Jerry Heasley
July 15, 2011

Wayne hit the button and a big grin spread over his face. He had opened up the exhaust cut-outs with an electric switch. Tim says, “He opens them up every time he drives the car.”

With this build, Wayne was able to reach his primary goal—the ability to outrun Corvettes. He hasn’t lined up against a Z06 yet, but he has taken on standard Corvettes. With 516 horsepower and 533 ft-lb of torque, Wayne says, “All they ever see is my taillights.”

Spec Sheet

Engine

  • 351 Windsor, stroked to 427 cubic-inches
  • Machine work: Lance Flake of Quick Time Performance
  • Coast High Performance Street Fighter Kit
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads
  • Comp Cams custom camshaft
  • Edelbrock AirGap intake
  • Edelbrock 750-cfm carburetor
  • MSD 6AL ignition
  • Concept One accessory drive kit with serpentine belt
  • Power Master 130-amp alternator
  • Output: 516hp, 533 ft-lb of torque, verified by Wayne Young’s Performance, Decatur, AL

Exhaust

  • Custom-built Spin Tec mufflers
  • QTEC electronic exhaust cut-outs with digital controller
  • Dr. Gas crossover pipe

Drivetrain

  • Tremec T-56 6-speed Transmission
  • McCleod steel flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate
  • B&M Ripper shifter
  • Custom aluminum driveshaft

Front Suspension

  • Heidt’s Mustang II independent front suspension
  • Carrera QA1 billet coilover shocks
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Flaming River tilt steering column

Rear Suspension

  • Custom-installed Heidt’s SuperRide independent rear suspension
  • Currie 9-inch centersection with 3:73 posi-traction
  • Adjustable Carrera QA1 billet coil-over shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Wilwood 4-piston calipers on 12-inch rotors
  • Rear: Inboard rear discs with Wilwood 4-piston calipers
  • Custom Hydroboost power brake unit
  • Wilwood master cylinder

Tires and Wheels

  • American Racing custom offset wheels, 17x8 front and 18x9 rear
  • BF Goodrich KDW2 tires

Paint/Body

  • Media blasted by Strip Masters in Melton, FL
  • Smooth body lines by Joey Graham, Union, MS
  • House of Kolor white sealer followed by BC26 base with Prism Pearl Pink
  • Blue Blood Red stripes
  • Custom front valance and spoiler
  • ’67 Shelby-style hood
  • Custom billet grills
  • California Special-style decklid
  • ’68 Shelby-style LED sequential taillights
  • Smoothed firewall and cowl
  • Inner fenders and radiator support fabricated out of aluminum

Interior

  • Custom interior upholstery, carpet, and trunk upholstery by Russell Wood. Custom console and trunk panels by Danny Russell
  • JME 6-gauge billet dash and billet glovebox door
  • Classic Auto Air A/C system
  • Custom sound system with trunk-mounted subwoofers and amps
  • Power door locks, windows, trunk release, and antenna
  • Viper security system