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.
I bought my Barracuda April 9, 1991 in Rialto, California as a total basketcase, complete with boxes and extra parts in the trunk, from Lloyd Hilton* for $250. I'm the sixth owner. I love this car like a second child and am very proud of what I have accomplished so far. It's my first restoration.
I'm still working on the interior but now have nearly everything to finish it up. My target date is in early June so I can join the Union City-to-Memphis leg of the 2007 Hot Rod Power Tour and debut the car in a proper fashion.
Since it wasn't original when I bought it (the factory 318 was long gone by then), I'm building this street car the way I want it to be: Fast, safe, and very fun to drive.
Here's just a few of the resto-mods to date:
727 (reverse manual valve body)
8 3/4" posi with 3.23 gears
Aerospace Components front disc brakes (rears too someday)
Holley 750 carb
Strip Dominator intake
MSD 6AL ignition
Speedway aluminum crossflow radiator / overflow
Front/rear sway bars
PST polygraphite suspension components
Super Stock leaf springs
American Racing Torque Thrust IIs
(bbp 15x8 rears / 15x4 fronts)
Summit Racing bucket seats
Simpson 5-point camlock racing harnesses
LeCarra steering wheel ...
This isn't an exhaustive list of everything, but you get the idea.
It's a labor of love and a work in progress. Please feel free to post your comments -- I'd love to hear them!
* RIP Lloyd, my dear friend ... wish you could have seen what that ol' beige POS in your driveway finally turned into.
.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
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Any factory options (including sheetmetal) have been stripped off long ago.
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