1957 Chevro­let

Bel Air Nos­tal­gia Gasser

Drag Racer - - Bells And Whistles -

Chas­sis: Cus­tom mild steel tub­ing by owner, Dave Rud­is­ell and “Drag­ster” John Vidricks Wheel­base: 115 inches

Rear Sus­pen­sion: Com­pe­ti­tion En­gi­neer­ing lad­der bar us­ing QA1 coil-over rear shock ab­sorbers

Rearend: Moser En­gi­neer­ing 4.56:1 geared Ford

9-inch Rear Brakes: GM met­ric

Wheelie Bars: Mod­i­fied Com­pe­ti­tion En­gi­neer­ing

Front Sus­pen­sion: Owner-fab­ri­cated straight axle equipped with Chevro­let spin­dles, QA1 coil-over shock ab­sorbers and GM met­ric front disc brakes us­ing a Corvette mas­ter cylin­der

Steer­ing: Home­made

Wheels: 15x4.5-inch Amer­i­can Rac­ing Torq Thrust, front, 15x12-inch Ansen alu­minum slot­ted mags, rear

Tires: 15x5-inch Fire­stone 500, front, 32x13x15-inch Mickey Thomp­son, rear

En­gine: Dart 434-ci small-block Chevro­let

Ma­chin­ing: Woody’s Au­to­mo­tive Ma­chine Shop, Thorn­town, IN

Crank­shaft: Howard’s

Con­nect­ing Rods: Cal­lies

Pis­tons: 15:1 com­pres­sion JE Forged-alu­minum with .020 over chrome-moly pis­ton rings

En­gine Bear­ings: Cle­vite 77

Camshaft: Crane cam and kit

Oil Pump: Melling high vol­ume

Oil Pan/Oil: Moroso cir­cu­lat­ing Pennzoil 50W high per­for­mance rac­ing oil

Tim­ing Chain: Cloyes

En­gine Fas­ten­ers: ARP

Cylin­der Heads: CNC-ported AFR 2.150-inch­di­am­e­ter ti­ta­nium by Man­ley and 1.650-inch­di­am­e­ter Brodix ex­haust, K-Mo­tion valve springs, Je­sel shaft rock­ers

In­take: Brodix two-piece

Car­bu­re­tor: Quick Fuel Tech­nolo­gies

Ig­ni­tion: MSD 85551 with MSD HVC II coil, box and wires fir­ing NGK spark plugs

Ex­haust: Sanderson fen­der well head­ers

Cool­ing: Be Cool alu­minum rac­ing ra­di­a­tor

Trans­mis­sion: Man­ual body COAN TH400, 6,000rpm stall speed con­ver­tor with B&M ratchet shifter

Drive­shaft: 7-inch cus­tom-fab­ri­cated by In­di­ana Driv­e­line, Scher­erville, IN

Body Mod­i­fi­ca­tions: Re­verse-tilt hood, rear wheel wells cut out by Auto Care Body Shop, Crowne Point, IN

Paint: House of Kolor Candy Ap­ple Red and Gold by Auto Care Body Shop

Let­ter­ing and Graph­ics: TJ’s Signs & Awards, Wat­seka, IL

In­te­rior: Eight-point roll cage, red Plex­i­glas side win­dows, JAZ Prod­ucts twin rac­ing buck­ets, Auto Me­ter gauges and Race Quip safety har­nesses Weight: 1,050 pounds

Top Speed: 113 mph

Low Elapsed Time: 10.59

Crew: Judy Shervino, Tom Shervino, Dave Rud­is­ell and John Vidricks

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