ALL-BLACK 1992 454 SS

Street Trucks - - BIG BLOCK ADDICT -

The sec­ond truck in Sriyan­tha’s 454 SS line-up is an all-black 1992 model that he took to an­other level.

Pur­chased in 2014 from the orig­i­nal owner’s fam­ily af­ter he passed away, the truck took about a year to com­plete. What sep­a­rates this truck from the pack? Well, Don Hardy Rac­ing built the 408-cu­bic-inch

LS, for starters. DHR as­sem­bled a wicked LS with a forged crankshaft and 4340 rods and a cus­tom grind camshaft with 238-232 du­ra­tion and 622-612 lift. A Cloyes tim­ing chain en­sures proper ro­ta­tion while CNC ported LS3 heads keep the pave­ment stomp­ing alu­minum mill breath­ing prop­erly. Top­ping the tire blaz­ing pow­er­house is a 102 MM Holley LS3 mod­u­lar high ram in­take fed by a Pre­ci­sion 6766 turbo charger push­ing up to 27 pounds of boost. Bosch 95-pound in­jec­tors en­sure proper fuel de­liv­ery. Dual elec­tric fans and an alu­minum ra­di­a­tor keep things cool while cus­tom built head­ers feed a cus­tom built 3-inch stain­less ex­haust capped with Mag­naflow muf­flers. Push­ing out 840 rear-wheel horse­power and 800 ft-lbs of torque the truck is an ab­so­lute beast and sur­prises more than its fair share of su­per­cars on the road. Trans­fer­ring all of this neck snap­ping power to the ground is a GM 4L80-E trans­mis­sion stuffed with a 2800 stall con­verter and shift kit.

Ad­just­ing the stance to the proper al­ti­tude is a com­bi­na­tion of Bell­tech spin­dles and QA1 coil-overs and a rear frame C-notch all done by Grif­fith Metal Shap­ing in Austin, Texas. Tack­ling the tar­mac un­der this hard-hit­ting mus­cle truck are Boyd Cod­ding­ton Time­less 5 bil­let wheels mounted on Nitto P245/40ZR20 front and P295/40ZR20 rear rub­ber. The fac­tory GM 14-bolt rear end with 3.42 gears is still in­tact and takes abuse from the pave­ment blis­ter­ing LS. This truck had 7,000 orig­i­nal miles on it when Sriyan­tha pur­chased it, and it now has 7,800 miles on it. These trucks do get driven, but ex­tra care is taken to keep the odometer lev­els in check!

THE SEC­OND TRUCK IN SRIYAN­THA’S 454 SS LINE-UP IS AN ALL-BLACK 1992 MODEL THAT HE TOOK TO AN­OTHER LEVEL

BE­LOW. DON HARDY RAC­ING BUILT A WICKED 408 CU­BIC INCH LS WITH A FORGED CRANKSHAFT AND 4340 RODS, WHICH IS PUSH­ING OUT 840 REAR-WHEEL HORSE­POWER AND 800 FT-LBS OF TORQUE.

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