1972 Chevy El Camino
Chris Wissing
McKinleyville, CA

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 454ci big-block Chevy with oval-port heads, hydraulic roller cam
Trans: Tremec TKO 600 five-speed manual
Rearend: GM 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and posi diff
Suspension: Hotchkis springs and urethane bushings, front and rear
Brakes: stock discs up front, Cadillac discs in the rear
Wheels & Tires: 18x8 and 18x9 Foose Legend wheels with 245/40 and 275/40 Nitto NT555 tires


1969 Chevelle SS396
Tom Tyler
Ocala, FL

This Chevelle actually went through a three-year frame-off restoration before Tom Tyler met it. The owner was building the car that he wanted since high school, but his cash flow was affected by the recession and he made the decision to sell it. Meanwhile, Tom had just retired from his job as a GM engineer and moved to Ocala, Florida, and parted with his low-miles '75 Corvette. Looking for a replacement, the Chevelle was the first car he went to see and it was built just like he wanted. He purchased the Chevelle thinking it needed nothing. As it turned out, most of the right pieces were there, but they had not been debugged; lots of adjustments and corrections were needed. Tom's wife, Sharon, doesn't understand why he spends so much time working on a restored car, but that's OK, this is Tom's favorite car and Sharon enjoys riding in it.

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 402ci "396" big-block Chevy with COMP Cams 280H cam, Edelbrock Performer intake and carb
Trans: four-speed manual
Rearend: GM 12-bolt with 3.55 gears and Auburn posi diff
Suspension: rebuilt stock front and rear
Brakes: stock discs and drums
Wheels & Tires: 15-inch SS wheels with 215/70 and 255/60 Cooper Cobra tires


1978 Chevy Monza
Mark Brock
Hillsboro, KS

Mark Brock refers to his project as a "Monza done right," and despite our love of IMSA-styled Monzas, we have to agree with him. His version makes a much sleeker and attractive profile versus stock. As a lifelong, though now retired, street racer, Mark decided to put all his years of experience in what works to make a car quick and driveable into building one last radical street car. His vision was Pro Stock mixed with street rod, which we like the sound of. There are a lot of tricks going with the Monza, but the real visual grabber is the heavily customized fiberglass tilt front end that uses a 1967 Camaro grille and molded in bumper. We love the stretch it gives to the nose. It's no show car though; Mark says the alcohol-injected Monza gets 18 mpg and can easily dip into single-digit e.t.'s.

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 406ci small-block Chevy with AFR 190 heads, custom COMP Cams cam, Edelbrock Victor intake, Holley 830-cfm carb, Vortec V-3 supercharger
Trans: Tremec TKO 600 five-speed manual, McCleod dual-disc clutch
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.90 gears and 35-spline axles
Suspension: custom frame, S-10 spindles up front, ladder bars with coilovers in the rear
Brakes: S-10 discs front, Ford discs rear
Wheels & Tires: 15x3.5 and 15x12 Billet Specialties Street Lite wheels with 24x5 and 29x15 Mickey Thompson tires


1967 Ford Fairlane
Dennis & John Quinones
Deltona, FL

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 302ci small-block Windsor with ported stock heads and three-angle valve job, Crane Energizer cam, Edelbrock Performer intake and 600-cfm carb
Trans: C4 three-speed automatic with TransGo shift kit
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.00 gears
Suspension: stock front with Moog springs, stock rear with re-arched leaf springs
Brakes: stock drums
Wheels & Tires: 14x6 12-slot GT wheels with 205/70 Goodyear Eagle GT II tires

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