The 1966 HP2 Belvedere I you
see here is going to be restored to
perfection and then raced in
the SuperCar ShootOut.
1966 Belvedere I HP2
426 Hemi A727 Automatic
HP2 is progressing well but not a pace that I am happy with. A couple of
road blocks happened in April. First, my Chrome Taillight bezel, hood ornaments,
roof trim etc. are all in Chrome Shop Prison and waiting to be released
when they get caught up. Second, considering the economy, I don't want
to charge up the credit cards to get the HP2 done. I have many of the parts
needed to go forward but am missing some key parts needed to get the HP2
on the Track.
Gary Aug was brought in to make
sure that stopping the HP2 would be
no problem. Gary made sure I
had the right parts installed into the right slots.
The List of items to complete
shrunk considerably in April. Tranny Lines-
Installed, Shifter Linkage Missing
Parts located- waiting to be refinished,
Engine Wiring Harness- Installed,
Hook up Manual Fuel Pump- Done.
Hoses, Wire looms, Clutch Fan-
Side Glass- Done.
Headliner- pre installed, waiting
for Roof Chrome
to be installed, then final
Dash- restored and waiting for
headliner to be completed before being installed
into HP2. Locks- installed.
Side Trim- Installed, Splash Panel- installed.
Grill- Found in New Jersey from
a 66 Hemi Belvedere that was removed from the car in 1968,
before being sent to the scrap
yard. Cleaned and Installed.
Steering Wheel found and dropped
off at Central CT
Autobody to be repaired and
finished in Shiny Red.
Look for updates weekly.