BY THE NUMBERS
'71 PONTIAC VENTURA
Jerod Kirk • Apache Junction, AZ
Total cost to build: $18,000
ENGINE
Type: Chevy 383 small-block
Block: production iron block,
bored to 4.030 inches
Oiling: Melling high-volume oil pump
Rotating assembly: Eagle 3.750-inch
crank and steel rods,
SRP forged 8.5:1 pistons
Cylinder heads: Ported Vortec castings
with Manley valves
Camshaft: COMP Cams 222/226-at-.050
hydraulic flat tappet, .464-/.464-inch lift
Valvetrain: Crane Gold 1.6:1 roller rockers;
Z/28 valvesprings, Summit double-roller
timing chain and hardened pushrods
Induction: Edelbrock Performer intake
manifold, Demon 850-cfm carb with
Extreme Velocity blow-through carb hat
Exhaust: modified Hooker
1⅝-inch headers with a 2½ crossover, owner-
built 3-inch charge pipe and exhaust system
with single 3-inch Dynomax Bullet muffler
Power adder: Master Power T-70 turbo
with 50mm Stone Racing wastegate
and air-to-air intercooler
Fuel system: Aeromotive A1000
pump & regulator
Ignition: HEI distributor, Pertronix coil,
MSD 6BTM, DUI plug wires
Cooling: Be Cool radiator,
Flex-a-lite Trimline electric fan
Output: estimated 600 hp at 5,800 rpm
Built by: Jerod Kirk
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: GM TH350 auto with 10-inch
Hughes 3,000-stall converter,
B&M Pro Stick shifter
Rear axle: '69 Chevelle 12-bolt, Eaton Posi
and 3.23:1 gears
CHASSIS
Front suspension: factory control arms,
CPP 2-inch drop spindles, cut factory coil
springs, Summit 90/10 drag race shocks
Rear suspension: Re-arched factory
leaf springs, Chassisworks
subframe connectors,
owner-fabricated ladder bars,
and Summit 50/50 drag race shocks
Brakes: CPP 10-inch discs front
and stock drum rear
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheels: 15-inch Pontiac rally wheels,
front and rear
Tires: 205/70R15 Futura, front;
275/60R15 Hoosier Quick Time, rear