1957 Chevy Corvette - A Straight-Up Gas

Some Vettes Are Mild; Some Are Wild. This '57 Is...

John Nelson Oct 1, 2003 0 Comment(s)
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Tech Specs

PAT D’ AMBROSIO
Bothall, Washington
’57 Corvette
CHASSIS
Frame modified stock
Modifications box-section front half, reinforced rear half, driveshaft loop, new crossmembers and motor mounts
Rearend / Ratio narrowed Dana 44, 3.70:1
Rear suspension four-link
Rear brakes drum
Front suspension custom solid front axle w/ ’48 Ford spindles and leaf springs
Front brakes .Wilwood
Master cylinder stock
Steering box stock
Front wheel make, size American Torq-Thrust D, 15x7
Rear wheel make, size American Torq-Thrust D, 15x10
Front tire make, size Mickey Thompson Sportsman, 26x7.50x15
Rear tire make, size Mickey Thompson Sportsman, 26x12.50x15
Gas tank stock
Chassis resto/mod Classic Car Service, Snohomish, WA (360) 668-8220

ENGINE
Displacement 427ci
Machining / Assembly Jory Brender, Classic Car Service
Crankshaft / Rods Chevy
Pistons Chevy, 10.5:1 compression
Camshaft Crane Power Max
Water pump Chevy
Cooling fan / Radiator Chevy
Alternator Chevy
Heads Edelbrock rectangle-port, aluminum
Valves / Springs Comp Cams
Rockers Comp Cams
Valve covers Mickey Thompson
Manifold / Induction Hilborn fuel injection, converted to EFI by Imagine Injection, Phoenix
Ignition / Wires Mallory
Headers custom fenderwell units by Randy’s Custom Exhaust, Marysville, WA
Exhaust / Mufflers custom 2-1/2-inch pipes by Randy’s Custom Exhaust, Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers
Other engine facts 560 hp @ 6,200, 480 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm

TRANSMISSION
Make Borg Warner four-speed
Converter GM
Clutch Centerforce
Shifter Hurst shifter w/modified Hurst linkage
Driveshaft GM

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