Holley LS Oil Pans – Which One Works Best?

Holley LS Oil Pans - 302-1, 302-2, 302-3 On Project No-Name Chevelle we have been using the Holley 302-1 oil pan for years. With the stroker LS3 it was the perfect pan for the engine and the car. The only downside was that when turning hard the inner tie-rods would hit the oil pan at full lock. We were going to weld some stops on to fix the issue, but didn't want to lose … [Read more...]

Reviving The Dead (OPTIMA Batteries)

Bringing Back OPTIMA Batteries From The Dead Recently on Project Way-Gone we had to let the car sit for a few months. Unfortunately there was some draw on the battery so when it came time to start it up, the battery was dead as could be. We were using an older OPTIMA red top battery in it which had been working fine until we killed it by draining it way too low. We … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Front End Finishing

Front End Finished! We started on a little side project on Project Way-Gone and we're happy with the results! We got tired of the front end being half assembled and wanted to get the headlights and bumper installed to give the car a more completed look. We searched on Facebook Marketplace and found a nice set of used headlight bezels and extensions that matched our original … [Read more...]

Borgeson Install: Why Grand Cherokee Steering Boxes Aren’t Worth It!

Borgeson Install: Why Grand Cherokee Steering Boxes Aren't Worth It! Recently we've been doing some upgrades on our Project No Name Chevelle. One thing we had to do was adjust the turn signal switch and clearance the column a tiny bit as it was catching the hub adapter. It was at that point we noticed the amount of slop in the gear box. Then it hit us, this is the same power … [Read more...]

Stock To Style: Installing Clayton Machine Works Handles

Clayton Machine Works Window Cranks and Door Handles After our 1966 Chevelle Wagon project was up and running, we decided to take a little break from it and work on some other projects. One of my being our 1966 Chevelle coupe. If you remember a few years ago we built a brand new LS3 stroker for it, swapped in a bunch of other parts and took the car on Power Tour. One thing we … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Rebuilding The Chevelle Doors

1966 Chevelle Wagon Door Rebuilding With our 1966 Chevelle Wagon project up and running, we wanted to turn our attention to the interior. We knew that we wanted a set of cool TMI Products door panels and seats, but before we could go installing seats we have a bunch of work to do. One of those tasks was to rebuild the doors. They didn't latch, out of alignment and … [Read more...]

Framing Up Your Project: Full Chassis Talk

Talking Full Chassis Swaps with Chris Alston Chassisworks and Schwartz Performance By far one of the biggest performance improvements people make to their car is suspension. Especially if they are working on a classic car, the suspension from 50 years ago is archaic and doesn't meet any sort of modern day performance. Even back then the geometry was bad and it was more about … [Read more...]

Lokar’s LS Classic: Making LS Engines Look Cool!

The Best Of Both Worlds: Big Block Chevy Looks With LS Power One of the coolest things about LS engines besides the great power and reliability is the massive amount of parts companies make for them such as Lokar Performance. No matter how you want your LS to look you can accomplish that from traditional to ultra-modern. On our Project Way-Gone 1966 Chevelle Wagon we've … [Read more...]

Thermo-Tec Install: Keep Out The Heat!

Thermo-Tec Install: Keep Out The Heat and Sound! The next segment of our Project Way-Gone build has come. After getting the car running and driving we want to get the interior in it. With nothing but a bare metal shell it's rather loud and tinny sounding inside. How do we fix it? With Thermo-Tec of course! Adding a butyl rubber insulation under the carpet is nothing new for … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Installing The Chevelle Dash

Project Way-Gone: Installing The Chevelle Dash With our goal of getting this Project Way-Gone '66 Chevelle Wagon running and driving, we had a lot of tasks at hand to make that all happen. We recently got it running and that really stoked the fire to get this car in driving condition. Most of the hard work had been done to make that happen since the entire driveline was … [Read more...]