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  • About 63mako
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    Kevin Jensen
    Millington Illinois
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    Year & Model
    1963 SWC Mako Shark Custom
    Torch Red HOC Fireball flake Black pearl scoop
    Forged Roller 383,Tripower, NOS, D&D T-56 Chevy /Viper close ratio 6 speed, Tom's 12 bolt 4.11 rear end W/ 3 1/2" halfshafts and Tom's outer axles with Van Steel offset trailing arms, VB&P Performance Plus suspension, Body kit, Paint, C5 buckets W/ 4 pt, Chrome rollbar, Chrome Hooker headers. 15x12
    Car Guy for over 30 years. Have always had a race car or street ride. Drag raced for 15 years and have built and helped build to many engines and cars over the years to count. Restored 72 vette. Do most of my own work. 4 yrs auto mechanics collage. 3 years at automotive Machine shop. 3 children, 5 Grandkids
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    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.


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  • Last Activity: 04-20-2019 03:03 PM
  • Member Since: 05-28-2005


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  1. CanadaGrant
    08-20-2016 05:21 PM
    Can hardly wait to see the 63 on the tube. From the pics it's going to look great!
  2. 05-11-2016 07:18 AM
    Mako63, i am about to pull the trigger on the parts you recommended for my 383 build. Quick reminder for you: AFR 195 heads w/8019 spring upgrade (75cc); Howards hyd roller 110885-08; Howards retro lifters; Edel Proformer intake; QF 680 cfm carb; Comp rockers (1.52 ratio). So here is my question: I will be swapping out my TH350 w/a 2004r so I can have OD (would like the lock up option as well). Should I go ahead with the engine build and then get the correct stall in the tranny based off of the build or plan on the tranny/stall first then cam accordingly? Gonna stick with the stock 3.55 rear-end and stock 15 wheels. Obviously I will be running headers (but would like to know your advice on type header also). I really value your knowledge on the forum and appreciate all the great advice you give. Sorry this is so long...Tibbs
  3. East Coast
    01-02-2015 07:56 PM
    Just A note to say Thanks for all your help with my Cam selection!
  4. Mr 74
    09-02-2014 10:42 PM
    I listed my 74 coupe for sale in the for sale/wanted part of the C3 forum. If you think someone may be interested, please send them my way. Thanks

  5. CanadaGrant
    06-13-2014 11:46 PM
    Thought I would let you know I got a numbers matching carb from Philip. It's perfect and is 3 weeks before my build date. Thanks again!
  6. Phil Zell
    03-16-2014 11:43 AM
    63 Mako


    I am in need of your opinion on the setup I am running in my 75. I have a 4 bolt block bored to 4.030, with Eagle cast 3.75 crank, KB 135 18 cc dish hyper pistons. Camshaft is a Comp roller XR276HR. Up top is a set of AFR 195's with a dual plane intake and 1 770 Holley, MSD 8360 ignition, no box.

    Behind this is a Richmond 5 speed with a 3.27/1 first gear 5th is 1/1

    with 308 rear gears.
    Question is that on the tall end this thing pulls like a big block but a littl short on the low end. The cam seems very mild to me in that at idle it does not shake the fenders. any ideas on a different cam ?


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    Lafayette, In.
  7. Daltman4437
    01-16-2014 07:38 PM
    Sweet looking ride....
    I posted "need more HP" and you gave great advice on heads and top of the motor. How about if I rebuild the bottom of end. If I take the block to the shop to be bored and machined, do I have them shave the crank also? What pistons and rods should I put in. Thank you for your advice and experience.
  8. 01-05-2014 02:27 PM

    Thanks very much for all your help on my "Engine Guys..." call for help. I promise to never rebuild an engine again without a new cam and new lifters.

    Thanks again!

    Mark V
  9. 02-23-2013 01:19 AM
    Hey buddy! I just wanted to personally thank you for the input you have givin me on my restoration. I really couldn't got this far without you guys.
  10. Frank.luvstingrays
    09-29-2012 12:46 PM
    HI 63mako,
    I'm pretty sure you had posted you use Amsoil for your rear end, was it
    Long Life Synthetic 75w90 Gear Lube or Severe Gear Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) 75w90 Lubricant
    I have a 1970 Stingray all original car...
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