Engine & Drivetrain
The original 327 has never been unbolted from its mounts in the '67 chassis. The factory rating of 275 hp gives way for an extra quarter thanks to some bolt-on performance parts. The factory Q-jet found the junk pile first along with the iron intake. Scott put an Edelbrock dual-plane RPM intake and Demon 670-cfm carburetor in their place. The old breaker-point ignition can't compete with today's electronic replacements, so Scott invested in an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, 6AL-2 box, and Blaster SS coil to spark the mix. More weight left the building with the removal of the stock iron exhaust manifolds and the addition of 15/8-inch headers.
The factory Powerglide two-speed automatic is still hanging in there unmodified, for now. The rearend has already gotten its upgrade with a 1-inch narrowed 9-inch from Currie. No more one-leggers or slow revs for Scott, the Detroit Truetrac gear-type posi and 3.70:1 gearing take care of that.
Wheels & Brakes
The inspiration for the build was the CPP Big Brake kit. The 13- and 12-inch rotors with two-piston calipers surely wouldn't fit inside the factory 14s. Budnik M5 wheels in 18x8 front and 18x10 rear would fix that problem. They are wrapped in Hankook V12 Evo 245/40-18 front and 275/40-18 rear.
The father/son dream clean team scraped and brushed for hundreds of hours to rid the undercarriage of gross factory undercoating and grime. They refinished it with satin Dupli-Color spray paint for a clean surface. With everything fresh and clean, the front got CPP tubular upper and lower control arms, 2-inch drop spindles, a 1 1/4-inch sway bar, and QA1 double-adjustable coilovers. The rear received CPP torsion bars, a 11/8-inch sway bar, and more QA1 double-adjustable coilovers.
What looks better than gold paint with a gold interior? Red paint with a black interior. Scott stripped it down to the wires and lined the entire interior with Dynamat then sent it off to paint. When it got back, Scott installed the freshly powdercoated black dash in along with the rest of the interior. General Motors skipped the tach option on this car, so a 33/8-inch Auto Meter column mount tachometer was mandatory. Since Scott wanted the car setup to drive more than race, he installed a complete Vintage Air system for comfort.
There wasn't really anything wrong with the factory gold paint and vinyl top, but it's dated, to say the least. Miracle Design of Santa Ana, California, brought it down to the metal and re-shot it with Deep Red Pearl. All of the factory emblems and side trim were removed while the bumpers and window trim were spruced up and replaced.