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1967 Chevy Chevelle - Lucky 6-7

Gettin' Lucky In The Windy City

By Dakota Wentz, Photography by Andrew Schear

Whether it's fate, karma, or just luck, no one knows why things happen. And to make matters worse, a majority of the time no one understands why something has happened. But somehow in the end things tend to work out, and many are stuck thinking, "The Lord works in mysterious ways." No one knows this better than Ed Lux.

A couple of years ago Ed had reached that dreaded point, his mid-life crisis, and just when it seemed that things couldn't get worse, he had to go to Chicago to attend his godfather's funeral. Here's where the story gets good. While visiting the Windy City he visited a car museum. As he walked through the door he noticed his savior tucked up against a wall, a Tahoe Turquoise '67 Chevelle. He approached the car like a bug approaches a bug zapper on a hot July night. With a drive around the block he was hooked, and it was off to California they went.

Once the car was in California, Ed took her under his wing and gave her the royal treatment. First she was taken down to A-1 Auto in Gardena, California, were she was repainted her original color, PPG Tahoe Turquoise. Then Covina Auto Trim reupholstered the battered seats in black leather. A year later Ed, with the help of his wife, son Ed Jr., and good buddy Don Geer, rebuilt the 396 and cleaned up the engine compartment.

Since the car has been finished you can find Ed and his gang jumping from car show to car show. And when they're not busy showing off their prized machine you can bet they're out tearin' up the streets.

TECH SPECS Owner Ed Lux
Vehicle '67 Chevelle Super Sport
Engine Chevy 396 bored .30 over, Keith Black pistons with 9.5:1 compresion ratio, Isky camshaft, Edelbrock intake manifold, Edelbrock 750 Carburetor, MNH ignition, Hooker 2 1/4-inch dual exhaust headers, Flowmaster 2 1/4-inch 3 chamber mufflers, estimated 340 hp at 5,300
Transmission '67 Muncie M21 four-speed with Centerforce stage 2 converter
Rear End Chevrolet 12-bolt 3.31/1 gear ratio
Suspension
Front Stock with KYB gas shocks and Power Disc brakes
Rear Satock with drums
Wheels
Front Cragar Stars 14 inches
Rear Cragar Stars 14 inches
Tires
Front BFGoodrich 245x14
Rear BFGoodrich 245x14
Body
Color/Paint PPG Tahoe Turquoise
Painter A-1 Quality Auto, Gardena, CA 310/538-3913
Interior Stock with Astro Buckets and covered black leather by Covina Auto Trim, Covina, CA 626/966-2214
By Dakota Wentz
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