1999 Chevrolet Corvette - Aiming For The Nines

Modified '99 Made To Run Quick, Drive Home

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Data File: '99 Corvette Coupe
Owned by Joe Underwood, Eads, Tennessee

BODY
Modified production '99 Corvette
Modifications: J&D Corvette Parts' high-rise hood
Paint: Mostly original (Nassau Blue), hood painted with Glasurit Nassau Blue to match rest of car; Paint applied by: Jerry Caudle at Smith Imports' body shop, Memphis, Tennessee

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CHASSIS
Frame: Production '99 Corvette
Suspension: Production '99 Corvette front and rear, with OEM front sway bar disconnected
Steering: Production '99 Corvette
Brakes: Production '99 Corvette with Brembo cross-drilled rotors
Wheels: Boyd Coddington "Timeless 5-inch billet aluminum, 17x9 inches front/18x10 inches (rear)
Tires: (Street) Michelin Pilot Sport 275/40R17 (front) 315/30R18 (rear) (Strip) 16x11.5-inch Mickey Thompson ET Street tires on rear.

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ENGINE
Modified GM overhead-valve LS-series V-8
Machine Shop Work: Marian Performance, Marian, Arkansas
Assembly: Randy Hammons and Joe Underwood, Memphis
Modifications: Block line-bored, Lunati billet-steel stroker crankshaft, Diamond pistons, Lunati Billet Pro aluminum rods, ET Performance aluminum LS7 heads, Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft, 42-lb/hour fuel injectors
Displacement: 421 ci
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1 plus
Ignition: OEM GM electronic ignition
Induction: Vararam cold-air induction system
Power Adder: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide injection system
Exhaust: Kooks full-length stainless steel system (catalytic converters removed), with 17/8-inch-diameter headers and 3-inch-diameter collectors, GHL 2-inch-diameter mufflers and 3-inch-diameter exhaust pipe
Horsepower: 552 at 7,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION
Modified production T-56 six-speed manual transaxle
Built By: Rodney Massengill at RPM Transmissions, Daleville, Indiana
Modifications: "Level 5" upgrade, special Stage 3 clutch
Shifter: B&M Ripper shifter with stock-appearing shifter knob

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REAR AXLE
3.90:1 final-drive gears, Moser hardened axleshafts and carbon-fiber driveshaft

INTERIOR
Modified production '99 Corvette interior
Modifications: Four-point rollbar, six-point Simpson safety harness for driver
Seats: Production C5 Corvette sport seats
Upholstery: Black leather
Carpets: Production Corvette cut-pile
Instrumentation: Production '99 Corvette (0- to 160-mph speedometer, 0- to 8,000-rpm tachometer, plus voltmeter and oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges), auxiliary Auto Meter gauges on left A-pillar
Sound System: Production Corvette AM/FM/CD
HVAC: Production '99 Corvette

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