ran consistant 10.82sec at 128 mph with 588 hp pump gas 406cu. in motor , th350,3.73:1 rear with 12 bolt posi rear end on stock leaf spring+traction bar combo, fitted with 8 point roll bar and frame connectors,
times were made with 3" street exhaust that exited in front of rear wheels and dot et street by mickey thompson.
had this setup with different engine for the last 13 years. got sick of using the car 4 to 5 times a year, way too loud exhaust and all the hassle and stress that comes from driving that car in the city or should i say driving that costly motor...
now after a 2 year iddling period of questionning myself about what i should do to the car to make it more enjoyable.
i finally decided to do a complete nuts and bolts restoration with a way slower but usable L79 inspired engine compartment, remove the 8 point roll bar+redo with show car paint ,new interior etc... car is now painted and is currently being reassembled.
what i want from the car from now on is to be able to put a ice chest in the trunk with some food ,some luggage, drive to a very big car show that is a 10 to 15 hours drive like good guys in columbus or nova nationals, not having to look at the temp gage a single time and enjoy the car like a new car delivered
in 1963 but with disc brakes, lots of sound insulation inside the car and a rock
solid dependable engine.
maybe it is because that i bought my car when i was 21, now i am 35 years old and the buzz is different, but make no mistake, i'm in deep love with that hardtop 1963 acadian beaumont sd and i plan on kepping it for a very long time .
for all the newbies out there i have just one warning , if you plan to keep the car for a long time , be cautious to not fall too deep in the trap of trend that the car magazine wants you to fall into . be it pro street, fast street car, pro touring or other avenue, just remember before laying all that money that trends do come and go but the classic styling lines of an early chevy II / acadian are timeless and that only cost the admission price of buying a nice one and taking great care of it.
enjoy your chevy II to the fullest.
1963 acadian beaumont sport deluxe
Best and first . 1/4 mile ET 10.5 at 128.4 mph...1.55 60 ft....Need to loosen up the front end. Shocks are ext,d due to using dropped spindles. I built a 383,utilizing 6" Eagle 3d rods with L-19 bolts,4340 Scat stroker crank,N02 Total Seal file to fit rings. Clevete bearings thru out,Weisco flatops,Dart Heads ,49cc chambers,215 runners,Cometic gaskets,Super vic intake,850 Proform carb,All MSD ignition,S & S headers 1 3/4x3". Lunati solid cam,Scorpion rockers.(http://www.mokandragway.com/fd_photos/fd_11_06_05_41.jpg)
My best time was 17.4 in the 1/4
Its a 64 4-door with a 283 with Edelbrock carb and intake, Hedman headers and a th350 but hopefully my time this summer will be better since im gonna squeeze a 454 in the front clip
63 Chevy II Post
327 w/ 4spd
650 Demon double pumper
Edlebrock Torker II
and a slick 0.275 posi lol
and I dont know that the rest of it is cause I didnt build the engine, just added to it (for now wheeee!)
The 64 in my avatar started out in 91 with a 406 with Brodix 11X Heads and a Tunnel Ram with 2 750's on Methanol. Glide with a 1.76 stock low gear. Nine inch with 3.90's. 10 inch MT's. 3050lbs with me in it. All Motor.
9.65 ET in the 1320
6.11 ET in the 660
1.33 Sixty Foot
Gateway had the track right for once that day.
Even Funner on the street!
I raced my numbers 66 L-79 ss against the "CLONER" and it went 14.02 @99 mph with a2.038 60 ft .Years ago (early eighties )I had a 66 that went 10.20 @132 mph with a 355/2.03 glide and 5:43 gears , and I also drove the car on the street . Sold the car and it now has a bb chev and goes a second slower !
Hi Nova fans,
My true back half pro street car went 8.68 @ 156 with a 434 small block through 3" mufflers on street tires. The car is completely street legal, and driven in upstate NY. I have a web page on Cardomain with the details.