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'68 Dart (324 hp)
Dennis Probst and his red '68 Dart GTS traveled from Deptford, New Jersey. Dennis has owned this car since high school and the body has more than 100,000 miles showing. The .030-over 340 sports 11.0:1 pistons, "massaged" 340 heads, and an Edelbrock Victor Jr. with a Holley carb. On the rollers, the small-block posted 324 hp at 6,800 rpm and 360 lbs-ft at 4,100 rpm. The Scat Pack is back.
Dennis Probst '68 Dart (324 hp) Dennis Probst and his red '68 Dart GTS traveled from Dept
'99 Dakota (273 hp)
Shawn Kaufman of East Meadow, New York, put his '99 Dakota R/T on the Dynotek machine. With the 360 Magnum engine sporting Magnum R/T heads, a 52mm throttle body and Mopar Performance 1.6 ratio rocker arms, he spun the dyno up to 273 hp at 5,100 rpm and 306 lbs-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. That's haulin'!
Shawn Kaufman '99 Dakota (273 hp) Shawn Kaufman of East Meadow, New York, put his '99 Dak
'63 Sport Fury (275 hp)
Tony Milazzo brought his jet-black '63 Sport Fury from Readsboro, Vermont, and blasted away to a 275 hp at 4,000 rpm and 399 lbs-ft at 3,300 rpm at the rear tires. He has owned his Fury for seven years and restored it himself. The car is powered by a 440 coupled to a four-speed. Definitely one of the fast and the Fury-ous.
Tony Milazzo '63 Sport Fury (275 hp) Tony Milazzo brought his jet-black '63 Sport Fury fr
'69 Dart (375 hp)
Just because Richard Hauk of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is the used car sales manager of a Ford dealership doesn't make him a bad person. In fact, he brought his '69 Dart Swinger to the challenge complete with a Ray Barton-built W2 360 engine and auto trans. The dyno gauges spun to the tune of 375 hp at 5,200 rpm and 464 lbs-ft at 5,200 rpm, despite the fact that the rear numbers were hurt by a slipping torque converter. 5.0 posers, beware!
Richard Hauk '69 Dart (375 hp) Just because Richard Hauk of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is th
'67 Barracuda (324 hp)
Hailing from New York, Dennis Hook and Karen Wood (of Syracuse and Buffalo, respectively) brought their red '67 Barracuda to the show and took the challenge. They have owned the car for a year and did all the work themselves except the engine. That beast, a moderately worked 383 coupled to an automatic made 290 lbs-ft at 4,500 rpm and 324 hp at 6,500 rpm, which had this fish swimming in deep water.
Dennis Hook '67 Barracuda (324 hp) Hailing from New York, Dennis Hook and Karen Wood (of
Holley Road Runner
387 hp with A/C on!
John Balow and the guys at Holley Performance brought out the last big Mopar Muscle project car for a requisite showing. As you may remember, the Indy-built engine in the Plymouth made an impressive 577 hp at 4,900 rpm and tractor-trailer-type torque at 700 lbs-ft at 3,800 rpm. Realizing a substantial loss would occur through the torque converter, driveshaft, and differential, John had the Holley Road Runner strapped down and let her fly. The best pull netted a 392 hp at 4,500 and 507 lbs-ft at 3,700. Next up was a pull to see how much the car lost with the Vintage Air air conditioner turned on. It lost only 5 hp and 21 lbs-ft of torque. Not bad for a tire fryer that can ride in comfort, huh?
Holley Road Runner 387 hp with A/C on! John Balow and the guys at Holley Performance bro
'73 Challenger (371 hp)
If you're a frequent reader, you'll probably recognize Kas McManus' '73 Challenger from last December's cover. (A) Last year, Kas made an impressive 294 hp at 6,300 rpm and 322 lbs-ft at 3,250 rpm, using a .030-over 340 with 11.0:1 pistons, an Ultradyne mechanical cam, mildly ported heads, and an 850 Holley carb atop a Victor 340 intake and a 2-inch exhaust. (B) This year, Kas had a little more meat on the plate. He started with a pair of Edelbrock aluminum heads prepped by Indy Cylinder Heads, a ported Victor intake, and an AED-prepped 850 double-pumper carb. As if that wasn't enough, he also added a NOS cheater system and 3-inch exhaust. Without the spray, he turned in a solid 318 hp at 6,800 rpm and 310 lbs-ft at 6,800 rpm. With the spray turned on, the Dodge screamed to a big 371 hp at 6,100 rpm and 348 lbs-ft at 6,000 rpm and should get even more with increased jetting. All in all, one radical street machine.
Kas McManus '73 Challenger (371 hp) If you're a frequent reader, you'll probably recogniz
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