THE ENGINE 411

Valvetrain: Custom-ground Iskenderian camshaft / Jesel rockers

Crank: Scat steel

Rings: Total Seal

Pistons: Manley

Rods: Manley

Heads: Dart Pro One

Intake: Dart Pro One

Carb: Custom blow-through from the Carb Shop

Supercharger: ProCharger Centrifugal (8 psi)

Ignition: MSD

Wiring: Painless

Cooling: CSR electric pump / Griffin four-core radiator / 16-inch electric fan

Starter: Power Master

Headers: Flowtech shorty block-hugger

Fuel System: Aeromotive

Charging System: Power Master

This is what the panel looked like when the boys brought it home, with a couple of shots to show how far they tore this sucker down.

THE 411
Owner/hometown: Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants / Porter, Texas

Year/make/model: '61 Chevrolet Panel Delivery truck

Engine/drivetrain: 541ci Dart big-block / 200-R4 by Century Transmission / Circle 2,800-stall converter / B&M Megashifter / Currie 9-inch with 33-spline axles / Detroit Locker with 3.50:1 ratio

Engine Builder: Bob Panella Enterprises, Stockton, California

Engine Installer: Royal Purple Ltd.

Wheels/tires: American Racing Torq-Thrust II (Front) 18x8-inch, (Rear) 18x10-inch / Toyo Proxes ST (Front) 255/50R18, (Rear) 285/50R18

Suspension: (Front) Rare Parts 2-1/2-inch drop springs / Baer drop spindles / (Rear) Rare Parts 3-inch drop springs

Brakes: (Front) Baer GT Plus rotors / four-piston calipers / (Rear) Baer Track Plus / single-piston calipers

Fluids: Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants

Fabricator: Cory Scott; Kustom Werx; Oak Ridge, Texas

Body Mods: '63 hood / hand-cut billet grille / boxed-in license plate / shaved mirrors/ frenched taillights

Bodyman: John Evans; Oak Ridge, Texas

Paint: House of Kolor Passion Pearl/Orion Silver

Painter/Graphics: (Base & clear) Kustom Werx / (Flames) Pat Maxwell of Houston

Interior: Corbeau seats / Dynamat / Dakota Digital gauges and instruments / Vintage Air climate control / ididit billet column / Grant Vintage wheel / Bourgeson couplers and shaft / wood bed by American Fixtures in New Carney, Texas

Upholsterer: Duke's Upholstery of Porter, Texas

Special Thanks: NAPA San Antonio/West Ave., Wheels and Bobby at Panella's, Richard Maskin, Todd and Beth at Baer