1964 Pontiac Tempest: $1,200
Paint & body: $0
Wheels: $400
Tires: $500
Engine block: $75
Rotating assembly: $1,500
Rings and bearings: $220
Machining: $1,500
Cam: $300
Lifters: $330
Pushrods: $120
Rockers: $330
Timing set: $100
Cylinder heads: $2,200
Intake manifold: $180
Carburetor: $750
Distributor: $260
Ignition box: $275
Plug wires: $70
Oil pan: $120
Oil pump: $35
Gaskets: $60
Headers: $1,000
Mufflers/collectors: $170
Fuel system: $450
Radiator: $300
Water pump: $70
Cooling fan: $250
Trans: $1,750
Shifter: $200
Rearend: $2,500
Rear suspension: $300
Front suspension: $500
Brakes: $600
Seats: $300
Gauges: $300
Rollbar: $200
Harnesses: $100
Total: $19,515

By The Numbers
'64 Pontiac Tempest Custom
Bob Davis, 62 * Buda, TX
Total cost to build: $19,515
Best e.t.: 11.11 at 120.45

Type: Pontiac, 463ci
Block: factory 455 block, bored to 4.185 inches
Oiling: Melling oil pump, factory five-quart pan
with custom baffles
Rotating assembly: stock 4.210-inch nodular
iron crank, Crower 6.625-inch billet rods,
forged 10.3:1 SRP pistons
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM
ported to flow 299/229 cfm
at .600-inch lift by Butler Performance
Valves: Ferrea 2.11/1.77-inch stainless steel
Camshaft: COMP 242/248-at-.050 solid roller,
.628/.635-inch lift, 110-degree LSA
Valvetrain: COMP 1.55-inch springs,
titanium retainers, and 1.65:1 roller rockers
Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM,
BG Gold Claw RS 900-cfm carb,
1/2-inch four-hole spacer and 1/2-inch open spacer
Ignition: MSD Pro Billet distributor,
Blaster HVC II coil, plug wires,
and Digital 6 Plus box
Fuel system: MagnaFuel Quickstar 275 pump
and two-port pressure regulator,
JAZ 16-gallon fuel cell
Exhaust: Dawson Racing headers,
stepped 1.875 to 2.000-inch, 3.5-inch collectors,
Dr. Gas 3.5-inch X-pipe, Dynomax mufflers
Cooling: Ron Davis aluminum radiator,
dual Spal 11-inch electric fans,
stock water pump
Built by: owner
Transmission: GM TH200-4R trans,
TCI flexplate, Continental 3,200-stall converter,
Hurst Pro-Matic shifter, B&M trans cooler
Rear axle: Currie 9-inch rearend,
31-spline axles, 3.89:1 gears,
Detroit Locker differential
Front suspension: Global West UCAs,
QA1 adjustable shocks,
H.O. Racing 1 3/8-inch sway bar,
Moog stock replacement springs
Rear suspension: Edelbrock UCAs,
boxed lower control arms, QA1 adjustable shocks,
H.O. Racing 1 3/8-inch sway bar,
Moog stock replacement springs
Brakes: Wilwood 10.75-inch discs
with four-piston calipers, front;
Ford 11-inch drums, rear
Wheels: Prime 221 15x7,
front (3.75-inch backspacing);
15x8.5 (4-inch backspacing), rear
Tires: BFGoodrich 235/65R15, front;
Nitto 275/60R15 drag radials, rear