I wanted to build a pavement
burning street rod, but did not want the typical pro-street look of
stripped interior, roll cage, and motor sticking out through the hood.
The box tube frame, ladder bars & coil-overs, fuel cell, fat tires, and
351C are well hidden. This sleeper is actually a street legal drag car.
Virtually everything in the interior has been replaced. The seats are
re-upholstered with tweed and vinyl, but retain the factory look. I
still have to repaint and have the chrome re-plated. The sound system
is a Nakamichi head unit (in the glove box) with a Boss 1200 watt amp
powering four JBL speakers and an Infinity Kappa 12Ē subwoofer.
The motor is a highly work BOSS 351C that develop 600 HP. It is
internally balanced, with long rods, titanium valves, Ross 11:1 pistons,
Crower roller rockers, and a Lunati cam with .636 lift.
There are far too many modifications to list here. The custom
fabricated Tubular Automotive headers are a work of art. The C6
transmission has been rebuilt for drag racing and has a 10Ē converter
that locks at 3,500 RPM (at which point the motor is producing about 420
lbs. of torque).
The narrowed 9Ē rear contains 31 spline Strange axles, Richmond 3.89
gears, and a Detroit locker with Cosworth springs. All this is held in
place with Art Morrison ladder bars, coil-overs, and panhard bar.
As well, there are four-wheel disk brakes and Granada/Mustang front
suspension and steering. The shock towers have been modified with the
Crites kit to make room for the motor.
Itís a pretty wild car, but I feel Iíve been successful in maintaining a
fairly stock look. In retrospect there are many things I would have
done differently, but thatís another story! The car desperately needs a