Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1976 C3 Corvette

Dave writes:

I bought the car at the age of 24 in 1992 as a daily driver.  It had the original L82 motor, tranny, etc.  I drove it for about a year and then my father and I put a 383 in it with Dart Sportsman II heads and an Edelbrock Proflo EFI system in it.

It sat for about 6 years in a body shop getting painted and then about 4 years ago, I got it out and started tinkering with it again.  I put in a heavier driveshaft, new 3" half-shafts, offset heavy duty trailing arms, rear 390 # VBP spring and Tremec TKO 5 speed with a custom cross member.  I also redid the seat covers, interior carpet, and dash.  I put some Draglite XP wheels on it: Front - 15X8 with 235 60 BFG; Rear - 15X9X 5 3/16" BS with 295 50 BFG tires.

Last year I dug into the motor and put a 427 sb in it with the following specs:
        Dart Little M block, 4" stroke, 4.125" bore
        Scat 4340 crank and rods
        Mahle forged pistons; 10.5:1 CR
        AFR 210 Eliminator CNC heads
        Comp cams steel roller rockers, 1.6 with AFR stud gird
        Comp cams solid roller cam with 631/631 lift; 250/258 @ .050; 111 LS (think it is around .670 lift with 1.6's)
        FAST xfi efi computer/wiring and dual sync distributor
        A1000 fuel pump with -8AN feed/-6AN return lines
        Also made a driveshaft loop, 5 point roll cage, replaced the rear body mounts.

This year
        Ported Motown EFI intake with FAST 1375 cfm throttle body
        55 lb low impedance Delphi injectors
        Still tuning it as it wasn't getting enough fuel

Things left include tuning the EFI, some interior work, door hardware replacement, L88 hood install and paint and Dragvette 6-link; flanged 17 spline half-shaft install.

 

1976 C3 Corvette

1976 C3 Corvette

1976 C3 Corvette