This car lives up to it's name: She looks tame on the outside, but when I put my foot in the worked Mopar small block, she just hunkers down and takes off! The engine was left appearing completely stock (until you take off the air cleaner housing with it's K&N low restriction drop-in replacement filter and see the Holley 750cfm 4-barrel, that is!). If you look closely, you'll see the headers that dump into a 3" true dual exhaust system with Dynomax mufflers for a mellow yet purposeful sound.
This car has a crazy story. It is my Aunt and Uncles car, and has been sitting in his barn since 1989. recently resurrected from certain death, by myself because he was planning on leaving it outside for the winter to put his machines inside the barn. therefor it is spending some quality time with me.
The original 400 pontiac that was in it, to my understanding, was chopped and had parts stolen out of it at a shady car shop. they replaced good parts with broken ones and it blew the motor.
So we found a nice and shiny 455 big block to drop in and get ready to roll again. The car is surprisingly in a very solid and workable condition. it is going to need new paint, tires, possibly rims, and a whole lot of love to get her out on the road.
The engine started out as a mild-mannered 318, but it's been worked within an inch of it's life. Bored out .060 over, stroked 3/4", and the compression bumped up to 10.75:1, and featuring a mid-race cam. The heads have been completely gone through as well, being extrude honed and port-matched, with a three angle valve job. She has a 727 Torqueflite automatic with a shift kit and a 2,000 stall converter, all built to handle the power. It's all backed up by a Posi rear, of course.
Best times to date -
0-60: 4.8 seconds
big ole 455 pontiac big block
Automatic Transmission, AM/FM Stereo, Air Conditioning
No factory options listed.
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