Chevelle Performance Projects: 1964-1972 by Cole QuinnellChevelle Performance Projects: 1964-1972 by Cole Quinnell

Chevelle Performance Projects: 1964-1972

byCole Quinnell

Paperback | September 21, 2012

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Many Chevelle owners are not content to keep their cars strictly stock. In the time since these cars were built in the 1960s and 1970s, suspension, steering, brake, and engine technology have taken giant leaps forward. Many Chevelle owners want to enjoy all the benefits of modern technology as well as the pleasure of driving a classic muscle car. But for many owners, completing a coil-over shock install, bolting on aftermarket disc brakes, or installing sub-frame connectors is something they've never done before and seems daunting.

InChevelle Performance Projects, author Cole Quinnell provides comprehensive instruction on upgrades to every component group of the car including chassis, suspension, brakes, transmission, driveline, engine, interior, and electrics. Examples of component installs include HEI ignition, upgrading steering system, tubular A-arms, a 5-speed transmission swap, stiffer coil-over and leaf springs, and much more. Installing a modern GM LS engine is a popular project, and Quinnell covers this complex install from start to finish as well.

This book offers a full range of performance projects from mild to wild, so owners can perform minor to extensive modifications. Similar to other titles in the Performance Project Series, it features step-by-step procedures so owners can complete each project with ease. If you are a Chevelle owner and even remotely thinking of upgrades, this first-ever book on the subject will be a mandatory addition to your library.

Cole Quinnell has served in a multitude of roles within the automotive industry, including public relations, marketing, and social media specialist. He is also an accomplished magazine editor and writer, penning scores of stories for Hot Rod, Popular Hot Rodding, Muscle Car Review and other magazines. He has served as the editor of 4-W...
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Title:Chevelle Performance Projects: 1964-1972Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 21, 2012Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934709794

ISBN - 13:9781934709795

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 
Introduction 


Chapter 1: Chassis Upgrades 
Frame 
Suspension 
Handling 
Project 1: Frame Boxing 
Project 2: Tubular Control Arm Kit Installation 
Project 3: Mini Tub Kit Installation 
Project 4: Suspension Kit Installation 

Chapter 2: Building a Performance Steering System 
Steering Box 
Steering Linkage 
Steering Column 
Steering Wheel 
Project 1: Quick-Ratio Steering Box Installation 
Project 2: Steering Column Installation 

Chapter 3:Wheels and Tires 
Appearance 
Performance 
Project 1: Wheel and Tire Fitment 


Chapter 4: Building a Performance Rear Axle 
Upgrades to Your Original Axle 44
Project 1: Setting Up a Ford 9-inch Differential 


Chapter 5: Brake Upgrades 
Performance Factors 
Proportioning Valve 
Master Cylinder 
Roll Control Solenoid 
Project 1: High-Performance Brake System Installation 

Chapter 6: Engine Upgrades 
Ignition System 
Exhaust System 
Intake System 
Cylinder Head and Camshaft 
Project 1: Performance Ignition System Installation 
Project 2: Fuel-Injection System Installation 

Chapter 7: Engine Swaps 
Gen I vs LS 
LS Series Benefits 
Engine Sources 
Budget Requirements 
Project 1: LS Engine Installation 
Project 2: Water Pump and Front Accessories Installation 
Project 3: Engine Installation

Chapter 8: Performance Fuel System 
Fuel Tank 
Fuel Line 
Fuel Filter 
Fuel Pump 
Project 1: Fuel Line Installation 

Chapter 9: Performance Cooling System 
Overheating Diagnosis 
Electric Fan 
Belt-Driven Fan 
Radiator 
Project 1: Radiator Installation 

Chapter 10: Performance Exhaust 
Headers or Manifolds 
Tailpipes 
Exhaust Tubing 
Mufflers 
Project 1: Performance Exhaust Installation 

Chapter 11: Overdrive Transmission Swaps 
Automatic Transmissions 
Manual Transmissions 
Project 1: Clutch Installation 
Project 2: Transmission Installation 

Chapter 12: Wiring Upgrades 
Wiring Harness 
Battery 
Starter Solenoid 
Relays 
Master Disconnect Switch 
Project 1: Wiring Harness Installation 
Project 2: Trunk-Mounted Battery Tray Installation 
Project 3: Master Disconnect Switch Installation 
Chapter 13: Performance Interior 
Seating 
Safety Cage 
Dash 
Sound Deadening 
Project 1: Roll Cage Installation 
Project 2: Interior Installation


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