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Diesel FUEL

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Description:

With a company name like the Muscle Factory, Bill Dannels knew he needed to build a car that lived up to his company's name. After taking a spin in buddy Mike Racke's Duramax-powered '70 Chevelle, he knew he had to have one of his own. While Mike's Chevelle was a complete one-off build, Bill decided to keep his '70 SS Chevelle as original as possible, in order to create a resto-classic image that would reflect his El Camino and Chevelle restoration parts business. In addition to the Duramax engine, BIll also slated a manual transmission for the car, because everyone knows that real hot rods have three pedals.
The Build
The beginning of the process centered around a rolling chassis, and an '06 Duramax LBZ powerplant. The first hurdle was to fit the engine into the chassis, which was less of a chore than anticipated, thanks to the Chevelle's expansive engine bay. Motor mounts were fabricated by Mike Racke that placed the diesel engine in the frame using the factory Chevelle mounts. Two inches were also trimmed from the bottom of the oil pan, in order to gain clearance, and big block Chevy springs were ordered for the front suspension to support the extra weight. A complete wiring harness and race tune for the engine was sourced from Pacific Performance Engineering (PPE)
As if that weren't wild enough, the car also sports a custom twin turbo setup with two Garrett T-38R turbos pushing 30lbs of boost into the JUST BUILT FRESH motor. Altogether, this little Chevelle. Quarter mile goes by in 13.3 @123mph so yea... It's fast. It would go even faster but with all of that torque, it's limited to the tires capability to stay connected to the asphalt.
With an estimated 600 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the factory Muncie 4-speed that the Chevelle was fitted with from the factory wasn't going to handle the tuned Duramax. To solve this problem, Bill picked up a G-Force 5R transmission that is commonly used in both road racing and drag racing applications.
Transmission comes with 1 year unlimited mileage warranty. Helping control the diesel engine's torque is a dual-disc clutch from South Bend Clutch. The rear end was also a clean sheet project, as the factory GM unit was replaced with a Chris Alston Fabricated 9-inch, based loosely on a Ford design.
What separates Bill's muscle car swap from the rest of the crowd is the attention to detail when it came to finishing the build. Custom headers fabricated in-house at PPE out of 304 stainless steel mount twin GTX2860 turbochargers, giving the car instant boost with no lag. All of the accessories were moved down and out of the way so the incredible turbo piping could be in full view. From the upgraded Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners, to the custom 18 gallon fuel tank, many one-off pieces grace the Chevelle, yet there's nothing on the car that detracts from its muscle car image. The interior in fact, was fully restored to SS specs, with parts and pieces from Bill's own business.
The car was built for Mike Racke by Pacific Performance Engineering in Fullerton, CA. The estimated cost to build a car like this is $250,000 dollars.
The interior is complete and in showroom condition with updated gauges and performance tuner. Paint shines like Factory new with no oxidation, blemishes, or issues whatsoever.
Always garaged and never smoked in. Religiously maintained and babied.
Way too many details to list you must truly see this car in person to believe it. Inspections welcomed and encouraged.
The boring stuff...
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On Apr-17-18 at 15:43:30 PDT, seller added the following information:

Chevelle is being listed locally for sale and I reserve the right to end the auction early due to local sale. So if you gotta have it. . . BUY IT NOW!
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Item location:Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Interior color:Black
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear