When it comes to building high performance projects, they are only as strong as the weakest link and there are a lot of links to look after. When Aubrey Bruneau took on a makeover of his brother’s ’55 Chevrolet 210, there were big plans for the classic coupe.
Among them were a 468hp, 454cui V8, built up with Angus H-beam rods, roller cam, big valve Dart cylinder heads and a lot more goodies. Hooked to a Borg Warner Super T10 4 speed transmission with 2.43 ratio first gear, getting that power to the pavement was going to take a special combination at the back.
The car had been tubbed (again) and the rear axle housing narrowed by a total of seven inches. Tube ends from a Ford 9-inch were used in order to accommodate a custom set of axles from Moser Engineering. The third member was built up by Aubrey using specially machined steel bearing cap girdles to reduce distortion under hard launches.
You can see the extent to which Aubrey specified heavy duty axles from Moser in these photos. They were certainly up for the job and, after the car was sorted out, it turned in a best time of 9.70 @ 140 mph with his brother driving. Sadly, his brother, Roger, passed away several months later, but the car remains a tribute to him and a testament to the durability of Moser axles.
We are also very pleased to welcome Moser Engineeering to the powerTV web sites. This year also marks the 25th Anniversary of the company and their continued emphasis on in-house manufacturing and fast turnaround time. Those values have carried on ever since Greg Moser started repairing and re-splining stock axles for performance enthusiasts 25 years ago.
Take a few minutes and check out the Moser Engineering web site, where you can download the new 2011 catalog, browse the extensive FAQ and review their complete product line, which also includes brakes, differentials, spools, gears, suspension components and center sections.