Mothers Picture Perfect Award
This is the place to show off your pride and joy to the rest of mankind, so we figure those readers who took the time to capture a really cool shot of their hot rod should get a little bonus. Mothers agreed, and decided to come to the party with some freebies for the best picture submitted to PHR.
Each month, the editors at PHR will sift through the images and pick the one with the best composition, lighting, and overall quality. The winner will get a cool assortment of Mothers products to keep his or her ride looking nice and shiny. Mail us a photograph or, if you're a modern guy, email us a digital image. Remember that digital images need to be 300 dpi, and the bigger the image, the larger it can run. Also, be sure to include info on the car, along with your name and address. Good luck!
Herb Lumpp of Hurricane, West Virginia, made a really great decision back in 2002, trading his never-driven '76 Corvette for this '66 Chevelle. While on TeamChevelle.com, Herb started a conversation with a gentleman from Florida who was asking his advice about selling his Chevelle. Herb mentioned he had a clean, driveable '76 Corvette and they decided to trade.
The Chevelle was painted, but not very well, Herb says. It came with a non-original 396, Saginaw four-speed, 10-bolt one-legger, stock suspension, and 15-inch wheels. It lacked wiring, the entire interior, brakes, hard lines, bumpers, exhaust, and weather stripping. Herb had a little bit of work ahead of him; he had traded a perfectly driveable Corvette for a big project.
His first car was a '70 Torino GT, but every car he's owned since then has been molded toward becoming an SCCA autocross car. His previous builds had to serve more than one purpose; getting them just right for autocross and the street didn't make them particularly brilliant at either one. This was his chance to build a dedicated racer. He plans to join his local SCCA chapter and become involved in both autocross and road racing with his Chevelle.
The 396 got replaced by a tightly built 468 with all the goodies inside. Herb installed SPC Pro-Light tubular upper control arms with ATS spindles, and super heavy-duty 1,000-pound springs to control the nose. The rear got Global West's adjustable control arms and Vari-Shock single-adjustable shocks. Since there were no brakes on the car when he got it, he had to get something to fill the new Forgeline SP3P 18- and 19-inch wheels. He chose Baer's GT-plus disc system using C5 calipers and a two-piece 12.75-inch rotor.
He's got most of the interior sorted out with a ton of Fat Mat sound deadener, a rollcage, and Dakota Digital gauges. He's got a couple loose ends to tie up, but the car is ready to hit the streets.
Picture Perfect Award Win...
Picture Perfect Award Winner
By The Numbers
|1966 CHEVELLE |
|Herb Lumpp • Hurricane, WV |
|619 hp at 6,200 rpm |
|Type: ||468-inch big-block Chevy |
|Rotating assembly: ||SRP forged pistons, |
| ||Scat lightened crank, |
| ||Scat 6.385-inch H-beam rods |
|Cylinder heads: ||AFR 305 aluminum |
|Camshaft: ||COMP hydraulic roller |
| ||0.612-inch lift, |
| ||244 degrees duration |
| ||at 0.050-inch lift |
|Valvetrain: ||Jesel 1.7:1 shaft mounted rockers |
|Induction: ||Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake, |
| ||Quick Fuel 850 4150-style carburetor |
|Ignition: ||MSD E-Curve distributor, |
| ||6A control box, 8.5mm wires, |
| ||and Denso IK20 plugs |
|Cooling: ||Mezeire billet water pump, |
| ||Northern aluminum radiator, |
| ||10-inch Spal fnas |
|Exhaust: ||Stahl custom made |
| ||stepped headers, |
| ||3.5-inch pipes with |
| ||Dr. Gas crossover pipe |
|Transmission/shifter: ||Tremec TKO-600RR, |
| ||McLeod Street Twin clutch and flywheel |
|Rear axle: ||Fab9 with Strange |
| ||Pro Iron center section, |
| ||Richmond 3.25 gears |
| ||and Detroit True-Trac posi |
|Front suspension: ||SPC control arms, |
| ||ATS spindles, |
|Coil Spring Specialties |
|1,000-pound springs, |
|Vari-Shock shocks |
|Rear suspension: ||Global West tubular |
| ||control arms, |
| ||Coil Spring Specialties springs |
|Brakes: ||Baer GT-plus kit with |
| ||C5 calipers and 12.75-inch rotors |
|Wheels: ||Forgeline SP3P 18x8.5 |
| ||and 19x10 |
|Tires: ||255/40R18, 295/35R19 |
| ||BFGoodrich KDW |