Cheetah warm up at Road America

Short video of a Cheetah start up, warm up, and drive away at Road America. Engine (383 SBC) built at Mick's Automotive.

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Bill Thomas Cheetah on track
Listen to the fantastic sound of this beautiful Bill Thomas Cheetah replica, powered by a Chevy Corvette V8. Seen on Linas-Montlhéry track, during the "Les Grandes Heures Automobiles 2015" event.





1964 Chevrolet Cheetah - Chevrolet Muscle Cars w/ Dennis Gage
1964 Chevrolet Cheetah - Segment from "My Classic Car" with Dennis Gage





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French BT Cheetah Chevrolet Coupe insane Car sound static & on track
Bill Thomas Cheetah Chevrolet Coupe insane Car sound static & on track @circuit de Ledenon 17 fevrier 2013 Performance Specs The 1964 Cheetah uses a 383-cubic-inch, 6.3-liter front-mounted V-8 engine positioned at 90 degrees with overhead valve design. The engine is built with a cast-iron block and head and has 16 total valves with two valves per cylinder. Brake horsepower measures 470 to 475 with a maximum torque rating of 435 foot-pounds. According to the Ultimate Car Page website, the Cheetah's engine fuel feed is a proprietary fuel injection system created by engine designer, Bill Thomas. Brakes and Transmission The Cheetah is equipped with four drum brakes. The vehicle's transmission is a rear-wheel drive system with four manually shifting gears. According to Ultimate Car Page's website, Cheetah designer Bill Thomas was forced to use drum brakes on the vehicle because he was restricted to using only parts that were also used on the 1963 to 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. Frame and Suspension The 1964 Cheetah's chassis is a space-frame type composed of fiberglass and steel. The Cheetah's body is built from aluminum. Front and rear suspensions for the Cheetah are independent wishbones with coil springs. The vehicle's roll cage is positioned directly over the rear suspension, meaning the driver operates the vehicle essentially sitting on the vehicle's back tires. Wheelbase for the vehicle measures only 90 inches.




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