By The Numbers
'63 Corvette
Shaun Dove, 32 * Fallbrook, CA
Total cost to build: approx. $300,000
Max power: 1,532 hp at 5,900 rpm and 1,580 lb-ft. at 3,900 (32 lbs boost, 109 octane)
Type: small-block Chevy 434
Block: DART aluminum bock
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Bore 4.155 inches
Stroke 4.0 inches
Oiling: Billet Fabrications one-off custom
Rotating assembly: Cola 4340 crank, Carillo 6.200-inch forged 4340 rods, JE 28cc pistons
Cylinder heads: Dart aluminum Pro Top-Line, 235cc runners
Camshaft: Nelson Racing custom grind
Valvetrain: Inconel 2.08/1.60-inch valves, COMP roller rockers, COMP Hi-Tech pushrods
Induction: Billet Fabrication one-off intake manifold with BBK twin 62mm throttle bodies
Fuel pump: Aeromotive fuel system
Power adder: Twin 72mm Innovative turbos with Innovative billet Pro wastegates
Ignition: Electromotive TEC3 R engine management system with crank trigger
Exhaust: custom one-off stainless system with side pipes by Scott Parker
Built by: Nelson Racing Engines, Chatsworth, CA
Transmission: G-Force five-speed road race transmission
Rear axle: Winters quick-change with fabricated independent suspension by Boyd
Steering: custom
Shocks: coil-over Bilstiens
Front suspension: custom one-off upper and lower control arms by Boyd
Rear suspension: custom fabricated independent suspension
Front brakes: six-piston Wilwood calipers with 13-inch rotors
Rear brakes: four-piston Wilwood calipers with 12-inch inboard mounted rotors
Brake booster: vacuum actuated
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: one-off Boyd wheels, 17x13.5 rear;17x8, front
Tires: 31x16.5 Hoosier, rear; 235/40R17 Goodyears, front