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Hey guys, just had to drop in for a moment to tell everyone. My Son just got back from the Motor Trend/Hot Rod Magazine Headquarters in LA. They interviewed him and shot his car to be on the cover of the November issue of Mopar Muscle Magazine. The car is not the run of the mill nor traditional type of build that most guys here would like. But it is still quite an accomplishment and as a car guy, it makes me so very proud of him. The car is a 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT8. But it is flat black, lowered and built in the Mad Max look. The big draw is the original 6.1 Hemi, topped with a fully operational 6-71 blower, twin throttle bodies, but running underdriven to about 6-7 lbs. The original Hemi is a higher compression motor so he needed to stay in the lower boost area for longevity. This is a pic of the car.





He has removed the rear door outer door handles and added electric door openers located on the posts between the doors. So you just reach in and trip the switch to open the rear doors.
For the photo shoot he cut his hair in a tall spiked Mohawk and dressed in a beat up old leather bikers jacket and old jeans. So, I just wanted to tell everyone how proud I am of my Son, car or no car, and if you are into Mopars at all. Take a look at the November magazine.

Side note. He has been working his way towards a full engine build since the original engine has near 190,000 miles on it. He wants to build it to handle much more power provided by the blower. I just got off the phone with him (now the day after getting home from LA), while under full throttle passing a truck on the way to work this morning, the motor just let completely go. He found aluminum parts from piston/pistons in the tail pipe. He said it started to shake and shimmy and the power dropped off the like he let off the throttle. He looked in the rearview mirror and saw nothing but white smoke. He said he felt like the Blue Angels trailing the smoke.
Time for the new bullet!!!!! He planned to use the block and heads form his motor for the new build so I hope they weren't hurt. But when pieces of pistons are coming thru the exhaust system out the tail pipe. Well we'll see.

Mark
 

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Congradulations Mark! Its great when they make you proud no matter what the accomplishments. Its a great reminder that you did well as a parent.

Go Mopar or go home!!
 

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WOOOOOOOWWWWWW I would love to see more details on the engine blower set up. love the look I don't have my head so far up my ass that I don't know bad-ass when I see it, punk intended, the motor is now paper weights more than likely all of it, dare to be different or just be a sheep and follow the heard
 

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Thank you guys. He is getting unbelievable notoriety with this car. People really like the Mad Max movies and especially the cars/trucks. He's having a blast with it. The blower is what really gets the comments and looks.

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I told him his car was like a guy with the runs. It held it as long as it could but when the shat flew---it flew everywhere. LOL.

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Well guys. The November issue of Modern Mopar Magazine is out and this is the cover.



Don't kill him for the hair. It was done for the look. They did a really nice write up on him and his car.
 

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Nice......... glad to see your back here, the hair fits what can you say, has he gotten it back running yet??
 

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Block is sleeved, bored, align honed etc and ready to go. Crank is ready and he has the rods. Waiting on pistons. He bought a pair of heads so he's doing a little porting work to help them out a little, nothing fancy. Since one head was demolished he cut that one up to look at the ports and see where the water jackets are thinnest. He's getting there fast.
 

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This is a link to Matt's car's Facebook page. The have just released a video teaser to get people to buy the magazine. But it is a cool way to see some of the process.

https://www.facebook.com/MadMattCars?fref=ts

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Hey mark good to see you back. I missed this post. Very cool about the car and you must be very proud. I know I would be.
Congrats.
 

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Thanks for the welcome back Mario. I've been slacking and lurking but not really participating. Summer will be over soon and I'll be getting back into the garage soon. I've been doing little stuff a few minutes here and there. Working on the dash board but can't do much. Just got out of the garage (only 105 today) and the little 5 minute job became 25 minutes.
We've been watching the views on the Modern Mopar page video and he is up over 8800 already. It's an experience.

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Yeah I gotta get my arse in gear and take some pics. I'm working on the dash, the trunk mounted radiator shroud, and the water lines to and from the trunk. I just took a couple so I'll add them to my build thread.

Marks O'Finalybackus, LOL.
 
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