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Cars > Jonathanrmanion’s Garage > Blog > 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle ((Still thinking on this one)) > Good news and bad news....


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Good news and bad news....

By Jonathanrmanion

Filed under: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle ((Still thinking on this one))

Today i swapped out my air shocks ( because my Small block murdered one of them...) and started to put the big block shocks up front ( cause my 396 is about to go in there!) and i noticed a massive crack in my frame on the front driver side as i was replace that shock... guessing either my hot rodding with my crate engine did that or my car at one point and time has some serious ponies under the hood. But luckily half the guys in my family are welders (me included) and it won't be much of a big deal to fix. But as an extra irritation one of my shock did come with the washers, rubbbers or the nut, so i had to make an unscheduled trip to town. Must of been a monday shock cause the package was un-opened, Thanks Monroe! Oh back story to my 396, When i got my first chevelle me and my cousin were talkign about making serious power and the fact that he had all kinds of go fast parts laying around the shop. So we were gunna build it up and he'd sell it to me at a family rate. But as you all know my first one was crippled after an encounter with my Future father in law and a ditch going fast. But Fast forward a year or so and i've found a 177 Wieand polished pro street supercharger on criagslist for a "SBC" so i trade a hand full of guns for it and freshened up my small block for it. When it came time to plop it on top i noticed that something was definately wrong, and as i sat it onto it i noticed it was for a BBC!!! needless to say i wasn't happy but i wanted a BBC anyways so i kept it. Mean while my cousin builds the 396 with all the parts laying around and churns out and NASTY mother of a motor. He had it in his 79ish Chevy SWB truck and could murder all four tires instantly and with out stop until he lifted his foot. But decided it was too much for a jacked up truck and built as very nice roller small block for it and set the BBC back in the shop. After so debate and miscommunications we decided to trade BBC for the blower and he got a intake, smaller pulley and belt so he could slap the blower in his truck and i got the 396, a th400 and another driveshaft! So now i am going to be able to make my 70 a little closer to the SS clone i want it to be!

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May 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm
Sounds like an awesome plan! Good luck on the Chevelle and keep the future father-in-law away from it! lol!

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