Finally back working on the Chevelle again.

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Finally back working on the Chevelle again.

Post by michiganlarry on Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi all.  It's been a couple years since I put the LS in my sons 75 Chevelle.  I never did get it finished because I needed to tend to some other pressing family issues.  Things have settled down and my son and I are getting back to the garage to get the Chevelle finished up for the spring.  Here is what all has been done so far:

Installed LSx engine and 4L60E trans with computer and harness.  Engine has fired but harness still needs to be finished and the computer mounted.

New gas tank with internal fuel pump.  Corvette regulator mounted on frame.

New 2" drop Detroit Speed coils and lower arms on the front,  New 2" drops springs on the rear.  

11/4 sway bars front and rear.

Totally rebuilt 3.73 posi axle in rear.

Swapped out steering gear for a trans am close ratio one.

Swapped out steering column for a floor shift one and installed floor shifter.

Really all the hard work is done.  We just need to button up the electrical and chase down some issues (gas gauge not working) Get the mounts made up for the swivel buckets and install correct seat belts.  Finally clean the 2 years of dust off the car.

Here are a couple pics of the car.

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Post by clanceman427 on Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:40 pm

Looks great! Nice job!
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Post by Hawk03 on Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:14 pm

Nice to see you back! I was wondering what happen with the car.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:01 pm

Welcome Back Buddy an you still got that darn Bug that driving everyone crazzzzeee on your Avatar LOL

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Post by fasrnur on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:10 pm

Nice looking car and nice to meet you sir.
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Post by Damon23 on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:58 pm

Cool, that is kind of what I want mine to have stuffed under the hood one day.

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Post by michiganlarry on Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:48 am

Thanks guys! I am off tomorrow and we plan on spending all day and Saturday in the garage. With a little luck we will have the bulk of the work done. Then just need to get the swivel buckets and back seat recovered and installed and she should be ready for the first burn out!
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Post by michiganlarry on Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:48 am

Thanks guys! I am off tomorrow and we plan on spending all day and Saturday in the garage. With a little luck we will have the bulk of the work done. Then just need to get the swivel buckets and back seat recovered and installed and she should be ready for the first burn out!
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Post by BBMALIBU on Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:25 pm

I love the color. If the interior of my 1976 Malibu was black, I would have painted it a red color like yours.
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Post by Wallyuph on Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:25 pm

Keep plugging away at it you will get-r-done
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Post by michiganlarry on Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:13 pm

So after 2 heart attacks the Chevelle project is moving again. My son is home from the service and we fired up the wood stove and reacquainted ourselves with the project. We got the PCM mounted today and order the tcc brake switch to work with the 4L60E. We have to mount the auxilary fuse block and find out why the gas gauge is not working. Then on to fabricating the mounts for the swivel buckets and console.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:16 pm

Glad it is moving again & good to see you back.

Still like that maroon color.


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