Coming from a family full of Chevelle owners, Nathan Van Tol’s goal, it seems, is to have the fastest Chevelle in the family, but also possibly run a few PSCA events, or the new northwest drag tour. He hopes to run in the 8.50s once the car is all sorted out, but still enjoy it on the street.
To make all this possible, the Chevelle has a Late Model Engines-built 427 using an LSX block, a Callies DragonSlayer crank, Oliver billet I-Beam connecting rods, and Wiseco/LME pistons. A custom LME cam lives inside, along with Lunati link-bar lifters, while a pair of Mast 285cc heads play host to Crower Pro Shaft roller rockers. Up top is a 417 Motorsports intake with both 160 lb/hr and 83 lb/hr injectors fed by twin Holley Dominator fuel pumps.
To get him to the 8.50s, though, the combination will need a little boost…well, a good amount of boost, at least. To accomplish that, the car’s LSX combo will benefit from a pair of Precision 7275 turbochargers. The car is currently at Matt’s Fab Shop in northern California as Matt Marron finishes up the turbo system’s cold side, along with tidying up some wiring, and last minute details.
Van Tol hopes to have the Chevelle up and running in a few weeks. After he gets the car sorted out, look for an update right here, and probably on the Bullet, as well.