TECH CHECK

Chevy High Performance - - Oil Burner Habit -

Owner: Mark Young, Stream­wood, Illi­nois Ve­hi­cle: 1967 Chev­elle SS

Engine

• Type: Mark IV

• Dis­place­ment: 496 ci

• Com­pres­sion Ra­tio: 10.8:1

• Bore: 4.310 inches

• Stroke: 4.250 inches

• Cylin­der Heads: Edel­brock RPM 454-0, 110cc com­bus­tion cham­bers, 2.19/1.88 valves

• Ro­tat­ing Assembly: Scat steel crank­shaft, forged H-beam rods, forged flat-top pis­tons

• Val­ve­train: Comp 1.7:1 rocker arms, roller lifters, 3/8-inch pushrods, Comp springs

• Camshaft: Comp Xtreme En­ergy (0.560/0.580-inch lift; 300/306-deg. du­ra­tion at 0.050), Pro­form rocker cov­ers

• In­duc­tion: Vic­tor Jr. in­take man­i­fold, FAST EFI, mass air meter, Pro­form air cleaner, 22-gal. Holley Sniper EFI tank

• Ig­ni­tion: FAST XFI 2.0 con­troller, MSD Pro-Bil­let distrib­u­tor, Blaster coil, MSD 8.5 pri­mary wires

• Ex­haust: Doug’s head­ers, 1 3/4-inch pri­maries, 3-inch col­lec­tor; 2 1/2-inch stain­less sys­tem, Flow­mas­ter muf­flers

• An­cil­lar­ies: Edel­brock wa­ter pump, Be Cool four-core ra­di­a­tor, Pow­er­mas­ter 110amp al­ter­na­tor, Bil­let Spe­cial­ties ac­ces­sory drive, YearOne pedal assem­blies

• Ma­chine Work: Blue­Print En­gines (Kear­ney, NE)

• Built By: Short-block by Blue­Print En­gines; heads, cam, in­take sys­tem, ig­ni­tion co­or­di­nated by Ted at Opel En­gi­neer­ing (Stream­wood, IL)

• Out­put: 543 hp at 5,500 rpm, 538 lb-ft at 2,800 rpm

Driv­e­train

• Trans­mis­sion: Turbo 400, TCI flex­plate and 2,800-stall con­verter, as­sem­bled by Hig­gins Trans­mis­sion (Elk Grove, IL)

• Rear Axle: Cur­rie 9-inch, 3.73:1 gears, 31-spline axles, 3.0x0.083-inch chro­moly drive­shaft w/ 1350 U-joints

Chas­sis

• Front Sus­pen­sion: OE, QA1 ad­justable shocks

• Rear Sus­pen­sion: Hotchkis up­per and lower con­trol arms, QA1 ad­justable shocks

• Brakes: Right Stuff 12-inch ro­tors, fourpis­ton calipers, front and rear; OE mas­ter cylin­der

Wheels & Tires

• Wheels: Weld Weld­star 15x7 front, 15x8 rear

• Tires: Mickey Thomp­son Sportsman S/R 235/60 front, ET Street 275/60 rear

In­te­rior

• Up­hol­stery: YearOne

• Ma­te­rial: Vinyl

• Seats: YearOne

• Steer­ing: OE col­umn, OE wheel

• Shifter: Hurst Quar­ter Stick

• Dash: Orig­i­nal w/ Clas­sic Dash insert

• In­stru­men­ta­tion: Au­toMeter Phan­tom

• Au­dio: Ken Har­ri­son head unit, 6-inch MTX front speak­ers

• HVAC: Win­dows down

Ex­te­rior

• Body­work: N/A, floor­pans re­placed

• Paint By: N/A

• Paint: N/A

• Hood: OE SS

• Grille: Parts Place

• Bumpers: OE

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