- Proven 9-second car
- 582 cid/ 760 hp V8
- Powerglide transmission
- NHRA certified
- Street legal
- Pump gas compliant
- Full chrome-moly cage
Ever stand at a street rod show and wonder if any of the five or six digit 'pro street' creations you're staring at have even been to a drag strip? They certainly look the part and they definitely sound the part but chances are they've spent most of their lives sitting in parking lots. Outfitted with a 582 V8 and a whole roster of equipment which make it both safe and practical, this 1934 Chevy coupe is REAL serious about backing up its big talk. When previously NHRA certified and equipped with a 'lowly' 454 V8, it ran a 9.58 quarter mile and looked just as good as any other car that came to the show. And the best part is, even today with its new 582 monster block, you can fill it up with 93 octane and legally it drive anywhere! If you're the kind of purist who wants a car that poses well for judges AND kicks ass on the strip, this 1934 Chevy is exactly what you've been looking for!
Beginning life as a high quality fiberglass fuselage from Outlaw Performance in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, this killer '34 Chevy benefits from a durable hand-laminated one piece construction technique which wraps an embedded Poplar floorpan in a unitized steel structure. For over 25 years Outlaw Performance has been a leading supplier of custom fiberglass bodies for professional grade street rod builds; and this super slick coupe, which is just as solid now as the day it was assembled, provides a fine testament to just how well they've perfected their craft. After the fuselage was prepped and completely cured, it hopped a truck to K&D Body Shop in Three Rivers, Michigan where custom molds were created for a set of tight-fitting carbon fiber fenders, two carbon fiber running boards and a custom carbon fiber fuel tank cover. Once the car was pre-assembled and ready for paint, its panels were bathed in a trailer queen worthy coat of Ford Deep Violet basecoat/clearcoat and buffed to a fantastic, mirror-like shine. Today, with a finish that's as smooth as glass, tidy gaps that would look right at home on an OEM car, and nary a ripple or misaligned panel anywhere, this pavement pounding bracket racer would look right at home receiving the Best Appearing Race Car award at the local Goodguys meet.
Currently, the car wears a traditional fenderless street rod look. However, the unfinished carbon fiber front fenders, billet detailed roof wing and molds for all of the carbon fiber parts are available to the new owner as a part of the sale. Personally, I like my vintage coupes exactly the way this car sits: displaying just enough of a traditional look to retain the character of its design while showing just enough combustion fueled muscle to clue everyone in on its serious strip credibility. Up front, a pristine stainless grille sits inside a body-matched shell which looks excellent between two chrome trimmed headlights. Behind that grille, stainless brace bars flow to a custom, satin finished firewall which hangs below a like-new windshield with a billet divider bar. At the sides of the car, the typical clean and simple look which defines classic fenderless hot rods is accented by billet aluminum door handles and custom ceramic coated side pipes. And at the top of the car, a 4 inch chopped top sits between small, billet aluminum rearview mirrors. At the back of the car, a small like-new window rides above a self-locking fuel tank cover and a bowtie branded tag bracket which cleverly conceals a parachute mount; And behind the massive rear tires, billet trimmed tail lights hang above an LED 3rd brake light, a Moroso battery kill switch, and frame-matched show bars which interchange with six foot, strip ready wheelie bars that are included with the sale.
Gaze into the engine bay of this Deep Violet land rocket and you'll find 582 cubic inches of naturally aspirated big block fury that creates a nasty 9 to 1 compression ratio and a dyno proven 760 horsepower! Unlike all those 'cute' small block street rod mills that seem to be popping up at every show in America, this Ultra Tech built big block is a pump gas torque monster that's just as comfortable carrying you down the strip on a Saturday night as it is carrying you down Main Street on a Sunday afternoon. Inside the massive purple hood scoop, two coated Holley 1050 4-barrel carburetors mix clean air from the top of the car with fuel supplied by a Barry Grant fuel pump, and send it into one of Gary Williams custom fabricated and completely chromed sheetmetal intake manifolds. At the sides of that intake, you'll find polished aluminum Dart 360 heads which have been treated to a fully Indy head service and fitted with Comp Cams aluminum rocker arms, Howards lifters and polished aluminum Ultra Tech valve covers. And inside the silver block, you'll find a Callies performance crankshaft which utilizes Speed Pro bearings to push Diamond Racing pistons in cadence with a high performance hydraulic roller camshaft. At the back of the motor, an MSD 6AL box with two-step launch control sends fire through a billet points distributor and black Taylor performance ignition wires. And at the sides of the block, custom TIG welded and ceramic coated headers snake down to a modified Moroso oil pan which sends fluid through a high performance Moroso oil pump. Cooling is provided by a lightweight aluminum radiator which circulates water past an electric fan to a custom upper tube, a fresh lower hose and a polished Edelbrock water pump. And the motor keeps spinning thanks to billet pulleys and a fresh serpentine belt. While this engines main purpose is to go straight at a very high rate of speed, it's still very impressive to look at. Outfitted with virtually every show and go piece imaginable, its polished surfaces contrast great against the cars Deep Violet exterior panels and clean, neutral engine bay.
Behind that immaculate 582 cubic inch big block you'll find a completely rebuilt Powerglide transmission which is equipped with a manual valve body, a Coan Racing 3,000 RPM torque converter and a finned aluminum pan. That body-matched and fully detailed transmission sends power through an Action Machine Inc. aluminum driveshaft to custom fabricated nine inch rear end which is equipped with a Detroit Locker differential, pavement shredding 4.30 gears and 35 spline Strange axles. At the front of the car, Mick Baker Race Cars custom fabricated tubular control arms combine with a manual steering rack, one-off billet spindles and body-matched coilovers to keep the big engine stable at high speeds. And at the back of the car, a Mick Baker Race Cars custom four link rear suspension utilizes beefy Koni coilovers to maximize traction. Braking is handled by a Strange four wheel disc system which utilizes billet calipers to clamp slotted rotors. And the custom tube chassis, which has been stretched six inches, conceals all the cars fuel and brake lines neatly inside its rails. Power flows to the pavement through a traditional set of 15 inch Weld Pro Star polished aluminum wheels that wear 28x7.50 Mickey Thompson Sportsmans up front and 33x22.5 Hoosier Quick Time Pros out back. 100% detailed and ready for show, this Chevy sits over a clean, painted floor with a completely color-matched frame and suspension.
Inside this '34 Chevy you'll find an all business interior which is both a cocoon of safety during the cars 9 second strip runs, and a topic of conversation during its sunny day show appearances. The build began with the installation of a 6-7 second chrome-moly funny car spec roll cage, a window net, tweed covered racing buckets, and five point Simpson race harnesses. Once the cage was in place, an easily maintained Mick Baker Race Cars aluminum flip down dash was installed behind a full assortment of Classic Instruments gauges. At the bottom of the seats, a hand rolled and beaded floor pan holds a color-matched fire extinguisher behind SFI viewing windows which provide a view of the SFI approved bell housing. And between the seats, an auto shift controller, which is designed for bracket racing, sits behind a Hurst Quarter Stick shifter that is equipped with a burnout inducing brake lock button. At the sides of the car, custom tweed door panels hang gray bowties below billet door handles. And at the top of the car, a custom covered roof hangs a billet rearview mirror below controls for the cars parachute system. In front of the driver, a Grant three spoke steering wheel, which has been fitted with a trans lock button for launch control, sits under a giant A-pillar mounted Autometer Pro Comp memory tach. And behind the cockpit, custom fabricated panels hold a bowtie branded show tank which easily interchanges with a two gallon race approved fuel tank.
Included with the sale is a binder which contains build receipts, pictures of the build, pictures of the completed car, specs sheets and a small booklet of information.
Brutally fast, yet completely streetable, this awesome '34 Chevy is an excellent combination of pro street performance and classic street rod looks. It has the potential to rip off blistering 9 second quarter mile passes, and will politely drive you home from the track 30 minutes later. And with top notch craftsmanship and a roster of fully sorted performance components, it's ready to hit the strip tomorrow morning and win the show tomorrow night!
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