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1964 Chevy Chevelle - War Of Attrition

Craig Stewart's '64 Chevy Chevelle Rebuilt Masterpiece

Photography by Randy Lorentzen

CC: What does the future hold for you and your Chevelle?CS: I'm going to drive it until someone makes me an offer I can't refuse, and then I'll build one more car. I already have it lined up, but the owner hasn't agreed to sell it to me-yet. But I'm a patient man.

The DetailsCar: '64 Chevy ChevelleEngine: GM 496ci big-blockHeads: GMPP aluminum, ported, 2.30/1.90 intake/exhaust valvesInduction: Chevy aluminum dual-plane Tri-power intake, three 350-cfm Holley carbsCamshaft: Comp Cams solid roller, 248/254 degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.653/0.660-inch liftPower: 540 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 590 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpmTransmission: Muncie M22 four-speed, Centerforce dual friction clutch, Lakewood bellhousingRearend: GM 12-bolt, 3.73:1 gears, Moser axlesSuspension: Stock, big-block springs; gas shocks, front; Competition Engineering adjustable shocks, boxed lower control arms, rearBrakes: Stock '66 Chevelle discs, front; stock drums, rearWheels and tires: Stock steel 14x5 (narrowed) with BFGoodrich 6.95-14 fronts; stock steel 14x7 (widened) with Hoosier 26x9.5-14 Quick Time Pro, rearPaint: Azure Aqua, by Vogel's Auto Body of San Gabriel, CaliforniaCost to build: Too much

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