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Dave Best's 1965 Corvette

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 The build brief for Daves Corvette was - it had to be road legal & suitable for drag, circuit & Targa racing. He also wanted to be able to run the car unassisted by battery voltage, so the car runs a mechanically injected 410 cu-in sprintcar engine with a magneto for ignition, if required, you could just push-start the car & away it would go. It runs 6 pot & 4 pot Wilwood brakes, an adjustable pedal box, a Jerico dog-type race gearbox with a triple plate clutch & an LSD. I ran the cars front & rear suspension through my suspension analysis program & reconfigured the front & rear suspension to get rid of all the nasty inherent problems they have, as well as fitting electric rack & pinion type steering. The car has a full Motorsport NZ homologated chrome-moly roll cage, runs on av-gas & is a VERY fast, fun little car.


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