This proves that this car is a certified burn-em hero. We shot the Corvette Yellow 55 after it had been inactive for a few years, but one good smokey brought the Mickey Thompson slicks back to life. This proves that this car is a certified burn-em hero. We shot the Corvette Yellow & The chassis is dead simple. Its a stock frame and suspension with Competition Engineering front drag shocks, Lakewood rear shocks, and a set of slapper bars on the leaf springs. Even the brakes are stock drums, though the original rear axle was ditched in favor of a 4.88:1-geared 12-bolt. The chassis is dead simple. Its a stock frame and suspension with Competition Engine The 71 350 block was bored and honed, line-bored, decked, stress-relieved, and deburred by The Balance Shop in Reseda, California. The crank is a 0.010-under cast stocker with Manley aluminum rods clamped by ARP fasteners. Ross pistons bring the compression to 14.0:1, thanks in part to 54cc chambers in the Brodix Track 1 aluminum heads ported to flow 310 cfm at 0.700-inch lift and fitted with Manley 2.05/1.60 valves. The Crane solid roller lifts em 0.675 and 0.640 inch, with duration at 0.050-inch tappet lift of 310 and 316 degrees. The intake is a Bow Tie unit, and the Dominator drinks Unocal 110 from the stock tank via a Holley blue pump. A vintage-looking cold-air setup and Hooker fenderwell headers help the air in and the exhaust out. The 71 350 block was bored and honed, line-bored, decked, stress-relieved, and debur The 55 uses a full interior complete with stock seats reskinned in velour. The Deist harness hangs from a six-point rollcage built by Kiwi Fabrication in Orange City, California. Other trickery includes a Moroso switch panel, a Grant wheel, and Auto Meter gauges with a titanium recall tach. The B&M shifter controls a reverse-pattern Turbo 400 with a Continental 8-inch converter and a Hipster trans brake. The 55 uses a full interior complete with stock seats reskinned in velour. The Deist Sure, 10s are elusivebut not that elusive. How do we know? Check out John Ricos 55 Chevy 150. He bought it back in 1980 for $850 to serve as his first car and painted it quite a few years ago. Its a nice but average street caruntil you take a gander at the 10.92/123 timeslip. Thats quick for a small-blockpowered, 3,450-pound brick with no nitrous. Not only that, but theres no four-link, no fiberglass, no tubsand just a single four-barrel. So really, its a simple-to-build car. The secrets in the engine, assembled by Johns brother, Russell Kelly, who has a 9-second Chevy II we showed you last month. But even the mill isnt overboard or even extra trickjust the right combination of parts to make 620 hp at 8,500 rpm and 500 lb-ft at 5,800. A bit wild for the street, but not too nasty for the occasional cruise with the Burbank (California) Road Peasants. In fact, John has driven the yellow brick road as far as 150 miles at a whack. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!