Moparts Car Show Entry 2003
Under the hood rests a warm (when itís running) 440 wedge. Induction is handled by a Carter 750 on top of an stock manifold. The entire valvetrain is all Mopar and all stock. ( see a pattern here? ) The fuel passes through a set of "906" heads, then through a set of stock exhaust manifolds, stock mufflers and finally out the stock chromed-tipped tailpipes.
Lighting the mix is a Mopar Performance electronic ignition system with an orange box. It passes the spark through Petronix wires to Autolite 75 plugs.
The reciprocating assembly is stock along with a 10:1 compression ratio. Backing up the engine is a McLeod clutch package and a Chrysler New Process 4-speed transmission. The shifter is a Pistol grip stick. The ponies then head to a Dana 60 with 3.54 cogs.
The front and rear suspension is basically stock with all new components, including MP leaf springs. Underneath, the only addition is a MP adjustable pinion snubber. Manual drum brakes provide the only whoa power.
The car sees about 3000 street miles each year and actually gets 11 MPG on the highway! I drive it and drive it hard, the way Ma intended. Some people think Iím nuts doing this to a Ďsurvivorí, but I didnít like the TV show either!