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Old 22-10-2014, 10:07 AM
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Don't know what I'm more jealous of.. The quality of the build or the fantastic photo documentation of it !!
Thanks for that! We do a LOT of photography on the cars we build.
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Old 23-10-2014, 10:04 PM
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Now that is a step by step chronicle of how to do a bloody awesome job!!!
Thanks for the thread guys, i reckon i'll be using this as a guide when it comes to doing my car.
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Old 29-10-2014, 09:08 AM
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Thank you Ranga!
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Old 29-10-2014, 06:18 PM
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That came out mint
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Old 25-11-2014, 07:12 AM
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1969 Chevelle Scores Big at 2014 Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals



Congrats to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew and to car owner Al on scoring 994 / 1000 points and winning a Street Modified Gold award at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals! The crew did a fantastic job on the 1969 Chevelle!
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Old 25-11-2014, 08:32 AM
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Well done on the trophy and deservedly so. Keep up the good work.
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Old 25-11-2014, 11:10 PM
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Congratulations guys
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Old 25-11-2014, 11:25 PM
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Nice work and well deserved!
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Old 26-11-2014, 09:56 AM
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Thanks all!
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great result for a great effort!

Must admit I am also consumed by another V8 Speed build - your ZR9 camaro
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Yeah, the ZR9 is going to be a Baaaad machine! We'l post a thread here soon!
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What a great way to start 2015! The V8 Speed & Resto Shop built '69 Chevelle landed a full feature in the February 2015 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine, on newsstands now! Thanks Hemmings, and congrats to the owner Al and the V8 Crew!
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:07 AM
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The ‘69 Chevelle is coming back to the shop for a cool upgrade… it’s getting a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed conversion with a package from Modern Driveline. We’ll post pics and video of the conversion soon.

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The owner drove this ‘69 for a while, but eventually decided it was time to dump the automatic transmission in favor of a manual. His hesitation was that he didn’t want to have to fight with a heavy clutch, but we teamed up with Modern Driveline to propose a hydraulic actuated clutch for an easier and smoother pedal effort. We then proposed a 5-speed manual Tremec TKO 600 with an overdrive gear for better highway manners than the TH400 automatic with its 3000 RPM stall speed and 3.73:1 rear gear.

Modern DriveLine components including the aluminum bellhousing, Superior clutch, hydraulic throw-out bearing, and billet flywheel.



Tremec TKO 600 transmission with bellhousing installed awaiting test-fitting under the ‘69.



Initial fit showing the shifter position in the original tunnel.



A bit of the tunnel will need to be replaced to bring the transmission up high enough to achieve proper driveline angles.





New supplied transmission tunnel installed and primed:



---------- Post added at 02:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:17 PM ----------

Slipping the TKO in place for the final install:



Shifter hole opened to required size and console wiring peeking through:



New Hurst shifter and boot installed



Console installed and converted to 4-speed use:



Re-sized drive shaft awaiting primer and paint:



---------- Post added at 02:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:20 PM ----------

Once installed, the hydraulic clutch master cylinder reservoir is barely visible behind the brake booster.





Inside the car, it appears just as it would with a factory installed Muncie 4-speed, except for one more gear on the Hurst shift ball…




Tremec TKO 600 Modern Driveline 5-Speed Video Link:
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Love the attention to detail with this build. Awesome car!
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