Aubrey's 1962 Chevrolet Belair sport coupe. 409 409HP, 4 speed, Prepared for NHRA / IHRA C/D/E Stock Eliminator

Division 6 / Number 6409

In response to a second letter submitted by me ( Aubrey )... NHRA has factored the horsepower of the 62 409/409, further, to 385, effective July, 2007.

IHRA had dropped it to 365.

This photo taken August 25, 2005. Opens to 1024 X 768 pixels. This is how the car looked when I ran it in 2004 and 2005.

Amongst many other improvements being implemented in the rebuilding of this car for the 2007 season... Here are my brand new American Racing Pro Series TrackStar wheels. 15" X 10" and 15" X 4". Using M/T "stick" compound 29.5" X 9" rear tires and 28" X 4.5" M/T front runners.

These wheels and tires removed 82 POUNDS of rotating weight from ther car ! b

Here's the set of QA 1 Stocker drag racing shocks which just came in.

The brand new Wilwood disc brake conversion kit.

Here, the front disc brakes are being installed.

Above are the aluminum adaptor brackets which I designed and drafted, then were machined by my long time friend, Bernie Schulz.

Pre-assembled... then fitting to the axle housing. NOTHING goes together like parts machined by a career tool-&-die maker from Germany !

The rear end, fully assembled with the disc brakes, housing webbing, second upper control arm ( which has the mounted extended approximately 2" higher ).

After the first road test on July 14, 2007.

After making adjustments to the ride height, and getting a 4 wheel alignment.

The new engine, with the new high delivery fuel system.


After experiencing a failure with the base of a Schubeck lifter, a superior component was located. On the left, a standard solid lifter compared to the new coated, light weight, tool-steel lifters that are now in the engine. The camshaft received a special surface hardening process from Performance Research. On the right, the brand new Comp Cams light weight, tool steel retainers. These provided a 13 gram weight reduction at the valve, and when combined with the new custom made .120" wall Manton pushrods, has proven to be instrumental in attaining excellent valve train stability with the newly built engine. Recent dyno tests have proven VERY satisfactory !!! 


 One of the best purchases a stick shift driver can make for his/her car, when rules require an SFI bell housing, is to IMMEDIATELY discard the McLeod or Lakewood junk that has plagued the vulnerable aftermarket end user, and replace that unit with the new QUICKTIME spun/machined safety bell housing. The first advantage to this unit, is that unlike the substandard Lakewood or McLeod parts, the QUICKTIME unit actually locates the transmission properly behind the engine !... a novel concept, after decades of being subject to the hap-hazard tolerances of those "old school" units. The second advantage is weight. Yes, at only about $35.00 more than the inferior parts, the QUICKTIME bell housing is actually 13 POUNDS LIGHTER ! 

This page updated April 5, 2009.

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