Classics And Rods

Richard Johnson's
1958 Apache


-Owner: Richard Johnson

-Power: 427 with old style rectangle port heads. Block and heads have been milled. Heads have been ported. Full length 1 7/8 pipe headers 2 1/2 inch exhaust with free flow muflers. Edelbrock tarantula single plane highrise intake manifold. Edelbrock 750 carb. with1432(.110) main with 1450 (070 x 042) rods and 1431(107) secondary. Mallory Unilite vacume advance distributor with active power filter, Mallory Promaster Coil and Mallory Pro Sidwinder plug wires. Octane requirement 101 at 2000 ft alt. with 4 degrees initial timing. Horse power 500+. Cooling is handled by a 3 core reproduction radiator with shroud , 7 blade clutch fan and a manualy activated 900 cfm electric fan.

-Transmission: 700R4 auto with hardened basket and extra clutch in the 3-4 clutch pack.Early model valvebody controls lock up and has aftermarket valve to hold lock up through 3/4 throtle and a 2200 stall corvette lock up convertor and a B+M racing trans cooler mounted 4 inches in front of the radiator.The transmission was custom built for this application by Joe Beach at Expert Transmision in Henderson Nevada

-X-tras: GM 10 bolt with 4.56 gears and Power-Trax locker, Jack Rabit roll top bed cover, Black chrome pop up tie downs, Optima battery relocated to the bed, 3/8 thick rubber bed liner, 67 truck parking brake cable. Front and Rear anti sway bars, Adjustable rear traction control bars, Coil over gas shocks front and rear, Front hub roller bearing convertion, Front disc brakes, Modern power brake convertion, Class 4 reciever hitch and a crank style under bed spare tire carrier.  Electrical system: 100 amp internaly regulated GM alternator, Modern fuse panel mounted on fire wall in cab, Wiring harness rewired with heavier gage wire, a 67 chevy ignition switch and Hologen headlights on relays activated by stock headlight switch. Sound System:  Custom auto sound in dash AM FM Cassette player with remote 10 CD player. Rear speakers are JL Audio 8 inch powered by a 1000 watt Piramid amp, Front sreakers are 4x6 120 watt Pioner 3 way powered by a 600 watt Legacy amp mounted above the windshield in reproduction crome speaker boxes.

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