By The Numbers
'69 Chevy Chevelle
Frank George, 46
The Colony, TX
Dyno numbers: 526 hp at 7,000 rpm, 567 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm (rear wheel)
Total cost to build: approx. $20,380
Weight: 3,908 pounds with driver
Best quarter-mile ET: 10.65 at 125 mph
Type: Chevy 496 big-block
Block: factory 454, bored to 4.310 inches
Oiling: stock replacement oil pump, Milodon pan
Rotating assembly: Scat 4.250-inch forged crank, Eagle steel rods, forged 10.7:1 SRP pistons
Cylinder heads: CNC-ported AFR 315cc aluminum castings with 2.25/1.88-inch Manley valves and 114cc chambers
Camshaft: COMP 260/264-at-0.050 solid roller, 0.715-inch lift, 112-degree LSA
Valvetrain: Isky lifters, COMP 1.7:1 rockers, Cloyes timing set
Induction: Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake manifold, Holley HP1000 carburetor
Ignition: MSD Digital 6 box, distributor, coil, and plug wires
Power adder: Nitrous Express Gemini twin-plate nitrous system with auxiliary fuel cell
Fuel system: Aeromotive pump and regulator, Jegs aluminum fuel cell
Exhaust: Hooker 2 1/8-inch long-tube headers, dual 3.5-inch Straightline Performance mufflers
Cooling: stock replacement radiator, Weiand water pump, Flex-a-lite electric fan
Built by: Kim Barr Racing (Garland, TX)
Transmission: ATI TH400 auto and 3,800-stall converter; B&M shifter
Rear axle: Moser 9-inch rearend, 35-spline axles, 3.89:1 gears, Detroit Locker differential
Front suspension: rebuilt stock
Rear suspension: rebuilt stock with Southside Machine control arms, Lakewood traction bars
Brakes: stock discs, front; stock drums, rear
Wheels: Weld Draglite 15x7 (3-inch backspace), front; 15x10 (5.5-inch backspace), rear
Tires: Goodyear 205/75R15, front; Goodyear 295/50R15, rear
SPECIAL THANKS: Texas Thunder Racing, Jerry Balko, Gary Powell
Where The Money Went
1969 Chevy Chevelle: $4,000
Paint & body: $600
Wheels: $400
Tires: $350
Engine block: $200
Rotating assembly: $1,500
Rings & bearing: $150
Machining: $1,000
Cam: $300
Lifters: $400
Pushrods: $100
Rockers: $250
Timing set: $50
Cylinder heads: $3,000
Intake manifold: $200
Carburetor: $600
Distributor: $150
Ignition box: $250
Plug wires: $80
Oil pan: $100
Oil pump: $50
Gaskets: $200
Used headers: $200
Mufflers/collectors: $150
Fuel system: $600
Radiator: $140
Water pump: $60
Cooling fan: $300
Trans: $750
Torque converter: $700
Shifter: $100
Rearend: $2,000
Front suspension rebuild: $200
Rear control arms: $150
Traction bars: $150
Brakes: $0
Seats: $50
Gauges: $800
Rollbar: $1,000
Five-point harnesses: $100
307/TH350: -$1,000
Total: $20,380