Remember Steven Mick’s 1972 Duster that we posted last week? Well, his dad has a cool Mopar, too! Check out his 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T. It started life as with an automatic but now sports a A833 4-speed and a 8.75 rear w/3.55s. The heads have been ported and polished, heavier valve springs were installed, and its been cammed up with a MP Purple Shaft camshaft. The original interior was replaced with a Charger interior due to the original interior being in bad condition. More pics after the jump!
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!
Now this is a very cool story. Check it out:
So back in 69 my dad bought this car used in saskatchewan. He and the car came to alberta and he drove it all year round until 1977/78 after a couple of (in todays terms) a minor rear end accident. It was written off by the insurance company due to the cost to fix being more than the car was worth (imagine that). My dad sent it to be fixed at some point but the guy doing the work never finished so it came home and driven some more. It got rear ended again this time with less damage but it was parked and stayed inside except for about 3 hours in 1993 when we pushed it out to clean the garage. Its a 99% complete numbers matching car save for some of the trim pieces at the rear.
I bugged my dad for this car from the time i was 12 years old but he was going to fix it up (uh huh). I finally bought the damn thing off him in 2009 and brought it home into my garage, got it running with new plugs a new battery and a quart of oil down the carb. Got it going on 7 cylinders but she was an oil burner and wasn’t coming back to life without some $$. So at this point the incorrectly painted hemi orange 550 hp big block is now going in. This is the single most expensive engine build Ive ever done at $13000. I could have had the car painted or bought a hemi for that but thats another story.
Plans from here are some aftermarket wheels for the street and another set of original wheels for shows but all original paint color, decalling and no repro parts if possible. Still hunting for a good tail light panel. The original engine, which is not the hemi orange one, will be built to factory externally with some internal mods for strength, durability and future upgrades.
More pics after the jump!
I think this is the first wagon we have featured on Reader’s Rides. Here’s the word from Pete:
My name I Pete, I’m out of Amityville, New York. This is Rocket, my 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 wagon with a 383 under the hood, posi rear and rotor front brakes. Just for the record, some of my friends and wife don’t understand why I bought a wagon. Theres something really tuff about a old souped up wagon that grabs my eye. I have a friend who works for DMV and he ran a search for other Dodge coronet wagons registered on Long Island. He found out that I have the only ’67 coronet 440 wagon (that is registered) on all of Long Island.
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Well, we’ve shown you Gregory’s 2008 SRT8 Challenger. We’ve also shown you his wife’s turbo Wrangler. Well, he’s added another Mopar to the collection: a beautiful orange 1970 Dodge Challenger. Here are the specs from Gregory:
1970 Dodge Challenger Factory AC
– PPG OSO Orange
– 340 Based 408 Stroker
– Edelbrock RPM Heads and Intake
– Full Roller CAM and Heads
– MSD AL6 Box and Pro Billet Distributor
– Holley 750 DB 4160 modded to 4150
– TTI Long Tube Headers
– A833 4 Speed with Hurst Pistol Grip
– 8 ¾ Rear with 3.91 Sure Grip
Looks like someone is living the dream! More pics plus video after the jump!
Check out this cool E-body from Alberta, Canada. Here’s the word from Dave:
My name is Dave Burden and this is my 1974 Dodge Challenger custom. Her nickname is “The Wasp ” as you never know when she will bite you…lol. I found her in 1998 and have changed almost everything on her. She still has the stock 318 in her,only thing changed on the motor was adding a carter 4 barrel and dual 2 1/2″ exhaust. She has a 904 Slapstick auto with a stage 2 shift kit added and 3:73 suregrip pushing her. Custom paint…custom monster stereo system…totally custom interior.
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As promised, here’s Doug’s Road Runner!
Original survivor,440 six pac,4-speed,am radio with rear speaker,undercoating and rocker mouldings. I have the original tires and rims that came off of the car,air cleaner filter and plug wires and the original h-pipe car has 38,000 miles never been touched.I’,m the 2 1/2 owner as my best friend went in partners on it way back in 1980 when we bought it from my friend that ordered it from martin motors in union grove,wi in aug of 1969 received car in oct 1969,have all paper work and order sheet.hope you enjoy
Thanks Doug! More pics after the jump!
Check out this mean triple black 1969 Charger! Here’s the word from Doug:
1969 Dodge charger rt/se bought from a guy in alberta Canada in 1998 october.took six years to restore.Original 440 car motor and tranny long gone but a real RT/SE triple black car.and almost rust free.am/8 track,ps,pb,pw,rear defrost.I couldn’t see putting a 440 back in it so I had My good friend Lennie Balek build a 477 in hemi that I put in the car along with a real 1968 hemi trans motor has all the best parts with 10.22 compression ss rods and pistons you can get the picture(LOL) frame is tied in has Dana with 3.54 tti headers which I don’t like never fit right.
More pics after the jump, and we’ll post Doug’s Road Runner tomorrow!
Check out this tough Road Runner from Tennessee! Steven writes:
Shaved door handled and side lights, trunk lock, replaced with electric poppers. 383 bored and strong out to a 496, 440 source kit, 650 cam, 11 to 1 compression, headers, 3 inch exhaust via Flowmaster all the way to the back. Period “iffy” tunnel ram, twin 600 Holley carbs. Aluminum radiator, plexiglass grill working on a new one. Hand plashed pain, pro engine build rated over 800 hp on nitrous. Looking for a stock hood from a Satellite to put an old school pro stock hood on. 4-speed with 8 3/4″ posi read, 4:11 rear gears. 11″ wide M/T tires on read, 8″ M/T front, handles like it’s on rails. Do have M/T pro streets for rear and skinny fonts if I want to play. Stock bucket seat console interior right mow, carpeted trunk with rear mount batter, MSD ignition, have a2-stage NOS kit to put on it, engine as is rated at 625 hp. It’s fast. It’s a prize winner at every show.
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Check out this sweet B-body, nicknamed “Man O’ War.” Here’s the word from David:
This 1971 Plymouth Road Runner had a Total rotisserie restoration completed approximately three years ago(The car has been kept inside since then). Originally a 383 car but now has a stock 440 cid with a mopar purple cam shaft for higher lift and duration. It has a balanced steel crank that is magnafluxed, cross drilled and polished, 8 ¾ rear end with 4:10 gears, slap stick auto, following items are new – wiring harness, interior, dash pad, battery, Hooker headers, power steering pump with cooler, fuel pump, tires and 15” rally wheels with trim rings, front disk brakes, all brake lines, dual exhaust with factory red slotted exhaust tips, tail light lens, u-joints, belts and hoses, all rubber/weather strips/bumpers etc; go wing, front/rear bumpers, along with rebuilt high performance transmission that includes a stall converter. Absolutely no leaks. This car carries a beautiful sassy grass green paint. The car looks factory new for the interior, exterior, AND ENTIRE UNDERCARRIAGE to display the car with mirrors in car shows.