The business office of this Chevelle is remarkably original except for the Auto Meter instruments and John Klaus stitched factory seats. The Hurst shifter actuates a Muncie four-speed trans with a 2.20 Low gear and a 1:1 High gear.
Rolling Stock & Binders
The wheels on Dave's Chevelle are original American Torque Thrust rims (produced during the late '60s) that measure 15x7 up front and 15x10 on the rear (custom widened). Front tires are Dayton P215/65R15 and the rears are P275/60R15. Vehicle braking has been drastically improved with a full set of Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes and an adjustable proportioning valve.
Below the black matte-finished valve covers lurks a 468ci Rat prepped by RK Machine in Ventura, California, and assembled by Dave. Inside is a Scat crankshaft, Crane roller rockers, 13.5:1-compression slugs, and a huge solid-roller Isky camshaft. Helping the heavy breather is pair of LS7 rectangular-port heads with 2.30-inch intake valves. Carb of choice is a 950-cfm Holley HP on top of a Weiand manifold, while a set of Hooker headers expels the fumes into a custom-built 211/42-inch system fitted with remote exhaust cutouts. It should be said that with this much compression it won't run on pump gas and needs a constant supply of Trick Racing Fuel. Moving down the line, shifting chores are allotted to a Muncie four-speed that was assembled by Ron Worthen with M22-style Liberty gears. The rearend is a 2-inch-narrowed 9-inch with 4.56:1 gears, and a Detroit Locker.
The free-flowing dual-exhaust configuration is custom-built by Rick Stout at Muffler Time in Camarillo, California. The system is comprised of a set of DynoMax Ultraflow mufflers and a wild, hand-fabricated air/electric hidden exhaust-cutout arrangement that uncorks the works at a flick of a switch. The Chevelle rests on stock front coils that have been cut, and at the rear the springs have been replaced by a pair of adapted Firestone airbags. Shocks are Monroe Sensatracs.
The unassuming and mirror-straight silver panels are the work of Danny Kaskus from Oxnard, California. Coats of PPG Silver Metallic makes the body glisten.