TECH CHECK

Chevy High Performance - - Round Two -

Owner: Joseph Sil­han, Bay Shore, New York

Ve­hi­cle: 1966 Chevy II

En­gine

• Type: Dart Big M big-block • Dis­place­ment: 548 ci • Com­pres­sion Ra­tio: 8.5:1 • Bore: 4.530 inches • Stroke: 4.250 inches • Cylin­der Heads: Dart Pro 1 alu­minum • Ro­tat­ing Assem­bly: JE Pis­tons forged alu­minum pis­tons, Pro Seal rings

• Val­ve­train: Comp Cams hy­draulic roller • In­duc­tion: The Blower Shop 8-71 su­per­charger, hand-ported The Blower Shop in­take man­i­fold, dual Barry Grant Mighty Demon 850-cfm car­bu­re­tors

• Ig­ni­tion: MSD 6AL box and coil, Moroso

wires

• Ex­haust: Hooker Su­per Competition

head­ers

• An­cil­lar­ies: BDS 8-71 drive kit, twin Hol­ley elec­tric fuel pumps, Pow­er­mas­ter al­ter­na­tor, Behrent’s valve cov­ers

• Out­put (at the crank): 900 hp at 5,800 rpm, 815 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm

• Ma­chine Work: Cen­tral Val­ley Ma­chine

Shop

• Built By: Cen­tral Val­ley Ma­chine Shop

Driv­e­train

• Trans­mis­sion: JW Per­for­mance Turbo 400, TCI Au­to­mo­tive torque con­verter, B&M shifter, trans­mis­sion oil cooler and fans

• Rear Axle: Yukon Gear & Axle Dana 60, 3.73:1 gears, Strange Engi­neer­ing axles

(cut down by Moser)

Chas­sis

• Front Sus­pen­sion: Hei­dts sub­frame with in­de­pen­dent front sus­pen­sion, Cal­i­for­nia Cus­tom Road­sters ad­justable coilover shocks and steer­ing box, ididit steer­ing rack

• Rear Sus­pen­sion: TCI Engi­neer­ing four-link, Cal­i­for­nia Cus­tom Road­sters ad­justable coilover shocks

• Brakes: Wil­wood 11-inch discs and four-pis­ton calipers, Clas­sic Per­for­mance Prod­ucts master cylin­der and power booster

Wheels & Tires

• Wheels: Bil­let Spe­cial­ties Street Lite 15x4 front, 15x14 rear

• Tires: Mickey Thomp­son Sports­man S/R 24x5.00R15LT front, 29x18.00R15LT rear

In­te­rior

• Up­hol­stery: R.J.S. Rac­ing Equip­ment seat cov­ers, cus­tom door pan­els, stock car­pet

• Seats: R.J.S. Rac­ing Equip­ment seats and five-point safety har­ness

• Steer­ing: ididit col­umn, Grant GT wheel • Shifter: B&M Au­to­matic Pro Stick

• Dash: Cus­tom alu­minum

• In­stru­men­ta­tion: Au­toMeter

• Rollcage: Eight-point fab­ri­cated with chro­moly steel tub­ing

• Au­dio: None

• HVAC: None

Ex­te­rior

• Body­work: Stephen Agnello • Paint By: Stephen Agnello • Paint: PPG two-stage, cus­tom color • Head­lights & Out­side Mir­rors: Ca­maros & Clas­sics

• Hood: Har­wood In­dus­tries cowl-in­duc­tion • Grille: OEM

• Bumpers: OEM from Ground Up

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