BY THE NUMBERS
'65 Pontiac Tempest
Grant Craft • Hong Kong, China
ENGINE
Type: Chevy 378 small-block
Block: LS9, bored to 4.070 inches
Oiling: LS9 dry-sump system, LS9 pan
Rotating assembly: LS9 forged crank and K1 H-beam rods; forged Wiseco pistons
Cylinder heads: Massaged LS9 aluminum castings with original valves
Camshaft: LS7 211/230-at-.050 hydraulic roller, .591/.591-inch lift
Valvetrain: LS9 components, Patriot dual valvesprings with Titanium retainers
Induction: LS3 intake manifold, 90mm drive-by-wire throttle body
Exhaust: Schwartz Performance 1 7/8-inch stainless steel headers, dual 3-inch Magnaflow mufflers
Power adder: NOS dry fogger system
Fuel system: Holley EFI pump, Aeromotive filters and regulator
Ignition: GM coil-on-plug, MSD plug wires
Cooling: Be Cool radiator and fan
Output: 501 hp at 6,300 rpm and 450 lb-ft at 5,100 rpm
Built by: Schwartz Performance
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: Tremec TKO 600 five-speed
Rear axle: '69 Dana 60 with 3.55 gears and posi
CHASSIS
Front suspension: Schwartz Muscleup tubular front suspension, Bilstein coilovers, Schwartz Muscleup spindles, QA1 rod ends, 1-inch splined sway bar with billet endlinks
Rear suspension: Schwartz Muscleup four-link, Bilstein coilovers, QA1 rod ends, 3/4-inch splined sway bar
Brakes: Baer Pro Plus six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors front and rear
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheels: XXR 18x9.5, front; 18x13, rear (rear wheels widened by Weldcraft)
Tires: BFGoodrich 275/35ZR18 g-force T/A KDW, front; BFGoodrich 335/30ZR18s g-force T/A KDW, rear