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Year
1955
Make
Chevy
Model
210
Here's my version of a mild looking/wild powered "Pro Street" ride. This car is built with very little modification or changes in the "over-all" original look of the car. All the factory trim and upholstery remain as well as being somewhat traditional with paint scheme.

Being a former Outlaw 10.5 Drag Racer, I put alot of emphasis on making power. The Twin Turbo 565" BBC combination allows this engine to make 1000+hp at very reasonable RPM with excellent driveability. We used a Merlin block, Scat/JE rotating assembly, Dart heads/intake and Comp/Crower roller cam and valvetrain components. We finished the engine off using Milodon oiling system.

Our next goal was to make this a car have the best manners it could. Adding to that, we run a FAST XFI fuel injection system to control the fuel, spark and boost controls. A Powertrain Control Solutions TCU networks to the FAST unit and manages the shifts of the CK Performance GM 4L80E OD trans. We found Midwest Racing Converters to be the best at offering a lockup style converter that's built to handle the 565" BBC's torque curve.

The rear is built using a fully fabricated 9" housing filled with Strange and Richmond Gear products. This chassis is a basic 32" Ladder bar system with QA1 double adjustable coilovers. The front suspension also utilizes QA1 products for their coil over conversion system. We added tubular upper and lower control arms and heavy duty 1 1/8" sway bar to improve the handling. The steering system was converted using a Flaming River manual rack and pinion system w/ tilt column. The car has disc brakes on all 4 corners.

The creature comforts are being addressed with Vintage Air system, power windows and Alpine component sound system through-out. In our quest to "tighten" the car up abit, sound deadener from RaaMat was installed on the floor, roof and inner/outer door shells.

The car maintains a stock front bench and rear seat with some comfort mods. Custom door panels, headliner and kick panels were also made to match the updated interior decor.

Car currently has some small details and finishing to be done. We hope to see many of you at a track or show in NJ, DE or MD in 09!

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