1969 Chevelle SS - Hamm

Earl Hamm's 1969 Chevelle SS.

Engine Specs:


  • 1970 – 454 ci, 2 Bolt Main Block - Line Honed, Decked, Bored 0.030 over
  • Cylinder Heads – 781 Oval Port Casting ~ Bowl Blending & Light Port Work
  • Eagle 4140 Steel 4-1/4” Stroke Crank ~ Engine is Internally Balanced
  • Eagle 250 Long H-Beam Rods with Bushed Small Ends
  • Male Forged 150 Domed Full Floated Hi-Temp Coated Pistons (10.5: 1 Compression)
  • 1-1/16”, 1-1/16”, 3/16” – Race Piston Rings
  • New Manley 219 Stainless Steel Intake valves & 188 Stainless Steel Exhaust Valves
  • CompCams Hydraulic Roller CAM with CompCams Hydraulic Roller Lifters
  • CompCams Double Roller Timing Chain
  • New CompCams Retainers, Keepers & Valve Springs – 3/8” Push Rods – Roller Rocker Arms with 7/16” Rocker Studs
  • Milling Hi-Volume Oil Pump with Solid Oil Pump Shaft
  • B&B Drag Race Oil Pan/Pick Up with Trap Door & Crank Scraper
  • ATI Damper (Harmonic Balancer) with Billet Timing Pointer & Cover
  • Factory 12” Fly Wheel
  • ARP 12 pt. Head, Crank, Fly Wheel and Intake Bolts
  • Performer RPM Air Gap Intake Manifold
  • Quick Fuel RQ-950 Carburation with Holly Fuel Regulator & #6 Fuel Ends
  • MSD Billet Mechanical Advance Distributor
  • MSD Digital 6AL Ignition Control Box
  • MSD Blaster II Coil
  • MSD 8.8mm Plug Wires with AutoLite 26 Spark Plugs
  • Edelbrock 140 Fuel Pump
  • Hurst Auto Performance Chrome H2O & Power Steering Pump & March Performance & Billet
  • Specialties, Block Offs, Brackets, Hold Downs, Pulleys & Clamps
  • Competition Engineering Coil Spring Bars Supplementing Factory F41 “Special Performance”
  • Front & Rear Suspension Package
  • AirLift 1000 Air Bag System 
  • Custom Aluminum Radiator w/Mr Gasket 16” Electric Fan & 180° Fan Switch
  • Hooker Headers 2455 w/QTP-QTEC225 SS Cut Outs – New Aluminized Pipes & Flow Master Mufflers
  • 125 HP Power Shot A5055 Nitrous System
  • Of Course . . . All New Fel Pro Gaskets, Gasket Kits, Lines, Cables & Hoses


  • G Force SFI-16 Spec Harness System
  • Professionally rebuilt Muncie M21 4-Speed Transmission to 12 bolt rear end w/3.73 gears


Blue was originally an Arkansas car, a true Super Sport, all matching numbers, 396cid, SS Wheels, the whole enchilada . . . fortunately or unfortunately depending on your perspective, that all changed immediately as I began grooming my new Stepford Wife for life in the fast lane . . . the car, for the most part, had been kept immaculate however the 396 seemed to be getting a little tired. Having access to a couple of 427’s and 454’s, I chose the latter and that funding for a college education is detailed on another page titled “engine fabrication”. Wanting to keep the originality of the street neat era was not a problem as the interior was black with bucket seats and of course a four speed console. I did add a Custom Auto Sound, 2-knob, period correct, AM/FM, MP3, digital CD player, a Kicker ZX700.5 5 Channel Amplifier, Kicker CVT12 Subwoofer, KS Series Oversized Speakers, two Rockford Power 5.25 modules and Hushmat™ sound conditioning throughout. All components were carefully contained within the 2-knob deck and glove compartment. Oh, also innovative to Blue is the original Chevrolet Model 7305301/A under dash 8-Track Tape Player complete with its bow-tie.
Although the exterior retains the stunning Lemans Blue Metallic paint with contrasting white Super Sport strip, the original SS Wheels just did not draw that “deer in the headlight look” I distinctly remember always getting with my personal favorite . . . Cragar SS® . . . Soooooooo, Cragar SS® Wheels and complementing P295/50 R15 Radial Pro Street on the rear and P215/65 R15’s steering the front end . . . Nothing like a return trip down memory lane 


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  • Chevelle At IMS 2012 001

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