Throwdown Holley LS Fest 2012 - 1949 Chevy 3100

5th Place - Incognito

Patrick McCarthyMay 9, 2013
Photo 2/22   |   The speed and precision hidden beneath this classic Chevy's bodywork stunned all of us. Watching it fly through the autocross was like watching your grandpa drop his cane and start doing cartwheels.

5th Place
Upon seeing Jeff Schwartz's teal '49 Chevy for the first time, you'd probably think it's nothing more than a beautiful restored classic truck. Nevertheless, you'd be dead wrong, since this wolf-in-sheep's-clothing is packed with Schwartz Performance's cutting-edge G-Machine chassis and a modern LS engine. Jeff's many years of building and racing pro-touring muscle cars was obvious, as he immediately rose to the top of the leaderboard after taking Second Place in the autocross. However, after blowing a power steering hose during his second run, the truck was unable to regain the podium in the following events. Nevertheless, the gorgeous '49 won our show-and-shine contest by a landslide, leaving it with a solid Fifth Place finish.
Year/Make/Model:
1949 Chevy 3100
Owner and City/State:
Jeff Schwartz Bull Valley, Illinois
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Engine
Type: 4.8L Vortec (LY2)
Heads: Stock aluminum
Cam: Stock
Induction: Schwartz Performance custom cold-air intake and shroud
Exhaust: Hooker 1-inch headers, Schwartz Performance custom 2½-inch exhaust
Engine Management: Factory ECM tuned by Schwartz Performance
Output: 270 whp (est)
Built by: Schwartz Performance
Drivetrain
Transmission: 4L60E
Rearend: Moser 9-inch full floater with TrueTrac and 3.50 gears
Chassis
Front suspension: Schwartz Performance G-Machine chassis, Viking coilovers
Rear suspension: Schwartz Performance G-Machine chassis, Viking coilovers, triangulated four-link with Teflon-lined Heim joints
Brakes: 13-inch Wilwood discs, six-piston front and four-piston rear
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 18x9.5 XXR 962
Tires: 275/40R18 BFG Sport Comp II
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AUTOCROSS TIME: 47.19 sec
QUARTER-MILE TIME: 14.47 @ 93.17 mph
SPEED STOP TIME: 10.15 sec
SLALOM TIME: 7.96 sec
SHOW & SHINE: 1st Place
Special Thanks:
Schwartz G-Machine Chassis, BFG Tires, Wilwood

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