Dad rebuilt the engine when he restored the car. Originally he put a MP purple cam, Edelbrock torquer, 780 holley and headers. Trans was done buy a guy named Steve Monk - it barks a nasty 2nd. In about 1986 we (I helped) put a milder cam, stock intake and AVS carb on it. After I brought it home (23 years later)I put a electronic ignition conversion on it, new carb, plugwires and fuel pump. It started right up with out a lick of smoke and it still runs beautifully.
0nly 134 '66 Coronet 440 convertibles were built with the 383 4-bbl automatic drive train. This car is highly optioned with power brakes and steering, 323 limited slip diff, sport wood grain steering wheel, power windows, tinted glass, retractible seat belts front and rear, light package, bumper guards and more.
This car originally had a bench seat but dad wanted buckets so he put them in when he had the interior done. He alwyas told me that he wished to put the interior back to stock so I am in the process of doing that now. Notice that the car has 2 radios? I will be correcting that too. I am also going to put the missing items back on the car that he removed over 30 years ago.
|Block:||'73 .030 over 440, main studs - 445.8 ci|
|Crank:||'65 std. journal, balanced assembly|
|Rods:||Fully prepped stock LY, ARP bolts.|
|Pistons:||Custom Arias flat tops,.940 wrist pins 11:1 CR|
|Camshaft:||DLI spec, Crane solid flat tappet (under .600 lift)|
|Heads:||Untouched Indy EZ, Behive springs, Titanium ret.|
|Intake / Carb:||Edelbrock Victor / 1050 Dominator|
|Headers :||CPPA 2-inch primary under chassis w/extentions|
|Rockers:||Crane Gold, 1.6 ratio, custom hold downs/spacers|
|Transmission:||727 w/brake 4800 stall ATI converter|
|Differential:||8 3/4, spool 4.56 ratio|
|Car:||3680 lbs race weight, cage, bench seat|
|Body mods:||Glass hood & frt bumper w/aluminum brackets|
|Suspension:||CalTracs, mono leafs, 9" slicks|
|Best ET:||10.57 @ 126 ( Bakersfield )|
MustangGirl on Apr 22, 2011 said:
That's so cool that your car was in Muscle Car magazine![Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on May 1, 2011 said:
Beauty!![Reply to this comment]