It’s day four at the CPP Week to Wicked build, presented by Super Chevy and Axalta, and we still have a long list of things to do and only a short time to pull them off before we hit the road. Today’s main event has been wiring with Painless Performance’s Jeff Abbott Jr. trying to wire the Chevelle in one day, a task that typically takes over a week. While Jeff has been busy snipping and splicing the rest of the team has been tackling other items like finishing off the fuel system with some adapter fittings from CCP, installing the MSD transmission computer to control the Performance Automatic 4L80e, and assembling the pieces for the Dakota Digital dash system. We also plumbed the cooling system into the 8-rib Eddie Motorsports drive system’s water pump and made hoses to go from their power steering pump to the billet reservoir tank that was sent along with the kit. Sticking with the Eddie Motorsports theme we also wrenched on their slick new exterior door handles as well as their interior door handles and window cranks.
To install the new Dakota Digital gauges we had to remove the entire dash unit, but that has made wiring everything up a bit easier. Once done we can reinstall the new dash and slide in the new CPP tilt column and steering wheel. The Chevelle may look almost done, but there’s a ton of things still on the to-do-list besides wiring, such as a full exhaust and popping in a pair of new, Procar by SCAT, seats. Looks like it’s going to be a long night before we get to day five of the Week To Wicked build. Check back for some caffeine-fueled updates.
What is CPP Week to Wicked Presented by Super Chevy and Axalta?
It all begins the morning of April 18 when our stock 1967 Chevelle will roll into Super Chevy’s Santa Ana Tech Center for a full teardown and rebuild. We’ll be pulling the car down to its bones, replacing steering, suspension, powertrain, drivetrain, and just about everything else you can possibly imagine; all with the goal of bringing the performance of a 1967 Chevelle up to par with modern muscle cars. It’ll be a mad rush till the very last seconds of our timeline. And if that wasn’t enough, immediately following the build, we’ll be driving the car on a 1,000-plus-mile road trip to prove its road readiness. We’ll be hitting the drag strip, the engine dyno, and a few scenic local sites!
How can you follow along from home? The entire event will be covered on SuperChevy.com via daily video and story updates, as well as on all of our social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned for what is sure to be one heckuva ride!
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