Many Chevelle owners are not content to keep their cars strictly stock. In the time since these cars were built in the 1960s and 1970s, suspension, steering, brake, and engine technology have taken giant leaps forward. Many Chevelle owners want to enjoy all the benefits of modern technology as well as the pleasure of driving a classic muscle car. But for many owners, completing a coil-over shock install, bolting on aftermarket disc brakes, or installing sub-frame connectors is something they've never done before and seems daunting.
In Chevelle Performance Projects, author Cole Quinnell provides comprehensive instruction on upgrades to every component group of the car including chassis, suspension, brakes, transmission, driveline, engine, interior, and electrics. Examples of component installs include HEI ignition, upgrading steering system, tubular A-arms, a 5-speed transmission swap, stiffer coil-over and leaf springs, and much more. Installing a modern GM LS engine is a popular project, and Quinnell covers this complex install from start to finish as well.
This book offers a full range of performance projects from mild to wild, so owners can perform minor to extensive modifications. Similar to other titles in the Performance Project Series, it features step-by-step procedures so owners can complete each project with ease. If you are a Chevelle owner and even remotely thinking of upgrades, this first-ever book on the subject will be a mandatory addition to your library.
"Keeping a classic car going requires a bit of expertise. Chevelle Performane Projects: 1964-1972 is an auto care project guide from Cole Quinnell as he advises readers on improving the performance of the classic muscle car in order to keep it running as it passes its fortieth birthday. With plenty of technical know how to help readers push themselves and their vehicle further, Chevelle Performance Projects shouldn't be overlooked by those who love their Chevelle." -The Midwest Book Review, November 2012
"Quinnell does a good job of providing tips and tricks on the details of each job, and the photography illustrating the steps is consistently excellent.... there's a lot of insight here for the Chevelle enthusiast looking to make performance alterations." -Hemmings Muscle Machines, Sept 2013
"This is a good primer for those Chevelle owners who want to improve their car's performance and an indication of what can be done for those who might be considering the purchase of one. A useful manual." -Classic American, December 2013
Cole Quinnell has served in a multitude of roles within the automotive industry, including public relations, marketing, and social media specialist. He is also an accomplished magazine editor and writer, penning scores of stories for Hot Rod, Popular Hot Rodding, Muscle Car Review and other magazines. He has served as the editor of 4-Wheel and Offroad Magazine and the editorial director of the Truck Group at Primedia Publishing. As a seasoned veteran marketing and communications professional, Quinnell has worked for Chrysler and Ford. Currently, he is a vice president of Team Detroit, an automotive advocacy program and runs his own public relations, social media, and communications business. He lives in the Detroit area with his wife.