About the 55

1955 Chevy 210 Handyman station-wagon.
It’s not a nomad.
When I got it, it had the four things I was looking for in an old hot rod project:
350/T350, Power Front Disc Brakes, Power Steering and Air Conditioning.
I’ve built it to be a reliable driver.
So far, The 55 and I have been to 18 states and 27 National Parks.
From the highest paved road in North America – the Mount Evans Scenic Byway – 14,130 feet above sea level – to the bottom of Badwater -282 below sea level.

We’ve driven on the Bonneville Salt Flats, The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca and the Texas Motor Speedway.

Here’s what’s currently under the hood of The 55: 
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2002 LQ4 6.0 that’s been bored & stroked to 408cid or 6.7 liters
It’s got a forged crank, rods & pistons.
Engine Balanced, Blue-Printed and Assembled at CPR Engines
Pistons: Mahle Forged 930223205
Damper: ATI 917286
Camshaft: COMP 54-000-11
Lifters:  COMP 850-16
Valve Spring Kit:  COMP 7228TS-KIT
Pushrods:  COMP 7955-16 
Timing Set:  COMP 3172KT
Fuel Injection: Holley 550-623 Terminator LS MPFI – Dominator ECU
Throttle Body:  Holley 112-587
Intake Manifold:  Holley 300-136
Fuel Injectors:  Holley 522-668
Fuel Rails:  Holley 534-218
Fuel Pressure Regulator:  Holley 12-880
Oil Filter:  K&N HP-1017
Air Filter:  K&N E-1650
Coils:  Accel LS 140043K
Spark Plugs:  NGK TR6 with N2O / NGK TR5 without N2O
Spark Plug Wires: Accel Extreme 9002 Ceramic Tip
Transmission: GM 4L60E rebuilt by Hiro’s Transmissions, Transmission oil pan
Fasteners: ARP
LS Install Kit:  CPP with Doug Thorley Headers & Holley Oil Pan 302-1
N2O Kit:  02001NOS
N2O Purge Kit:   Nitrous Express #15601
Electrical:  Painless Performance wiring harness
Battery:   Optima Yellow Top & Digital 400 to maintain it when I’m away

The rest of The 55:
Brakes:
Front Wilwood Power Front Disc Brakes 6-piston calipers & 12.19 drilled rotor
Rear Wilwood Power Rear Disc Brakes 4-Piston calipers &12.19 drilled rotor
Wilwood Master Cylinder,
CPP Vacuum Booster & E-Stop Emergency Brake
Cooling:
Mattson’s cooling module
Gauges:
Dakota Digital RTX Speedometer, MoonEyes Tachometer

Suspension:
CPP Totally Tubular Upper & lower Control Arms, CPP Sway Bar, Classic Industries Rear leaf springs, HPI Frame Kit

Shocks:
Viking Front Coil-Overs,  QA1 Rear Shocks

Steering Box:
CPP 500 Series Power Steering Box

Fuel Tank:
CPP 29 gallon fuel cell

Fuel Pump:
AeroMotive Phantom 340 In-Tank Fuel-Pump

Rear end:
Quick Performance 9-inch with 31-spline axles, and an Eaton posi with 3.70 gears

Wheels:
American Racing Torque Thrust II

Tires:
Continental Extreme Contact DWS06

Audio:
RetroSound Long Beach, Alpine PDX-F4 Amplifier, Alpine SPR-60 Speakers

Air Conditioning:
Vintage Air, Dakota Digital controller

Polish: Mothers

The old set-up:IMG_5955
Engine: Chevy 350
Transmission: 700R4, Summit Aluminum Transmission PanFel-Pro Gasket, Red Line ATF
Intake:  K&N Air Filter, Holley Sniper Electronic Fuel Injection,  Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, Blue Print aluminum heads
Exhaust:  Patriot Headers, Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers
100amp Alternator, Summit Racing Protorque Starter.
Distributor & Coil:  MSD Pro-Billet & MSD Blaster 2
Spark Plugs & Wires:  Accel #0416SAccel Extreme 9000 Ceramic Tip