Powering the Chevy II is a Street and Performance supplied ZZ3 350 engine with a
Paul made the main dash section from a single piece and incorporated a set of Auto Meter c
To improve stopping, DSE added four-wheel disc brakes from Baer. For better looks and
The color-keyed undercarriage features a 12- bolt rear end, Borla exhaust, Eaton sp
Chevy IIs have that cool look hot rodders love. When Ed Vannoy found this bright yellow 66 the decision to buy it was easy to make. The smooth-as-glass sheetmetal, brilliant chrome, and flawless condition caught his eye. But after driving the 66 just a few short miles Ed longed for some 21st century technology. So he contacted Kyle Tucker at Detroit Speed and Engineering (DSE) to blend the Chevy IIs outward appearance with cutting-edge performance.
Detroit Speed and Engineering began by disassembling the vehicle, while carefully preserving the show-quality finish. To improve the handling dynamics of the Deuce, DSEs Scott Dilloway and Paul Morgan began by modifying the existing Fat Man front coilover suspension geometry. The crew added a pair of third-generation F-body front spindles activated by a GM power rack-and-pinion system including a DSE power-steering pump and reservoir. DSE mini-tubbed the rear by two inches to accommodate monstrous rear tires. To do this required relocating the rear shocks and modifying the rear framerails.
Because this Deuce is motivated by a very capable ZZ3 350 fed via a Street and Performance EFI unit, going fast is easy. So to improve the Chevys whoa capability, the guys at DSE installed a full set of Baer 12-inch rotors, which are slotted, cross-drilled, and squeezed by polished calipers. To transmit the ZZ3s power, the Chevy uses a Muncie four-speed that spins 3.08 gears housed in a DTS narrowed Chevrolet 12-bolt rearend. For reliability, the housing is fitted with Torino outer wheel bearings and Moser axles.
To update the instrument cluster, Paul carefully removed the windshield and fabricated a completely new instrument panel containing a full set of Auto Meter gauges. Shannon Walters wrapped the seats with comfortable black leather, and Paul and Scott fabricated a new console to house the Hurst shifter. Building a 66 Chevy II that looks classic and blends plenty of todays best engineering into the package is not easy. But when you have a team like DSE on your side, the hard work pays big dividends.