The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972

Facts, Figures and Features of Chevrolet's Legendary Muscle Car

Author: Dale McIntosh

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253656

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 9601

Chevelles have always carried a certain aura about them. As Chevrolet's entry into the mid-sized muscle car market, they provided high sales numbers across many platforms as Chevrolet won the manufacturers crown six of nine years from 1964 to 1972. At the tip of the Chevrolet sales spear resided the Chevelle SS. Beginning in 1969, the Chevelle SS was no longer its own model and was relegated to being an option package. Hence, it can become difficult to determine if a 1969–1972 model was ordered from the factory with Super Sport equipment. Author and noted Chevelle expert Dale McIntosh discusses each model in a year-by-year format, providing correct information on what was and wasn't part of the Malibu SS, SS396, and SS-optioned Chevelle. Crucial to this is a firm understanding of plant-by-plant variances along with mid-year changes that he has identified to make your Chevelle SS factory correct. Rarely does a book offer this much hard data in an easy and concise read. You will be confident that your Chevelle SS is as original as possible.

Catalog of Chevelle, Malibu & El Camino ID Numbers, 1964-87

Author: Car & Parts Magazine,Cars and Parts Magazine Staff

Publisher: Cars & Parts Pub

ISBN: 9781880524060

Category: Transportation

Page: 219

View: 2915

Exterior paint and interior trim samples, VINs, body plates, Protect-O-Plates, engine codes, transmission codes and casting numbers for blocks, heads, intake and exhaust manifolds. This volume goes the extra mile toward originality specifications with a special 48-page color section highlighting the cars. "Crammed with vital data." Old Cars Weekly. Sftbd., 8" x 10 3/4", 250 pgs., 101 b&w ill., 40 color pages.

Chevelle Performance Projects, 1964-1972

Author: Cole Quinnell

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709794

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9960

Many Chevelle owners want to enjoy all the benefits of modern technology as well as the pleasure of driving a classic muscle car. Chevelle Performance Projects: 1964-1972 will offer a full range of performance projects from mild to wild.

Chevy Chevelle Fifty Years

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627885544

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 9237

A fifty-year retrospective of Chevy's beloved Chevelle, from family hauler to bad-ass muscle-car bruiser. Chevrolet never intended the Chevelle to be a groundbreaking car. In fact, they intended it to be anything but a ground-breaking car. It may have been conventional, and it may have used old-fashioned technology, but without a doubt the Chevelle was a very, very good car--one of the best of its era. Its body-on-frame design, though nothing radical, made it the perfect platform for harnessing the energy about to be unleashed in the coming horsepower wars. When the dust from the muscle-car era settled, the Chevelle, in LS6 form, reigned supreme as the fastest American car ever built. Its stout full-perimeter frame ensured that the car would handle all that energy and still last for the long haul. The buying public appreciated the Chevelle's simple virtues and responded by making the car an unqualified sales success. In its first year, Chevrolet sold nearly 400,000 Chevelles, outselling the Ford Falcon by nearly 30 percent. When Chevelles disappeared for good after the 1977 model year, Chevrolet had produced over 7.2 million of them. The Chevelle was built to hold up to anything their owners could throw at them, and hold up they did. The Chevelle had such a high survival rate that today it is one of the most common cars seen at car shows across the country--and one of the most beloved. Chevy Chevelle: Fifty Years celebrates America's half-century love affair with this iconic muscle car. Licensed with General Motors, this book showcases never-before-seen archival Chevelle photography to which Motorbooks was given unprecedented access.

Chevrolet By the Numbers 1965-69

How to Identify and Verify All V-8 Drivetrain Parts For Small and Big Blocks

Author: A Colvin

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837609560

Category: Transportation

Page: 335

View: 7536

Restoring your Chevy to original factory specs? Avoid buying and being sold the wrong parts. Find the casting numbers that correspond to your car's VIN. Determine whether your car has been authentically restored with this never-before seen information from the Chevrolet Archives. Essential for Chevrolet restorers.

Muncie 4-Speed Transmissions

How to Rebuild & Modify

Author: Paul Cangialosi

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251068

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 2378

The Muncie 4-speeds, M20, M21, and M22 are some of the most popular manual transmissions ever made and continue to be incredibly popular. The Muncie was the top high-performance manual transmission GM offered in its muscle cars of the 60s and early 70s. It was installed in the Camaro, Chevelle, Buick GS, Pontiac GTO, Olds Cutlass, and many other classic cars. Many owners want to retain the original transmission in their classic cars to maintain its value. Transmission expert and veteran author Paul Cangialosi has created an indispensible reference to Muncie 4-speeds that guides you through each crucial stage of the rebuild process. Comprehensive ID information is provided, so you can positively identify the cases, shafts, and related parts. It discusses available models, parts options, and gearbox cases. Most important, it shows how to completely disassemble the gearbox, identify wear and damage, select the best parts, and complete the rebuild. It also explains how to choose the ideal gear ratio for a particular application. Various high-performance and racing setups are also shown, including essential modifications, gun drilling the shafts, cutting down the gears to remove weight, and achieving race-specific clearances. Muncie 4-speeds need rebuilding after many miles of service and extreme use. In addition, when a muscle car owner builds a high-performance engine that far exceeds stock horsepower, a stronger high-performance transmission must be built to accommodate this torque and horsepower increase. No other book goes into this much detail on the identification of the Muncie 4-speed, available parts, selection of gear ratios, and the rebuild process.

Chevrolet By the Numbers 1970-75

How to Identify and Verify All V-8 Drivetrain Parts For Small and Big Blocks

Author: A Colvin

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837609270

Category: Transportation

Page: 295

View: 9688

Restoring your Chevy to original factory specs? Avoid buying and being sold the wrong parts. Find the casting numbers that correspond to your car's VIN. Determine whether your car has been authentically restored with this never-before seen information from the Chevrolet Archives. Essential for Chevrolet restorers.

Chevy Differentials

How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt

Author: Jefferson Bryant

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251610

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 3419

Millions of Chevrolet vehicles were built and sold in the 1960s and 1970s, and the great majority of those were rear-wheel-drive models with differentials known as 10-bolts or 12-bolts. High-performance limited-slip versions of these differentials also have been installed in Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, and many other GM muscle cars from 1964 through the 1970s, as well as Chevy and GMC trucks. If you have owned a GM performance car from the 1960s or 1970s, you have owned one of these sturdy, reliable, and versatile differentials. Many of these differentials are now more than 50 years old and are due for an overhaul. In Chevy Differentials: How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt, author Jefferson Bryant walks you through the entire process of procuring, evaluating, and rebuilding the perfect differential for your GM application. In this step-by-step guide, you learn how to completely disassemble the differential, evaluate components, and select replacement parts. You're also shown all of the up-to-date techniques for re-assembling the differential and axle. Informative sections on axle identification and replacement parts are also provided. Maybe you have found a salvage-yard unit and want to rebuild it to upgrade your existing vehicle. Maybe you would like to install an aftermarket 12-bolt assembly for extreme performance or racing. This is the only book dedicated solely to rebuilding, setting up, and modifying these axle assemblies for long service life and maximum performance. If you’re going to rebuild a Chevy 10- or 12-bolt axle, this book delivers the essential information to get the job done right.

Pontiac Firebird

50 Years

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350426

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 5519

Celebrate 50 years of Pontiac's iconic muscle car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford's grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Eventually the top Firebird model, the Trans Am, became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market, kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s. Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years chronicles the Firebird's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car's continued popularity today.

How to Build Honda Horsepower

Author: Richard Holdener

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1884089607

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 8297

Honda performance enthusiasts all have one basic question when it comes to making their cars faster: "What parts work, and what parts don't?" The only way to answer that question is to install various parts on a car and test the power output on a dynamometer (dyno). Richard Holdener has done that in High Performance Honda Dyno Tests. Holdener's extensive testing provides dyno-proven data for all popular Honda performance parts, from air intake systems to exhausts, cams and cylinder heads to nitrous, turbos, and superchargers. There is even a chapter on engine build-ups. In addition, dyno tests on nearly every Honda model, from the single-cam DX to the 2.2L Prelude, are included. Acura models are covered as well, from the 1.8L LS through the GSR and Type R all the way up to exotic NSX. There is no better place to find performance answers than in this book.

The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation

Author: Bob Beranek,Ann Schuelke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463441487

Category: Reference

Page: 372

View: 4082

The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation is a comprehensive textbook on auto glass replacement and repair. It outlines the safe and proper installation and repair of all auto glass used in domestic and foreign motor vehicles and off road equipment. The Guide is written by two experts who have 42 total years of experience in the auto glass industry and 36 years of training experience in both technical and customer service. The Guide is written with the student in mind. It includes easy, understandable step by step instructions illustrated with color photography, diagrams and tables. It aids the instructor with learning quizzes and exams. In the event of an accident, auto glass installed incorrectly can result in serious injury and possible death for the vehicle occupants. Correct auto glass installation: enhances vehicle performance aids in proper accessory operation contributes to safety equipment deployment Improves vehicle appearance Provides for the customers' comfort and safety. This Guide not only helps the student learn how to put in auto glass but also teaches why the correct procedures are important. Improper auto glass installation can endanger the vehicle occupants and cause undue liability exposure to the installation shop. This Guide teaches the proper procedures according to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and the ANSI/AGRSS Safety Standard. Auto glass installation is too important to the well being of the consumer and to the long term success of the repair shop to put the responsibility into the hands of others. Auto glass technicians and auto collision professionals must maintain the highest standard of safety glazing. This Guide aims to assist in that endeavor.

Jeep Cherokee XJ Advanced Performance Modifications 1984-2001

Author: Eric Zappe

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250797

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 5973

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most prolific and rugged sport utility vehicles in history. Throngs of off-roading enthusiasts have chosen the Cherokee for navigating over the toughest terrain, climbing rocks, and trail driving, but these unibody 1984-2001 models have much room for improvement to become the best off-road vehicles. In Jeep Cherokee XJ Advanced Performance Modifications: 1984–2001, author Eric Zappe explains how to transform a stock Cherokee into the toughest and most capable off-road 4x4 SUV. The author details the buildup, right combination of parts and products, and modifications necessary to build an aggressive off-road rig. He also shows how to weld and gusset the frame in critical areas. Installing a three- and four-link suspension system is also profiled so the Cherokee delivers greater travel and better off-road handling. Suspension and frame modifications are necessary to run large wheels and tires. And these wheels and tires are essential for traction, performance, and ground clearance in extreme off-road situations. Swapping in Dana 44, Dana 60, and Ford 9-inch axles delivers superior performance and durability, which is covered as well. In addition, how to modify the Jeep inline 6-cylinder engine for increased displacement and performance is revealed. All of the most popular and effective mods, parts, and upgrades for a dedicated off-road Cherokee are covered. If you’ve been looking for the one guide to build the most capable off-road Cherokee, you’ve found it.

Trosley's How to Draw Cartoon Cars

George Trosley

Author: George Trosely

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252358

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2389

The name George Trosley may not be instantly recognizable to many motoring enthusiasts, but his work certainly is. Over the years, people have become familiar with George Trosley's work through the magazine pages of CARtoons, Hot Rod Cartoons, Street Rodder, Car Craft, Popular Hot Rodding, Super Chevy, and many more. His Krass & Bernie cartoon ran for many years as did a "How to Draw" column that is the basis for this book. In Trosley's How to Draw Cartoon Cars, he takes you through the process step-by-step of drawing your favorite cars, starting with the basics such as profiles, point of view, speed, attitudes, custom graphics, and coloring. You learn to draw components such as wheels, engines, and accessories. Then you are treated to step-by-step lessons on many different body styles: Corvettes, Mustangs, pickup trucks, off-road trucks, muscle cars, hot rods, and a few race cars as well. If you are a budding artist, closet cartoonist, or just want to learn how to draw your own hot rod or muscle machine, this book shows you how it's done. Trosley is one of the best in the business today, and this volume will be a great addition to your automotive or art library.

Steve Magnante's 1001 Muscle Car Facts

Author: Steve Magnante

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250576

Category: Transportation

Page: 405

View: 422

Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. The details he regularly puts forth, both on the pages of national magazines and as a contributing host and tech expert at the popular Barrett-Jackson Auctions on television, are the kinds of things muscle car fanatics love to hear. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even some of the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular GM makes including Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Ford and Mercury cars, Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge cars, and even facts about AMC and Studebaker as well. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American muscle cars. Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry's most beloved and respected sources.

Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250479

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 5724

Engine production for the typical car manufactured today is a study in mass production. Benefits in the manufacturing process for the manufacturer often run counter to the interests of the end user. What speeds up production and saves manufacturing costs results in an engine that is made to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of their engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer. In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques and perform detailed procedures, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques. For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximi

The Complete Guide Towards Starting Your Own Paintless Dent Removal Business

Author: Randall Kellogg

Publisher: Randy Lockdall

ISBN: 1452000328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

View: 8733

"This book is more than a how to?its part of a plan for you, a friend or a family member to start a Paintless Dent Removal Business Paintless Dent Removal is indeed an Art. There are however many myths and legends which over simplify the process making it look like a hoax. Some of these Myths include taking a Hail damaged vehicle to Florida and leaving it set in the sun which will magically remove the Hail damage. There are numerous myths surrounding dry ice or liquid nitrogen magically removing dents from vehicles. Some of these processes are possible to remove some very unusual dents that could easily be removed by your bathroom plunger or a five dollar suction cup from your local auto parts store. This is however not Paintless Dent Removal from a professional standpoint"--From publisher web site.

Performance Automotive Engine Math

Author: John Baechtel

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709476

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 2214

Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder.