I originally bought the car in 2002 from a guy in Nebraska, who street raced it. When I bought t, it had a high horse power 383 and a 883 4-speed with a V-Gate Shifter. I took the car to Texas Thunder Performance in Frisco, Texas where it had its cage replaced with a 7.5 second Certified chrome-moly cage, 4-link back halved, and converted to an automatic – with a 451 from Big Red Ram, as that car needed the 4-speed tunnel,and the pedals.
I bracket raced it for a couple of years. At first as a high 10-second car with the 451, and then as a low 9-second car with a 540. Eventually I windowed the motor, and the car sat for quite a few years as I was busy racing the Big Red Ram in Nostalgia Super Stock.
My son raced it for about a year when he made the move from Nostalgia Muscle Car to Nostalgia Super Stock. I then gave him Big Red Ram after converting it to an Automatic, and I had moved into the Texas Whale.
About two years ago I stripped the car to bare bones and sent it off for body work and paint. As I write this, I’m in the process of putting the car together with new parts for the 2018 race season. Follow along as I update the site after updating the car.