1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Recoil

Recoil - A 1966 Chevelle With a Lot of Kick

“Recoil” gets its muscle from a Whipple-supercharged Wegner Motorsports LS7 engine that outputs an astounding 980 horsepower. Special one-off fuel rail covers were precisely constructed for the Whipple supercharger to exactly match the design of the blower’s case. A Holley Fuel Injection System with an Aeromotive fuel cell and pump were installed to keep the 91 Octane fuel feeding monster powerplant. Flowmaster mufflers enhance the roar of the engine while Royal Purple XPR Extreme Performance Racing Oil keeps the engine running at its maximum potential.

Getting the Chevelle in motion are the brand new three-piece forged wheels called “Recoil,” a new model in the Ringbrothers wheel series from HRE that also made their debut at the SEMA Show.  Measuring 19x9 and 20x13, these custom rollers and are shod with 275/35/19 tires up front and massive 345/30/20 tires in the back.

The interior of the Chevelle is completely race-ready and is designed with form over function in mind. The entire interior was fabricated by hand from sheet metal and several interior pieces were meticulously hydro-dipped to match the carbon fiber found throughout the car. Five point racing harnesses keep you firmly planted in the custom crafted seats while a Racepak gauge cluster in a custom Ringbrothers billet housing displays all of the information the driver needs to go fast while keeping tabs on the car’s vital signs.

“Recoil” is finished in a custom BASF Glasurit 90-Line Waterborne paint color named “Sand Storm,” and is adorned with custom, hand-laid carbon fiber panels and trim pieces that show off the highly detailed fit and finish Ringbrothers is known for. The carbon fiber cloth used on the parts for “Recoil” is from the Mirage® line of materials that are custom designed by Composite Envisions. This material is a hybrid of high strength, aerospace grade carbon fiber and a beautiful pure silver plated copper wire.

Ringbrothers parts used:

GM Billet Two-Piece Door Handles

8-inch Universal Billet Throwback Shift Lever

Billet Shift Knob

Stainless Steel Bolt and Washer Kits

GM Billet Door Strikers

Universal Round Billet Hood Pin Kit

1965-19667 Chevelle/El Camino Billet Hood Hinge Kit

Billet Clutch Reservoirs

Billet Hood Adjusters

1966 Recoil Chevelle Rear Spoiler

1966 Recoil Chevelle Hood

1966 Recoil Chevelle Rear Bumper

1966 Recoil Chevelle Trunk Lid

Terminator Touch Start System

HRE Wheels Ringbrothers Series “Recoil” Wheels


Vehicle Specs:


Engine: Wegner Motorsports Inc. LS7 980 hp RHS Block and Head

Forced Induction: Whipple twin-screw supercharger

Engine Oil:   Royal Purple XPR Extreme Performance Racing Oil

Engine Oil Weight:   5W30

Engine Extras: Holley Fuel Injection System

Transmission: Reworked Tremec by Bowler

Transmission Oil:  Royal Purple Synchromax Manual Transmission Fluid

Rear End Manufacturer:  John’s Industries

Rear End Type:   35 Spline 9” Ford

Differential Oil: Royal Purple Max Gear

Differential Oil Weight:   70W90 SAE

Additional Details: MAXFILM® Multipurpose Synthetic Lubricant



Type:   Rack & Pinion

Manufacturer:  Ford

Steering Column:  Ididit

Power Steering Fluid: Royal Purple – Max-EZ Power Steering Fluid



Seats:  Custom by Ringbrothers

Gauges: Racepack

A/C System:  Vintage Air


Stereo System

Head Unit:   Pioneer

Speakers: Kicker

Amplifier: Kicker


Wheels and Tires

Wheel Manufacturer/Model:  HRE/Ringbrothers II

Front Wheel Size:  19x9.5

Rear Wheel Size:  20x13

Tire Manufacturer/Model: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Front Tire Size:  275/35/19

Rear Tire Size: 345/30/20



Paint Manufacturer: BASF Glasurit Waterborne

Paint Color:  Sand Storm

Paint Booth: Global Finishing Solutions Ringbrothers Performer Booth

Tail light lens:  AM Hot Rod Glass



Fuel Type: 91 Octane

Fuel Pump: Aeromotive

Fuel Tank/Cell: Aeromotive

Fuel Management:   Aeromotive

Fluids:  Royal Purple Max-Clean Fuel System Cleaner & Stabilizer



Front Manufacturer: Baer

Front Caliper Specs: 6S 6-Piston R

Rear Manufacturer: Baer

Rear Caliper Specs: 6S 6-Piston R



Battery Location:  Trunk

Battery Manufacturer:  OPTIMA



Header Manufacturer: Flowmaster

Header Details:  Customized by Ringbrothers

Exhaust Manufacturer: Flowmaster Stainless



Radiator: AFCO

Fans:  SPAL

Fluids:  Royal Purple – Purple Ice Radiator Coolant Additive



Chassis:  Roadster Shop Custom



Front Suspension Manufacturer:  Roadster Shop

Front Suspension Type: C5 Corvette Independent

Rear Suspension Manufacturer: Roadster Shop

Rear Suspension Type: 4-Link

Shock Manufacturer: AFCO

Sway Bars: Roadster Shop


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Product Sponsors



AM Hot Rod Glass

ARP Automotive Racing Products

Baer Brakes

Bowler Transmission


GFS – Global Finishing Solutions

Heat Shield Products


HRE Wheels

John’s Industries

Miller Welding


OPTIMA Battery

Vintage Air

Wegner Motorsports Inc.

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