1962 Chevrolet Corvette - Excellence On Four Wheels

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Race Record: Grady Davis/Gulf Oil '62 Corvette
Date Event Driver(s) Result
January 28 Daytona National Dr. Dick Thompson 2nd in class
February 11 Daytona Continental (3 hours) Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
March 23-24 Sebring 12 Hours of Endurance Doc Wylie/Duncan Black 1st in class
April 12-13 Washington Marlboro Governor's Cup Dr. Dick Thompson DNF
April 28-29 Virginia Int'l Presidents Cup Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
May 12-13 Cumberland Steel Cities National Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
May 26-27 Arkansas Stuttgart National Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
June 2-3 Bridgehampton (NY) National Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
June 13 Road America Elkhart Lake, WI Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
June 16-17 Road America Elkhart Lake, WI Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
July 7-8 Lake Garnett Grand Prix Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
August 4-5 Wisconsin Grand Prix Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
August 26 Connellsville, PA Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class
September 21-22 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Dr. Dick Thompson 1st in class

Spec Sheet: '62 Corvette
Owner: Chris Andrews; Fort Worth, TX
Block: Chevrolet small-block V-8, cast-iron
Displacement: 327 ci
Compression Ratio: 11.25:1
Heads: Ported production '62 Corvette RPO 582 cylinder heads, cast-iron
Valves: Chevrolet RPO 582
Camshaft: Chevrolet RPO 582
Rocker Arms: Chevrolet RPO 582
Pistons: Chevrolet RPO 582
Crankshaft: Chevrolet RPO 582
Rods: Chevrolet RPO 582
Intake Manifold: GM/Rochester fuel-injection manifold
Throttle Body: GM/Rochester fuel-injection
Fuel Injectors: GM/Rochester
Fuel Pump: GM/Rochester
Ignition: Restored GM/Delco-Remy points-style
Exhaust System: Custom race system
Transmission: Restored Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual
Clutch: HD
Driveshaft: Restored production '62 Corvette
Front Suspension: Restored modified production '62 Corvette; heavy-duty coil springs with Koni shocks
Rear Suspension: Restored modified production '62 Corvette; heavy-duty leaf springs with Koni shocks
Rearend: Restored modified production '62 Corvette with RPO 675 Positraction
Front and Rear Brakes: Restored RPO 687 GM/Delco-Moraine drum-and-shoe brakes with 11-in drums (OEM size) and cerametallic linings
Wheels: Restored original GM/Kelsey-Hayes heavy-duty stamped steel, 15x5 1/2 in (front/rear)
Tires: Goodyear "Blue Streak" Sports Car Special bias-ply, 7.00-15 in (front/rear)
Fuel Octane: Race fuel only
Weight: Unknown
Current Mileage: N/A

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