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In 1964 Carroll Shelby was pretty much stomping everybody on the race track with his brutal Cobras. The Corvettes had not only fallen prey to the Ford powered roadsters, but even Zora Duntov’s Grand Sport program had been cancelled because of the racing ban that GM had. So in a desperate attempt to beat the Cobra’s, GM honcho Vince Piggins met with sports car racer and builder Bill Thomas, and told him Chevy would supply engines and parts if Thomas would build a car that could beat the Cobras.
Building a Better Tool
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Stacey and the GearZ crew heat things up as they head to the Cornwell forges to watch molten steel be expertly transformed into America’s best ratchet. Get ready to see sparks fly. But the trip doesn’t stop there. Tag along as the crew follows what it takes for a ratchet to end up on a Cornwell truck. Back in the garage, Stacey talks maximizing boost and the role of intercoolers when it comes to super-chargers and turbos. The wheels keep turning and the rubber keeps burning, this week on GearZ.