TECH CHECK

Chevy High Performance - - Muscle Car -

Owner: John Proven­zano, Wi­chita, Kansas Ve­hi­cle: 1968 Chevelle SS 396 En­gine • Type: Mark IV (RPO L35) • Dis­place­ment: 402 ci • Com­pres­sion Ra­tio: 10.25:1 • Bore: 4.125 inches

• Stroke: 3.760 inches

• Cylin­der Heads: Edel­brock RPM

454-0 oval port, 2.19/1.88 valves, 110cc com­bus­tion cham­bers

• Ro­tat­ing Assem­bly: OE forged crank­shaft, OE con­nect­ing rods w/ 3/8-inch SPS bolts, forged Speed-Pro pis­tons

• Val­ve­train: Comp valvesprings and hy­draulic lifters, Mag­num 3/8-inch pushrods

• Camshaft: Comp High En­ergy 268H (224/230-deg. du­ra­tion at 0.050; 0.515/0.520-inch lift)

• In­duc­tion: Edel­brock Per­former RPM in­take man­i­fold, Pro­form 750-cfm car­bu­re­tor • Ig­ni­tion: PerTronix Ig­n­i­tor III

• Ex­haust: Cast-iron man­i­folds, 2 1/2-inch ex­haust sys­tem, Mag­naFlow muf­flers

• An­cil­lar­ies: Be Cool ra­di­a­tor • Ma­chine Work: Wikle Per­for­mance (Wi­chita, KS)

• Built By: Tracy Pedigo at Pedigo Per­for­mance (Wi­chita, KS)

• Tuner: Tracy Pedigo • Out­put (at the crank): 450 hp

Driv­e­train

• Trans­mis­sion: Coan Turbo 400, B&M torque con­verter

• Rear Axle: Orig­i­nal 12-bolt, Posi­trac­tion dif­fer­en­tial, 3.73:1 gears

Chas­sis • Front Sus­pen­sion: Orig­i­nal re­built, Delco

shocks

• Rear Sus­pen­sion: Orig­i­nal re­built, Delco

shocks

• Brakes: 11-inch ro­tors, two-pis­ton calipers

Wheels & Tires

• Wheels: Cra­gar S/S 15x6 front, 15x8 rear • Tires: BFGoodrich Ra­dial T/A 215/60 front, 255/60 rear

In­te­rior

• Up­hol­stery: Scott Downey, Downey’s Auto Up­hol­stery (Wi­chita, KS)

• Ma­te­rial: Vinyl

• Seats: Orig­i­nal

• Steer­ing: Orig­i­nal

• Shifter: Orig­i­nal

• Dash: Orig­i­nal w/ N.O.S. insert

• In­stru­men­ta­tion: Orig­i­nal

• Au­dio: Orig­i­nal AM/FM

• HVAC: Orig­i­nal GM

Ex­te­rior

• Body­work: Mark Bauer, Bauer Auto Restora­tion (Wi­chita, KS)

• Paint By: Mark Bauer

• Paint: PPG Tripoli Turquoise (GM Code KK) • Hood: Stock

• Grille: Stock

• Bumpers: Stock

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