This 406 SBC has a dual plane Performer intake..yawn..boring. Got a good deal on this single plane Victor Jr intake. Cleaned it up and painted it high-temp silver. Time to install it.
Still have more to do, but here’s the link to it on YouTube. I was having issues with it backfiring through the carb, so I double checked TDC and found out that I was off a little with my distributor. Once I set that, made sure my float level was acceptable and idle screw adjusted, it fired right up.
Everything in. Last thing to do is wire it, replace the trans pan and some small things here and there. Should be ready to fire up this week! 🙂
From my previous build, I have my
383 SBC shortblock with a cam for sale (everything is BRAND NEW other than the block), Biondo electronics box with a Hurst Pro Stick shifter w/electronic shift solenoid, S BC big tube coated race headers by Sanderson (BRAND NEW ), Eagle 5.850″ 4340 rods NEW, Professional Products 4340 3.75″ stroke 383 SBC crank NEW, Holley 650 double pumper w/electric choke NEW, If you’re from Texas, head over to the Giddings Swap Meet. I’ll be there with these parts on August 24th! EMAIL ME at BartonekDragRacing at Yahoo dot com if you’re interested in these parts or DM me on Twitter.
383 SBC SOLD!
Biondo box with Hurst Pro-Stick shifter SOLD
SBC Sanderson big tube race headers $SOLD:
1 7/8 primaries to a 3″ collector, coated by Sanderson. Brand new, never bolted on, paid $550, sell for $275 shipped in the USA!
BRAND NEW Eagle 4340 5.850″ rods w/ARP rod bolts $SOLD
NEW (used to start engine about 4-5 times..too small) Holley double pumper w/electric choke $SOLD:
BRAND NEW Professional Products 3.75″ stroke 4340 crank for 383 SBC $400:
A good friend of mine found a 406 SBC and short shaft TH350 race prepped trans with a converter. I drove down to check it out. The price was too good to pass up. Had it pulled, loaded her up and brought her home. Its a fresh engine with little to no miles. The owner unfortunately passed away, car changed hands and he had other ideas on which direction to go. It needs some cleaning up, so here we go..
The casting number on this 400 block is 330817, so looking it up on MorTec it shows its a 72-80 2-bolt block. Perfect. Lots of debate on whether a 4 bolt is weaker than a 2 bolt in these 400 blocks. The only thing the owner knew was that it has H-beam rods, Sportsman II heads and of course the obvious stamping of “Performer” on the intake, unknown cam. Being that I’ll be cleaning it up and replacing the timing cover with a better looking one, I’ll check out which cam it has. Lets get to the pics.
Engine with a serpentine setup. This was out of a ’66 Chevelle. It didnt have AC but the owner left it on so he could use the serpentine setup. Power steering not hooked up.
I’m not going to run any accessories other than the alternator, so I’m going to switch to a single V belt. Lets get on to the cleaning and re-painting.
Once I got done with painting, I took off the timing cover, timing chain and there ya go… CompCAMS 292H cam installed. Next up is cleaning up the valve covers, replace the timing cover, clean up the oil pan and also to repaint the intake.
So what the hell is going on? Where’s the Vette? Got rid of it. Wanted something that “was complete” and didnt need as much fabrication and time that my ’88 Corvette needed. I scoured one of my favorite sites RacingJunk.com and found a ’67 Chevy II Nova, 2×3 mandrel bent backhalf, Mustang II front clip, glass fenders, hood and decklid, all electronics, driveshaft, fuel system included. All it needed was a motor/trans. Currently it sits on 32×14 rear Monocoque wheels and the standard Monocoque front skinnies. I am going to leave the wheels the same since I havent seen these at any local burger stand and I kinda like the old school wheels. My daughter and I set out on this 600 mile journey to Oklahoma to pick it up. I was willing to drive pretty much anywhere in the USA for the right car. Well this bad boy is ready to roll. Its been a race car for many years, been beat on but now it’ll have an easier life. I’ll drag race it once in a while but for the most part, it will enjoy the quiet life of burger stand auto meets, swap meets and cruises.
Here’s some pics of the ’67 Chevy II..