Will Stevenson is preparing to get back at it after a time off from racing with a new engine from Steve Morris and some chassis updates from longtime chassis man Dan Neumann, which include a new Racecraft housing, coil over conversion with AFCO Big Gun shocks, larger wheel tubs and a removable nose for ease of maintenance. The engine itself is a 615-inch big block Chevy using Will’s Dart 18-degree Big Chief heads and F3-R 139 ProCharger for now, with plans to move to the new, more efficient F3-R 136. With the ProVolute bell and CNC internals the mill produced 2,491 peak horsepower and 1952 ft-lbs of torque using Q16 fuel along with an intercooler. Steve Morris has done extensive testing using this engine with various superchargers over the past couple of weeks with excellent results, showing back-to-back runs after performing internal modifications to various units. Check the thread over at Yellowbullet.com to join the discussion.
A new round tube shock cross member was installed along with enclosures in the body featuring a removable top to easily set the shock adjustments and access the bolts as needed. Additional components for the car include a new Double AA Performance K-member, A-arms, limiters, Strange double adjustable front struts, Strange brakes, and Racecraft Caster/Camber plates and spindles, with Will taking care of the installation at his home shop. Like many racers, he prefers to do all the work he can to the car himself.
When all this is finished and Stevenson receives the new engine from Steve Morris it will be set between the frame rails and he’ll will begin the final assembly with the goal of racing at the Yellow Bullet Nationals this September.