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Shaun Dove
Escondido, CA
1965 40- Impala SS
Type: '65 409
Block: cast iron, 4.313-inch bore, four-bolt main bearing caps, 411ci
Oiling: stock 6-quart oil pan, stock oil pump
Crankshaft: stock, journals polished, 3.500-inch stroke
Connecting Rods: stock
Pistons: Ross
Cylinder Heads: '64 409, Manley valves; ported, polished, and port-matched by Bob McKray Performance (Mission Viejo, CA)
Camshaft: Crane Cams roller, 0.613/0.634-inch lift, 286/294 degrees duration at 0.050
Valvetrain: Crane Gold roller rocker arms, double-roller timing chain
Induction: '64 409, ported, polished, and matched to cylinder heads by Bob McKray; dual Edelbrock 600-cfm carburetors, custom air cleaner w/K&N filter
Ignition: Mallory Sprintmag magneto
Exhaust: custom headers, Flowmaster 3-inch exhaust system
Cooling: stock
Machine Work: overbore block 0.060-inch, align-bored, decked, and squared, balanced rotating assembly
Engine built by: Dave West (Vista, CA)
Transmission: Richmond five-speed, Hurst shifter
Clutch: 11-inch Zoom, Lakewood safety shield
Driveshaft: stock, balanced by Dave West
Rear axle: GM 12-bolt, Eaton differential, Richmond 3.28:1 ring-and-pinion
Front Suspension: stock upper and lower control arms, Bilstein shock absorbers, Air Ride suspension, anti-sway bar
Rear Suspension: solid axle, Bilstein shock absorbers, Air Ride suspension, Hotchkis upper and lower control arms, anti-sway bar, and Panhard bar installed by Super Rides by Jordan (Escondido, CA)
Steering: recirculating ball, power-assist
Brakes: Classic Performance disc brakes, drilled and slotted rotors
Wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust II 16x8.5
Tires: BFG Comp T/A 225/55ZR; M/T ET Street 255/50
Body: as bought
Paint: GM Regal Red, 14 years old
Interior: stock SS, steering wheel, stock optional dual-face AM/FM radio, with optional tilt/ telescoping steering column and in-dash tachometer. No A/C.