Michelle Harvey, 41 • Hixson, TN
Type: Chevy 408ci big-block
Block: Chevy iron bored to 4.155 inches
Oiling: Melling pump, stock pan
Rotating assembly: GM 3.760-inch steel crankshaft and rods; Keith Black 10.0:1 pistons
Cylinder heads: GM oval-port castings
Camshaft: COMP 230/230-at-.050 hydraulic flat-tappet; .520/.520-inch lift; 110-degree LSA
Valvetrain: COMP Cams lifters, pushrods, valvesprings, retainers, and locks; Cloyes timing set
Induction: Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap intake manifold, Barry Grant 750-cfm carburetor
Ignition: MSD distributor, coil, and plug wires
Exhaust: Hooker 1.75-inch long-tube headers, dual Flowmaster 2.75-inch mufflers
Output: 450 hp and 450 lb-ft (estimated)
Transmission: GM TH400 trans, TCI torque converter
Rear axle: GM 10-bolt rearend with 3.73:1 gears and Auburn limited-slip differential
Front suspension: RideTech control arms, drop spindles, sway bar, air springs, and shocks
Rear suspension: RideTech four-link, sway bar, air springs, and shocks
Brakes: fourth-gen Camaro rotors and twin-piston calipers, front; fourth-gen rotors and single-piston calipers, rear
Wheels: Billet Specialties Qualifier 17x7, front; 17x8, rear
Tires: Nitto NT555; 235/45R17, front; 255/50R17, rear
Who says family values are...
Who says family values are a thing of the past? We got to hand it to Michelle’s dad for passing down an appreciation of big-blocks to his kids. Michelle says she might swap it out for an LS motor one day, but the current combo is a cylinder-head-swap away from cracking 600 hp.
Looking for ways to improve...
Looking for ways to improve lap times, Michelle plans on adding bigger wheels and tires in the near future. She recently upgraded to RideTech’s Tru Turn system, which pulls the tie rods up and in to make room for 10-inch-wide meats.