1973 CORVETTE NCRS Not Correctly Restored Stingray

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Let me tell you a little about my "NOT CORRECTLY RESTORED STINGRAY". I have owned the car since 1987, and since it has gone through several performance and couple of cosmetic modifications. The engine is a 383 "stroker" putt

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Let me tell you a little about my "NOT CORRECTLY RESTORED STINGRAY".

I have owned the car since 1987, and since it has gone through several performance and couple of cosmetic modifications.

The engine is a 383 "stroker" putting out 600+ horsepower at the flywheel on the engine dyno. The bottom end is quite simple with a steel crank, 5.7 TRW rods, flattop double notched forged pistons, internally balanced, Moroso "tweeked" oil pump, & Moroso 8 quart pan with filter.

Now for where the horsepower comes from...Dart II Aluminum angle plug heads milled down to about 60cc (originally 72cc) to create about 10.5:1 compression. The heads have extensive (meaning LOTA $$$) work done internally and I probably don't know half of what he (HBR COMPETION ENGINES) did. There is a Custom ground hydraulic roller cam with the "4-7 swap" & Crane shaft mounted roller rocker arms, a Chevy Bowtie intake also with LOTA cleaning and port matching, 1" spacer, Holley 750HP carb bench flowed and modified where needed, all MSD ignition (distributor, box, coil, & alternator), Stahl headers to Hooker side tubes, March serpentine underdrive pulleys, aluminum water pump, Spal dual electric fans.

The transmission is a 700R4, Full manual valve body, reverse shift pattern, 3800 stahl converter, Stefs aluminum deep pan, Precision Performance Products shifter with line-lock, 4" diameter aluminum driveshaft, all going to a 4.10 rear.
C5 seats, Momo steering wheel, Auto Meter gauges.
Suspension is Vette Brakes upper & lower control arms, transverse front leaf spring, dual mount rear spring, smart struts, offset trailing arms.
Electric headlight motors.

When freshening the engine up 2 years ago, the main thing was RELIABILITY, this IS A STREET CAR and NOT A RACE CAR. With the overdrive transmission I drive the car anywhere & everywhere. On the highway she is just purring at 80mph @ 3000rpms (by the way, NO MUFFLERS). And then DRIVE over to Palm Beach International Raceway (formally Moroso Motorsports Park) and run 11.40's on my drag radials. The car runs great on 93 octane pump gas (never tried anything else).

The car has been featured in VETTE MAGAZINE Dec.1996, CORVETTE FEVER Aug.2003 and PINKS ALL OUT West Palm Beach, I did not make the 11.00 field, but they interviewed me during the day and showed the car at night doing my burnout and then BEATING A MUSTANG!!

The car is loads of fun, I do all the mechanical work myself, and I am always looking for places to drive the car.

The hood is custom made by Tom Donahue who duplicated the old Motion Phase III hood which was an L-88 hood with the '67 big block hood on top without the stinger part of course. People are amazed when they see the hood and I tell them it was custom made and not originally one piece from a mold. Tom works wonders with fiberglass.

Thanks to:
HBR COMPETITION ENGINES Las Vegas
TOM DONAHUE AUTO BODY Royal Palm Bch, Fl.

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