Vintage Dodge Dealer Photo – Shelton, Washington 1963

This is a photo of Pauley Motors in Shelton, Washington circa 1963.  Yes they only had this many cars on the lot at one time, not every dealer can be Mr. Norm’s selling hundreds of cars a month! They were a Dodge only dealer until 1972 when they took over the Plymouth franchise from another dealer in town. They closed down the business around 1978 during the Chrysler bankruptcy.


New Old 440 RB Big Block

So you want a 440 that’s more powerful than stock but still retain the outward appearance of a stock motor (including intake and exhaust manifolds) and still being streetable. Such was the challenge for an engine builder in Canada. What can you expect for output? How about 500 lb-ft of torque and 380-plus horsepower? Find out what they did at Street Legal TV. Dyno video after the jump!


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SRT Viper Burns up Sebring

The recent running of the 12 hours of Sebring brought SRT some limited success with the number 93 Viper GTS-R finishing second in the GTLM class. The number 91 Viper finished seventh. The 13th lap saw Viper pilot Ben Keating’s car ignite after what appears to be a fuel leak. No injuries were reported and the fire crew learned to always park upwind of a burning car. Find more info at autoevolution. Video after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Steven Mick’s 1972 Plymouth Duster

Today’s reader’s ride is Steven Mick’s 1972 Plymouth Duster. It started out as a Slant 6 car with a 904 auto and a 7.25 rear end. But now it has a 360 (out of a 1977 Chrysler Cordoba), Keith Black flat head pistons, Mopar Performance Purple Shaft Camshaft, MP High Rise single plain intake manifold, ported and polished original heads, Edelbrock AVS 750cfm 4brl carb, A833 4 spd transmission and a 8.75 rear end. Steven says, “I still have work that I would like to do but with some fine tuning still needed she runs great!” More pics after the jump!


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