Owner: Dale and Chris Hod­son, Gig Har­bor, Washington Ve­hi­cle: 1965 Mal­ibu Su­per Sport

Chevy High Performance - - Elegant Assassin -


• Type: Mk IV 454 • Dis­place­ment: 468 ci • Com­pres­sion Ra­tio: 9.6:1 • Bore: 4.310 inches • Stroke: 4.000 inches • Cylin­der Heads: Air Flow Re­search Mag­num 305, 117cc com­bus­tion cham­bers

• Ro­tat­ing As­sem­bly: Scat 9000-se­ries crank, Pro Comp H-beam rods, Probe pis­tons

• Val­ve­train: AFR stain­less valves, PRW Pro-Se­ries 1.7:1 roller rock­ers

• Camshaft: Comp Cams Mag­num 290HR (0.578-inch lift, 232-deg. du­ra­tion at 0.050)

• In­duc­tion: Pro Sys­tems 950-cfm 4150-style carb, Edel­brock RPM Air

Gap man­i­fold, NKR cowl-in­duc­tion fil­ter as­sem­bly

• Ig­ni­tion: HEI-style by DUI Per­for­mance Distrib­u­tors

• Ex­haust: Lemons 2-inch head­ers, 3-inch ex­haust with Flow­mas­ter Su­per 44 muf­flers by Pro Max (Ta­coma, WA)

• An­cil­lar­ies: DeWitts alu­minum black-ice ra­di­a­tor, twin SPAL elec­tric fans, Vin­tage Air Front Run­ner

• Out­put (at the crank): 585 hp at 5,900 rpm, 589 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm

• Builder: Ma­chined and as­sem­bled by Ray Daniel­son (Sil­verdale, WA)

• Tuner: D&D Dyno (Elma, WA)


• Trans­mis­sion: Leg­end Gear and Trans­mis­sion LGT 700 five-speed from Jody’s Trans­mis­sions, (Read­ing, PA), McLeod fly­wheel, Cen­ter­force pres­sure plate and dual-fric­tion disc, Quick Time bell­hous­ing

• Rear Axle: 1966 GM 12-bolt with Ea­ton Posi lim­ited-slip car­rier, 3.73:1 gears, 30-spline Tom’s Dif­fer­en­tials Kick Ass axle­shafts by Tori DiBlasi (Long Island, NY)


• Steer­ing: Del­phi 670 12.7:1 power

as­sist box

• Front Sus­pen­sion: UMI Per­for­mance con­trol arms with tall ball joints and Ac­etal bush­ings, stock spin­dles, Vik­ing dou­blead­justable coilover dampers, Hell­wig Mo­tor­sports tubu­lar 1 1/4-inch an­tiroll bar

• Rear Sus­pen­sion: UMI Per­for­mance boxed lower con­trol arms with polyurethane roto-joints, ad­justable up­per con­trol arms with roto-joints, tubu­lar frame braces; Vik­ing dou­ble-ad­justable dampers; 2-inch low­er­ing springs; Hell­wig Mo­tor­sports tubu­lar 1 1/8inch an­tiroll bar

• Brakes: Wil­wood 13-inch ro­tors, six-pis­ton Su­per­lite calipers, front; 13-inch ro­tors, four-pis­ton Dy­nalite Pro Se­ries calipers, rear; Wil­wood pro­por­tion­ing valve; Hy­drat­ech Brak­ing Sys­tems hy­draulic-as­sist as­sem­bly

Wheels & Tires

• Wheels: Vin­tage Wheel Works 45-se­ries 17x8 (4 3/4-inch backspace) front, 17x9 (5 1/2-inch backspace) rear

• Tires: Nitto 555 red-striped by Di­a­mond­back Clas­sics 245/45 front, 275/40 rear


• Uphol­stery: Brad Henry at All Types Uphol­stery (Port Or­chard, WA)

• Seats: Fac­tory buckets with Le­gendary Auto In­te­ri­ors foam and cov­ers

• Car­pet: Rayon 80/20 loop

• Steer­ing Wheel: 16 1/2-inch 2-spoke sim­u­lated wood by Orig­i­nal Parts Group • Shifter: Jody’s Trans­mis­sions (Read­ing, PA)

• In­stru­men­ta­tion: Dakota Dig­i­tal VHX

• Au­dio: Delco AM push­but­ton with sin­gle cen­ter-mount speaker

• Wiring: Amer­i­can Au­towire Clas­sic Up­date in­stalled by Gary Proc­tor at Emer­ald Shine (Sil­verdale, WA)


• Body Prep & Paint: Keith Rus­sell of KR Custom Body & Paint (Se­abeck, WA)

• Paint: PPG 93000 Black, sin­gle-stage ure­thane

• Trim: Custom fender badges by Mike Cur­tis De­signs (Or­ange, CA)

Notes: N.O.S. and orig­i­nal used parts from Eric Rosen­field of The Road As­so­ci­a­tion (Black Di­a­mond, WA)

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