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All Chevy Performance Volume 1, Issue 5 May 2021

ACP will provide a desire for Bowtie fans to immerse themselves into the technical aspects of vintage-to-modern Chevrolets, whether it be a muscle car or restomod.

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in this issue

2 min
it’s show time!

After about a year of dealing with all sorts of uncertainty due to the pandemic (I’m fine with never hearing that word again), it looks like we are finally getting back to something that resembles some sort of normalcy. Normal in the sense that events and car shows are back, or are going to soon be back in business. As of this writing, it’s late March and we are getting word that most canceled 2020 car shows are back on the 2021 calendar—many with adjusted dates. That’s great news, as the hot rod and muscle car hobby doesn’t exist exclusively in shops, garages, online, or on social media, although the Web and social media outlets did get us through some tough times while stuck at home dodging a virus. If you are…

3 min
parts bin

1. MAX-EFI 500 Summit Racing’s MAX-efi 500 Fuel Injection System makes converting from a carburetor to EFI virtually a “no-brainer.” Capable of supporting up to 500 hp, the MAX-efi 500 features a four-injector aluminum throttle body that bolts to most four-barrel carburetor intake manifolds and uses the factory-style throttle linkage. The throttle body has integral fuel rails and also houses the Temperature Manifold Absolute Pressure (TMAP), intake air temperature and throttle position sensors, and the idle air control motor. The self-tuning ECU continually adjusts fuel delivery to provide the optimum air/fuel ratio under all climate and altitude conditions and has a self-adjusting “limp home” mode to protect your engine if a sensor fails. For more information, contact Summit Racing Equipment at (800) 230-3030 or visit summitracing.com. 2. LS ENGINE, BIG-BLOCK LOOK LS Classic Series…

1 min
1967 camaro

Finishing details were the task at hand for this 1967 Camaro convertible project. The owner had many of the major elements assembled but deciding how to finish those elements in order to create a cohesive package was somewhat undecided. Working together we were able to visualize colors, materials, and interior shapes quickly and efficiently. For the exterior, we tested out a dark gray paint scheme with black and carbon details. Rotiform wheels were chosen and finished in gloss black. A fine mesh material was inserted into the hood scoop opening and lower fascia ducts as a finishing detail. The interior revolved around using late-model GTO bucket seats up front. A dark red leather wraps everything and provides a colorful pop against the subdued gray exterior. TMI door panels with custom inserts keep…

5 min
’60s-style sleeper

It doesn’t matter what era you’ve grown up in since the mind of a young hot rodder is always at work. Regardless of whether you’re sitting in class or daydreaming in the lunch room, you’re always making plans to build the ultimate hop-up. Many times the dreams are just that, often staying locked up with hopes that they might get nudged into reality as soon as an opportunity arises. For Alex Finigan of Marblehead, Massachusetts, he didn’t get to build the 1955 Chevy he envisioned in 1965 while attending high school until now, and all we can say is it was worth the wait! Growing up in North Arlington, New Jersey, Alex was no stranger to all the local street racers in his area since he worked for his cousin, Bobby…

9 min
welcome to the modern era

Relaying information about the engine to the driver was never really of huge importance to Chevrolet or the other OEMs. They figured a temp gauge was worthy of being in most instrument clusters and maybe a couple warning lights, just in case. Case in point is the dash of a 1955 or 1956 passenger car. A temp gauge, with the values of simply C and H, was included in the dash along with the fuel gauge placed above the speedometer span. A warning light would glow to let you know there was no way the car would start again, as the generator was not charging. If the oil psi warning light came on, it was likely to let you know that something very expensive just failed. No tach, no voltage, no…

7 min
tour guide

Tony Certoma was on the hunt for a rust-free 1970 Chevelle. Not an easy task, today, especially if you live in Melbourne, Australia, as Tony does. It’s not like he can just wing over on a whim to scour America for the perfect specimen. That sort of thing takes time and you have to know the right people. This is where Jeff Schwartz comes in. Schwartz has been in the chassis and muscle car building biz for over 20 years, so he’s connected—he’s got juice. Schwartz put out an APB to his muscle car network for a rust-free 1970 Chevelle—preferably one with lineage to California. He was soon introduced to a ripe example found in Wisconsin—not too far from Schwartz Performance in Woodstock, Illinois. Somewhat leery on the car’s condition…