The Rebuild starting in 2014 through 2016
I have decided to get serious with this car and update the suspension, engine,
transmission that came with the car when I bought it!! The new engine will be
a BBC stroked motor with 540 cubic inches running 12 to 1 compression
and topped off with aluminum racing heads and a new 1050 Dominator carb.
A new Lunati Custom Voodoo Cam specified at 765/765 lift and duration
@ .50 of 269/273. Measured flow rates on these heads are (measured at 765 lift)
shown to be 372 on the 2.19 intake & 355 on the 1.88 exhausts.
The Turbo 400 transmission has been rebuilt to include a number of special racing
parts including a Bill Taylor Enterprises 10" Converter (310800 9618W ) , a
Hughes Trans Brake, and a new B&M Pro Ratchet shifter.
The Chassis is getting a mid-plate and a racing version of a 4 bar rear suspension.
Engine motor mounts have been changed to a solid mount. Two 10" electric fans and
a custom aluminum shroud have been installed on the radiator along with an 50 GPM
electric water pump on the engine. The entire fuel system has been replaced
including a new aluminum tank, new monster size fuel lines , Magna Pro Star 500
fuel pump, filter, and pressure regulator to support at least 1000 HP. I have also
replaced the existing rear end with a nine inch Strange nodular iron rear-end, a spool, and
a set of 35 spline axels along with a Pro 3.90 to 1 ring and pinion gear set. The rear shocks
were replaced with a set of coil-overs from QA-1.
The current estimate on the new motor is 850-900 HP with almost as much torque.
The engine, etc. could also take a pretty healthy shot of nitrous if need be !
Also note the new roll cage installation.... it will be good for up to 8.50 ET passes.
The 2 primary people I'm depending to do the majority of the work on my 37 Coupe are
my machinist & friend Roger Lorton of Standard Machine LLC and my Chassis
builder/welder & friend Rick Proctor of Proctor Chassis.
Here are some pictures from the build process:
Stay tuned more to come !!!
WEB PAGE UPDATED 6-13-2016