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Year
1957
Make
Chevrolet
Model
2-Door Belair
2-Door Hardtop:

ZZ-3 Small block with HOT CAM kit (1.6 roller rockers, springs, cam)
M-21 stick with 11" McLeod pressure plate / clutch
12-Bolt Posi (69 Camaro) running 3:55 gear
Front Disc brake conversion (CPP)
Power Rack and Pinion Conversion (Classic Chevy)

Slight body mods:
Rockets removed with plates welded and leaded in place
Chevrolet script removed hood and trunk
Wagon rear bumper with license plate

This was my dad's family car growing up with the 283 Power Pac and Powerglide auto. My mom even drove it with glasspacks and International Dragmaster rims. Pulled it off the road in 1974 and completed body, paint mechanical by 1984. The car has held up since then, although garaged. Still have much more I would like to do with it. I have pics throughout the years of working on it, just need to get them scanned in.

Ran it at the track, Englishtown NJ. Car ran low 14.s in 90+ degree heat and having to leave the line by slippin the clutch due to severe spring wrap-up on acceleration. The rear suspension is next on the list of to-do's.

In went a set of CalTrac's (they work) and time dropped to 13.7 last April at Island Dragway, NJ. No spring wrap-up, but tires spinning like crazy now. Going back to Island in a few weeks. Got a set of slicks and a new Holley 750, so hoping to drop my ET further.

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