Here we have a great looking tribute to the L-79 Chevy II! In 1966
Chevrolet introduced a new high-power variant of the Chevy II, the
L-79. Chevy really put the power in that tiny engine bay, offering
option code L79, which was the killer 350hp 327. Think about it,
350 horsepower in a 2,500-pound car. We're talking drag racing
here. The engine put out great power and looked great, too, with a
chromed, dual-snorkel air cleaner, chrome rocker covers and chrome
oil filler and cap at the front of the aluminum intake manifold,
which sported a 600cfm Holley four-barrel carburetor. The Chevy II
you are looking at is powered by a 283 small block, dressed up as a
327. Completing the L-79 look is the hard-to-find dual-snorkel air
cleaner. Inside the motor is a performance camshaft with 60cc
cylinder heads for better compression and pushing the exhaust
through a set of Doug's Headers. Running that power to the rear is
a Muncie 4 speed. Putting that power to the ground is an Eaton 10
bolt posi-trac using a 3.55 gear ratio. Assisting with traction is
set of adjustable traction bars. Helping stop the drama is a set of
11 inch front brake rotors, much better stopping power than the old
drums! You'd be hard pressed to find a better L-79 tribute car! The
paint, the chrome and the glass all looks great and is ready to
take on the next car show!
1966 Chevrolet Nova II
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