Raise up those hands if you love Monte Carlos! No? Yes? Anybody? Ok, now raise your hands higher if you love the subtle lower fender 454 SS emblem on the 1st generation bodies. It’s nothing, just a mere 500 foot pounds of torque at 3500 rpm. Whhhaaaaaaaa??! Oh it’s no big deal really. Sure you can smolder your tires into a pile of molten goo at every intersection, but then you are just a show off, and who wants that? (more…)
First off, I love Chevelle’s in a very bad way, especially the front end of a 1970, and the back of a 71-72. Combining those two aspects together would make the ideal A-Body in my mind. But anywho, that’s not the topic at hand. I want to know why the heck GM decided that the SS packages so desperately needed hood pins? Was there really a chance of a hood flying up? “Hi Chevy (Sorry, Chevrolet), the Chevelle hood weighs in at just less than 400,000 lbs, do you really think it’s going to fly away?” Maybe the latch just wasn’t able to handle the job alone? Or maybe it was done strictly for the badass muscle car look? I don’t know, I’m probably alone here, but I just think the hood pins take away from the clean Chevelle hood lines, and they make it look like a factory installed hack job. Hey, just my 2 cents.
Somebody please school me.
Oh yeah, here are some pictures of an absolutely mint ’70 SS with a 582 cubic inch engine, pushing out ~750hp, through a 5 speed manual transmission at the 1A Auto car show. MMMMMM,