1967 Chevrolet Corvette - A More-Perfect '67

This C2 Powered By An LS7 Dropped In An SRIII Chassis Is The Epitome Of "Violent" Acceleration

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Data File: '67 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
Owners: Jeff and Diane Cleary, Chesapeake, Virginia

Modified production '67 Corvette Sting Ray convertible
Modifications: Wide GTS Customs rear quarter panels, smoothed firewall, floorpan modified to fit tube chassis and suspension, transmission tunnel modified to fit T56 transmission
Bodywork: K&L Enterprises, Martinsburg, Virginia
Paint: DuPont black basecoat/clearcoat with a Dark Titanium stinger; preparation and applied by K&L Enterprises

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Frame: SRIII Motorsports round-tube frame
Suspension: (Front) C5 Corvette with QA1 coilovers (Rear) C4 Corvette with QA1 coilovers. All aluminum parts smoothed and clear epoxy coated.
Steering: C4 Corvette rack-and-pinion with Flaming River tilt column
Brakes: Baer "Extreme 6" disc brakes with 6-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors all around, Hydraboost power assist unit and Hurst Line-Loc
Wheels: Production C6 Z06, 18 x 9.5 inches all around
Tires: Nitto NT 555 275-35/ZR18 front, 295-35/ZR18 rear

Modified GM Powertrain LS7 V8, 2006 vintage
Modifications: John Walsh of J2 Race Engines, Tuned by Virginia Speed
Displacement: 427 cubic inches (7.0 liters)
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder Heads: Production LS7
Ignition: Production LS7 coil-on-plug with relocated coil packs and custom MSD wires
Induction: Production LS7, with air intake behind grille
Camshaft: Katech "Torquer" hydraulic camshaft with Katech/PSI valve springs
Exhaust: Custom long tube headers (1 7/8-inch primary tubes with 3-inch collectors), Walsh Bag 3-inch stainless steel pipes and Flowmaster 50 Series mufflers
Horsepower: 562 @ 6100 rpm (Observed on dyno)
Torque: 532 ft. /lbs. @ 5050 rpm (Observed on dyno)

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Modified Tremec T-56 six-speed manual
Built By: Rockland Standard Gear, Sloatsburg, New York
Shifter: Hurst with C6 Z06 knob and boot
Rear End: Narrowed Dana 44 with 3.90:1 gears, and rear axles/Positraction by Tom's Differential, Ponderay, Idaho

Modified/restored '67 Sting Ray convertible interior
Modification: Upholstery work by David Wells Custom Upholstery, Chesapeake, Virginia
Seats: Modified C5 power/heated sport seats
Upholstery: Black/gray leather by Al Knoch Interiors
Carpets: Wells Custom Upholstery black cut-pile
Instrumentation: Custom AutoMeter gauge cluster: 0-160 mph speedometer, 0-10,000 rpm tach, with fuel level, voltmeter, oil pressure and coolant temperature gauges in dash, plus oil temperature and fuel pressure gauges in center dash stack.
Sound System: Alpine PDX 5-channel amplifier/9-channel equalizer with JL Audio 10-inch subwoofers and Blaupunkt component speakers, driven by a 40GB iPod
HVAC: Vintage Air

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