1966 Chevy Chevelle SS - Engine Installation

The Anatomy of an LS-Powered Chevelle

Jake Amatisto Nov 29, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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DRIVETRAIN, CHASSIS, AND ROLLERS

Ls Serpentine 2/30

With the transmission and LQ9 bolted into the chassis, Barkley opted for a classic Z/28 airbox, an air-conditioning setup from Vintage Air (which positions the compressor in a higher location than the standard LS), and the factory LS serpentine system.

Dynotech Aluminum 3/30

A Dynotech aluminum driveshaft was ordered for the Chevelle and tied our 12-bolt to the 4L60E nicely. The exhaust system is from Flowmaster’s American Thunder series, which Scudellari bolted up to Doug’s long-tube headers.

Completed 4/30

Here's a shot of the whole thing assembled.

Holley Oil 5/30

Under the car reveals the Holley LS swap oil pan (PN 302-1) nestled over the factory K-frame. We actually had to space the engine up a little to clear the sweep of the steering centerlink.

Yearone 6/30

The wheels on the Chevelle are YearOne’s 17x8 aluminum Z28 replicas, while the tires are Fuzion ZR1s that measure 245/45/17 in the front and 275/45/17 in the rear. The suspension and ride height are totally stock, but that will change.

FUTURE UPGRADES

1966 Chevy Chevelle 7/30

You could call this "Stage One" of this Chevelle buildup, as plans for a full Detroit Speed & Engineering suspension upgrade, a Strange Engineering S60 rearend, self-learning fuel injection, and more aggressive wheels and tires are also in the works for this Chevelle. Keep following the magazine to find out what this car can do on the autocross, as well as the dragstrip.

Sources

Flowmaster Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
800-544-4761
www.flowmastermufflers.com
Energy Suspension
San Clemente, 92673
888-913-6374
http://www.energysuspension.com
Classic Performance Products
Placentia, CA 92870
800-522-5004
www.classicperform.com
Dakota Digital
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
800-593-4160
http://www.dakotadigital.com
TCI Automotive
Ashland, MS 38603
888-776-9824
www.tciauto.com
Summit Racing
Akron, OH
800-230-3030
SummitRacing.com
Wilwood Engineering
Camarillo, CA 93012
805-388-1188
www.wilwood.com
Strange Engineering
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847-663-1701
www.strangeengineering.net
Aeromotive
Lenexa, KS 66214
913-647-7300
http://www.aeromotiveinc.com
AFCO Racing Products
Boonville, IN 47601
800-417-7441
www.afcoracing.com
Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI)
Seal Beach, CA 90740
800-243-8355
www.opgi.com
Holley Performance Products
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-781-9741
http://www.holley.com
Dynotech Engineering
Troy, MI 48084
8006335559
http://www.dynotecheng.com
Year One
Tucker, GA 30085
800-932-7663
https://www.yearone.com
Doug's Headers
Anaheim, CA 92801
714-502-0286
http://www.pertronix.com/prod/ex/dougs/
Detroit Speed
Mooresville, NC 28115
704-662-3272
www.detroitspeed.com
Edelbrock
Torrance, CA 90503
310-781-2222
http://www.edelbrock.com
MSD Performance
El Paso, TX 79936
915-857-5200
http://www.msdignition.com/

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