1967 marked the finish of the second generation associated with Chevy Corvette. It was the particular cleanest of the Mid Yr (1963-1967) Corvettes design-wise, along with minimal adornment. The three big side slats were changed with five smaller slot machines in a common vent, the particular park brake was moved from under the left part of the dash to the gaming console (an assembly which would stay unchanged through the 1976 design year), the seats had been redesigned, and the interior noticed a handful of other small adjustments.
Our featured Chevy Corvette was a nicely restored transformable prior to being modified simply by famous Southern California awesome rodder Jimmy Shine. This featured a 454 cubic-inch Big Block (obviously not really a numbers-matching engine, as the 454 didn’t bow in Corvettes until 1970) and a four-speed transmission, and more traditional Corvette bits. The 454 has been extracted in favor of a Chevy Gen V 502 Large Block producing 508 hp and a staggering 600 foot-pounds of torque. The four-speed has been swapped for a Tremec five-speed manual with the proper counteract supplied by Modern Driveline. Mister. Shine describes it like a “500-horsepower go-kart. ”
The outside of the Chevy Corvette is really a brilliant Riverside Red using a Tuxedo Black hood stinger. The sidepipes that have been installed are not quite Corvette regular issue. True headers manage the spent gasses, delivering them through big mouth area pipes covered with what appear to be regular Corvette sidepipe addresses. Cast aluminum Halibrand-style knock-off wheels are wearing race bias-ply rubber. These are very little wider than stock. A “paperclip” rollbar continues to be installed behind the driver’s side headrest. Further analysis reveals it is a removable part of a more involved rollbar program that lives beneath the back hard deck. The baskeball hoop can be removed to raise the particular deck and use the gentle top.
Inside this Chevy Corvette, we find the original Tingle Ray seats have been changed by much more supportive SCAT Pro Car seats and JEGS multi-point harnesses. A point steering column has changed the fixed stocker, in fact it is topped with a leather-wrapped customized steering wheel.
Underneath the Chevy Corvette, the traditional suspension has obtained a significant upgrade. Gone will be the traditional rear transverse leaf spring, replaced by RideTech single-adjustable coilovers at both rear and the front.
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— Brett Hatfield