Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1977 Corvette

Andrew writes:

I purchased this car almost three years ago when I was 15.  It always meant a lot to me to have a car like this because my dad owned a 1967 and 1968 Corvette in 1969, so it's kind of a tradition.  When I purchased the car, it had a GM 290 hp crate engine, and since then I have modified the car as I learned about mechanics.  The first mod I did was side pipes, and they gave the car a phenomenal sound.  Next, I installed a 224/234 camshaft, added an Edelbrock intake manifold and carb, and installed dual electric fans.  This satisfied me for another year, then in February, a month ago, I began gathering engine parts to do another rebuild.  This time I installed Vortec heads, a polished intake manifold, block hugger headers, and roller rockers.  I had the car dyno tuned, and it currently produces 300 hp at the wheels and 345 lbs. of torque.  I am still not up to the amount of power my dad had with his 427's, but I will get there someday!

 

1977 Corvette