This is another very personal video in which I share my friendship with RANAR with you all. I think David Walker of RANAR and I have a lot more in common than we realize. On my latest trip to do the Las Vegas & Long Beach screen printing trade shows I learned he actually owned my dream car! Holy big blocks Batman! What are the chances of that? We have been working together for probably almost 3 to 4 years and he must have gotten this car when we first started working together selling RANAR screen printing equipment. David is a super guy and took the Chevelle out of its personal nesting place just to make this video with me. He even let me take it for a spin 🙂 So follow us a long on a cruise through southern California and if the video keeps your attention long enough you’ll get to see a pretty decent impromptu smoke show or burnout as it were! Good times 🙂 Learn how to screen print for fun or for profit!
About the 1970 SS Chevelle:
1970 saw the introduction of the most powerful Chevelle SS of all time. Responding to the lifting of GM’s ban on engines larger than 400 cid in midsize cars, Chevrolet responded by dropping in a new 454 cubic engine into its Chevelle SS. The entry level 454 was known as the LS5 and packed 360bhp. The top engine choice was the LS6 version with 450bhp. The LS6 had a 800-cfm Holley four barrel on an aluminum manifold, 11.25:1 compression, solid lifters, four-bolt mains, forged steel crank and connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, and deep-groove accessory pullies. No production engine ever had a higher factory horsepower rating. The standard Chevelle SS 396 continued with its 402 cid engines, although the 325bhp was dropped and the 350bhp version was now standard. Optional on both the 396 and 454 was a new cowl-induction hood, which had a rear facing flapper near the base of the windshield to feed air into the engine. The styling was new with a “vee” front end, functional hood pins, and five-spoke Rally wheels. This was truly the pinnacle of the Chevelle SS performance.