Speed Reading
'66 Nova
Phil Cooper
Urbana, IL

ENGINE
Type: '05 Brodix 8B 1000 small-block
Block: cast aluminum, 4.150-inch bore, 457ci
Oiling: Billet Fabrication aluminum pan, Titan Speed Engineering pump
Crankshaft: Callies forged steel, 4.25-inch stroke
Connecting Rods: Carrillo 6.125-inch forged steel
Pistons: CP, 10.0:1 compression ratio, CP pins, 0.043 top ring, tapered second ring, 3mm oil scraper
Cylinder Heads: Brodix 18X spread-port; Brodix 2.180-inch intake valves, 1.625-inch exhaust valves; Cometic gaskets modified by Tony Barker
Camshaft: COMP Cams solid roller (specs proprietary)
Valvetrain: COMP 26099 valvesprings, Jesel offset 1.7:1 rocker arms, Tony Barker pushrods
Induction: Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley 1150-cfm, Barry Grant fuel filter, K&N air filter; NOS plate system modified by Charlie's Performance
Ignition: MSD 7AL3, 34 degrees total timing
Exhaust: Hooker Super Comp, 2-inch primary pipes
Cooling: Griffin aluminum radiator, two-speed electric fan
Engine built by: Tony Barker Racing Engines (Mendenhall, MS)
Output: 726 hp at 6,800 rpm, 730 lb-ft at 5,800 rpm (on nuts)
Performance: 8.63 at 158 mph
Gratitude: "Crazy Charlie" Smith
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: Turbo 400 by Steve Hoch (Tolono, IL), stock ratios; Precision 3,800-stall speed converter, TCI transmission cooler, B&M ratchet shifter
Rear Axle: Moser 9-inch Ford narrowed to 44 inches overall, Detroit Locker differential, 35-spline axles, 4.10:1 ring-and-pinion
Driveshaft: Victory chrome-moly, Mark Williams billet front yoke, Precision U-joints
CHASSIS
Front Suspension: Art Morrison Mustang-type spindles and front suspension members, Afco adjustable coilover shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: solid axle, six-link suspension, Afco coilover shock absorbers
Other: rollcage certified to 8.50 by Silver's Machine Shop (Champaign, IL)
Steering: Chassis Engineering rack-and-pinion
Brakes: Wilwood discs
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheels: Weld Pro Star 15x4 front, Weld Convo Pro 15x14 rear
Tires: M/T 26x7.50 front, Hoosier 17.5x33 rear
BODY & PAINT
Body: stripped to bare metal, prepped, and painted by Central Illinois Auto Body (Champaign, IL)
Paint: Honda Vintage Plum Pearl
INTERIOR
Interiorcustom seats, burgundy and cream tweed upholstery by Superior Interior (Ft. Worth, TX), Auto Meter instruments, Lecarra steering wheel, no air conditioning or audio system Weight: 3,200 pounds