Corvette

This is my 1966 Corvette Convertible. I bought this car in 1989 and it was, to be polite, modified. Red paint with gold flakes, small steering wheel, burn your legs off sidepipes, and HUGE wheels and flared fenders. I since had the body work done to put it back to stock (Black) and fixed it up a bit.

About the car:

    • 1966 Corvette Convertible (pix)
    • 4 speed M20 transmission (from a 1967 ‘vette – serial # 7S113708)
    • 3:36 rear gears
    • The first engine: 327/about 360-375 horsepower before it self destructed
    • The second Engine: 350/~450? horsepower is still being built
      • 2-bolt 400 block (3951511 casting, date 1 18 72), magnafluxed, bored (4.156″ bore) and honed with torque plates, squared and decked, align honed, and with ARP main studs.
      • All clearances blueprinted and Block has been squared and decked to .010″ deck height.
      • All oil gallerys have been smoothed and all casting flash removed from the oil drainbacks.
      • Melling HV oil pump with blueprinted clearances.
      • 3.25″ forged 4340 steel crankshaft (original GM piece for a 327), lightened, cross-drilled and chamfered, and polished.
      • Forged 6.30″ Ford 300″ I-6 connecting rods. Polished beams, shotpeened, ARP ‘Wave-loc’ rod bolts installed.
      • New Oliver/King’s bearings
      • JE custom forged ultra-light pistons.
      • File fit Speed Pro moly rings
      • Entire rotating assembly has been internally balanced
      • SFI approved Fluidampr balancer
      • All clearances have been blueprinted, and it uses Oliver/King’s bearings throughout.
      • Custom ground Comp hyd. roller camshaft, 220/228 @ .050″, ~0.5″ lift, with 114 lobe center
      • Comp tie-bar roller lifters
      • Comp springs, retainers, and locks
      • Crane rocker arms.
      • Cloyes True-Roller timing chain
      • MSD 6A
      • Holley Avenger Carb
      • Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads, milled to drop the chamber to 58cc
      • Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake
      • Engine Parts before assembly
      • Assembly has started
    • Suspension completely redone by Dick Guldstrand
      • Stiffer springs and shocks
      • hard rubber and urethane bushings
      • Braided stainless steel brake lines
      • Willwood calipers with custom adapters
      • Parts list too long to type…
    • Was: Knock-off wheels (repro) with BFG 235/60-VR15 Comp T/A tires
    • Then was: Vintage 45 16×8 wheels with BFG 245/45-ZR16 Comp T/A R1 tires
    • Is now: Same¬†wheels with BFG g-Force Sport COMP-2 245/50-16 tires
    • Headers
    • Sidepipes
    • 1967 big block hood, red stinger coming soon
    • Red interior