitment 39
Chapter 4: Building a Performance Rear Axle 43
Upgrades to Your Original Axle 44
Project 1: Setting Up a Ford 9-inch Differential 50
Chapter 5: Brake Upgrades 53
Performance Factors 54
Proportioning Valve 55
Master Cylinder 55
Roll Control Solenoid 57
Project 1: High-Performance Brake System Installation 58
Chapter 6: Engine Upgrades 62
Ignition System 63
Exhaust System 63
Intake System 63
Cylinder Head and Camshaft 64
Project 1: Performance Ignition System Installation 65
Project 2: Fuel-Injection System Installation 67
Chapter 7: Engine Swaps 70
Gen I vs LS 70
LS Series Benefits 71
Engine Sources 72
Budget Requirements 73
Project 1: LS Engine Installation 76
Project 2: Water Pump and Front Accessories Installation 81
Project 3: Engine Installation 83
Chapter 8: Performance Fuel System 88
Fuel Tank 88
Fuel Line 89
Fuel Filter 90
Fuel Pump 91
Project 1: Fuel Line Installation 93
Chapter 9: Performance Cooling System 96
Overheating Diagnosis 96
Electric Fan 97
Belt-Driven Fan 98
Radiator 99
Project 1: Radiator Installation 101
Chapter 10: Performance Exhaust 105
Headers or Manifolds 106
Tailpipes 106
Exhaust Tubing 107
Mufflers 107
Project 1: Performance Exhaust Installation 108
Chapter 11: Overdrive Transmission Swaps 113
Automatic Transmissions 113
Manual Transmissions 117
Project 1: Clutch Installation 120
Project 2: Transmission Installation 124
Chapter 12: Wiring Upgrades 127
Wiring Harness 127
Battery 128
Starter Solenoid 128
Relays 131
Master Disconnect Switch 131
Project 1: Wiring Harness Installation 132
Project 2: Trunk-Mounted Battery Tray Installation 136
Project 3: Master Disconnect Switch Installation 138
Chapter 13: Performance Interior 140
Seating 140
Safety Cage 141
Dash 141
Sound Deadening 142
Project 1: Roll Cage Installation 145
Project 2: Interior Installation 153
Source Guide 158
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