Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
1993 Chevrolet Silverado Indy 500 "Pace Truck"
1976 Chevrolet Vega 70's flopper style
Head to Head
About “Pace Truck”
My truck was one of those great screamin deals you hear about but never believe actually happen. I saw it advertised in the local "Penny Pincher" at $4,500 o.b.o. by such-and-such a date. I really couldn't afford a whole lot, so I made a lowball offer of $2,000. It turned out that mine was the ONLY offer... Believe it or not, the guy was so desperate for money that he took it!
(Sorry it's so dirty in the pictures. I don't have a camera anymore since some lowlife stole mine!)
Bought the Tubed Vega Chassis at a swap meet several years ago and threw a Pontiac 400 into it (hence Astre). I have been racing it ever since.
I have won the Colorado Super Chevy Show in the car twice, 2000 and 2006. I was in the non-delay class both times.
Specs for “Pace Truck”
4-speed Automatic transmission
Specs for “NastyAstre”
.070 overbored 400ci Pontiac Motor that has been stroked to a 465ci using a small journal 455 stroke crank, H-beam rods, and .040 over 455 Keith Black Hyperutectic pistons.
Iron #16 heads that I ported to flow around 250cfm @ 28"
Dominator 1150cfm carb
Powerglide tranny with a trans-brake
Dana 60 with 4:56 gears
Mark Williams axles with a spool
"NEW" added Zoomies this year to add to the "flopper" look and to open up my exhaust alot.
Tube-frame with a 4 Link rear suspension setup
I stretched the nose 19" to allow for better handling and more room for all the engine and exhaust
F: 26" Goodyears
R: 33x16 Goodyear slicks
Factory Options for “Pace Truck”
A/C, Power windows and locks, Indy Pace Truck package
Factory Options for “NastyAstre”
Any factory options (including sheetmetal) have been stripped off long ago.
Mods for “Pace Truck”
Custom Roll Pan with Corvette taillights
Factory taillights blanked out
Handle moved to the inside of the tailgate
Stereo CD player
Tonneau cover (that's more trouble than it's worth!)
Mods for “NastyAstre”
Besides the tube frame:
Fiberglass front clip/hood
Harwood fiberglass rear hatch
Harwood fiberglass doors
Fiberglass rear bumper
...more fiberglass on the rear panels
Full roll cage
Total weight: 2650 (with me in the car)
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