Check out this badass ’70 ‘Cuda that the folks at Dr. Mopar’s High Performance are building for Chance Barden. Chris “Doc” Ketteman, owner of Dr. Mopar’s High Performance in Burlington, North Carolina writes:
The vehicle has a 6.1 Hemi with upgraded camshaft, custom Moser 8.75 housing, Ride Tech Air Ride Suspension, Painless wiring, Wilwood 4 wheel Disc brakes, Champion Aluminum Radiator, Bouchillon front p/s alternator serpentine accessory kit, TTI Exhaust headers with cutouts. Will be using 10 w 30 Cam2 Blue Blood Racing Oil and Baldwin Oil Filter for lubrication. We are an “Authorized dealer of Cam2 Racing Oil”. The paint is flat black on hood/decklid, with a color mix close to driftwood beige metallic on the rest of the body. Chance also incorporated a built in spoiler on the body/decklid. Currently we are finishing wiring in the vehicle, and will be running 6AN fuel lines/fittings with push lock ends, getting the vehicle ready to crank and to the dyno. Any computer programming will be via a Diablosport Tuner. Dr. Mopar’s High Performance
See more pics after the jump!
Ma Mopar’s elephant engine got some serious respect this weekend in New York’s Saratoga Spa State Park at Hemmings Motor News Concourse d’Elegance. I wish I lived anywhere near there! I can almost hear that sweet lumpy idle. The article in Hemmings gives a great synopsis of the engine that dominated NASCAR. Read about it here.
Update: you can see some pics here.
Mark Mazzer sent me these shots from Saturday at Lebanon Valley Dragway. More pics after the jump, including a Dart with a 535 cross ram Ray Barton Hemi!
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And today we have another sweet Plymouth B-body. This one is owned by Jim Gallup from Vero Beach, Florida. Writes Jim:
The car is a rust free 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury. Originally came with a 361. A correct date coded (1-19-64) wedge was found and shipped to me. The motor was completely tore down and rebuilt. It is bored 60 over, has source 440 custom billet aluminum heads and pistons, variable duration lifters, gapless rings. The tranny is a 727 with a 2200 stall installed. Power steering and manual brakes. Going to convert to front disc next month. The subframes are tied together with 2″ square steel. It has a 294 posi rear for highway driving, but can still light up the rear tires effortlessly. Interior was completely redone with correct Legendary products. It is a very good driving car on the highway and there is not much I am afraid to take on light to light. Car also has a factory correct 3″ exhaust system with correct cut-outs. All gauges work including the clock still keeps good time–all the car really needs is a gas tanker to follow it. The car really is a joy to me and usually never see another engine like it at the shows. I looked for the car for 2 years before I bought this one. I wanted this particular color and interior and I diddn’t want a car full of bondo and a lot of rust issues to deal with.
Looks like a sweet ride to me! More pics after the jump!
Today’s reader’s ride is a very cool Satellite with an even cooler story! Here’s the word from Donald:
Here is my 1966 Plymouth Satellite, purchased new in 1966 by my father at Boggs Motor Company in Statesville, NC. It is all original except for the seat covers (I have ordered original replacements which should be installed soon). It currently has something over 180,000 miles on it. The 318 engine was rebuilt at around 150,000 miles with no modifications except for being bored .30 over. No one but my mechanic believes it but it has solid lifters, and he didn’t believe it till he took the valve covers off! As far as paint, it was hit in the passenger door in the 70’s by a car which rolled off in a parking lot and my Dad had a cheap paint job put on it as a part of that repair. The trunk cover, headliner, dash, everything is pretty pristine for the age and the am radio still works every time I turn it on. The torqueflite transmission has never been out of it and it has front bucket seats with the shifter in the console. I have the receipt(a little over $2300), certicard, build sheet and owners manual. Dad purchased the car while I was in service and so I never drove it much till I bought it from him for $1000, which he forgave most of. One particular treasure associated with the car is a set of photographs of it when it was brand new, inside, outside, engine compartment. The folks sent them to me when I was overseas. There is obviously great sentimental attachment to “Old Blue” and I lovingly drive it every week!
More pics after the jump!
Check out this Barracuda barn find! The ‘Cuda was last on the road in 1976 with the Pennsylvania Bicentennial license plate to prove it! Originally a 383 pistol grip 4-speed car, although it no longer has its numbers matching engine. It’s a B3 blue car with matching interior. Mileage is indicated to be 64,403. The owner has started the restoration with the professional installation of some AMD sheet metal, but has decided to sell. He seems to give a fairly detailed description of the car listing both good points and bad. Bidding currently sits at $11,000 with the reserve not met. Worth it? Find it here on eBay. More pictures after the jump!
Mine was a 1963 Plymouth Valiant convertible. Bought it at age 17 for $600 in the mid-80s and sold a few years later. Wonder where it is now…
How about you? Was your first car a Mopar?
Today’s reader’s ride is owned by Rick Miller from Manchester, New Hampshire. It’s a numbers matching 1970 Dodge Challenger SE. All stock, 383 2V with AC, automatic and factory disc brakes. Other options include a rim blow steering wheel, five speaker AM/FM stereo, rear window defroster, and W23 road wheels. Rick has two copies of the build sheet and owner history back to 1973. More pics after the jump!
For some reason I thought I’d posted this before, but I guess not. This is based on a 300C and turned up again at a show last week. What do you think? One more pics after the jump. Via Moparts
A 1970 Hemi Charger is a rare beast. A unrestored one is even more rare. An unrestored in fantastic shape? Fuhgeddaboudit. 112 were built in 1970 with only 56 having the A333 4 speed. One of those 56 is heading to Mecum’s Chicago auction in October. Almost a true survivor (one repaint), this numbers matching beauty is said to be one of the best equipped examples having the A34 Super Track Pack option as well as the light package, power brakes, bucket seats and console and Rallye gauges with Tic-Toc-Tach. It is expected to fetch six figures. Given its rarity, would you make it a trailer queen or use it the way the way the engineers who built it intended? More photos after the jump!