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Reader Rides: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible



Loren Brix

Home Town
Princeton, MN


Year, Make & Model
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible

How long have you owned this vehicle?
3 years

Where/how did you find this vehicle
Found it on Craigslist locally (40 miles away). Was a roller, good metal, no engine transmission, interior, etc. 6 boxes of parts, and a lot of missing ones.

Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
Finished frame of restoration April 2011. Next improvements will be to get the air conditioning hooked up and working for Summer of 2013.

Has this vehicle won any awards?
Won 7 trophies in 2011.

Have you raced it? If so, where and when?
Have not raced  it

Power Train

Engine size and Horsepower
396, 370hp, 420tq

Tell us about any engine modifications
Stock bottom end, Edelbrock Cam & Lifters, Stock heads (Casting 3964290), Performer Intake, Roller Rockers, Holley 670 Street Avenger Carb. Ceramic Coated Headers, Flowmaster Exhaust with H-pipe.

Transmission Type and Modifications
200-4R, Bowtie Overdrives, Series 3

Rear axle ratio and modifications
3.73 Eaton Posi, 12 bolt, with Hotchkis swaybar, upper and lower control arms.



Stock, Coil Spring Specialties, custom springs

Front Factory Disk, Drum Rear


Wheels and Tires
Cragar SS Wheels, BF Goodrich Radial T/A 225/60/15 Front, 255/60/15 Rear

Tell us about the vehicle's unique options or features, either factory or aftermarket
Paint is Bright Torch Red, with Black Stayfast canvas top, stock interior.

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