By The Numbers
1961 Chevy Bel Air
Jeff Cameron • Magnolia, TX


Type: Chevy 482ci W-series big-block

Block: factory iron, bored to 4.375 inches

Oiling: Melling pump, stock pan

Rotating assembly: factory Mark IV 4.000-inch steel crankshaft and rods; custom LWA 11.0:1 pistons

Cylinder heads: Edelbrock 215cc aluminum castings with 2.250/1.720-inch valves

Induction: Edelbrock dual-quad RPM intake manifold and dual Thunder Series 500-cfm carbs

Camshaft: COMP Cams 254/254-at-.050 hydraulic roller with .598/.598-inch lift; 109-degree lobe-separation angle

Valvetrain: COMP Cams lifters and valvesprings; LWA titanium retainers and roller rockers

Ignition: MSD billet distributor, coil, and plug wires

Fuel system: Holley pump and regulator

Exhaust: Edelbrock 1.75-inch headers, dual 3-inch Rod Shop stainless steel mufflers

Cooling: AutoRad radiator, shroud, and electric fan; Edelbrock water pump


Transmission: Phoenix Automotive 700-R4 and 3,000-stall converter

Rear axle: HP Racing 10-bolt rearend, 3.73:1 gears, Auburn limited-slip differential


Front suspension: RideTech control arms, sway bar, air springs, and shocks; Classic Performance Products spindles

Rear suspension: RideTech control arms, sway bar, air springs, and shocks

Brakes: CPP 13-inch rotors with two-piston calipers, front; CPP 11-inch rotors and two-piston calipers, rear

Wheels & Tires

Wheels: Intro Vista 20x8 (5-inch backspacing), front; 22x10 (5-inch backspacing),rear

Tires: Nitto 245/30ZR20, front; 295/25ZR22, rear

“Other than chrome plating and powdercoating, we do every aspect of a build in-house.” —Jeff Cameron