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1955 Chevy E-ROD By GM Performance Parts

E ROD Chevy GM Performance Parts at 1955 Chevy E ROD By GM Performance Parts

Reminiscing about the good old days, General Motors Performance Parts division which has been responsible for some the sickest American sports cars, has revealed their E-ROD project based on a 1955 Chevelle which has been given a modern 430 hp LS3 engine. So this beautiful classic car complies with emission standard all over America. The car has been featured at last year’s SEMA show, and will be auctioned this year in the Barrett-Jackson Orange County auction.

One of the highlights of the Barrett-Jackson Orange County auction will be the sale of Super Chevy’s “Project American Heroes” 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. It’s the latest in a series of American Heroes projects built to help raise funds and awareness for the Armed Forces Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing direct financial support and other assistance to armed forces personnel.

“With the E-ROD system, you’re getting 160 percent more horsepower than the original small-block V-8 offered in 1955, but with emissions performance and efficiency that wasn’t even dreamt of half a century ago,” said Meyer. “This is how modern hot rods will be built. They’ll have the efficiency of a modern GM high-performance vehicle, be environmentally conscious and emissions-compliant – all while providing the owner with a smaller carbon footprint.”

The E-ROD system components

The E-ROD kit carries part number 19244805 and includes the same, basic LS3 engine that’s found in the Camaro SS and Corvette (additional engine choices, including the LS7 and LSA, are planned for future packages). Standard elements of the kit include:

  • 6.2-liter LS3 crate engine, rated at 430 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque
  • GMPP LS3 engine wiring harness
  • GMPP engine control module
  • Exhaust manifolds
  • Catalytic converters
  • Oxygen sensors and sensor bosses
  • Fuel tank evaporative emissions canister
  • Mass airflow sensor and sensor boss
  • Accelerator pedal (for use with the LS3’s electronic throttle)
  • Air filter
  • Instruction manual

In addition to the E-ROD system, the builder will need to source additional components to complete the assembly and get the vehicle running. They include:

  • Fuel tank
  • Fuel lines (re-circulating or returnless)
  • Fuel pump
  • Fuel tank vent line from the tank to the evaporative emissions canister
  • Pure line from the canister to the engine purge solenoid
  • Air induction system that incorporates the mass airflow sensor
  • Exhaust system behind the catalytic converters
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