Video: This ’55 Shoebox Makes Over 1,000HP To The Tires

Jerry Aiken from Bellevue, Michigan and his good friend Trever Cornwell have given us exactly what we want to see with this very awesome, dyno pull video from Walsh Motorsports of Wixom, Michigan.

The ’55 lead sled being tested at Walsh belongs to Aiken, whose incredible shoebox puts out some 1,016 horses at the rear wheels with a methanol fed big-block that runs on 93 octane. On top of the fact that a Dart, “Big-M” big-block stroked to 509 cubic inches powers Aiken’s cool ride, the fast post sedan also features a set of Bullseye S476 turbos with race covers and 1.10 A/R exhaust housings. The big motor’s methanol injection is made possible via a methanol system made by AIS.

In this video of the Walsh Motorsports dyno pull, the rad Chevy sedan tachs out at nearly 6,800rpm. It breaks the 1,000 horsepower threshold and does it with a scream. It’s a thing of fear to watch Aiken’s methanol injected Chevy lift from its rear as the 509 cube motor that is its heart screams to life, pausing everything around it.

Aiken’s octane friendly, 509 cube mill featured in his rodded post car features a forged crank and rods, a set of Dart 360 heads, JE pistons and a Steve Morris cam. Overall, fuel injection is provided using a FAST XFI injection system. Custom fabrication, chassis electrical wiring and other electronics for the old shoebox are provided via Lambdatuner.com, a custom wiring and tuning specialist online.

Spark is fed to the sedan’s massive motor via MSD‘s Digital-7 ignition system, and a custom air to air intercooler is built by Jim Sheren. It’s a solid sedan for sure, and Jerry Aiken’s ’55 Chevy will soon turn more than just heads at the local dragstrips in Michigan, should everything pan out as planned for Aiken and his methanol burning shoebox!

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Salvatore Alaimo

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, California, Sal Alaimo Jr. has continued with his passion of the automotive industry. Alaimo's been an auto enthusiast since his early years, and grew up learning about cars from his father, Sal Alaimo Sr. If its got a set of fat rear tires and 8-cylinders, Alaimo Jr. is all for it. Today, Alaimo Jr. brings with him a pool of enthusiasm and pride as a contributing freelance writer for Chevy Hardcore.
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