By The Numbers

’69 CHEVY CHEVELLE
Chris Borg, 43 • Palatine, IL
ENGINE
Type: Chevy 509 big-block
Block: factory 502 Chevy bored to 4.500 inches
Oiling: Melling oil pump, Milodon pan
Rotating assembly: GM 4.000-inch steel crank, Eagle H-beam rods, forged 11.0:1 SRP pistons
Cylinder heads: GM oval-port aluminum castings with 2.25/1.88-inch Manley valves and 110cc chambers ported by Self Racing
Camshaft: Comp Cams 251/257-at-.050 solid roller, .648/.619-inch lift, 112-degree LSA
Valvetrain: Jesel 1.7:1 shaft-mount rockers, K-Motion springs, Comp lifters and pushrods
Induction: Ported Brodix single-plane intake manifold, Holley 900-cfm 4150 carb tuned by Willy’s Carburetor and Dyno Shop
Ignition: MSD 6AL box, billet distributor, HVC coil, and plug wires
Fuel system: Rock Valley stainless steel tank, Magnaflow pump and regulator
Exhaust: Lemons stepped 2 1/8- to 2 ¼-inch long-tube headers with four-inch collectors, dual three-inch Flowmaster mufflers
Cooling: Meziere electric water pump, Be Cool radiator and electric fans
Built by: owner
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission:

TSI TH400 auto,
Gear Vendors overdrive,
Coan 4,300-stall converter, Hurst shifter

Rear axle: Ford 9-inch rearend with
Lenco 35-spline axles and
locker differential; 4.30:1 gears
CHASSIS
Front suspension: Global West upper and lower control arms, Moroso drag springs, Afco double-adjustable shocks
Rear suspension: Gazen Racing upper control arms, Global West lower control arms, Moroso drag springs, double-adjustable VariShocks
Brakes: stock discs, front; Mark Williams four-piston calipers and 11 ¾-inch rotors, rear
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: American Racing 15x7 Torq-Thrust II, front; 15x8, rear
Tires: Pirelli P600 235/60R15 radials, front; Mickey Thompson 295/65R15 ET Street radials, rear