Once your list is complete, you can start hunting for parts. While you can literally spend days online looking at parts and prices, we decided to take a shortcut and call the guys at Summit Racing. They had everything we needed in stock, with guaranteed low prices and same-day shipping. It seemed as though every time we blinked, a fresh shipment of performance parts had showed up at our doorstep. It was like Christmas in July.

For the Corvette restoration parts such as the big-block springs, the ball joints, the tie-rod ends, that sweet triangular air cleaner, and just about everything else that popped up during the removal process, we called the guys at Volunteer Vette. They speak Corvette fluently and had everything we needed, including a few items we didn't even know we needed.

What's Ahead
In our next installment, we'll begin our big-block buildup in earnest, starting with a custom- made, Tri-power fuel-injection system by F&B Throttle Bodies. We'll also meet legendary engine builders Lamar and Rob Walden, who will be testing our AFR aluminum oval-port heads on their flow bench, selecting our custom Comp camshaft, and assembling this cutting-edge powerplant. Don't miss it.

SOURCE
Gearstar Performance Transmissions
132 N. Howard St.
Akron  44308
330-434-5216
www.gearstar.net
F&B Performance Engine
Cardiff by the Sea
CA
858-324-1770
www.fbthrottlebodies.com
Air Flow Research
28611 W. Industry Drive
Valencia
CA  91355
661-257-8124
www.airflowresearch.com
Lamar Walden Automotive
6 Steve Drive #B
Doraville
GA  30340
770-449-0315
www.lamarwaldenautomotive.com
Comp Cams
3406 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
800-999-0853
www.compcams.com
Volunteer Vette
3103 East Gov. John Sevier
Knoxville
TN  37914
865-521-9100
www.volvette.com
Summit Racing
Akron
OH
800-230-3030
330-630-0240
www.summitracing.com/
Jim Ellis Chevrolet and Corvette Center
5900 Peachtree Ind Blvd.
Atlanta
GA  30341
N/A
N/A
http://www.jimellischevrolet.com