I just noticed I wrote down the engine on the back of the pic he gave me. It runs a 588 CU IN bowtie block with a powerglide and lockup. 486 rear end gearing. Alcohol injected and the time/MPH were 8.14 and 171 MPH.
WOW what a great picture of a beautiful fast 'Vette!
I worked on a '61 show quality 'Vette this past summer for a guy. He has a dual quad set up, and I overhauled his carbs, tuned it up and got it running pretty good. Well... (then) we took it for a test drive, and I found out real quick at my size, I would never want to drive one of those things very far.
My rather large 6'3" frame just didn't fit. It's really too bad 'cause I've always wanted one of those older 'Vettes 'cause they have such class.
Guess I stick with my '55 Belair where I can ride in comfort.
heh... my experience with the old Vettes is that the pedals are a mile away, and the steering wheel is inches in front of your nose interesting cars to get the hang of, and I don't think anyone is the correct size
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