1957 Chevy I bought in 1973. California car that came to upstate NY in 1971. Real solid car.
Engine is a 350 flat top piston motor,camel hump heads and a 268 degree cam. Runs sweet, but has a little lump to it. Have a T5 Camaro trans, withthe S-10 rear housing. The rear is a Chevelle 12 Bolt
with Caddy Seville rear brakes. Running 3.31 gears at present, seem to work nice with the overdrive
trans. Tuck and roll interior done in 1985 by my sister in law.
55 Chevy truck, all steel and all real. Lexan widows in the 4 inch chopped top, tubbed ,caged, and some juice now and then. Big bock Chevy engine, started out as a Mercury Marine Race block. Bored .060,
and stroked a 1/4", so it is 548 cubes on race gas. Huge cylinder heads 380 cc runners reduced to 350cc with epoxy. West Coast Cylinder heads did the CNC work. Started out as Edelbrock 370 castings.
Currently running a 1050 Dominator carb. Has a 400 trans with a 5000 convertor that gets overwhelmed
with the torque. Solid roller camshaft by Lunati, and has 722 lift. Max rpm for this combination is 6500,
with the high chip set at 7200. Performance so far in the tuning process is 6.7 seconds at 103 mph in the eighth mile. A lot of motor, but a lot of weight, too. Race weight right now is 3480 for the truck, and 220 for me, so right at 3700 total. Has been in the ten nineties with a small motor 454 race gas, so it will be interesting to get to a 1/4 mile track to see what kind of numbers. Need to do some serious chassis upgrades to legally go run the 1/4 mile tracks.
The car as I got it. Low mileage car, but not much going for it. Put a Dodge Pick up rear under it with
angle iron just to get it off the trailer with my snowplow picking up the front end. Wife thought I was crazy for bring it home- should have left it in the woods-
Now the good part- The fellow I got it from said he had parts for this car all over his place, and when he found some he would call me up to come get them. The cool part was he found three bumpers, the
\windshield frame, the taillights,and the wiper system.