Another radical custom touch:...
Another radical custom touch: Lamborghini-style "Scissor" door hinges.
Functional style here-five-point...
Functional style here-five-point harnesses and a full rollcage share the cabin with Dakota Digital gauges, a Budnik steering wheel on a Flaming River column, and a Cheetah SCS shifter.
The Simpson drag chute adds...
The Simpson drag chute adds top-end stopping power on the strip, while wheelie bars prevent on-track launches from becoming sub-orbital flights.
Doesn't look like a 780-horse...
Doesn't look like a 780-horse engine, does it? A hand-fabbed carburetor cover hides the aluminum Brodix block and N.O.S. nitrous plumbing from view.
What's more radical than an...
What's more radical than an L88 hood? How about one with a big Pro Stock scoop atop it, giving plenty of room to the 432-inch powerplant beneath?
With this much power on tap,...
With this much power on tap, maximum stopping power is needed-and delivered, by big Wilwood discs all around. Budnik billet wheels give way to Cragar Pro Stars for the strip.
Spec Sheet: '69 Coupe
Owner: Jimmy Grasso; Baltimore, Maryland
Block: Brodix aluminum SBC
Displacement: 432 ci
Compression ratio: "Secret"
Heads: Brodix aluminum
Rocker arms: "Secret"
Intake manifold: Aluminum high-rise
Carburetor: Holley 1480 Dominator four-barrel
Fuel pump: "Secret"
Power adder: Nitrous Oxide Systems (N.O.S.) 500-squirt fogger system
Exhaust system: Hooker headers and "Show Tubes" side pipes
Transmission: HD Turbo-350 with Cheetah SCS shifter
Torque converter: 8-inch Treemaster
Front suspension: Scott's Hot Rods custom
Rear suspension: Custom four-link with Koni coilover shocks
Rearend: Modified '69 Stingray with Mark Williams axles; Strange Engineering center section with 4.11:1 gears
Brakes: Wilwood discs, front and rear
Wheels: Budnik custom billet aluminum (18x7-in front, 20x15-in rear)
Front tires: Mickey Thompson 800R18
Rear tires: Mickey Thompson 31x18
Fuel octane: 110
Weight: 2,980 lbs. with driver
Best ET/MPH: 9.809 seconds at 137 mph
Miles driven annually: 5,000