They rooted around in the back of the garage, where Tony still had the 496 motor, and they set to mocking it up. The setup looked like it would fit. So Radar commenced to cutting tubing. As to the motor itself, they knocked the compression of the 496 down to 9:1, courtesy of some Ross aluminum pistons, and kept it from going hungry with a pair of 450 cfm 4160 units. Jamming atmosphere and endangered species into all that are a pair of Borg-Warner 64mm turbos.
The torque numbers sound almost agricultural: Cummins, eat your heart out, No-Page has 900 ft.-lbs. And it probably explains why the front end bears more than a passing resemblance to a Massey- Ferguson combine harvester, at least when the air bags are dropped to their lowest setting, which puts the bumper one American inch off the topsoil.
As to the great indoors, No-Page Tony went to Tea’s Design for the seats, with the most recent round of upholstery done by a guy named Bill Ion. Note the Virgil Exner “Forward Look” emblems. The gauges are Autometer Phantom and the shifter and cup holders are Pentastarshaped. But maybe our favorite part of the interior is the ancient, really-hard-to-find, NOS “Aero-wheel”: it’s a clear-and-glitter steering wheel that screams “1961.” We applaud Tony for many different reasons. Not only did he stay determined to create this badass Belvedere even though it took him almost 20 years to complete, but he also drives the car on a regular basis. I take my hat off to No-Page Tony.
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