1966 Chevrolet Corvette - Setting The Example

From California Dream To NCRS "Example" Car

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Data File: '66 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe
Owner: Bill Usher, Seabrook, Texas

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Production '66 Sting Ray coupe
Bodywork: Chevrolet's St. Louis Assembly Plant, St. Louis, Missouri
Paint: DuPont Nassau Blue acrylic lacquer; Paint preparation and applied by Chevrolet's St. Louis Assembly Plant, St. Louis, Missouri

Frame: Production '66 Sting Ray
Suspension: (Front) Coil springs, unequal-length A-arms, tubular shocks and stabilizer bar (Rear) Independent with heavy-duty transverse-leaf spring bundle and tubular shocks
Steering: OEM GM-Saginaw recirculating-ball, non-power-assisted
Brakes: OEM GM-Delco Moraine four-wheel-disc brakes, non power assisted
Wheels: OEM 15-inch stamped steel wheels with OEM chrome full wheel covers
Tires: Reproduction 7.75-15 Firestone “Deluxe Champion” whitewalls all around

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Chevrolet overhead-valve Mark IV big block V8 (RPO L36)
Originally Built: Chevrolet Motor Division's Tonawanda Engine Plant, Flint, Michigan
Built By: Westside Performance, Houston, Texas
Displacement: 427 cubic inches
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder Heads: Production RPO L36, cast iron
Ignition: OEM GM-Delco points-style ignition
Induction: Holley R3370A four-barrel (with RPO K19 Air Injection Reactor provisions) on OEM cast iron intake
Camshaft: Production RPOL36 with hydraulic lifters
Exhaust: OEM cast iron manifolds with 2 1/2-inch pipes
Emission Controls: OEM PCV valve and RPO K19 Air Injection Reactor (K19 was a required option) in California, where car was sold new
Horsepower: 390 @ 5400 rpm (Advertised) Originally rated at 400 hp at start of model year
Torque: 460 ft. /lbs. @ 3400 rpm (Advertised)

Muncie M-21 close-ratio 4-speed manual (RPO M21)
Shifter: Original '66 Sting Ray four-speed shifter with spring-loaded reverse lockout
Rear End: RPO G81 Positraction with 3.55:1 rear gears

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Restored production 1966 Corvette Sting Ray
Restored By: Houston Corvette Service, Houston, Texas
Seats: Restored production '66 buckets with reproduction black vinyl seat covers
Carpets: Reproduction black nylon loop-pile
Instrumentation: Restored OEM '66 Sting Ray (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7000 rpm tachometer with 6500 rpm redline, plus fuel level, oil pressure, ammeter, coolant temperature gauges)
Sound System: RPO U69 GM-Delco AM-FM radio
Heater: Restored OEM GM Harrison heater/defroster
A/C: Despite this car's inherent coolness, no factory or aftermarket A/C is on it


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