Bob Blodgett Custom Corvette Pictures
My name is Bob Blodgett, Just a little side info to let you know where this '57 Vette is living...:) The engine is a 327, 35 over, decked block, shaved 202 heads, steel crank, TRW floater pinned pistons 12.5 to 1, Pro Comp cam, roller rocker and lifters, 850 Holley carb sitting on a Holley Street Dominator intake, Hooker headers, Accel ingnition, Hi-Tork starter (compression is 16.50), the intake and heads are ported and polished (by me), the block has been polished also by me (the oil valley looks like chrome), 7 quart Moroso oil pan, Moroso high volume oil pump, titaium push rods, double valve springs, fluid dampner, and Matt a herd of other stuff to get her to develope 677 horsepower and 585 ft pounds of tork to the rear axle. I am all engine, no NOS. The transmission is the original Borg Warner T-10 4 speed, all new gears, sincros, and sliders. A Lakewood scatter shield bell housing is wrapped around a Zoom II Drag Clutch. A 3 inch driveline connects to a 12 bolt GM posi, with 4.56 gears. I put this together in 2002 for about $8000.00. A couple of unsancutioned quarter mile passes turned up middle 8 second runs, better than I anticipated. Back in the '70s and early '80s I drag raced her and ran 9.40s at 165 to 168 mph quarters. I ran this same block, but quite a few different components including a dual 4 tunnel ram and a Ford (sorry) 9inch narrowed rear end. I still had to cut and boxed my frame for clearence of my slicks, move my leaf spring hangers to the inside of the frame. I acquired her in 1973, totally stock FI clear down to the hub caps for $1600.00, Iam sure the value would be more today if she was still stock, BUT I wouldn't have her any other way than the earth shaker she is now. I don't look at my Vette as a value thing, I look at her for her beauty and rarity (not too many of these hanging around these days). I won't drag race her any more, Ive been doing a couple of parades and car shows in recent years. The car shows have been really fun and winning 1st place and peoples choice is really cool. The parades kinda suck as the engine idles at 1400 rpm but still wants to load up even if I turn the fuel pressure regulator down and that clutch does tend to wear on the leg... lol I have lost count of the inquires to buy my '57, but she is and never will be for sale.
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