There were quite a few nasty 426's terrorizing our streets back when..... front torsion bars raised up pushing its front end in the air ..... tow hitch brackets under the front bumper ..... exhaust cut outs under the floor "pointing straight down" & dual quads whistling air in through the scoop on the hood as they rumbled in "Eat n' Park" shaking the ground beneath them.I too like the old Plymouth body styles. I remember a guy that was a few years ahead of me in school having a '67 GTX, powder blue with black interior. Can't honestly remember, but I almost believe it was a 426 Hemi. I do remember some of the guys with the 396 Chevelles couldn't do any thing with it.
I like the '62 Dodge..... here's a episode of American Muscle Car that tells the whole early Mopar story. Lots of great drag racing scenes & interviews.I've always loved the Mopars "brothers", '61-'70. Plymouth and Dodges. '66 and '67 were my favorites with the ugly duckling '62 as my next favorites. Those '62's were ugly but they make the neatest looking drag race cars. Will be great to see what he does with this Mopar. I can be outstanding. MArk L
Casey, if you get a minute can you describe or write a seperate thread (so we don't jighhack this thread) on what you did to convert the Mopar trans to the GM engine? Bell housing modes, clutch used, mods to the Mopar input shaft if done that way etc? I would really be interested to know what you do to match it all up. I'd love to run a wide ratio Mopar 833 box in my Gasser. What's the first gear ratio in them? I'm guessing around 2.66 or there abouts?? Thanks Casey for your insight.