La Bomba is our own personal Hot Rod Truck. It's a '58 Chevy Apache FlatBed with a 383 stroker. Check out the slideshows below to see all the stages of the truck project .
We bought LaBomba from our buddy Barry. Check out his website filled with customized Hot Wheels and other great patriotic stuff. www.libertycustoms.com
LaBomba's Engine is a 383 stroker, with a 10/20 block (high tin and nickel). It's an engine from a '74 C60 School Bus! I built this engine with Nitrous in mind. This build was a close pattern of an article in Car Craft.
After market Vortec Heads with 2.02 valves and 9.3 compression
Forged Crank, rods and pistons
Comp Cams XE 274H Cam
Comp Cams Stainless Roller Rocker Arms
Edelbrock RPM Air Gap Intake
Edelbrock 750 Carb
Powershot 120 hp NOS
Jordon choose this combination because it should make a conservative 440 hp and still be very streetable. With the NOS it should run about 560 hp!
The Front end is a Dodge Aspen/Volarie. The Rear end is a GM 12 bolt with Posi. The battery was moved to under the rear bumper and the gas tank is now located behind the rear axle. These moves got some weight on the back tires, which are Nitto Drag Radials, to help plant some horse power to the ground!