With the drivetrain now at the forefront of the build, Bob turned to Schafiroff Race Engines to handle the task of making power. The Little M Dart block is the base for 406ci of Chevy power. An Eagle 4340 forged steel crankshaft uses Eagle H-beam rods to move the forged Mahle pistons producing 10.3:1 compression under the Canfield cylinder heads. A Comp Cams camshaft manipulates the valves inside the heads allowing the air/fuel mixture and exhaust in and out. Induction is handled by an 800-cfm Edelbrock carburetor, which sits on top of an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold. Exhaust gasses escape through a set of long-tube headers and full custom exhaust with 40-series Flowmaster mufflers.
Power is transferred through a 2,400-stall speed TCI converter to a TCI 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission while Moser axles and 3.55 rear-end gears handle the duty of getting power to the hides out back. A TCI Outlaw shifter sits in the console while a Twist Machine paddle-shifter assembly handles the task of controlling the ups and downs of the gearbox.
As the project was seemingly coming to a close, one area was still left unattended. The interior needed to be customized in a way that reflected the overall attitude this '67 now emits. For this, Krist Kustom Interiors of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was called into action. Optimum leather from Sherwin Williams wraps the seats, door panels, and custom center console, and Auto Meter gauges help Bob keep an eye on everything happening under the hood. A Kenwood CD/DVD player provides a little extra entertainment for the other passengers
Nine months of custom work was well worth it. Bob's dream car has gone from a drawing to reality, and it all started with a Christmas gift.