The Four Corners After we installed all the lightweight parts, the final test was to put the Orange Peel Chevelle back on the Longacre four-wheel scales to see if we made our weight. As you can see from the above graphic, we achieved our goal of trimming the Chevelle to our 2,993-pound race weight. This is without driver, which we also plan to cheat by putting staffer John McGann in the driver seat, who weighs almost 50 pounds less than the author. This would put the Chevelle's starting line race weight at around 3,150 pounds. The weight distribution of the car without the driver calculates out to 55 percent front and 45 percent rear, which is admitedly less than ideal. We could improve that by moving the battery to the rear or eventually adding a Dick Miller-designed rear sway bar system to improve dynamic launch characteristics. We also evaluated the left-right weight distribution, which without the driver, is within 1 pound. However, when we add driver weight, most of that weight ends up on the wrong side of the car. This means we have more work to do to create a more even distribution of weight. Glasstek also supplied a fiberglass decklid to match the front bumper and 2-inch cowl hood. Glasstek also supplied a fiberglass decklid to match the front bumper and 2-inch cowl hood We replaced that clunky iron master with a Wilwood aluminum 7/8-inch piston unit that whittled 7 pounds off the nose of the Chevelle and improved line pressure with a smaller piston diameter over the stock iron unit. We replaced that clunky iron master with a Wilwood aluminum 7/8-inch piston unit that whit PARTS LIST Description PN Source Price AME eight-point rollbar, Chevelle 20206100 Art Morrison $315.00 Wilwood aluminum master cylinder 26094390 Art Morrison $180.00 Axle Exchange driveshaft custom Axle Exchange $500.00 Axle Exchange 1350 12-bolt flange custom Axle Exchange $169.50 Corbeau Forza fixed-back seats Forza black Corbeau $229.00 each Corbeau Chevelle mount, driver D512T Corbeau $94.00 Corbeau Chevelle mount, passenger D513T Corbeau $94.00 Glasstek 2-inch bolt-on cowl hood H1108 Glasstek $420.00 Glasstek bolt-on trunk lid T1043 Glasstek $320.00 Glasstek front bumper B1026 Glasstek $180.00 Glasstek rear bumper B1006 Glasstek $180.00 Percy's Speedglass quarter-window 01015-3 Percy's $133.10 Percy's Speedglass quarter-window 01014-3 Percy's $133.10 Mickey Thompson race front wheels 75355071 Summit Racing call Mickey Thompson race rear wheels 658050754 Summit Racing $349.95 Mickey Thompson ET Street rear 3752 Summit Racing $175.95 each Mickey Thompson ET Front tires 3007 Summit Racing $148.95 each Optima D51 battery 9071-167 Summit Racing $149.95 Be Cool radiator and fan assembly 82285 Summit Racing $1,599.95 Percy's Speedglass rear window 01016-3 Summit Racing $412.95 Simpson Bandit driver's helmet 1200031 Summit Racing $399.95 Holley aluminum Avenger 770 0-86770 Summit Racing call SOURCES Be Cool 310 Woodside Avenue Essexville MI 48732 800-691-2667 http://www.becool.com Corbeau Seats PO Box 708038 Sandy UT 84070 801-255-3737 http://www.corbeau.com Summit Racing Akron OH 800-230-3030 330-630-0240 http://www.summitracing.com/ Glasstek Naperville IL 630-978-9897 www.glasstek.com Wilwood Engineering 4700 Calle Bolero Camarillo CA 93012 805-388-1188 http://www.wilwood.com Percy's High Performance Camdento MO 573-346-4409 www.percyshp.com Art Morrison Enterprises 5301 8th Street E. Fife WA 98424 800-929-7188 http://www.artmorrison.com Rocket Performance Machine Chattanooga TN 888-307-7525 www.rocketracingwheels.com Axle Exchange Fairfield NJ 973-808-2800 www.axle-exchange.com Simpson Safety Products New Braunfels TX 800-654-7223 www.simpsonraceproducts.com « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By Jeff Smith Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!