Rat Pack Muscle Cars

Former Fastest street legal car in NZ


Owner: Darren
This Camaro has the previous trophy for the fastest street legal car in NZ with a ¼ mile best: 8.8 seconds
Lives: Silverdale, New Zealand





(Has since been changed to a blown 468)

*540 Cubic inch Dart Big M Block (Huntsville Race Engines, Illinois)
*850hp (Flywheel), 1200hp with NO2
*Four Bolt Mains
* Kelly Crankshaft
*Manley H beam rods
*JE dome pistons
* 12.5:1 Comp
* Competion Cam 760/740 lift and 280 degree duration
* Heads - CNC ported Dart Pro Ones
* Competition Cam rockers, lifters and stud girdle

* Manley NexTek valve springs
* Dominator 1090 King Demon carburetor
* Edelbrock Victor high rise manifold.
* K&N air filter
* Magnaflow 500 fuel pump with a Magnaflow regulator
* MSD dizzy with a MSD 7AL ignition box, Morosso 8.5mm leads
*Morosso street/strip pan, Melling oil pump
*Exhaust: 2 .125-inch Super Comp headers down into a three-inch system, Two Forzaflows Mufflers
*16-inch single Derelli electric fan



Recently after serious thought Darren finally decided it was out with the 540ci 850hp to make it "more streetable". So in went a 468 Cubic inch Big Block with a 671 blower and a 850 cfm Holley carb. It now makes 600hp and 8 to 1 compression.


*Drags - 32 x 17.5-inch Mickey Thompson ET Streets
*Street - Front:15 x 5-inch Weld Pro Stars with 26 x 6.5-inch MT Sportsmans - Rear: 14 x 15-inch Weld Pro Star wheels with 31 x 17.5-inch Mickey Thompson.


* Wilwood Discs, 11 inch Front! 12 inch Rear - Four piston calipers on all four corners.

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* Steel body, Fibreglass Hood
* Tubbed, Roll cage,
* The battery is in the boot,
* Wiring is all in the firewall,
* The horn has disappeared into the guards.
* Paint: GM Quick Silver
* Paint & body by Barry Ryan Panel and Paint, Henderson, West Auckland, NZ

* Racepro seats with the four-point harness
* No back seat


This is the most recent picture (with the 468 & blower)





















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