Engine: Chevrolet Big Block 454 c.i.d. 4 bolt main HP: 610 TQ: 620 Engine Internals: GM forged steel crank, GM 7/16 high performance connecting rods, Keith Black forged pistons, Isky hydraulic roller cam, World Products “Merlin” cast iron heads, Pro Comp billet steel rollers rockers, Aluminum stud girdles. Induction: Blower Drive Service 871 supercharger with twin Edelbrock 750 cfm carbs Ignition: MSD 6AL BTM, MSD Blaster coil Transmission: GM 700R4 Automatic Drive Shaft: Inland Empire Aluminum Rear Axle: Art Morrison Ford 9″ with Currie Enterprises center section, Detroit Locker differential with 4.11 ring and pinion, Currie 31 spline axles Brakes: Wilwood 11″ vented rotors with four piston calipers front and rear Chassis: Custom built square tube design the utilizes the stock front frame section and stock 1959 front steering and suspension. Rear section is an Art Morrison 4-link suspension. Interior: Combination of a stock restored dash and gauges, custom built center console with Autometer gauges and a B&M ratchet shifter, Mazda RX7 bucket seats. Ididit tilt column with a Colorado Customs billet flame steering wheel. Upholstery: Interior is two tone gray tweed and blue vinyl with blue carpet – Truck bed is gray tweed with blue carpet The Restoration: An eight year photo and video documented restoration that was started in 1993 and completed in 2001. During the restoration, all of the chrome, stainless, and aluminum trim was either restored or replaced. The front and rear windshields are the original 1959 pieces, the side windows were replaced. The entire electrical system was replaced and upgraded with a modern fuse panel, relays, and harnesses. All of the soft trim and seals were replaced. The body is largely stock, the side trim and door handles have been shaved off, the fuel fill door and the tail gate have been welded in and smoothed. A fiberglass cowl induction scoop was added to the stock steel hood and opened for the supercharger.
Orange, California, United States