1965 Chevrolet Corvette - Red Rod

This '65 Vette Rod Is Brilliant From Top To Bottom

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'65 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
Owned by: Dave and Becky Laney, Lenexa, Kansas

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Body
Modified production '65 Sting Ray convertible body
Modifications: Windshield wipers removed, wiper cowling filled and smoothed
Bodywork: Paint preparation & applied by a custom rod shop in Southern California
Paint: House of Kolor's Cimarron Red Metallic basecoat/clearcoat

Chassis
Frame: Modified production '65 Sting Ray
Modifications: Notched trailing arms
Suspension: Vette Brakes & Parts (VBP) C2X composite leaf, front and rear, with Carrera QA1 adjustable shocks, chromed suspension components and ARP 12-point stainless steel hardware
Steering: Standard power steering
Brakes: SSBC discs with cross-drilled rotors, front and rear via custom electric brake servo unit hidden in left-side wheel well
Wheels: 16-inch American Racing Torq-Thrust D's with three-prong spinners
Tires: Nitto NT450, P205/55R16 front, P225/55R16 rear

Engine
Chevrolet Mark IV overhead valve V8
Displacement: 502 cubic inches
Compression Ratio: 9.75:1
Cylinder Heads: Chevrolet LS7 cast iron, ported and polished with raised exhaust ports
Ignition: Mallory electronic
Induction: 2 Carter Competition 650 cfm four-barrel carburetors atop an Offenhauser dual-quad intake
Camshaft: Comp Cam's hydraulic roller
Exhaust: Sanderson "Block Hugger" headers, 3 1/2-inch exhaust pipes leading into 4-inch resonators and OEM-style sidecovers
Horsepower: 600 @ 5500 rpm (Estimated)
Torque: 650 ft./lbs. @ 4300 rpm (Advertised)

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Transmission
Borg-Warner T-5 5-speed manual
Shifter: Borg Warner with OEM-style stick, knob and spring-loaded reverse lockout
Rear End: OEM '65 Sting Ray with 3.70 rear gears and Positraction

Interior
Modified production 1965 Sting Ray
Modifications: Flaming River tilt steering column and steering wheel, safety harness anchorages attached to floor and body "birdcage"
Seats: Restored OEM buckets upholstered in black leather
Carpets: OEM black nylon loop-pile
Instrumentation: Restored OEM '65 Sting Ray (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7000 rpm tach with 6500 rpm redline, plus ammeter, oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges)
Sound System: (Functioning) See Exhaust System above. (Maybe functioning) Custom Autosound AM/FM Stereo/Cassette receiver in stock dash location
Heater: No heater needed, as the car was built in Southern California
A/C: Lower top and windows, then drive briskly

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