C3 Big-Block Engine Swap - Big-Block Party

Installing an injected Rat motor for improved performance, fuel mileage, and driveability

Paul Sisia Aug 1, 2011 0 Comment(s)
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Once your list is complete, you can start hunting for parts. While you can literally spend days online looking at parts and prices, we decided to take a shortcut and call the guys at Summit Racing. They had everything we needed in stock, with guaranteed low prices and same-day shipping. It seemed as though every time we blinked, a fresh shipment of performance parts had showed up at our doorstep. It was like Christmas in July.

Vemp 1108 07 C3 Big Block Engine 2/16

For the Corvette restoration parts such as the big-block springs, the ball joints, the tie-rod ends, that sweet triangular air cleaner, and just about everything else that popped up during the removal process, we called the guys at Volunteer Vette. They speak Corvette fluently and had everything we needed, including a few items we didn't even know we needed.

What's Ahead
In our next installment, we'll begin our big-block buildup in earnest, starting with a custom- made, Tri-power fuel-injection system by F&B Throttle Bodies. We'll also meet legendary engine builders Lamar and Rob Walden, who will be testing our AFR aluminum oval-port heads on their flow bench, selecting our custom Comp camshaft, and assembling this cutting-edge powerplant. Don't miss it.

Sources

Gearstar Performance Transmissions
Akron, 44308
330-434-5216
www.gearstar.net
Air Flow Research
Valencia, CA 91355
661-257-8124
AirFlowResearch.com
Comp Cams
Memphis, TN 38118
800-999-0853
http://www.compcams.com
Summit Racing
Akron, OH
800-230-3030
SummitRacing.com
F&B Performance Engine
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
858-324-1770
www.fbthrottlebodies.com
Lamar Walden Automotive
Doraville, GA 30340
770-449-0315
www.lamarwaldenautomotive.com
Volunteer Vette
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-521-9100
http://www.volvette.com
Jim Ellis Chevrolet and Corvette Center
Atlanta, GA 30341
877.913.9800
http://www.jimellischevrolet.com

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