1965 Belvedere

Brad K brought us this 1965 Belvedere 1 to do a Signature Series Smothers Super Tune.......The car would barely run.........  I couldn't even unload it out of the trailer and pull it in the shop without restarting it every 5 feet...........It would start, rev up, and then die..........





Gotta LUV the body color rims with Torque Thrusts..............We also fixed the neutral safety switch, adjusted the column shifter cables so they work correctly, added an oil dipstick, and wired the fuel pump with a relay so it comes on with the key.............



Car looks tuff with A990 Hemi scoop.........I gotta tell ya, I LOVE a deep pan hangin' down...................



500" Hemi short block was built by Best Machine and features a Scot Brown hydraulic/mini van cam and Mopar Cross Ram intake...........Car runs great until 5,500RPM and then noses over..........but we're going to take care of that...........It's getting a solid roller with matching valve springs so it'll run like a 500" Hemi should..........Car now has Smothers built MSD plug wires, MSD ignition, and blaster coil...........Brad wants to make some passes in the car at the track, so we're going to get it Race Ready.............




Car is auto on the column with a reverse pattern full manual valve body.........Brad's going to redo the front seats so they'll match the rest of the interior................



The float levels were low anywhere from 1/8" to 1/4" in all 4 floats, so to get it to idle, I raised the float levels, curved the distributer so the initial timing went up from 10 to 25 degrees, put fresh plugs in it, set the idle mixture, and added the MSD ignition............It's a totally different car now........Crossram sure looks tuff.....................