Last updated: March 26, 2014

1967 Chevy Chevelle SS396 Street/Strip Car (owned 1996-2001)
Pushing the limits of what can be called 'a street car'

 

 

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'67 SS396 Project Photos

The original car as I purchased it . . .

Finding the car at the 1996 Parksville Ocean Idlers Car Show and Shine:

 

 

 

 

 

My friend, Geoff Yue, flying back over to Vancouver Island with me to pick up the car:

 

The previous owners saying good bye to their baby:

 

 

Stripping the car down at Lloyd's Vancouver Auto:

 

Bodywork

 

 

Gary Conti, master bodywork man:

 

 

 

 

Tony:

 

 

 

Engine

The boys at Pacific Parts doing the 502 engine machining and assembly:

 

Terry Bride:

 

 

The 'bottom end' of the Mark VI 502cid Chevy Engine (stock forged GM crank, Mallory H beam rods, JE 10.5:1 cr pistons) - used for engine builds #1-3:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The same engine, just before its first dyno pulls:

 

Ron Parr with one of his monster engines (Ron did the porting work on the Performer RPM heads and the dyno pulls):

 

 

 

The completed and installed 2nd engine:

 

 

The 3rd 502 Engine Buildup (swapping out the Edelbrock Performer RPM oval port heads for the Edelbrock Victor Jr/Chapman CNC heads) - work performed by Terry Kershaw:

 

 

 

Jesel shaft mount rockers:

 

Jesel cam belt drive:

 

 

 

The completed and installed 3rd engine:

 

The new 548 Engine Buildup for 2000 . . .

The O-ringed heads:

 

The huge 285/302 @ 0.800" - 116 Cam, Titanium Valves and trick springs:

 

Super strong Crower billet stoker rods:

 

13:1 cr BME nitrous pistons:

 

Super strong Callies stroker crank:

 

Titan oil pump:

 

Billet Fabrication oil pan 'with balls':

 

The completed and installed 4th engine in 2000 (with the new vacuum pump) - an overall much cleaner layout than the prior engine/nitrous installations:

 

Vehicle Assembly (Roll cage by Spirit Engineering & Dan Beaudry/Pro Gas Engineering, all assembly by Danny):

 

The 1999 ladder bar setup with a Dana 60 3rd member:

 

 

My young boys Perry & Colin at Danny's shop:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chassis/Rear End Changes for 2000:

 

Beautiful 4 link setup with trick Mark Williams 'pro' 3rd member ad brakes:

 

Nitrous Express 15lbs bottle and fuel cell:

 

 

The finished car:

 

At the track:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our very first 'on the motor' only pass:

 

 

Our first nitrous pass 2 weeks later (when it was warmer and the track grip better):

 

Later during the 2000 season on DOT approved 10.5" street tires (with the 4th engine, competing in the NMCA street car competition):

 

 

 

Click here for a complete historical project overview of this car

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