John G’s 1970 Chevelle

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John G’s 1970 Chevelle

John purchased this 1970 Chevelle back in 2003 due to the previous owner being unable to take it with him during a move. The car was in rough shape at the time, the 396 was burning oil and the transmission was slipping, it had seen better days and the previous owner couldn’t be bothered.

He began the full rotisserie restoration in 2009, taking until 2012 to complete. It currently has a 454 block with LS6 heads. John had also sourced a 427 crankshaft along with an L88 cam to spice things up. Sitting atop the block is an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake and a Holley 850 double pumper carburetor.

The TH400 transmission was fully rebuilt with a 2800 RPM stall converter and a Superior shift kit. It retains a 12 bolt posi-traction rear end with 3.73 gearing to keep it moving along nicely.

John takes pride in the fact that he selected everything for the drivetrain rebuild during the restoration process. He is also thankful that this example was a Canada built 1970 Chevelle, so he has the full documentation of the car on hand.

He plans on enjoying the fruits of his labor for the near future, and eventually to pass the vehicle down to his grandchildren. 

“I have several grandchildren who love the car. Someday it will get passed down to them. I love the fact that they take an interest in a car from that generation.”


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