1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 24 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 24 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The block-sanding is complete on our Chevelle's doors and front sheetmetal, so this time, John and the crew removed it to prep the inside of the fenders and inner fenders for paint. The process includes scuffing with scotchbrite pads, sanding, and priming. Then the firewal...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 26 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 26 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We're getting closer to spraying paint on the SS496 - the bodywork is done and today we sprayed the last coats of PPG surfacing primer! Tomorrow, the wetsanding begins to prep the primecoat for paint. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 27- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 27- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Sealing the seams of a car body before paint is not really a glamourous job, but it makes all the difference in the world when it comes to an overall clean and crisp look. This time, we show you the trick John Blandford likes to use to make the seam sealer lines nice and str...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 25 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 25 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - This time, we offer up a tip for not getting a parts-store rental spring compressor stuck in a control arm... (duh)... and then Kevin goes off on a rant about the misleading cheap paint job stories found in magazines. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!:...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 28 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 28 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Tonight, we've reached a turning point... there's color on the SS496! John mixed up some PPG sealer to cover the last prime coat, then brewed up a batch of PPG Deltron basecoat in GM Butternut Yellow. The first color application was on the door jambs, the trunk jambs, and ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 29 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 29 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The firewall on the SS496 Chevelle is supposed to appear basically stock, so we welded up all the extra holes that accumulated over the years, straightened out the non-factory wrinkles, and now it was time to turn it black. So out came masking tape, paper, and plastic again ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 30 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8T-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 30 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8T-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - Some trim on old cars is anodized aluminum - it's got a thin clear coating over polished aluminum. This kind of trim is tricky to fix because you cannot just polish the anodized coating. Here, we show you how to make aluminum trim shine like new. Comment on http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 31 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 31 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - Kelle really got bent about paint and body stories leaving stuff out, so here's her daily masking tape count. Comment at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMz3iRMHW...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 32 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 32 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The Chevelle's body is off the jig, and now we're spraying Schutz... a rubberized undercoat to keep the bottom side nice! Post your comments on http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 33 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 33 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The body's back on the frame, and we're hanging doors and other sheetmetal. It's starting to look like a car! Post your comments on http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 34 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 34 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Tonight, we re-installed some of the front sheetmetal. Even though the panels were pre-aligned on the jig, the jig had is different from the Chevelle's frame from a strength standpoint. Even though the jig maintained the exact GM dimensions, the additional strength of the j...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 35 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 35 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - So we put the hood on the car, and had an idea about giving something back in appreciation to all those who take the time to watch these videos and have helped and supported V8TV along the way. Here's what we came up with... it's time sensitive, so act fast. Simply regist...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 36 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 36 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We're entering the final steps before spraying the outside of the SS496... that's the final panel alignment, and then wetsanding all the panels glass-smooth up to 600 grit. Kelle and Scott installed the top frame, and Kelle also dropped in some more Dynamat to keep the car q...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 37 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 37 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - Kelle isn't a big fan of repetative tasks, and there are few things more repetitve than wetsanding a car. Same deal, over and over. This time, Kelle learns some tricks from John about the proper way to bring a car to a 600 grit finish just before it goes to paint. Comment at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 38 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 38 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The shop is getting a little chaotic these days, as everyone is anticipating the Chevelle finally getting painted in the next day or so. Today, we worked on trim details, installed the windshield, and masked and sprayed the bottom white part of the SS496's 2-tone paint schem...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 39 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 39 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The SS496 is getting its last wrap in masking paper and tape in preparation for being loaded onto the trailer and heading to the paint booth! Comment at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restora...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 40 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 40 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The momentus occasion has arrived - the SS496 Chevelle is painted! John shot 3 coats of PPG Deltron basecoat and 3 coats of PPG Concept 2002 clear for a great looking paint job right out of the SATA gun. Special thanks to Greg Bartnett at Meramac Heights Collision Center...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 41 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 41 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Even though we just got the SS496 back from the paint booth, we elected to wetsand and buff the car to make it mirror-flat. Tonight, John and Mark scuffed the car with 1500 grit 3M wetsand paper, tomorrow will be 2000, then the buffer brings the shine! Comment at http://w...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 42b- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 42b- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - Building the engine, part 1b... -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMz3iRMHWE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 42a- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 42a- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - We started building the 496 Chevy for the SS496 today at Fast Times Motorworks, but we had an issue with the head bolts. At any rate, here's a look at the shortblock and heads on the car. This piece also containes a quick lesson in flow bench operations and head porting. Part 1a... Discuss at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum t...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 43 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 43 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - The 496 Big Block Chevy for the SS496 Chevelle is taking shape - which means the crew at Fast Times Motorworks literally had to change the shape of a few things to make it all match perfectly. They chose to mill the intake slightly to match the ports precicely, the trick Lunait rocker arms were machined to fit under extrememly short stock v...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 44 - Dyno!  SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 44 - Dyno! SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The moment of truth... the SS496's big block Chevy engine finally came to life on the Fast Times dyno! The Lunati reciprocating assembly under Holley heads and intake fired by an MSD Digital E-Curve Distributor spun it's way to over 550 HP and 572 Ft. Lbs. of torque at just...

 

 

Finally on-site at SEMA, 2007! Check out V8TVshow.com for coverage of the SEMA show, and also for the complete build of our 1969 Chevelle SS496 as seen in this video! SEMA coverage brought to you by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil,http://www.royalpurple.com Join the forum at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

We've finally gotten back into the groove after the hectic SEMA show, so now we're finishig detials left undone before SEMA. Tonight, we installed the SPAL dual 12" electric fans (PN 30102130) and their 185 Fan Relay Harness. The fans pull huge amounts of air, and the innovative shroud has little flappers to allow natrually occuring high-pressure air to flow thorough the radiator core at highway speeds. At low speeds, they close and let the fans do their job. The 185 Fan Harness incorporates a thermal switch to sense the coolant temp and turn the fans on at 185 degrees farenheit, and off again at 165. The power runs through a pair of relays to keep the fans happy. We break away in this video to chat with a SPAL rep at SEMA to learn about what sets SPAL apart from the competition.

 

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We completely restored this 1969 Chevelle, taking it from "bass boat" green to the original color, replacing much of the original sheet metal and adding some key upgrades. We installed a Global West front suspension, Baer brakes, Hydratech Hydroboost unit, OPGI lowering springs, Vintage Wheel Works wheels, and a 550 HP Fast Times built 496 big block Chevy engine. It's loaded with Royal Purple synthetic fluids, and breathes through MagnaFlow exhaust. The car debuted at the SEMA show, and has been logging miles ever since. Follow the build of this car at www.v8tvshow.com/ss496 today!

Sometimes, restorations need to be "un-done" to fix marginal work and to bring a restored car to a new level. This was the case with the 1969 Chevelle "SS 496" convertible built in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, a car that had been restored a couple times previously, but needed a total re-do with some upgrades to really be a standout.

The moment of truth... the SS496's big block Chevy engine finally came to life on the Fast Times dyno! The Lunati reciprocating assembly under Holley heads and intake fired by an MSD Digital E-Curve Distributor spun it's way to over 550 HP and 572 Ft. Lbs. of torque at just 4400 RPM, and it idles smoothly at 750 RPM. The 150 HP NOS Nitrous shot will push this motor right up to the 700 HP mark on the track. The torque comes in bigtime and low in the rpm range producing a nice, big, flat torque curve that is going to be great fun to drive!