The engine is a 383 cubic inch Chevy stroker motor that was built to run. The most striking feature is the big Holley 420 blower pulling 9 pounds of air through a pair of 4-barrel carbs. The heads were ported and polished and it was fitted with a Crower valve train. All told, it makes a shocking 606 horsepower on the dyno, enough to make this T every bit as fast as it looks. Dress up gear includes the trick throttle-actuated air cleaner and chrome valve covers, and the headers are exactly what every T-bucket wears: long tubes blowing through massive chrome side pipes. The chassis is nicely finished, with most of the details out in the open for easy examination. The front clip is traditional trailing arms and a tube axle, while out back there’s a narrowed 9-inch riding on a set of coil over shocks and ladder bars. In between, you’ll find a quick-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic transmission that’s the only sane choice in a car like this. You’ll note that there are disc brakes in back only, but they’re plenty effective with all that rubber on the ground. That’s good news, too, because the only rolling stock you can put on a T-bucket are skinnies up front and massive meats out back; in this case, they’re gigantic Mickey Thompsons on shiny Weld Pro-Star wheels.
Fort Worth, Texas, United States