& Sandy Sweesy - Valley Corvettes,
car represented the 1987 Year in Northwest
MotorFest 2003 “50 Years of
by ZZZ Auto Paint of
2002 Tremec T-56 6-Speed Transmission
installed by Brent Rule of Restoration
Rods to replace the stock 4+3.
Drag Radial tires
purchased in 2001 to help the traction on Drag Race launch.
completely torn down and rebuilt by Brent
Rule of 'Restoration Rods' in Eagle
Machine Shop of Eagle, ID did engine balance, index, grind, and torque
honed the appropriate parts to ‘race’ specs.
out from 350 to 360 cubic inches
Forged Pistons, rings, bearings, etc.; Reconditioned Piston Rods
Ratio upped from stock 9.5 to 10.2; Valve job, Combustion Chambers
1.6 Roller Rocker Arms, 110lb Springs; & new Valve Guides, Lifters, and
Guideplates from TPIS. Billet
Aluminum Valve Covers
the Heads, Tube Runners, Throttle Body & Plenum for better airflow
including both intake and exhaust
TPIS Air Filter, Modified housing; modified Mass Air Flow sensor; Throttle Body
3/4" Headers by T.P.I.S. which eliminated the "Pre-Cat"
high flow Main Cat, FlowMaster Exhaust Mufflers
20 lb Fuel Injectors, TPIS Adjustable Fuel Press. Regulator (to 48psi); HiPress
Power Chip, cooler 170 degree Thermostat, HiPerf Ignition Wiring
pulleys for 25% less power draw
new CenterForce II Dual Friction Clutch which feels great and improves the Drag
Race launch from the line.
Horsepower increased from the stock 240 HP to 330 HP Dyno tested*.
FireBird Raceway ¼ mile time decreased from 15.5 to 13.4 at 90+ degrees
and 2700 ft elevation, and speed up from 93 to 105 MPH!
Lots of comments of “Nice
Ride Mister” and …
A Big Smile every time I drive
it around town!!
Let's see... would a TurboCharger be in its future? ...
car is a daily ‘Road Warrior’ as demonstrated by some superficial wounds and
scars, but it’s still “lookin’ good”, and is great fun to Drive, Drag
Race, AutoCross, and Road Rally!
* Dyno Test was at 2800 feet Elevation and 90 degree day. If it was tested at Sea Level and Standard Day (59 degrees F) the HP could be slightly higher.