Jay’s Pro-Touring 1970 Chevelle – WAREHOUSE WONDER

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Jay’s Pro-Touring 1970 Chevelle – WAREHOUSE WONDER

It’s hard to believe that the pro touring 1970 Chevelle here began life as a sea foam green Malibu with a 307, four wheel drum brakes, and white wall tires with those big Chevrolet hub caps. Jay bought this car from the previous owner’s son after it sat in an HVAC warehouse for 18 years.

He explains that since it was not a heavily optioned car or a Super Sport, he took the opportunity to select just what he wanted in a performance car with a ton of aftermarket parts without destroying the value while doing so.

Brakes and suspension came first with a power disc conversion and rebuilt and lowered front and rear suspension. Jay kept pro touring, performance, and overall drivability in mind.

Power comes from a late model Mark IV big block. The 454 has been bored .040 over and sports #390 oval port, 98cc heads with 2.19 / 1.88 valves and comp springs. Mated to the engine is a built 700R4 with 3.36 gears so it is still drivable even with today’s rising fuel prices.

The 1970 Chevelle’s power is put to the ground through an Auburn Pro-Series differential. This 1970 Chevelle wears 275/40ZR17 and 315/35ZR17 rubber on American Racing Torque Thrust II wheels. The new color is BMW arctic silver.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

American Racing Torq Thrust 2 1-Piece Wheel, 17x8 Chrome: VN6157863

Part #: VN6157863


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1964-1972 Chevelle 4 Wheel Disc Brake Kit, 8 Inch Chrome Booster, Red Show N' Go

Part #: AFXDC41CZX


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1968-1972 Chevelle UMI Stage 5 Handling Package, 450 Lb Spring, 1 Inch Rear Lowering, Red

Part #: UMI-ABF809-1-R


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1964-1977 Chevelle B&M Universal Quicksilver Automatic Shifter: 80683

Part #: BM-80683


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