1956 Dark Lord Blue Oval Beetle

Paintwork by The Paintbox - Engine & Gearbox by Cogbox

The Dark Lord Blue Oval was a 'body off' rebuild of the Coral Pink Oval after the accident in the winter of 1996/97 and debuted at the Volksworld show 1997 where it won Best of Show. Bernie had great fun racing it with a best ET of 11.93. In 2000 he decided that to go quicker he had to strip the Oval (which he didn't really want to do) or build another car, so the oval was sold and the Gene Berg Replica 67 was built

Engine Spec: 2387 cc> Rimco case bushed lifter bores, shuffle-pinned, full flow oil with Oberg filter. S/Steel braided oil hose. 10mm Autocraft studs. Pauter 86mm crank, 5.7" Pauter chromoly rods, Weisco 94mm pistons, Total Seal rings, Jay-Cee extra long barrels, Babe Erson hard weld cam (280 dur. x 393 lift), Pauter 1.4:1 billet roller rockers = 550 lift Berg pushrods, Berg straight-cut cam gear. Performance Technology heads with stainless steel valves and titanium retainers (47x37), running 12.5:1 c/r, Berg 30mm oil pump, Berg oil pump face Berg Equalizer Pulley, Berg 160,000 psi pushrods, Type 4 push-rod tubes, Berg breather box, Berg carburetor linkage, Berg heavy duty pulley bolt, Berg gland nut, Berg clearanced cam followers, Berg 3.5 qt sump, Berg-modified 51.5mm Weber IDA's on WeldedSkat Trac manifolds, Berg 1 3/4" merged header with stinger, A1 S/Steel muffler for the street, Holley blue fuel pump and Holley red regulator, 1/2 braided fuel line supply fuel. Ignition: Complete MSD 3 step to include dial in limits for burn-out, launch & rev limit, MSD Billet distributor, MSD Blaster coil, Taylor 8mm ignition leads, Autometer dial-in shift light box. Gearbox Spec: Autocraft case, 3.88 r&p, 1st 4.25, 2nd 2.54, 3rd 1.78, 4th 1.37 gears. Berg axles, Quaife l.s.d,Berg solid front gearbox mount, Berg solid rear mount, Berg Super Street clutch plate, Berg balanced 2300lb pressure plate operated by Neal hydraulic pedal assembly.

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