Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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We recently caught up with our "No Shows No Problem" winner Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevelle SS. We asked Roy about his build and how he got into this industry.
I have always been interested in drag racing (I set a NHRA National Record on a Kawasaki in 1975 running 10.20 @ 134.17 MPH). I've loved and owned Corvettes, but I always dreamed of owning a blown BBC powered Pro Street car. 
5 years ago, I purchased the Chevelle from Texas. It was a driver and only had 250 miles on a 555 Dart motor. We enjoyed driving it, showing it and drag racing it. The 731 HP Dart was fast and reliable, but when the opportunity came up that I could buy a supercharged BBC with a ton more horsepower, I jumped at the chance. The motor runs on pump gas and has previously run 9.60s in a Nova. 
We pulled the Dart motor and began a 12 month project of upgrades. We re-worked the engine compartment by building a smooth firewall, molding the frame rails, hiding all of the brake lines and line-lock, hiding all the wiring, and re-finishing the engine compartment in gloss black. The TH400 was race built to withstand the new motor's power. The Gear Vendor allows is to cruise at 2500 RPM @ 75 MPH. She runs cool below 180 degrees (195 on 95 degree days). 
Below is some build details on Roys Chevelle.
“SNIPER” 69 Chevelle SS Blown Pro Street OWNERS: Roy and Yvette Bryson LOCATION: Oakley, CA. BDS 871 Supercharged BBC with Brodix Heads (can run 91 octane) +1,000HP 2) HOLLY 850 CFM Blower Carburetors HOOKER HEADERS Ceramic Long Tube Headers (Brite Hot CermaKrome Coating) RON DAVIS Radiator Polished, Twin Electric Fans TH400 Transmission Race Built by Drag Racers at Schuck’s Transmissions San Ramon HUGHES Custom Built 10” Converter, 3000 RPM Stall, Steel Stator for Blower Torque GEAR VENDOR Six Speed Overdrive HURST Line Lock FORD 9 Inch Differential with 4:10 Gears STRANGE Third Member DETROIT LOCKER Posi-traction STRANGE Axles 35 Spline CPP Hydraulic Hydro Boost CPP Quick Steering Unit WILWOOD 4 Corner Disc Brakes VIKING Adjustable Coil-Over Shocks CENTER LINE Warrior Wheels HOOSIER Tires 31”x18.5”x15 Quick Time Pros (DOT Slicks) FLOW MASTER Mufflers AUTO METER Pro-Comp Gauges JANKE MOTORSPORTS 4130 Chrome Moly cage (Current NHRA 8.50 Certification) COMPETITION ENGINEERING 44” Wheelie Bars SCAT RACING SEATS by PROCAR SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HAMMER ZONE CREW (Hot Rod Hank, Cheeseburger Dave, Octavio and Jim) & Bill Murphy & Andrew at Billy Built Hot Rods Click Here to Begin Slideshow

Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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We recently caught up with our "No Shows No Problem" winner Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevelle SS. We asked Roy about his build and how he got into this industry.


I have always been interested in drag racing (I set a NHRA National Record on a Kawasaki in 1975 running 10.20 @ 134.17 MPH). I've loved and owned Corvettes, but I always dreamed of owning a blown BBC powered Pro Street car. 

5 years ago, I purchased the Chevelle from Texas. It was a driver and only had 250 miles on a 555 Dart motor. We enjoyed driving it, showing it and drag racing it. The 731 HP Dart was fast and reliable, but when the opportunity came up that I could buy a supercharged BBC with a ton more horsepower, I jumped at the chance. The motor runs on pump gas and has previously run 9.60s in a Nova. 


We pulled the Dart motor and began a 12 month project of upgrades. We re-worked the engine compartment by building a smooth firewall, molding the frame rails, hiding all of the brake lines and line-lock, hiding all the wiring, and re-finishing the engine compartment in gloss black. The TH400 was race built to withstand the new motor's power. The Gear Vendor allows is to cruise at 2500 RPM @ 75 MPH. She runs cool below 180 degrees (195 on 95 degree days). 


Below is some build details on Roys Chevelle.

“SNIPER”
69 Chevelle SS Blown Pro Street

OWNERS: Roy and Yvette Bryson LOCATION: Oakley, CA.

BDS 871 Supercharged BBC with Brodix Heads (can run 91 octane) +1,000HP

2) HOLLY 850 CFM Blower Carburetors

HOOKER HEADERS Ceramic Long Tube Headers (Brite Hot CermaKrome Coating)

RON DAVIS Radiator Polished, Twin Electric Fans

TH400 Transmission Race Built by Drag Racers at Schuck’s Transmissions San Ramon

HUGHES Custom Built 10” Converter, 3000 RPM Stall, Steel Stator for Blower Torque

GEAR VENDOR Six Speed Overdrive

HURST Line Lock

FORD 9 Inch Differential with 4:10 Gears

STRANGE Third Member

DETROIT LOCKER Posi-traction

STRANGE Axles 35 Spline

CPP Hydraulic Hydro Boost

CPP Quick Steering Unit

WILWOOD 4 Corner Disc Brakes

VIKING Adjustable Coil-Over Shocks

CENTER LINE Warrior Wheels

HOOSIER Tires 31”x18.5”x15 Quick Time Pros (DOT Slicks)

FLOW MASTER Mufflers

AUTO METER Pro-Comp Gauges

JANKE MOTORSPORTS 4130 Chrome Moly cage (Current NHRA 8.50 Certification)

COMPETITION ENGINEERING 44” Wheelie Bars

SCAT RACING SEATS by PROCAR

SPECIAL THANKS TO
THE HAMMER ZONE CREW (Hot Rod Hank, Cheeseburger Dave, Octavio and Jim) &
Bill Murphy &
Andrew at Billy Built Hot Rods
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Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Car Features: Roy Bryson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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