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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
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Thought I would take a minute and introduce myself.

My name is Wayne and I build hot rod trucks and cars. I've been putting LS 2's and LS 1s in them for the last 10 years or so. Last 3 have all had Tremec 6 speed manual transmissions. Well with a bad left knee, heavy clutch, I decided that for my 8th and last Chevelle I would put a CTS-V engine in it with a 6 speed automatic.
I've been working on this project for the last 16 months. First 8 months were spent in fabrication. Installing the body over a backhalfed chassis complete with a full cage, put all the engine, trans, floor, exhaust, driveshaft, ac unit, fuel lines, brake lines, steering, etc. Once I figured all welding was complete I pulled everything out of the car and started on the bodywork and paint. I have already painted the interior, jambs, and underhood area. Planning to be finished with paint in next couple weeks. A couple more weeks for cutting and buffing.
Engine, trans, driveshaft, exhaust, fuel & brake lines are all back in place now to stay.

I will have a couple questions regarding some vacuum lines and stuff on the engine so I will be checking back in.

Anyhow, Happy New Year and look forward to chatting with some of you here occasionally. I will have to add in some recent pictures onto my computer and update.
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I'm curious as to the cage build specifically the right angles as opposed to 45 degree angles for the drivers hoop. Is this because it is a drag car?

Also the gap between the roll cage and the A pillar, again I am assuming this is a drag car so visuals will be straight ahead so it may not be a factor.

Cool project.
Yeah,
The guy who had the cage built (in a 67 Oldsmobile Cutlass) was going for a pretty fast door car drag racer. It had way too many bars around my noggin and/or in my perihrial vision area, so I cut a bunch of it out. Still has a "full cage", but now has swing out door bars, no cage around the drivers head, etc.
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Looks like a cool project.

Keep us updated.
I will.

VERY Impressed!
Thanks.
 

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I'm curious as to the cage build specifically the right angles as opposed to 45 degree angles for the drivers hoop. Is this because it is a drag car?

Also the gap between the roll cage and the A pillar, again I am assuming this is a drag car so visuals will be straight ahead so it may not be a factor.

Cool project.
 

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That’s a hell of a driveshaft tunnel. Only a slight deviation from original! Haha should be a blast! What’s the plan for the engine? Power wise? Could be a dependable 9.XX ride.
 
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That’s a hell of a driveshaft tunnel. Only a slight deviation from original! Haha should be a blast! What’s the plan for the engine? Power wise? Could be a dependable 9.XX ride.
Thanks on the tunnel. Actually that's what it had to have to clear the big 6L90E transmission. Speartech shifter (with paddle shifter included) sits right above tranny. Plan for engine immediately is to get running in stock form (performance tune already programmed) & go to drag week this summer.. maybe Bonneville too.. no running for speed just wanna go & take my hot rod..then,, next winter gonna step up the ante a little. Already have a double fuel pump in the tank.
 

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