Mark Z - 1969 SS Convertible
I am new to the Northstar Chevelle club.  Last summer I
acquired a 1969 Chevelle SS396 Convertible with a 396 L78
engine with a M21 4 Speed.  I purchased this car to fulfill a
copy of my first car, 1969 Chevelle, from 40 years ago.  
About the only thing that these two cars have in common is
the bench seat.  
I purchased the Chevelle from a collector from Rochester
MN.  After an extensive search I stepped up a bought a
largely original car except for an excellent Paint restoration
over 15 years ago.  It is finished in Azure Turquois (Light
Blue) with a black interior and a replacement cloth
convertible top.
The car is an original SS 396 4-Speed convertible with a
transplanted real 1969 L78 forged 396 with a Muncie 21
with a rebuilt 12 bolt with 4:88 gears.  I took this car as a
starting point and decided to create a day 2 car.
I added a number of items to improve the car, including
Dyna-mat floor covering, ACC Updated carpet, TMI Sport
Bench Seat, Rebuilt the windows, added a complete
Hotchkis Sport Suspension, rebuilt the 12 Bolt and four
link system, Added a Be Cool OEM radiator and 4 wheel
disk brake system.  
The car is complete and ready for the 2014 show circuit and
cruising.  I plan on finishing the car with a new steering
column with a updated steering box/power steering pump
and a hydro-boost brake assist. I look forward to meeting
more of the club members and sharing your knowledge of
Chevelles.  See you at the shows!
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