1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Mechanical Mistress Makeover

This C1 Vette Rod Swaps Psychedelia For Style & Power

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'57 Chevrolet Corvette
Owned by: Bill Kroll, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

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Original production '57 Corvette, with Outrageous Paints' quarter-panels (1 1/2 inches wider than stock)
Bodywork: And paint preparation by Owner and Frank Pleil, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Paint: Hot Licks' Turquoise and Cream Pearl, basecoat/clearcoat; paint applied by Frank Pleil, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Frame: Corvette Correction rectangular-tube frame
Suspension: (Front) '93 Corvette C4 with Bilstein shocks (Rear) '93 Corvette C4 with Bilstein shocks
Steering: '93 Corvette rack-and-pinion, power-assisted
Brakes: Baer four-wheel disc brakes (13-inch rotors in front, 12-inch rotors in back), power-assisted
Wheels: Billet Specialties billet aluminum, 17-inch diameter front/18-inch diameter rear
Tires: BFGoodrich Radial T/A KDWs all around

GM Powertrain LS1 overhead-valve V8
Displacement: 346 cubic inches (5.7 L)
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Cylinder Heads: Production LS1
Ignition: Production LS1 coil-on-plug electronic ignition
Induction: Production LS1 electronic fuel injection
Camshaft: Production LS1 hydraulic roller camshaft
Exhaust: Custom headers by Street & Performance, custom-fabricated exhaust pipes and Hush Power mufflers.
Horsepower: 345 @ 5600 rpm (Advertised)
Torque: 350ft. /lbs. @ 4400 rpm (Advertised)

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Tremec 6-speed manual
Shifter: Hurst
Rear End: Dana 36 with a 3.73-geared Positraction differential

Customized/restored '57 Corvette
Restored By: Portage Trim, Ravenna, Ohio
Seats: Wise Guys bucket seats with beige ultra leather uphoilstery
Carpets: Custom beige wool carpeting by PortageTrim
Instrumentation: Classic Instruments custom gauges (0-140 mph speedometer in front of driver, plus 0-7000 rpm tachometer with no redline, fuel level, oil pressure, ammeter, coolant temperature gauges in center of dash) replaced the OEM '57 Corvette gauge set.
Sound System: Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit in dash with Alpine speakers
HVAC: Hot Rod Air


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