They say change is one of the most difficult things we have to face as human beings. Whether it be work-related, personal life, or changes in other major parts of our lives, like for instance our cars. You know…our prized possession, passionate hobby, and probably the largest ego-stroking piece of non-living equipment that we can call our own!
Over the next several issues of RPM, we’re going to let readers in on yet another real-world build that we like to call “The Change-Up.” This time around, we will be swapping out an already-killer screw-blown and injected street/strip combination that just happens to be situated in a nasty ’56 Chevy over to an equally-wild (and hopefully superior) twin turbocharged setup.
As always, we’re not gonna sugar coat it, blow smoke, or give you some far-fetched low-buck figure to make our cover look cool. Nope—we’ll give it to you straight!
“My ’56 Chevy has been in the family since 1980,” explained Glenn Hunter of East Northport, New York and owner of our project car. “Soon after, I took it over from my Dad and have been hot-rodding with it ever since.”
No slouch, this big-bodied bandit has posted a best of 8.02 at over 173 mph in the quarter and in case you get the wrong idea, this is no lightweight.
Glenn continued, “The car is a stock steel-bodied, stock floor pan, pro street car with a Fab9 rear, 4-link suspension, chrome… Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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