Heartbeat of America
Today we pulled the heart out of the Chevelle. We needed to remove it to paint the firewall, frame, ect, but the owner also wanted to make the heartbeat a little stronger. He’s opting for the 383 in place of the the 350 ci. We were amazed at how well things came apart on this classic. On a car of this age its customary to have stripped, broken, rusted bolts that just wont budge but even the A/C line came right apart with no problems at all. The only thing we cut was the exhaust. It was pretty rusty and I knew the owner would be installing dual exhaust and none of the original stuff would be used. So after a few hours, only one busted knuckle, (sorry Chris) a slight mess this heart was out. Up next, off to the blasters.