1961 Chevrolet Corvette - Z Whiz

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DATA FILE: '61 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY ROD
Owned by Bill and Becky Sefton, Scottsdale, Arizona

BODY
'61 Corvette, with '58 grille
Paint: PPG Ferrari Blue, custom Pearl White coves

CHASSIS
Frame: SRIII Motorsports round-tube frame for C4 components
Suspension: (Front) Reproduction OEM coil springs with unequal-length A-arms and tubular KGB shocks; (Rear) independent rear suspension with tubular KGB shocks and composite monoleaf rear spring replacing OEM steel leaf bundle
Steering: Stock C4 Corvette rack
Brakes: Stainless Steel Brakes calipers, 14-in slotted rotors (Front), 13-in slotted rotors (Rear), Hydratech power booster
Wheels: OEM-style Rally wheels, 15x8 in front and rear
Tires: BFGoodrich g-Force, 225/45ZR18 (front), 20-in (rear)

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ENGINE
'92 Chevrolet Corvette LT5 350 V-8
Modifications: Accel/DFI computer system by Bob Ream/Imagine Injection, Phoenix, Arizona; Stainless Works headers w/ Flowmaster Exhaust
Displacement: 350 ci (5.7L)
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder heads: OEM '92 LT5 aluminum DOHC four-valve heads
Ignition: MSD ignition with Mallory HEI distributor
Induction: Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor on OEM cast-iron intake manifold
Exhaust: OEM cast-iron exhaust manifolds and chrome-plated Hooker "Show Tubes" 4-in-diameter side exhausts
Horsepower: 375 at 6,000 rpm (Advertised)
Torque: 370 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm (Advertised)

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TRANSMISSION
OEM T56 six-speed w/McLeod Clutch, Pressure Plate, and hydraulic throw-out bearing
Built by: Tremec
Shifter: Hurst
Rearend: '92 Corvette IRS w/rebuilt third member, 3.73:1 rear gears

INTERIOR
Custom Interior by Time Machines, Hudson, Florida, includes: custom console; power windows by Specialty Wipers; custom leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel
Seats: Restored Corvette buckets
Upholstery: Custom black/white leather upholstery
Carpets: Black cut-pile
Instrumentation: Gauges modernized by RedLine Gaugeworks (0- to 160-mph speedometer, fuel level, coolant temperature, 0-to 7,000-rpm tachometer with 6,000-rpm redline, oil pressure, ammeter)
Sound system: Sony Xplod with trunk-mounted amps, DVD monitors
HVAC: Classic Auto Air heat/ A/C system designed for Corvette

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