This is one hot little ’36! The classic Chevy pickup you see below is powered by one of the strongest Chevy inline six engines we’ve ever heard of. It is built to the hilt with a lot of one-off parts, a Kirby/Sissel cylinder head, a Garrett turbo, and internals that are certainly far more robust than what originally came in the 292. The block was bored .060 and the turbo is shoving a little more than 20psi of boost into the inliner. For those of you unfamiliar with the special nature of a cylinder head done by the late Kay Sissel look him up. Mike Kirby is the guy who had (and maybe still does have) the patterns to make this twelve port heads that are so far superior to the stockers it isn’t even right to compare them.
The Chevy 292s I have had in both my former Goliath truck and my current Brutus tow truck are great torque mills. They love to work down low and lug those big trucks around (with some help from stiff gearing). The engine’s “natural” propensity to make torque is greatly enhanced with the turbo and other modifications like the cylinder heads, intake manifold, etc. In the dyno video you’ll see below the drag strip run, the truck makes 857hp at the tire when turning 7,000RPM and 800 lb/ft of torque at 4,800RPM. It also sounds like the end of the world which is totally awesome.
Other than the truly awesome engine the truck itself if really a cool piece. When is the last time you saw a 1936 Chevy truck? I’m not sure if I ever have. The big headlights and front grill really set it off and the blue paint is seemingly perfect as well. This is a 100% BangShift approved hot rod and it flat flies. Watch the lap at the drag strip below and watch it go deep into the 8s at a super impressive 160+ mph. Aerodynamically that truck is a disaster so we can only imagine what it feels like on the top end!
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE A 292 CHEVY INLINE SIX SHOVE A 1936 CHEVY TRUCK INTO THE 8S AND THEN MAKE 850HP AT THE TIRES!