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Chevrolet Chevelle SS454

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Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
In 1970, Chevrolet introduced the ultimate powerhouse for its midsize muscle car.  It was also the year GM lisfted its displacement ban on all of its midsize cars.  For the Chevelle, it meant 450 bhp from a stout LS-6 454 V8 for the Super Sport model.  Today, it is regarded as one of the most fearsome muscle cars of all time.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated  by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.25in x 4.0in
Displacement:  454 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  11.25:1
Induction System:  Holley 4-barrel carb and aluminum intake manifold
Maximum Power:  450 bhp at 5,600 rpm
Maximum torque:  500 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm
4-speed manual, close ratio M-22
Steel body on seperate Steel chasis
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  Independent with wishbones, anti-roll bar, coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension:  Live axle with coil springs and telescopic shocks
Brakes:  Discs 11 in. dia (front), Drums 9.0 in. dia. (rear) 
Wheels:  Magnum 500 14-in diameter
Tires:  Polyglas F70x14
Length:  189 inches
Width:  70.2 inches
Height:  52.7 inches
Wheelbase:  112 inches
Track:  56.8 inches (front), 56.9 inches (rear)
Weight:  4,000 lbs

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