Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
So I thought I’d start a thread on my winter build. Every year I do something to upgrade the car.
Little history, the car is a 1968 Beaumont Custom, I have owned this car since 2002. It laid rest in a field for 4 years when someone completed a semi restoration on it. The winters we’re pretty harsh in the area so now it definitely has some patina. This car to date has been threw 4 motors 5 transmission and 2 differentials. It started out as a Smokey 350 motor with a 700r4 and Corp 10 belt setup. Now it is a 502, T56 Mag, s60 combo. There is also an array of suspension and chassis upgrades to get it where is is today. Overall the interior and exterior remain stock.
So this leads up to this winters upgrades!
After completing Drag Week 2018 I have realized that if a guy wants more power you don’t necessarily need a larger motor, just cheat with some boost. Originally when I got the 502 I was gonna boost it but held back as my power goals were low for boost. For the builds end outcome I am looking to achieve a dyno proven 800-850 crank horsepower/torque between 5-5500rpm. I am not sure if this is realistic but we will find out. I am limiting myself to this number as the bottom end will not support anymore than this.
The combo will be a single (twin scroll) Garrett turbo
5” down pipe with a single 3.50” exhaust and boost activated cutout
Water to air intercooler
GM 502 short block
Straub hydro cam
Holley super sniper
New LSA twin disk clutch
All said and done hopefully I can complete this before Rocky Mountain Race Week
502 big block
Stock looking, definitely not stock sounding
HP and ET not determined yet!