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1966 Chevy II - Candy Tangerine Sprinter

A Sweet 10-Second Nova With Style

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CC: What's the best part of this car for you?
BR: I love to drive it. It's got so much power that you kinda drive it just like a Sprint Car-just add power and it'll spin the tires. All the little import cars in town always want to come up and race me. My wife won't even ride with me anymore 'cause I've scared her too many times, I guess.

The Details

Car: '66 Chevy II
Owner: Brock Robertson, Visalia, California

Engine: 422 ci, 4.10 bore x 4.00 stroke, 555 hp at 6,000, 550 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, lightened Donovan aluminum block, Moldex 4340 steel crank, Carrillo 6-inch rods, JE forged pistons with 10:1 compression, Childs & Albert bearings, assembled by Tom Reitz Racing Engines (Fresno, California)

Heads: Ported Brownfield 220cc aluminum heads, Manley 2.100- and 1.600-inch titanium valves, Isky titanium retainers and coated valvesprings, Crane 1.6 intake and 1.5 roller rockers, Dan Olsen valve covers

Camshaft: John Partridge/Bullit mechanical roller, 284/291 degrees duration @ 0.050, 0.624/0.618-inch lift, Shaver/Wesmar geardrive, Isky mechanical-roller tappets

Induction: Ported Edelbrock Super Victor w/1-inch spacer, Race Demon 825-cfm carburetor, Barry Grant fuel pump

Exhaust: Dan Lemons-built 171/48 to 2-inch step headers, 311/42-inch collectors, 311/42-inch oval NASCAR exhaust pipe through Spin Trapp mufflers

Transmission: TH350 with a Hughes 3,000-stall converter and trans mods by TRC Transmission and Kevin McIntosh, Perma-Cool trans cooler and an Inland Empire chromoly driveshaft

Rearend: Narrowed Ford 9-inch, Randy's 3.73 gears, Summers Brothers axles, limited-slip, and an aluminum bearing support

Front suspension: Stock with Eibach front springs, Edelbrock shocks, a stock steering box and a Flaming River steering column

Rear suspension: Chris Alston's Chassisworks' ladder-bar setup, Aldan coilover shocks, Energy Suspension bushings and Alston Panhard bar

Brakes: Wilwood hubs, calipers, 10.75-inch drilled front rotors, 12-inch drilled rear rotors, integral emergency brake, Wilwood adjustable proportioning valve

Wheels and tires: Weld wheels, 15x6 front and 15x12 rear, with Bridgestone P185/65R15 front tires and Mickey Thompson 28x12.5-15 rear rollers

Body mods: Goodmark steel 2-inch cowl hood, bodywork and paint by Auto Quest (Visalia, California), paint is Candy Tangerine

Interior: Dakota Digital 200-mph speedo, Flaming River steering wheel, 500-watt stereo, Recaro Sport seats upholstered by Brent's Upholstery (Visalia, California), Crow five-point safety harness

Performance: 10.31 at 134 mph, 2,960 pounds w/o driver

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