1979 Chevrolet / Kiss .... BADASS 572 Corvette

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Had this car since i was 19. It has seen many differenct configurations of powertrain: 427 400hp tripower / 700r4 / 4.10 - many many trips down the drag strip this way. Best et 13.3 @1600 ft elevation with street tires (dunlop GT Qualifier 2

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Had this car since i was 19.

It has seen many differenct configurations of powertrain:

427 400hp tripower / 700r4 / 4.10 - many many trips down the drag strip this way.
Best et 13.3 @1600 ft elevation with street tires (dunlop GT Qualifier 295/50r15) ... consistent as hell ... won lots of jackpot races with this configuration.

427 / dart 320 aluminum heads / 700r4 / - shifting at 7500rpm. Best et 12.0 @ 1600 ft with street tires.

454 / 700r4 / 4.10 - back up motor when the 427 comes unglued at the race track.

427 finally broke beyond repair in 98 and the car sat in the garage for 10 years.

in 2008 decided to make the car mobile again and installed a 620hp 572 crate engine .... and that started the fever. (fever = spending lots of money).

MODS:

620hp 572
holley comipition 950
Holley black fuel pump
#10 fuel lines/ 5/8 - pick up tube in tank
LT1 air cleaner
MSD electronic advance distributor
Jacobs Ultra coil
Taylor 409 plug wires
Hooker Super comp side pipes
Home made spiral mufflers
Dewitts alumimum rad 74 Big Block
90 vette electric cooling fans
March serpentine belt system
100 amp alternater from 88 newer GM truck
PCS remote reservor PS pump
PCS remote PS reservor
95 astro van hydro boost
Grand AM PS rack conversion

700r4
stock shifter modified for full gear ranges with 82 gear indicator
TransGO 2-3 shift kit
TCI Cooler
TCI deep aluminum pan
TCI SFI flex plate
2800 stall converter
Lots of HD parts inside the trans
1330 Spicer HD solid U-Joints

12 bolt IRS 4.10 with detroit locker
Mark Williams steel 12 bolt caps Left and Right with studs
Billet steel pinion Yoke
Dragvette 6 link
Custom made Traction bar similar to Tom's Diffs
Toms spindes and axle stubs
3.5 " .134 wall half shafts
1350 Spicer HD solid U-Joints
Offset HD trailing arms with Johnny Joints

Aluminum Upper A frames (5 degrees of caster)
1 1/8 hollow front sway bar
Wilwood dirrect bolt on alumium calpiers
Moog ball joints and tie rod ends
Poly busings in lower A frames
Bilstien Shocks
Big Block coil springs
420lb fiberglass rear spring
1/2 wheel studs

Custom made 19x12 rear 19x9 corvette Pace Car replica wheels
345/30r 19 Nitto rear tires
255/40r 19 Nitto front tires
Frame modified to allow 6" backspace rims to try to stuff 13.5 wide tires under the wheel wells - almost!!!

80 front and rear bumpers, 80 turn signal switch for Cornering lights.
Removed A/C and install regular heater
90 Vette Blower motor.
Installed power Door locks.
PPG Glass roofs - M1131 roofs are just a royal pain in the ass.
Red leather interior Changed to Blue leather
Real leather Door panels and T-Top Inserts
Custom made L88 / Stinger hood
81 power drivers seat - Floor pan extensively modded for this
81 center gauge cluster - Oil temp gauge
7 Dynaudio speakers
Old School Alpine amps 3545, 3558 Class A
Pioneer DEX-P99RS head unit
Changed from white exterior to black
Stripped paint off of trim and polished the stainless to look like 78 trim

The black stripe picture was made with some 28x12 Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR Tirs ... these things are REALLY greasy and not recomended for any high horsepower car ..... I have only put down a few snakes on the highway since i put the Nitto's on and never had my camera with me ... will add once i get some good pics.

I would like to give special recognition to gary (GTR1999) ... for helping on the 12 bolt mod and supplying me with toms parts ... tom is not to willing to work with across border customers.... THANKS GARY!!!!

I would like to Kick ECKLERS right square in the arshole ... for not warranting parts that were a couple years old but never used .. if you are in a slow build they will not do good on defective parts... when i think of the thousands i spent with them it makes me sick that they will not do good and a window motor or a vanity mirror ...

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