1971 Chevelle Updates

To get my car running here’s what I have done to it thus far.

  • New Diff – New Moser 12 bolt, Tru Trac, 3.42 gears.
  • New Rear Suspension - New Hotchkis control arms, stabilizer springs and shocks)
  • Front Suspension - Powder coated stock control arms, new Hotchkis springs and stablizer and new shocks.
  • Brakes – New lines, power booster and master cylinder new drums in rear and new disc and spindles in front.
  • Body Pan – Sanded & Painted with rustoleum and put new sound absorbing padding in with original carpet just cleaned.
  • Starter Wiring – This was rigged up with a pushbutton switch vs. the ignition, had to correctly wire it to get working.
  • Alternator & Regulator & Wiring – This was again rigged up, the regulator failed, so the gen light was on all the time, I ended up replacing the alternator with a PowerMaster 47294, 140AMP. It has an internal regulator and the wiring was redone with 10 gauge and 8 gauge.
  • Wiper Motor – I purchased a switch but this did not work, so I had to rig up something.
  • Seat Belts – Probably the biggest pain, I purchased some RetroBelt, but the mounts don’t work well and the belt is marginal. This will need to get replaced.
  • Throttle Bracket & Cable – The cable was too long and the cable only pulled to about 1/2 throttle. I purchased a new bracket and cable from Amazon.
  • K&N Air Filter & Top – The old ones are black, need some new ones.