1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
Don Hoeschen – Saint Cloud

Small-Block Chevrolet

Engine: 2-bolt main 336.6 CID small-block Chevrolet, fully ported Brownfield (AFR) aluminum heads, 2.08 / 1.60 Manley Race-Flo valves, forged-steel small-journal crankshaft, Scat Pro I-beam connecting rods, 10.5:1 CR Speed-Pro forged pistons, ARP main & head studs, Melling hi-volume oil pump with ARP 4130 pump drive, Moroso 7 quart oil pan with windage screen and Hamburgers remote oil filter with a Wix filter.

Valvetrain: 296/306 Crane Cams tool-steel roller camshaft, Jesel Pro Series 1.6:1 shaft rockers, 5/16 x .080 wall chromoly pushrods, chromoly retainers and machined valve locks, Howard’s Cams billet-steel double roller timing chain.


Induction: Port-matched Weiand Team-G intake manifold, 1″ Wilson Manifolds tapered combo spacer, 650 CFM Mighty Demon mechanical secondary carburetor, Holley HP Billet electric fuel pump with Holley HP billet return-style regulator, -8AN fuel lines, 16 gallon fuel cell, 9-inch velocity stack with 14 x 5 filter inside a GCP custom fabricated cowl-induction air pan.

Cooling System: PRP electric water pump, Northern aluminum radiator with dual electric fans controlled by a Dakota Digital PAC-2750, bypass filtration.

Ignition System: MSD Pro Billet distributor, MSD 7AL2+ ignition control, MSD Pro Power HVC II coil, Moroso Ultra 40 wires DEI boot sleeves and NGK spark plugs.

Exhaust: Dynatech ceramic coated MuscleMaxx 1 3/4 to 1 7/8 stepped tube headers, 3 to 3 1/2 AR chamber, 3 1/2 Hooker AeroChamber mufflers and 3 1/2 Moroso SpiralFlow resanators, 45 degree exit in front of tire.


Drivetrain: GCP rebuilt 1986 non-auxiliary valvebody TH700-R4, upgraded with CK Performance 10-vane billet pump, Sonnax HD SmartShell, 2nd & 4th SuperHold servo, HD wide band and pinless accumulators. 5-pinion input and reaction plantaries, Alto frictions, TCI Outlaw shifter, plate-style cooler with auxiliary fan and custom fabricated crossmember with integral driveshaft loop. Hays Twister 3/4 Race torque converter, narrowed GM 12-bolt with Moser alloy axles, US Gear 4.56:1 gears and M/T Sportsman S/R 29×15.00R15 tires, 3 1/2 diameter aluminum driveshaft and 1350 series u-joints.

Chassis & Suspension: GCP modified OEM frame, boxed rails, narrowed rear frame rails, 6-point 1 3/4 roll bar, Global West tubular front control arms with Global West coil-over conversion, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks g-Link pivot ball rear control arms and custom rear coil-over conversion, Aldan American coil-over shocks, GM Type II power steering pump with PSC remote filter/reservoir.

Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with 11-inch rotors, Wilwood aluminum tandem-chamber master cylinder and Wilwood D52 aluminim calipers, Tilton proportioning valve and Moroso line-lock solenoid.

Special thanks to:
National Bushing Machine Shop
Minnesota Driveline
Midway Iron
French Lake Auto Parts
Central McGowan