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In rebuilding the suspension the vette was already equipped with:

460lb front springs 330lb fibreglass transverse rear spring. Polyurethane suspension bushings. Heavier 1.75” front anti roll bar. Spax adjustable shock absorbers.

The front suspension has now been replaced with Speed Directs Semi coil over system with race shocks adjustable in both bump and rebound.
I have also replaced the upper control arms with Speed Directs alloy ones, not only do they reduce the unsprung weight but the relocate the pick up points which eliminates bump steer and they allow for increased castor needed to cope with the larger diameter wheels

Over the past year we have included the following into the rebuild:

New Sports Brakes and Calipers including braided steel brake lines.
Smart Struts to sort out the rear suspension camber changes.
Steeroids Rack and Pinions Steering system to replace the vague recirculating ball original steering.
A Tremec T56 6 speed close ratio gearbox, similar to those in the Dodge Viper.
Billet Vinteque alloy wheels, these are 18inch replicas of the original 15inch Rallye wheels, 8inch wide on the front and 9.5inch on the rear.
Twin Spall Electric fans mounted on a new aluminium radiator from DeWitts.
New windscreen and side windows.
Hydroboost Braking System which replaces the Vacuum Servo for power assisted brakes.
New L88 Hood (Bonnet) to clear the taller ‘Airgap’ Inlet Manifold.

Engine Specification.
A 350ci 450hp Small Block including:
MSD Ignition.
Hi Torque Mini Starter.
March Pulley System.
New 4 bolt block,
Edelbrock Aluminium heads with 2,02inch Inlets & 1.6inch Exhausts, 64cc Combustion Chambers & 10:1 compression ratio.
Hyperteutectic Pistons with speed pro Rings,
ZZ4PM Con Rods,
Double Roller Timing Set,
TriMetal Bearings,
Edelbrock 2204 Roller cam,(234/238 dur, 539/548 lift)
Alloy 1:5 Roller Rockers
Dynomax Ceramic Coated Headers,
Barry Grant 750cfm Speed Demon,
Edelbrock Air Gap inlet manifold.


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