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1966 Satellite/GTX Clone in progress.

Updated: Mar 29


I have a customer with a nice driver 66'Satellite soon to be GTX clone. It's a 4 speed car that had a standard slightly warmed up 440. He's getting a 650 hp stroked 440 (500inch) engine with an aluminum Indy top end.

The car had the engine out when it came to me. The new engine is a pull from the previous Barton 528" Hemi swap I did on the 66 Charger further down in the blog. It has a VERY aggressive top end with a giant camshaft and Indy heads and intake manifold. I'll try and get an idle clip at the end of this project, it has a really awesome old school chop to it.

Couple of pics of the blank canvas.

Getting to work on the engine. New flywheel, roller pilot bearing, and ARP hardware.

It's getting a McLeod twin disk street clutch.

Assembling the drive-train.

In she goes! Takes some patience and care when doing this alone.

Nestled in nicely - that's enough for this weekend, next weekend is water pump, headers, shifter, and wiring.

Upcoming work will include a fuel system, new 3" exhaust, and a NASCAR inspired gauge package as well as a WilWood disc brake conversion.

Uploaded some new pics - descriptions to follow.

So here is the drive train installed and a nice new Be Cool radiator and and fan assembly installed. I relay'ed everything in the car, the fuel pump, fans, and ignition.

On to the brakes - I installed a very nice WilWood disc brake system along with a proportioning valve, new master cylinder, and brake lines.


The two piece rotors were awesome! Very well made parts.


Coming together! 4 piston calipers.

And this one is wrapped up!


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