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Bel Air
Origin info:
Cowl tag: Style: 55-1037
Body No. O 3400
Trim: 532 (Coral vinyl/Gray pattern cloth)
Paint: 627 (Shadow Gray/Coral two-tone)
Assembly: Chevrolet assembly plant in Oakland, CA, #31,614 off the assembly line for model year 1955 (Chevy always started with number 1,001 in the VIN)
Body: Fisher plant in Oakland, CA, # 3,400 off the line for model year 1955
Engine: 235 CUID 6 cylinder, in-line
Transmission: unknown
Trim level: Bel Air
Original paint: two-tone Shadow Gray/Coral
Options: deluxe heater, radio

Current configuration:
Engine: 1969 Chevrolet L48 350 CUID (rebuilt 2010, 1,500 miles on it)
- Block stamping ID: T092 HN
- 4 bolt main bearing caps
- 10.25:1 compression ratio
- Edelbrock Performer-Plus camshaft
- Edelbrock Torker single-plane intake manifold
- Edelbrock Performer Series 600 cfm 4BBL carburetor, manual choke
Transmission: Muncie M20 4-speed (rebuilt April, 2017) with “Thin Fin” tail housing
Differential: Chevrolet 12-bolt posi-traction, type 4 gear carrier (rebuilt), 3.08 gears with spare set of 4.11 gears
Suspension: stock – rear leaf spring/gas shock, front coil/gas shock
Steering: manual (stock)
Brakes: 4-wheel drum with single master cylinder (stock)
Exhaust: Headers with Flowmaster dual exhaust



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