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Shinoda Mears Corvette

Supercharged 396cid V8 – Engine Specifications

One of the main reasons why I purchased the ’90 Corvette from Texas was the newly installed performance engine. It was built by Agostino Racing Engines in Pickering, Ontario and installed by The Corvette Shop, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. It’s an L98 TPI based small block V8 with the following specifications:

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The Shinoda/Mears Corvette Project Has Been Added

Well, after sitting around basically collecting dust for the last 10 years, I have begun work on the Shinoda/Mears Corvette project. On the project page, I have posted The Story about how I came to own the car along with my experience having work done on it at a performance shop in Texas. At this point, I am ready to move on and complete this project and get the car up and running. My hope is to have 90% of the car done by next summer requiring only final touches like a new soft top and a fresh coat of paint.  I’ll post updates as more work is completed.

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