By The Numbers

’70 Chevy Chevelle
Mike Racke, 29 • Fullerton, CA
Total cost to build: $250,000
ENGINE
Type: GM 403ci Duramax LLY turbo-diesel V-8
Block: standard 4.050-inch bore production block
Oiling: stock pump and pan
Rotating assembly: stock 3.900-inch
  forged crank, Carrillo steel rods,
  and stock 16.0:1 pistons
  modified by SoCal Diesel
Cylinder heads: CNC-ported SoCal Diesel factory
  four-valve castings fitted
  with stainless steel 33mm intake valves,
  Inconel 33mm exhaust valves,
  and custom valvesprings
Camshaft: SoCal Diesel custom solid roller;
  specs classified
Valvetrain: stock geardrive timing set
  and rocker arms;
  SoCal Diesel custom pushrods
Induction: custom sheetmetal intake manifold
  with 16 runners and dual 3.5-inch plenums;
  custom ram air scoop and inlet piping
Ignition: none
Power adder: Twin Garrett T-38R
  turbochargers set at 30 psi,
  custom dual Bell intercoolers
Fuel system: PPE dual fuel pumps, PPE lift pump
Computer: stock, reprogrammed by PPE
Exhaust: custom Bassani turbo headers,
  custom dual 3-inch exhaust
  with no mufflers
Cooling: Ron Davis radiator,
  dual Spal electric fans,
  stock water pump
Output: Estimated 950 hp and 1,800 lb-ft
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: PPE-built Allison 1000
  five-speed auto,
  ATS 2,200-stall converter
  and billet flexplate
Rear axle: Fast Eddie’s 9-inch rearend
  with 35-spline axles, 3.25:1 gears,
  and Detroit Locker differential
CHASSIS
Front suspension: Art Morrison front clip
  with C5 Corvette aluminum control arms,
  sway bar, and spindles; Koni coilovers
Rear suspension: Art Morrison four-link,
  Koni coilovers
Brakes: Wilwood 14-inch rotors
  and six-piston calipers, front;
  Wilwood 16-inch rotors
  and four-piston calipers, rear
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheels: DPE S-5 18x8, front; 20x16, rear
Tires: Mickey Thompson
  26x12x18 Sportsman radials, front;
  33x22x20, rear