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Steve Caldwell's 1972 Ventura
(In His own Words)

Hi Dave, its been awhile so i thought I would chime in and give you an up date.
My Ventura has been running great. I have made no motor changes but last month I pulled out the 3.70 gears and installed 3.90s. My car now has a best 60 foot of 1.36 and has several rear wheel 60s of a 1.48 and a new best ET of 10.08 @ 132.7.
My car weighed in at 3379# so i figure my 11.8 to 1 motor is cranking out well over 650 hp and that is with a 950 carb and no spacer, and 29 degrees of timing total on 9 inch tires and caltracs. Been running 3 gallons of 91 pump gas to 2 gallons of 110 mix. Hope all is going well with ya and I'll talk at you soon. Here is a vid from last Wed night. Rear wheel 60.


Note: Steve is a great example of a guy who spends the time to dial in his combo instead of just throwing parts at it. Very impressive Steve!!!!! Thanks for sharing

Dave Bisschop


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Engine Specs.
Here is a little bit on my motor its a 455 block .030 over,Icon flat top pistons. Eagle forged crank,Scat H beam rods with ARP 2000 bolts,
Bullet solid flat tappet cam speced out at 268/276 @ .050 duration 579/597 lift plus 1.65 roller rockers. I have your KRE 74cc CNC ported 315 cfm heads and match ported KRE Northwind intake manifold.
I run a Holley 950, MSD ignition, and Hedman 2 inch headers.The trans is a thm 350 with a Coan 4700/10 inch converter and a Hipster brake. I use an 8.5 10 bolt rear with 33 spline axles,chrome moly spool and c clip eliminators.

My best ET to date is 10.08 @ 132.7 with a 1.36 60 foot time on 9 inch slicks and caltracs.