1960 Chevrolet Corvette - Getting The Bugs Out

A Reader Eschews VWS To Build His C1 Dream Car

Herb Turner Jan 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)

Modifications List
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* QA1 front and rear coilover shocks
* GM F-body front disc brakes
* Ford Explorer rear disc brakes
* Modified emergency-brake cable
* Dual master cylinder
* Electric hood opener and custom mounts
* Glassed-in front suspension
* Louvered aluminum panels around engine
* Smoothed firewall and hood latches
* Engine-compartment wiring removed or hidden wherever possible
* Fuel-injected cross-ram manifold (compatible with stock hood)
* Corvette chrome valve covers
* Polished stainless-steel steering components
* Aluminum radiator with electric fan
* 383 SBC stroker engine
* Fabricated lower motor mounts
* Coil installed in passenger compartment (MSD firewall terminal used to route coil wire to distributor)
* Stainless steel gas tank with submerged electric fuel pump
* Stainless steel 3/8-in fuel supply and return lines
* Electronic fuel injection with ACCEL ECM and Gen 7 software
* ECM installed behind passenger kick pad
* Car completely rewired, fusing installed per modern standards
* Geared cable drive for wipers relocated behind driver kick pad
* Stewart-Warner gauges modified to fit stock locations and mounts
* Rebuilt factory speedometer
* Al Knoch door panels, kick pad, grab bar, carpet, and modified seats
* McLeod clutch, pressure plate, and scattershield
* Tremec TKO600 five-speed with McLeod shifter assembly
* Exhaust relocated under rocker panels (exit location in front of rear tires)
* All chrome replated, stainless steel repaired and polished
* Front hood surround and lower valance replaced
* Rear wheelwells tubbed 1.5 inches for clearance
* Ford 9-in rear axle with four-link and Panhard bar
* Battery relocated to rear with fabricated, glassed-in battery box and DSE bulkhead-mount terminals
* Italian-leather-lined trunk
* LED running, brake, and turn-signal lights installed in rear bumpers
* Car capable of running off AC 120V current when battery is disconnected
* Boyd Coddington Junk Yard Dog Wheels (17-in front, 18-in rear)
* Goodyear F1 Tires
* PPG C5 Torch Red basecoat and clearcoat

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