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'67 El Camino
Riverside, CA
Type: '73 Chevrolet 454 displacing 496 ci
Block: four-bolt mains, 0.040-inch overbore
Oiling: Milodon 7-quart pan
Crankshaft: Scat Series 9000 Pro Comp Stroker Lightweight, 4.250-inch stroke
Connecting Rods: Scat 4340 forged-steel I-beam, 6.385 inches long
Pistons: SRP with Speed Pro Plasma Moly rings, 9.5:1 compression
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM oval-port milled for 106cc chambers, honed guides, and performance valve job
Valvetrain: Edelbrock valves (2.19/1.88), springs, guides, locks and retainers; 1.72:1 COMP Cams Magnum roller tip rockers, Manley pushrods
Camshaft: COMP Cams hydraulic roller, 0.510-inch lift, 224/230 degrees duration at 0.050
Timing Set: Billet double-roller
Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM manifold, Barry Grant 750-cfm Speed Demon carb, K&N filter
Ignition: MSD-6AL box, Pro Billet mechanical distributor, Blaster II coil, Taylor 8.5mm wires; 38 degrees maximum timing
Exhaust: ceramic-coated Hooker Super Comp headers, 2.5-inch dual pipes with a crossover, Flowmaster mufflers
Cooling: Ron Davis radiator with twin Spal fans, Meziere mechanical water pump
Other: ARP hardware, March accessory brackets, Powermaster alternator
Output: 400 hp at 5,280 rpm and 461 lb-ft at 3,620 rpm on Westech Performance Group's Autodyn chassis dyno
Machine work & assembly: Dugan's Racing Engines (Riverside, CA)
Thanks To: Ray Fields
Transmission: Turbo 400 with a B&M 1200-stall converter and Shift Improver Kit; stock T-handle shifter; Gear Vendors under/overdrive unit (six gears: 2.48, 1.93, 1.48, 1.15, 1.00, 0.78)
Rear Axle: '67 12-bolt, 3.42:1 gears, Auburn limited-slip, Diff Works HD axles
Driveshaft: custom with 1350 yokes by Inland Empire Driveline (Ontario, CA)
Frame: stock
Front Suspension: Global West tubular upper and lower A-arms, 1-1/2-inch lowering springs and 1-1/2-inch swaybar; QA1 Stocker Star shocks
Rear Suspension: Global West adjustable upper and lower trailing arms, braces, 2-1/2-inch lowering springs and 1-inch swaybar; QA1 Stocker Star shocks
Steering: stock GM power box with an Olds Cutlass tilt column
Brakes: Chevy 10-3/4-inch front discs and stock rear drums
Built by: the owner
Vehicle weight: 3620 pounds
Wheels: Billet Specialties Chicayne, 17x7 and 17x8
Tires: Nitto NT450, 235/50VR15 and 275/50VR17
Body: stripped to bare metal, straightened and prepped, rear inner wheelwell lip trimmed for tire clearance, Line-X bed liner
Paint: PPG Merlot Red Metallic with Rose-to-Gold Chameleon flames by Starside Design (Riverside, CA)
INTERIOR Flofit bucket seats, custom door panels and raised headliner covered in camel and pewter Reno leather; custom center console and behind-seat box, Mercedes carpet, all by Bates Auto Upholstery (Riverside, CA); Corbeau seatbelts and harnesses; custom engine-turned dash insert with Haneline Elite Series gauges; Grant Collector Edition steering wheel; Vintage Air A/C; stock wiring harness modified by the owner; Python security system and electric door locks, Kenwood stereo with 10-CD changer, Eclipse five-channel amp, speakers, and subwoofer
Best 1/4-mile: 12.415 at 115.12