Data File '77 Corvette
Owned by Dick and Jill Countryman, Belvidere, Illinois. Restored by Dick Countryman, except as noted.
Body
Original '77 Corvette body by Fisher. Fiberglass repairs by Tim Grove, Hot Rods 'N Restorations, Rock Falls, Illinois.
PAINT PPG single-stage enamel in original Black (Code 19). Painted by Tim Grove, Hot Rods ‘N Restorations, Rock Falls, Illinois.
CHASSIS
Original ’77 Corvette frame and chassis.
STEERING Original Saginaw recirculating-ball steering gear replaced with Steeroids rack-and-pinion steering gear
FRONT SUSPENSION Completely rebuilt with new bearings, ball joints, and polyurethane bushings
REAR SUSPENSION Completely rebuilt with new composite transverse spring and trailing arms
SHOCK ABSORBERS Monroe Sensatracs
WHEELS American Racing Torq-Thrust D, 16x8
TIRES Michelin Pilot, 235/60R16
ENGINE
GM Performance Parts ZZ4 crate engine
DISPLACEMENT 350 ci
CARBURETOR Edelbrock 750-cfm four-barrel
INTAKE Stock ZZ4 aluminum high-rise
EXHAUSTS Hooker Super Comp, 13¼4-inch tube with 3-inch collectors, ceramic coated; IMCO polished stainless-steel mufflers; 21¼2-inch aluminized-steel exhaust pipes (custom welded and flanged for quick disassembly/reassembly). Custom exhaust fabricated by Dan’s Custom Exhaust, Marengo, Illinois.
IGNITION GM HEI with Hypertech cap, coil, and modified control module, Accel Extreme 9000 wires
HORSEPOWER 355
TORQUE 405 lb-ft
TRANSMISSION
Original four-speed manual transmission replaced with Keisler five-speed conversion (using Tremec five-speed transmission), with Keisler hydraulic clutch linkage and Centerforce dual-friction clutch.
Shifter Hurst
REAREND
Rebuilt original ’77 Posi-traction, 3.36:1 rear gear
INTERIOR
Stock ’77 Corvette bucket seats and door panels reupholstered (in smoke grey leather) by Doug Scott.
CARPETS Auto Custom Carpets reproduction (smoke grey)
UPGRADES Clarion AM/FM/CD player in stock radio opening, Pioneer Sound Bar speakers (front and rear), carbon-fiber accent panel on dash and console