1992 454SS

Jim Lund
Southern California


Final assembly: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Exterior: Summit White, Fleetside
Interior: Grey Custom cloth
reclining high back bucket seats

30,000 miles

Jim Lund's White '92 454SS

Chevrolet only produced White 454SS's in 92 and 93.


Modifications

  • Luxus "Soft" Tonneau Tover.
  • American Racing 200S Mags with Michelin tires.
  • MSD 6A Ignition.
  • JBA Headers - JetHotted Sterling Silver.
  • KYB H-D Gas Shocks.
  • Energy Suspension Polyurethane Transmission Mount.
  • Free Flowing 2.5" Dual Exhaust with Dual Cats and the Sweet Sounds of Flowmaster Mufflers.
  • Harwood Cowl Induction Hood - Painted to match - 454SS vinyl graphics added to side of cowl.
  • Clifford Alarm.
  • 454SS Side Moulding Logo - Replacing the C1500
  • Deep shine courtesy of Zaino Bros. polish.
  • GM "SRTA" Replacement 4L80E Transmission

Engine Modifications

  • GM Performance Parts Aluminum Heads P/N 12363399.
  • Manley Guide Plates, ARP Rocker Arm Studs.
  • Edelbrock Multi-Point Induction (powder coated cat black) and port matched to the oval port heads.
  • Edelbrock "502" Injector Upgrade
  • SLP Adjustable Fuel Regulator (LT1).
  • Original Throttle Body Bored Out 3 mm.
  • Crane " Hi-Intensity" Roller Rocker Arms.
  • Edelbrock Aluminum Water Pump.
  • Crane Compu-Cam 2030 camshaft.
  • Crane Hydraulic Lifters.
  • Crane Hardened Pushrods.
  • Lunati Pro-Mod Connecting Rods - Full Floating Pins.
  • Cloyes Tru-Roller Timing Chain Assembly.
  • Melling Hi-Volume Oil Pump.
  • GM Performance Parts Intake Valley Tray and Windage Tray.
  • Keith Black "SilvoLite" Hyperutectic Pistons - Full Floating Pins - 9.75:1 Compression With The Edelbrock Heads.
  • SpeedPro "Plasma Moly" Piston Rings.
  • Engine Block: De-burred, Bead Blasted, Sonic Cleaned, "zero" Decked, Align Honed and All Rotating Components Balanced. Engine Drainback Screens Added.
  • ARP Main Studs, Head Studs, Intake Manifold Bolts and all Cover Bolts.
  • FluidDamper - Harmonic Balancer - ARP 1 1/8" headed Balancer Bolt.
  • MSD 8.5 mm Plug Wires - Firing AC Delco 'Rapidfire' Plugs.
  • MSD Replacement 'Electronic' Distributor.
  • MSD Coil.
  • GM Performance Parts Bow-Tie valve covers.
  • Chrome Open Air Cleaner - K&N 14" x 5" Open Element With K&N Top Element.
  • Energy Suspension Polyurethane Motor Mounts.
  • FRAM HPG-1 Fuel Filter Plumbed with stainless steel line and AN fittings.
  • Aeroquip Braided Stainless Steel Fuel Lines from the filter forward and the return line.
  • Custom built Oil Cooler Lines. #12 SS AN tubing with fitting from radiator to front of engine. Aeroquip high pressure hose adapting the GM block fittings to the AN SS lines.
  • GM External Transmission Cooler with A/N lines.
  • CalTrac traction system.
  • Autometer 2 5/8" Gauges (Oil, Water Temperature, Amps) - Mounted In A Color-Matched Gray Panel.
  • Autometer 5" Tach w/Shift Light. (Once I decide where I want to mount it)
  • Every Engine Bracket and Bolt was Powder Coated Cat Black.
  • Griffin Aluminum Radiator.
  • Programable ECM - TCI Programable 4L80E Transmission Controller and Wiring Harness - Someday (Gotta quit playing with the Camaro first)

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Engine Data Results From DeskTop Dyno




My Other SS


1997 Camaro SS - Sebring Silver

310 HP LT1 - Leather Interior - 6-Speed
Chromed SLP 17" x 9.5" Wheels - Various Upgraded Components.



My truck was purchased new in the spring of 1992 from Rally Chevrolet in Palmdale, California. I had originally set my sights on a red one they had on the lot. But I waited too long and they only had two left, a black and a white one. This truck was the better choice considering the hot summer days here in the desert. It has been a second vehicle for me since it's purchase. It wasn't until I found the 454SS webpage that I decided to do a few "things" to my truck. The next thing I know I am modifying mine. My plans are not to race it, but to put more oomph in it and to make it a little more unique. Spanking a Lightning or a Mustang won't hurt either!

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Jim's Engine Before The Rebuild
Jim's Engine After The Rebuild


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