Speed Reading
'66 Nova
Phil Cooper
Urbana, IL

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
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
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: Weld Pro Star 15x4 front, Weld Convo Pro 15x14 rear
Tires: M/T 26x7.50 front, Hoosier 17.5x33 rear
Body: stripped to bare metal, prepped, and painted by Central Illinois Auto Body (Champaign, IL)
Paint: Honda Vintage Plum Pearl
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