Dale Amy
February 1, 2009
Photos By: Paul Rosner
Rick Ashley and his boys

We mentioned that Jeff is a land surveyor. One of his then business acquaintances was a contractor named Rick Ashley, who one day commented favorably on the 16x24 print of Voodoo Blue that Jeff had hanging on his office wall. Jeff jokingly suggested that Rick should buy it, and after going for a brief ride, that's just what he did. Jeff says he lost money on the sale to Rick, but gained a great friend, so it looks as though the curse has finally run its course.

The most recent modifications to the C-500 have been the addition of a JPC Racing return-style fuel system and fuel rails, along with the aforementioned aluminum intake. Beforehand, when it was still putting out only 580 rwhp, the C-500 ran mid-11-second e.t.'s. Now that Mr. Burcham has worked his magic, that number has risen to about 670 rwhp. No further strip passes have been made yet, but Jeff guesses it should easily run 10s. So now ol' Voodoo Blue may well work its curse on whatever car is in the next lane.

5.0 Tech Specs
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINRearend
BlockFRPP 4.10:1 gearset, 33-spline
Stock aluminumStrange axles, spool
Bore 
3.572-inchELECTRONICS
StrokeEngine Management
3.750-inchStock, with JPC tune
DisplacementIgnition
301ciStock
CrankshaftGauges
VT Engines 4340 strokerAuto Meter
Rods 
{{{Eagle}}} forgedSUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
PistonsFront Suspension
CP forgedK-member
Compression RatioStock
9.6:1Control Arms
CamshaftStock
VT Engines Blower camsStruts
HeadsEibach
{{{Fox}}} LakeSprings
IntakeEibach
JPC Racing aluminum, pre-Brakes
productionWilwood 14-inch, six-piston
Power AdderWheels
ProCharger D-1SC Stage IICervini C-Series, 20x8.5
intercooled, centrifugalTires
Throttle BodyNitto 555, 255/35R20
StockRear Suspension
Mass AirSprings
Custom JPC RacingEibach
Fuel SystemShocks
JPC return-style system, 60-lb/hrEibach
ExhaustControl Arms
Kooks long-tube headers, CerviniKenny Brown
side-exitBrakes
TransmissionWilwood
Stock, 26-spline input shaft w/Wheels
Centerforce clutchCervini C-Series, 20x10
 Tires
 Nitto 555, 275/35R20