>>> DATA FILE ::: '65 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY COUPE
Owned by: Gary and Patty Ricketts, Mannington, New Jersey
>> BODY
Modified original '65 Sting Ray coupe body
MODIFICATIONS '67 Sting Ray hood modified to clear blower, hood hinged at rear, custom-
fabricated stainless steel engine compartment side panels
BODYWORK
Gary Ricketts (Engine compartment panels fabricated by Phil Scarfo, Carneys Point, New Jersey)
PAINT PPG Silver Metallic with House of Kolor Candy Apple Red flames and black flame shadowing; painting by Fred Green, Alloway, New Jersey; paint prep by Gary and Steve Ricketts and Fred Green
FLAMES Laid out and shadowing applied by Steve Ricketts
>> CHASSIS
Modified production '65 Sting Ray frame
MODIFICATIONS Wheelie bars
SUSPENSION (Front) Coil springs with upper/lower A-arms, anti-sway bar and tubular Delco shock absorbers (Rear) Ladder bars with coilover shocks
STEERING Production '65 Sting Ray GM/Saginaw recirculating ball, non-power-assisted
BRAKES Production '65 Sting Ray four-wheel disc brakes, non-power-assisted
WHEELS Polished American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels: front 15x4 inches, rear 15x14 inches
TIRES (Front) JTL 165R15 (Rear) Mickey Thompson 31x18.5-15
>> ENGINE
Chevrolet overhead valve small-block V-8, cast-iron block
ENGINE Built by Daryl Fithian, Mannington, New Jersey
MODIFICATIONS Block bored to 4.030 inches
DISPLACEMENT 355 cubic inches
COMPRESSION RATIO 9.6:1
CYLINDER HEADS Chevrolet cast iron with 1.94-inch intake and 1.60-inch exhaust valves
IGNITION MSD 6AL electronic ignition
INDUCTION Weiand 6-71 supercharger with two 600-cfm Edelbrock four-barrel carburetors
CAMSHAFT Comp Cams roller
EXHAUST 17/8-inch diameter Hooker headers, 21/2-inch stainless steel exhaust pipes, and 21/2-inch Turbo tubes mufflers
COOLING BeCool aluminum crossflow
HORSEPOWER 580 @ 6,600 rpm (on dyno)
TORQUE 465 ft-lb @ 4,650 rpm (on dyno)
>> TRANSMISSION
Modified GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission with B&M shifter
MODIFICATIONS 10-inch/3,000-rpm-stall torque converter
BUILT BY Del Trans, Newark, Delaware
REAREND 9-inch with Strange Engineering axles, limited-slip differential and 4.11:1 gears