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Chevrolet Performance’s Connect-And-Cruise LSA engine and transmission package i
Our blown LS swap is complete Posted July 23 2013 10:23 AM by Calin

At the beginning of this year we launched a series of technical articles that have covered Chevrolet Performance’s Connect-And-Cruise LSA engine and transmission package and what it takes to install it into a 1970 Chevelle....

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Project Homewrecker Breathes A Little Easier
383 Stroker Cam Swap Posted June 19 2013 07:38 AM by Jim Campisano

When we built the 383 that now resides in the editor's ’72 Corvette Stingray, it was designed to be the cheapest build possible. From carb to oil pan, the entire project was under $3,500, including purchasing the block and...

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Home, Sweet Home
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 5 Posted May 22 2013 02:54 PM by Jim Campisano

We made it: 1,100 miles from South Jersey to Tampa in a 509-powered ’72 Nova. We burned more gas than we expected, but added exactly zero oil, coolant, ATF or power steering fluid during the trip. That's a testament to the...

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Can Someone Get A Paving Crew To South Carolina?
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 4 Posted May 21 2013 10:04 AM by Jim Campisano

Overdrive and air conditioning. These are the two modern conveniences we purposely left off the Nova SS509 project car when we decided to build it. It was going to be a street/strip machine that went to the occasional...

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Scare Number 2 and Tracking Speed
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 3 Posted May 20 2013 09:19 AM by Jim Campisano

As we reported in our last blog, we hit a bird in Virginia with the SS509 Nova project just before we picked up I-95 a few miles from North Carolina. From past experience, I can tell you this is usually bad luck. I knew a...

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Suicidal Bird and A Scare
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 2 Posted May 19 2013 08:08 PM by Jim Campisano

The fog was had just cleared as we motored down Route 1 South through Virginia. I was just about to relax a little and enjoy the Rat power when a bird committed hare kare, throwing himself in front of my Nova. Quite a shock...

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Traffic stinks, but we make it to Virginia OK
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 1 Posted May 19 2013 03:00 AM by Jim Campisano

 The first leg of our journey to Tampa in our 509-powered Nova SS is complete. Despite heavy traffic, constant rain and a long distance, our project car made it perfectly to Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie. The...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Chevrolet Events, Chevrolet Nova  | 

Feels Like The First Time
Nova Drive In The Countryside Posted August 14 2012 11:13 AM by Jim Campisano

For me, a side benefit of covering the Super Chevy Show last month at Maple Grove Raceway was being reunited with the Super Chevy Magazine SS509 Nova project car. I had not been in it since its mechanical completion. We...

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Show Wheels New Thrashstar Design
Upgrade Your Rolling Stock! Posted May 30 2012 07:24 AM by 55Guy

Show Wheels has relased a new design to it's extensive line of rolling stock...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Drivetrain  | 

broken converter
transmission leak Posted February 10 2012 10:48 AM by Calin

We finally had time to track down the transmission leak in the 70 Z/28 Camaro we have been tinkering with in the West Coast Super Chevy Shop.. While this is a very solid car it has seen some serious abuse before being...

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Rat Rod Chevys
Thumbs up or Thumbs Down to Patina? Posted August 17 2010 02:03 PM by 55Guy

I've been noticing lately, the rat rod trend has been expanding beyond its usual demographic of pre-1960 cars...

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Equipe Watches Donates Special Watch to Project AMerican Heroes III Auction
Hey! What Time Is It?! Posted June 24 2010 07:12 AM by 55Guy

As an added bonus for the winning bidder of PAH III, Equipe Watches has donated a special timepiece that will go along with the Chevelle...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Auto Shows, Chevrolet Chevelle  | 

TCI Front Clip Install Coming Soon
Nasty Nova Posted June 23 2010 07:28 AM by Jim Campisano

Not too long ago we came into possession of a ’72 Nova SS. It had been set up for a big-block, but was engineless. It wasn't perfect, but it was acquired for a price that anyone working at McDonald's could afford. Plus, it...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Auto Suspension, Chevy Big Block, Chevrolet Nova  | 

Our Charity Chevelle Has Landed In Orange County
American Heroes Chevelle Ready For Auction Posted June 21 2010 11:53 AM by Jim Campisano

The countdown to the Project American Heroes Chevelle auction at Barrett-Jackson's Orange County, California, event is ticking ever-faster. Our LSA-powered/TCI six-speed automatic trans-equipped ’70 is scheduled to go...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Chevy Small Block, Chevrolet Chevelle  | 

Yes, editors do work on their own cars
Getting My Hands Dirty Posted January 29 2010 08:17 AM by Jim Campisano

Car magazine editors are an eclectic group, the likes of which you usually don't see outside a prison or mental institution. On the planet's list of unusual occurences, a legitimate Big Foot sighting is slightly more...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Chevy Small Block, Chevrolet Corvette  | 

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