By The Numbers
Mark Hamburg, 45
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Type: 498-inch big-block Chevy
Block: 1990 Chevy 4-bolt 454 Mark IV
Oiling: Melling high-volume pump
with Moroso 6-quart pan
Rotating assembly: Eagle forged
chrome-moly crank, H-beam rods,
SRP forged 10.4:1 pistons,
Total Seal rings, and
Fluidamper harmonic balancer
Cylinder heads: Pro Comp 320cc aluminum
with SI Stainless 2.25-inch intake
and 1.88-inch exhaust valves
Camshaft: COMP Cams XR294HR
hydraulic roller .560/.540 lift,
244/248 degrees at .050-inch lift
Valvetrain: 1.7:1 COMP chrome-moly
Magnum roller rockers,
Trick Flow 3/8-inch chrome-moly pushrods,
dual valvesprings and titanium retainers,
Pete Jackson quiet geardrive
with two-piece aluminum COMP Cams cover
Induction: 850-cfm Mighty Demon carburetor,
Edelbrock Performer RPM intake,
K&N air filter
Ignition: Mallory Comp S/S
electronic distributor
Cooling: Fluidyne four-row aluminum radiator
with 16-inch Spal electric fan
Exhaust: 2-inch Jet-coated Hooker
Competition headers,
2.5-inch dual exhaust with
Flowmaster 50-series mufflers
Fasteners: ARP
Transmission: TKO750 by MMR in Ventura,
CA, Hays billet flywheel,
and Centerforce Dual Friction clutch
Driveshaft: 3.5-inch aluminum
with 1350 U-joints
Rear axle: factory 12-bolt limited slip
with 3.55 gears
Front suspension: QA1 coilover conversion,
aftermarket tubular upper
and lower control arms,
Fat Man Fabrication 2-inch taller
GForce spindles,
Hotchkis 1.125-inch sway bar,
DSE (Delphi) Jet Coated steering box
with rack-and-pinion valving,
and solid aluminum subframe bushings.
Rear suspension: DSE 3-inch drop leaf springs,
Koni shocks,
and Competition Engineering
Slide-A-Link bars
Brakes: Corvette C5 13-inch rotors in front,
Pontiac Trans Am 11.125-inch rear;
9-inch brake booster with a Stainless Steel
Brakes vacuum pump
Dashboard: factory deluxe with Tic-Toc-Tac,
console and gauge package
Column: factory with 14-inch Lecarra Mark IV
Body: original steel
Paint: factory Lemans Blue
(white vinyl top delete)
By Burkes Auto Body, Long Beach, CA
Wheels: Coddington Sultans,
17x8- and 17x9.5-inch
Tires: General Exclaim UHP
245/45R17 and 275/40R17