Credits

The Dragonbeast acknowledges those individuals and organizations who helped to provide information, a service, and/or special parts. Some of the individuals and organizations are no longer with us but their work and deeds remain as a part of The Beast.


Susana West (Wife and best friend.) Wonderful support and inspiration for Project Beast. Also serves as test driver.

Pat Ryan (In Memorium)
Menlo Machine
(No longer in business.)
  • Hydraulic assembly adaptor plate for the installation of the Tilton pedal and master cylinder assembly.
  • Transmission to bellhousing spacer for installation of the McLeod hydraulic throwout bearing.
  • Transmission mount adaptor.
  • Provided me access to sheetmetal tools to fabricate the firewall plate and cover box for my Tilton brake and clutch assembly. Pat did the welding to complete the firewall plate and box.

James Craig (In Memorium)
Zenith Wire Wheels
Reopened as The Wire Wheel King. The new business is owned and run by James Craig's original staff - producing the same outstanding, quality product.
  • Custom built original four 16x7 inch wheels - beautiful.
  • Custom built two 17x9.5 inch wheels for the rear - again beautiful.

The Great Reinero
5199 Highway 1
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
(831) 426-2556
The Great Reinero created the Dragonbeast character that you see throughout this website. He is known for original T-shirt airbrush designs.

Blair and John
Corvette Heaven
(No longer in business.)
For those hard to get Corvette parts and for being friends and consultants.

Derek
Tilton Race Products
Guidance regarding the application of their products to my brake and clutch master cylinders and pedal system.

"Red" Roberts
Weber/McLeod Industries
1600 Sierra Madre Cir.
Placentia, Ca. 92870
(714) 630-3668
Guidance of on the application of the hydraulic throwout bearing and clutch system. His support was great, even remachining the throwout bearing base to fit the Tremec transmission application.

Mike Forte'
Forte's Parts Connection
474 Moody St.
Waltham, Ma. 02154
(781) 647-1530
Supplier of the GM-ready Tremec 3550 5-speed, Weber clutch components, and McCleod hydraulic throw-out bearing assembly.

True Choice
4180 Weaver Ct.
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 876-3483
Modification of Koni shocks to allow adjustable ride height and springs.

Driveline Service of S.J.
1567 Almaden Rd.
San Jose, Ca.
(408) 286-0162
New 3" Half Shafts and custom, balanced driveshaft for the Tremec transmission installation.

John (owner)
Rearend Specialties
1660 Coleman Ave.
Santa Clara, Ca.
Differential Gear Swap (from 3:36 to 3:08) and third member setup.

Vette Brakes & Products
7490 - 30th Ave.
N. St Petersburg, Fl.
Special trailing arms and custom length strut rods.

Kaeding Racing
813 Cristich Ln.
Campbell, Ca.
Shortening the Vette Brake trailing arms to fit the Spitfire application.

Race, Street, and Rally
1995 Lafayette
Santa Clara, Ca.
Assembly of the hubs and bearings in the new, shortened Vette Brake trailing arms.

Vince (owner)
North Cal Body Shop
(No longer in business.)
Bonnet customizing and paint job.

Jeff (owner)
Wax and Wheels
335 McGlincey Ave.
Campbell, Ca. 95008
(408) 377-5715
(No longer in business.)
Suspension tuning to make The Beast want to corner like a sports car and forget that the weight of the Chevy small block V-8 wanted to resist cornering. They also provided show detailing for the British and Car Capades shows.

Magnum Force Race Car Fabrication
1436 White Oaks Ave.
Campbell, Ca. 95008
(408) 559-6633
Design, construction, and installation of the integrated 4-point roll bar; and, the frame modifications required for the Tremec transmission installation.

Boyd Ferrie
Sanderson headers
517 Railroad Ave.
South San Francisco, Ca. 94080
(800) 669-2430
Boyd designed, fabricated, and installed a set of custom headers to allow The Beast to breath fire.

The Staff
Speed Merchant
Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, Ca. 94080
(408) 295-0931
Great support and just the right products to plumb the remote oil filter, oil cooler, and carburator. Plus replacement parts for accelerator cable, B&N breathable air filter cover, and other hard to find parts.

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