Enthusiasts The New Crow. Justin Shearer's 1970 Pontiac GTO

21:40  07 june  2017
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Justin “Big Chief” Shearer ’ s first automotive love, The Crow , was violently taken from him in front of millions. Justin found a 1970 Pontiac GTO roller with an incredible history. If you’re into Pontiacs and early Pro Mod cars, you might recognize it as Marty Palbykin’s GTO .

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Losing a first love can be extremely painful. Over time you form a relationship. You build trust. There are ups and down, but you know deep down that they are there for you. And then it all ends. Justin "Big Chief" Shearer's first automotive love, The Crow, was violently taken from him in front of millions. The Crow, a 1972 Pontiac LeMans, was the culmination of years of hard work and countless dollars. What the TV audience didn't see was the private times of the relationship: the long nights, the fights, the hurt feelings. Like any relationship, the good comes with the bad. When the Crow was totaled, Big Chief did what any heartbroken guy would do-- he found a rebound (car).

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Justin shearer ' s 70 gto (aka big chief). 2015 PRI Show- Justin “Big Chief” Shearer unveiled his new car- The Crowmod. The same Butler Performance powered engine from his crashed Pontiac , "The Crow ".

Justin “Big Chief” Shearer ’ s first automotive love, The Crow , was violently taken from him in front of millions. Justin found a 1970 Pontiac GTO roller with an incredible history. Tech Notes. Engine: The new Crow carries many parts from the original Crow , most notable is the powerplant.

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The rebound was better looking and had nicer parts. All the other guys were jealous, but typical of most rebound relationships, Justin's heart wasn't in it. He describes the Crowmod as a tool. The 405's list was evolving, and everyone was getting lighter and faster. He didn't have the time to build a car with as much history he had with the Crow, so a Pro Mod chassis fit the bill at the time. That's why, when the opportunity presented itself to start to build a relationship with a new car, he jumped on it.

  The New Crow. Justin Shearer's 1970 Pontiac GTO © Pete Epple  The New Crow. Justin Shearer's 1970 Pontiac GTO © Pete Epple

Squaring off against Richard Rawlings and Gas Monkey Garage in Discovery Channel's Mega Race meant Justin and the crew at Midwest Street Cars had to build a new car. From the onset, it was clear that his plan was to resurrect the Crow. Who doesn't want to get back what they had with their first love? After the painstaking search for the right car yielded no real results, the right car found him. Justin found a 1970 Pontiac GTO roller with an incredible history. If you're into Pontiacs and early Pro Mod cars, you might recognize it as Marty Palbykin's GTO. The one that set the trend for turbocharged door cars long before it was commonplace. This was one of the earliest, if not the first, twin turbo Pro Mods. It had Haltech EFI, ran on alcohol, and had turbos from a Detroit Diesel semi engine. It was also the first true Pontiac-powered Pro Mods in the 7's, first in the 6s, and came just short of being the first to break the 200mph barrier. Impressed? You should be. Especially when you learned it did it with cast iron factory Pontiac cylinder heads!

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Justin Shearer ' s "The Crow " is no more .. Luckily Justin only suffered minor injuries thanks the the well built Pontiac GTO . This would seem like an end to the story of the Butler Performance powered Pontiac , but he wasted no time transforming this mess into a beautiful lightning fast new car .Butler

By now you’ve most likely seen and heard that Justin Shearer built a new version of The Crow , but not a lot of information exists about the car. We do know it’ s a real, steel-bodied Pontiac GTO that Justin picked up as a rolling chassis.

In preparation for Mega Race, the Midwest Street Cars crew thrashed day and night, and took the GTO from a jungle gym to one of the baddest cars around is 8 days. Yes, you read that correctly. She's gritty, unfinished, a bit rough around the edges, and about 10 different colors, but she's earned her new name: the Crow. The car has earned its place in Big Chief's heart, not because it looks like his first love or because it's dressed the same, but because over 8 days, a group of friends who share a passion and love for what they do came together accomplished what many would say is impossible. You can't buy passion. You can't enthusiasm. It's impossible to fake what they have at Midwest Street Cars. If the results of the Mega Race and Chief's climb to the top of the list for a third time with a third different car are any indication, these guys are the best at what they do. There are very few people in the world that debate that.

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And if you're a fan of driving, this bright red 1970 Pontiac GTO hardtop offers everything you'd want, ranging from a stout 400 cubic inch V8 to vivid red paint, all at a very appealing price. Having lived most of its life out west, the bodywork on this car is in great shape.

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Engine: The new Crow carries many parts from the original Crow, most notable is the powerplant. It's the same 455-based 482ci Pontiac engine that was pulled from the wreckage of the Crow and run in the Crowmod. This made it the natural choice for the rebirth of the Crow. The engine uses a set of as-cast aluminum Edelbrock cylinder heads, which makes how quick and fast it is nothing short of impressive. Airflow comes from a set of 94mm Precision turbochargers, which are capable of pumping north of 60 pounds of boost into the little Pontiac bullet. The spark and fuel is controlled by a Fueltech FT600 EFI system.

Wheels and Tires: The Crow sits on a set of Weld Racing Delta-1 wheels. The 16x16 rear wheels are wrapped in 34x17 Goodyear slicks. This gives Chief the biggest possible footprint for doing what he does best—street racing. If you've seen Street Outlaws, you know the car gets down the road with every available horsepower.

Paint and Body: On the outside, the Crow looks a bit rough. But when you start to peel back the layers of this onion, you learn that it tells a story. The roof and quarters wear the original paint and colorful graphics from its early Pro Mod days. The tattered white doors were pulled off the original Crow. This brings a visual piece of Justin's first love font and center. The one-piece carbon fiber nose was a gift from Justin's best friend and adds a special touch tying in all the hard work put in a buy a group of friends. The car may be a bunch of different colors, but none of that matters-the Crow is bad fast!

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