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1956 Chevy Bel Air - Full Circle

Bill Stowe's '56 Chevy Bel Air

Photography by David Fetherston

Camshaft: GM Performance Parts H.O. hydraulic flat-tappet, 212/222 degrees duration at 0.050-inch tappet lift, 0.435/0.460-inch lift

Power: 330 hp at 5,000 rpm, 380 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm

Transmission: '89 GM TH700-R4 four-speed automatic overdrive with B&M Shift Improver Kit

Rearend: '66 Nova axle assembly with 3.36:1 gears and Posi-traction

Front suspension: Front frame clip from RB's Obsolete using GM '78-'88 G-body suspension with Bilstein shocks

Rear suspension: Stock leaf springs repositioned under framerails, Bilstein shocks

Brakes: Baer 13-inch discs front and rear with a '90 Corvette 71/48-inch master cylinder mounted on a '69 Ford Fairlane 7.5-inch booster; mounted under the floor.

Wheels and tires: American Racing 18x8 Torq-Thrust IIs with 245/40-18 Toyo Proxes, front; American Racing 18x10 Torq-Thrust IIs with 285/45-18 Toyo Proxes, rear

Paint: DuPont Emerald Green and Seafoam Green by Zoomers Hot Rod Shop in Denver, Colorado

Cost to build: A whole bunch

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