1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Overview

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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Overview

In 1970, GM lifted a restriction on engines over 400 ci, but in 1971, it required all cars to run on unleaded gasoline and to meet strict emission standards. So what's a muscle car supposed to do?

Chevy responded by shrinking the base engine in the 1971 Chevelle, taking it down to a 350-ci V8 rated at 245 horsepower. The top-of-the-line was the LS5 454-ci V8 engine rated at 365 horsepower, down almost 100 horses from the previous year.

Luckily, buyers could special order LS6 engines which generated 325 net horsepower, and 425 gross horsepower. Phew!

Just short of a quarter of the 80,000 Chevelles sold that year were bought with the 454 engines (19,292 were sold).

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Samuel Gonzales
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Engine Will Not Start

1971 Chevelle has been parked 1 1/2 yrs. running previously. Replaced spark plugs, poured 5 gals of gas with high octane booster, new battery , oil looks clean, fuel pump getting gas to carb. (...

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Wood Pile
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How Many 1971 Chevelle Ss 454's Where Produced ?

I am looking for any information on how many "True" 1971 Chevelle SS - 454 where actually produced (or an approximation). I have read on MCG and Chevellestuff, that an exact number isn't available, ...

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Wood Pile
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Production Numbers Of A 1971 Chevelle Ss 454

We just purchased/traded for a 1971 Chevelle SS 454. I am trying to see if there is any information about how many, actual 454 SS's where produced in 1971. I have searched the web and cannot find an...

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Anthony Hurst
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1971 Chevy Chevelle

The windshield wipers on my daughters 71 chevelle suddenly wont turn off. Anyone have any ideas on how I can troubleshoot it:)?

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Anthony Hurst
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1971 Chevy Chevelle

The windshield wipers on my daughters 71 chevelle suddenly wont turn off. Snyone have any ideas on how I can troubleshoot it:)?

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