1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 1 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 1 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Part 1 in a series restoring a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 called the "SS496" - deadline, SEMA show in Las Vegas, 10/30/2007. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restora...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 2 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007! V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 2 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007! V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We just pulled the motor, and the body is almost stripped! Deadline, SEMA show in Las Vegas, 10/30/2007. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Spee...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 3 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 3 - 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 is stripped... let's see what it looks like on the Autotwirler rotisserie! Discuss this project 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 ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 4 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 4 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The chassis and suspension teardown. Discuss this project 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=NgM...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 5 - Deadline: SEMA, V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 5 - Deadline: SEMA, V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -We brought the body to Imperial Blasting Technologies for paint stripping. Now we pray it's not trashed. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 6 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 6 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Nick Scavo tears down the Chevelle's engine, and is pleasantly surprised. Discuss this project 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"...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 7 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 7 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Picking up the Chevelle's body from the media blaster... uh oh. Discuss this project 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:...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 8 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 8 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Getting a good look at the bottom of the Chevelle's tub after primer. Discuss this project 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" htt...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 9 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 9 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - This time, we're installing the front suspension pieces on the '69 Chevelle. Discuss this project 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 V8...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 11 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 11 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - John keeps cutting more out of this car faster than it's getting welded back together! Tonight, he sectioned out 1/2 of the passenger inner wheelhouse to cut out some rust-damaged sheet metal. Convertible inner wheelhouses are not yet reproduced, so the top 1/2 of the whee...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 10 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 10 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Tonight, John crawls into the belly of the beast and makes a lot of sparks. Discuss this project 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 V8T...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 13 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 13 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We've finished welding up the quarter panels on the 1969 Chevelle "SS496" project. John used a MIG welder for the factory-style spot welds, and a TIG welder to seam the new panel to the original. You see, there are no reproduciton 1969 Chevelle convertible panels, so we ha...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 12 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 12 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The passenger side quarter panel is now screwed into place, waiting for final welding. Here you can also see the driver side wheelhouse coming together. The complete quarter panel and wheelhouse installation will be an episode of V8TV, so look for it on the TV show and also...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 14 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 14 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Tonight's update brings you more sanding in the wheel tubs, filler on the quarters, and the first test fitting of our new front fenders from The Paddock. These are a new reproduction, and they make restoring a '68 and '69 Chevelle much easier! Discuss this project at http:/...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 15 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 15 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle offers tips for sanding the small spots in the trunk of the SS496. Discuss this project 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"...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 16 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 16 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The quarter panels are straightening out, and Kelle offers advice on body filler fire safety! Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 18 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 18 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The vast majority of body filler has been spread all over this car, and now the crew is sanding the filler down to a paper-thin layer of smooth and straight 1969 Chevelle. Nobody likes this part of the game... it's when you loose your fingerprints and get dust in your ears....
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 20 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 20 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Several months ago, we test assembled our primered chassis to see if all the new parts fit. Which they did, but now we're doing some detail work on the frame before final paint & assembly. It's amazing how many times you take these things apart and put them back together. ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 21 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 21 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Block sanding is what makes cars straight. The repetitive process of sanding a panel over and over again removes high and low spots in filler or surfacing primer, helping you achieve an arrow-straght panel. The downside is that it really isn't any fun to do. Here, Mark Po...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 19 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 19 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Tonight, the crew taped the car and sprayed a coat of sprayable polyester - or "Bodyman In A Can" according to John. It goes on thick, covers all he sanding scratches, and sands like chalk. More sanding tomorrow! Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/fo...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 23 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 23 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We received an email asking how to convert a bench-seat floor to a bucket seat setup... here's how we did it. You also have to add the console brackets and shifter to make it complete. More on that later! Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum to...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 22 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 22 - 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 beginning the reassembly of the chassis for the last time. It's been stripped, media blasted, primed, test-assembled, disassasembled, bodyworked, sanded, re-sprayed, and now it's all going back together again. Hopefully without the need of all the king's horses and all...

 

 

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.

 

Everyone uses ARP fasteners, but to they ever tell you WHY? We realized that the first 30 pages of the ARP catalog are loaded with tech and info on everything you could want to know about fasteners and how they're measured, rated, and tested.

 

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!